Bo
Teacher Title תקציר Course
Harav Yaakov Medan Parashat Bo: Passover The Torah explains the term "Passover" as referring to the fact that God passed over the houses of the children of Israel and delivered them. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Harav Yehuda Amital Removing the Sparksfrom Egypt Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "They are Slaves to me - Not Slaves to Slaves" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein “And There Was a Great Cry in Egypt” How are we to understand the suffering of Egypt in this week's parasha, as well as other similar cases of collective punishment? Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Baruch Gigi “This Month Shall Be for You the Head of Months” What are the advantages of the classic system of declaring a new moon by the testimony of witnesses, instead of the alternatives of either having a fixed calendar or following the solar calendar? Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein “And There Shall be a Great Cry Throughout Egypt” Our parasha describes the anguish of the Egyptians following the deaths of the firstborn. Why indeed were all of the firstborn in Egypt punished with this terrible plague, and what can we learn from it about contemporary moral dilemmas? Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yaakov Medan Parashat Bo: "Build Your House:" The Connection between Pesach, Tefillin, Mezuza and Mila The mitzva of tefillin is mentioned in four separate parshiot in the Torah. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "What is This Service to You?" At the end of parashat Bo, the Torah tells us about the obligation to bring the Pesach sacrifice, and adds: “You shall tell your son, on that day, saying: Because of this God acted for me, when I came out of Egypt” (Shemot 13:8). Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Weaker Hand Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "That the Torah of God May Be in Your Mouth" Wearing tefillin is meant to cause the Torah to be "in your mouth." The relation between the tefillin and this goal can be understood in two ways, depending on how we understand the word "lema'an," which can mean either "for the purpose of," or "in order to cause the result that." Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "Three Signs of This Nation" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Order of Tefillin and its Message Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Baruch Gigi "And You Shall Know / And Egypt Shall Know That I Am God:" The Dual Cause and Purpose of the Exodus Moshe's mission to Israel and to Pharaoh had dual significance:– one purpose being mentioned in chapter 3, and the other in chapter 6. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Destruction of the Egyptian Kingdom: The Difference between Vaera and Bo A number of changes that take place in our parasha in contrast to the previous parasha. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yaakov Medan "This Month Shall Be for You..." Jewish Dates A transition to counting the days of the month, the names of the months, and the years in numerical terms, and a simultaneous transition to a system that counts years and months back to the Exodus is not wildly unrealistic and impractical. It is possible to do. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Pharaoh's Lack of Free Will Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Appreciating Borrowed Values Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "Plead With the People that They Should Take Property" We commemorate so many other aspects of the exodus from Egypt, such as the matza to commemorate "because their dough did not have time to rise," the maror to commemorate the bitter times, and charoset for the mortar. Why do we have nothing at the seder to commemorate "And afterward they shall go out with great substance"? Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "Why Have You Sent Me?" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "And You Shall Know that I am the Lord" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva