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The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Category: Machshava/Jewish Thought

Who Teaches Torah to Your Nation Israel

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on April 4, 2017

This is a speech delivered by Rabbi Dov Linzer at the YCT Annual Tribute Dinner in March 2017 Barukh atah Hashem ha’melamed Torah li’amo Yisrael.  Blessed are You God who teaches Torah to your nation, Israel. This second birkhat ha’Torah follows אשר קדשנו במצותיו וצונו לעסוק בדברי תורה, the mitzvah-blessing for Torah study. For while Continue Reading »

Taking Back Modern Orthodox Judaism

by Rabbi Asher Lopatin Posted on January 3, 2017

Modern Orthodoxy as it developed in 20th-century America was dynamic, vibrant, challenging, and filled with new insights into Judaism. This was made possible not by taking in the values of modernity wholesale but by maintaining a positive attitude toward those values and not opposing them merely because they were foreign. At its best, Modem Orthodoxy Continue Reading »

Rabbi Asher Lopatin’s Knesset Remarks

by Rabbi Asher Lopatin Posted on December 30, 2016

Honorable MK Elazar Shtern, MK Aliza Lavie, Chairman Natan Sharansky, Rabbis, Rabbaniot, and all who are leaders and thinkers: Israel’s Law of Return: Sometimes we in the Diaspora ask, does the State of Israel, the Jewish State, really believe in and support the Law of Return.  I say this because sadly we have seen that Continue Reading »

The Chosen People

by Rabbi Shalom Carmy Posted on December 9, 2016

Educating Towards Free Will (Hebrew)

by Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Brandes Posted on December 9, 2016

What Are the Differences Between Messianism and Zionism? (Hebrew)

by Rabbi Dr. Yoel Bin-Nun Posted on December 9, 2016

The Kuzari’s Conception of God

by Rabbi Dr. Dov Weiss Posted on December 9, 2016

M. Wyschograd, Confrontation and Jewish-Christian Dialogue

by Rabbi Dr. David Berger Posted on December 9, 2016

Free Will and Its Limits in Ramban’s Thought

by Rabbi Chanoch Waxman Posted on December 9, 2016

History and Messianism in the Thought of Rav Kook

by Rabbi Francis Nataf Posted on December 9, 2016

Two World Views: R. Yehuda ha-Levi and Maimonides on the Jewish People, the State of Israel and the Messiah

by Rabbi Yamin Levy Posted on December 9, 2016

Holocaust Theology and Its Pitfalls

by Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot Posted on December 9, 2016