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The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Category: Machshava/Jewish Thought

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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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.…

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.…

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. …

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