In 1994, the Belzer Rebbe Shlita gave a talk where he cuts straight to the point on all the problems in Halacha and Hashkafa of living in still Chutz Laaretz BZman Hazeh. A true MUST WATCH!!
by Shmuel Sackett As I learn the past few Parshiyos, I cannot help but think about the 12 Shevatim. We have read about their birth and many of the challenges they faced. They confronted Esav, battled with Shechem and now they are in the midst of the major story with Yosef; his dreams, their response and ultimately their encounter with [...]
By Tzvia Ehrlich-Klein, Yerushalayim. It’s many years since little ol’ regular me, a third-generation American, first came to Israel. As with so many turning points in life, I didn’t realize that it was one. I just came for one year — a Junior Year Abroad study program at Hebrew University. But something happened as my suitcases were thrown off the [...]
By Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger After the Holocaust, many survivors were overwrought with feelings of confusion, loneliness, and anger — anger at the Nazis, anger at the com- placent world, and even anger at the Almighty. Some were disillusioned to the point of losing their faith. Al tadin es chaveircha ad shetagia l’mkomo. Do not judge your fellow unless you are in [...]
If we don’t mourn the destruction, are we truly in galus? By Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger You know how you occasionally hear or read something and wonder, “Wow, that’s so obvious. How did I miss it?” I just had one of those moments, and I am asking myself that very question: How did I miss it? Chareidi media has been all over [...]
By Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein A few weeks ago, Rabbi Michael Broyde sent me an article he had written regarding his reaction to a question posed to him during his sabbatical in Israel: “So what do I think of Israel so far?” In good Jewish style, he responded to the question with a question, preceded by a story. I thought [...]
Where is the Religious Aliyah from the West? From "To Dwell in the Palace - Perspectives on Eretz Yisrael" By: HaRav Zev Leff Shlita DRIVING HOME THROUGH the largely-uninhabited hills of Judea, or walking down the streets of an Israeli city still lacking the imprint of Torah, I hear the question echoing: "Where is the religious aliya from the Torah [...]
Adapted from original post on Zehut International Website. Written by Shmuel Sackett. We are all familiar with Dovid Hamelech and the successor to his throne, his son, Shlomo. What very few people understand is what happened next. When Shlomo Hamelech died, his kingdom was tragically divided. The shvatim of Yehuda and Binyamin were led by Shlomo’s son – and the rightful ruler [...]
Rabbi Shalom Rosner - Living in Diaspora vs. Eretz Yisroel- What is a Good Jew to Do?