Tag Archives: teshuva

A Spiritual Revolution?

Question: With the growth of the religious parties in the Knesset, is it possible to bring about a spiritual revolution? Answer: It must be understood that a spiritual revolution in Israel cannot occur simply by stressing the need to do … Continue reading

Posted in Political Writings of BZK, Religious Affairs | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Reaction to Arab Terror Blasts

Following the progroms in Kishinev, in which tens of Jews were slaughtered and Jews sat and cried, Zev Jebotinsky said: “I don’t call what happened a”tragedy”. A tragedy is when a divine lesson is learned. Here, nobody learns a thing”. … Continue reading

Posted in Arab issue, Political Writings of BZK | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Nitzavim/Vayelech: Free Will

See – I have placed before you today the life and the good, and the death and the evil, that which I command you today. To love Hashem, your G-d, to walk in His ways, to observe His commandments, His … Continue reading

Posted in Rav M. Kahane Torah articles | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Purim: The Hidden Hope Which Lies in the Hidden Messsage of Purim

Two points in Megilat Esther are not clear. Firstly, what brought on the decree to destroy all the Jews, and secondly, what suddenly happened that caused the decree to be canceled? To understand this, we will look at the story … Continue reading

Posted in Darka Shel Torah of BZK | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Succot: Not Everyone is Included in the “Four Species”

Major functionaries at home joining the side of our enemy require us to take another look at the known midrash about how the “four species” symbolize different levels in Am Yisrael. It is impossible to ignore anymore the growing and … Continue reading

Posted in Darka Shel Torah of BZK | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Yom Kippur: Mission of the Prophet – in These Times as Well

On Yom Kippur it is the custom to read the Book of Jonah during the Mincha service, since the repentance done by the people of Ninve is supposed to awaken us on the current Day of Atonement. Many people forget, … Continue reading

Posted in Darka Shel Torah of BZK | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Rosh Hashana: “The Righteous Will Be Saved”

Our sages teach that there are two distinct ways in which the final redemption can occur: Either it will be a “hurried” (Achishena) redemption which comes with majestic glory and free of pain and tragedy, or it will be “in … Continue reading

Posted in Darka Shel Torah of BZK | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Rosh Hashanah: What Kind of “Tsh’uva” Do We Need?

Every schoolboy knows that Rosh Hashana is the time for us to do “Tshuva”. Yeshiva halls are bursting with such talk, and in the month of “Elul”, all religious newspapers have the concept of “Tshuva” plastered all over their pages. … Continue reading

Posted in Darka Shel Torah of BZK | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Ki Tavo: Should A Jew Be An Ostrich?

We all recognize that familiar picture before the reading of the parsha of the “Tochacha”. The “Ba’al Kore” shifts into high gear, lowers the volume of his voice, until he reaches the conclusion of his speed reading rendition of this … Continue reading

Posted in Darka Shel Torah of BZK | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Vayigash: Mashiach Ben Yosef – Some Basic Concepts

For most people, the concept of “Mashiach” relates to “Mashiach Ben David”. In contrast, while most people may have heard of “Mashiach Ben Yosef”, they know little about his role and importance. There is probably no more appropriate time than … Continue reading

Posted in Darka Shel Torah of BZK | Tagged , | Leave a comment