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The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Category: Israel

Moving from the Real to the Ideal

In the Time of Coronavirus

The Torah commands us in the laws of Shmita for the first time in Shemot 23:11: “And six years you shall sow thy land, and shall gather in the fruits thereof. But the seventh year you shall relinquish it; that the poor of your people may eat: and what they leave the beasts of the field shall eat.…

Establishing Halakhic Marriage Norms in the New State

Rabbi Yitzhak Isaak Halevi Herzog (1888-1959) was Chief Ashkenazic Rabbi of the State of Israel at the time of its founding. He had previously served as Chief Rabbi of Ireland, until he succeeded Rav Kook in 1936. Aside from his work in developing the institutions of the Israeli Rabbinate, he is most famous for his doctorate on the proper identification of tekhelet.…

Birkat HaMazon and the Oral Torah

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on August 2, 2018

Sefat Emet teaches that those who were to enter the Land of Israel would be the beginning of the Oral Torah – the taking of the Divine word and interpreting it and applying it to the lived reality of their lives. …

Panel Discussion- Jerusalem: Fifty Years On, Between Our Hearts and Minds

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Posted on July 6, 2017

Was the Six Day War a Miracle?: What If Anything Can Make History Meaningful

by Rabbi Aryeh Klapper
Posted on July 6, 2017

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Jerusalem and the Peoplehood of Israel

by Rabbi Tully Harcsztark
Posted on July 5, 2017

A City Reunited — Psalm 122

by Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom
Posted on July 5, 2017

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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. …

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

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

Rav Zadok on the Maapilim: A Response to Anti-Zionism (Hebrew)

by Rabbi Dr. Yoel Bin-Nun
Posted on November 29, 2016

Netziv and Zionism

by Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot
Posted on November 28, 2016

Engaging the Israel-Diaspora Relationship Through the Study of Tanakh

by Rabbi Tully Harcsztark
Posted on October 21, 2016