Behar-Bechukotai: Jews living outside Eretz Yisrael? By Ariel Natan Pasko

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Behar-Bechukotai: Jews living outside Eretz Yisrael? By Ariel Natan Pasko This past Shabbat’s Torah reading, Behar-Bechukotai, has three major concepts, that relate directly to events of the day, and without delving deeper into them, they might be completely missed. PM … Continued

Mitzvot in Space (Halacha in Extreme Places Part 3) – Rabbi Anthony Manning – Delivered at the OU Israel Center, February 19, 2020, 24 Shevat 5780

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The presentation by vilnagaon.org of Rabbi Manning’s views on “Mitzvot in Space” is not to be seen as an endorsement of his conclusions. It is meant just to encourage research into this fascinating topic. The link to the audio: https://audio.vilnagaon.org/outer-space/Mitzvot … Continued

In wake of the Corona Plague – One Should Recall the Words of Ramban and Radak Who Said: All Those Thousands That Fell By A Plague In the Days of David, Fell Only on Account that They Did Not Demand the Temple

The last chapter of II Shmuel {Samuel} as translated by https://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/15884 1 And again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel and He moved David against them, saying, “Go count Israel and Judah.” 2 And the king said … Continued

Israeli Elections: Regarding the Right-Wing Party That Polls Are Predicting Has the Bare Minimum To Enter Israel’s Parliament

Israeli Elections: Regarding the Right-Wing Party That Polls Are Predicting Has the Bare Minimum To Enter Israel’s Parliament There is only one right-wing party running for Israel’s parliament, known as the Knesset, that fundamentally wants to change the security situation in … Continued

The Ideology of an Ideal Torah U’Madda Community by Shmuel Reichman

http://www.yutorah.org/sidebar/lecture.cfm/883588/shmuel-reichman/the-ideology-of-an-ideal-torah-u-madda-community/ REVISED Comment on the lecture. In Kol Hator, the author calls for establishing the type of a community envisioned by Shmuel Reichman in Jerusalem. Although I don’t have an exact date for when the communities of the exile will … Continued

Building New Israeli Settlements – The Opinion of the Gaon – according to Kol Hator

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B”H To Build New Settlements in the Territories Liberated by Israel After the 6 Day War The Opinion of the Gaon – according to Kol Hator Question: Perhaps one should not build settlements right now because of the mitzvah to … Continued