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The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Category: Israel

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

by Rabbi Nathaniel HelfgotDr. Tammy JacobowitzRabbi Steven Exler 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

To Lead, Perchance to Dream

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on September 29, 2016

In memory of Shimon Peres, z”l, 1923-2016 The people about to enter the Land of Israel are different than those who left Egypt a generation earlier. These people were born free from slavery and can face the future without fear. They have forged a deep and lasting relationship with God over forty years in the wilderness.…

Let’s Be Clear: Orthodox Jews Deeply Pro-Zionist

by Rabbi Avi Weiss Posted on July 5, 2016

Recently, the Chronicle ran a curious and disturbing picture of a Chassidic Jew embracing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at a conference of Holocaust deniers. The picture has outraged Jews all over the world. That embrace represents a betrayal of Jewish sensitivities and a disgrace to the victims of the Holocaust.…