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The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Category: God, Faith, Religiosity & Prayer

Go Easy on the Kids? Children and Tisha B’Av

Rabbi Moshe Feinstein zt”l (1895-1986) was the preeminent posek for North American Jewry for most of the 20th century, both for the yeshivish and Modern Orthodox communities. Rav Moshe was born in Russia in 1895, where he served as rabbi making great personal sacrifices on behalf of his community until he emigrated to the U.S.…

On Feminine Depictions of God in Tanakh

by Rabbi Tzvi Sinensky
Posted on July 20, 2020

Berah Dodi: Conclusion of Shir Ha-Shirim (Hebrew)

by Dr. Yonatan Grossman
Posted on July 20, 2020

Do the Prophets Have Free Will?

by Rabbi Dan Margulies
Posted on July 20, 2020

Eikhah 3 and the Court of Law

by Dr. Shalom Holtz
Posted on July 20, 2020

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Towards a Definition of Tefillah

by Dr. Shalom Holtz
Posted on July 20, 2020

Between Saul and David: A Cave, A Spear, A Cloak and a Jug (Hebrew)

by Dr. Orit Avnery
Posted on July 20, 2020

Tanakh and Superstition: Debates Within Traditional Commentaries

by Rabbi Hayyim Angel
Posted on June 30, 2020

The Beloved Who Became the Widow Between Shir Hashirim and Eikhah (Hebrew)

by Dr. Orit Avnery
Posted on June 30, 2020

Does Torah Ever Take a Sleep Break?

Rav Menashe Klein zt”l, also known as the Ungvarer Rav, was a survivor of the Shoah and served as a communal leader and rosh yeshiva in Boro Park and in Jerusalem. The author of the 17-volume responsa Mishneh Halakhot, as well as many other books, he was renowned for his depth and breadth of knowledge.…

Blinded by the Light

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on March 19, 2020

  What message can we learn from our parsha to give us some guidance during this crisis? Parshat Vayekhel-Pikudei opens with the second story of the Mishkan. After having been commanded by God in the building of the Mishkan in Terumah-TiZaveh, Moshe now, in turn, commands the people to build the Mishkan.…

The Mitzvah to Plan for the Future

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on January 8, 2020

  What does the Torah have to say about a person making concrete plans for the eventuality of her death? Is it appropriate to sign a health care proxy or to make out a will? There is no better example than our patriarch, Jacob.…