Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Teacher Title Abstract
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Young Moshe Who is the Moshe who flees from Pharaoh and who is he who is called upon at the burning bush to deliver the nation of Israel?
שיעורי טקסט Prof. Yonatan Grossman The Officers of Bnei Yisrael, and Moshe
שיעורי טקסט Rav Elchanan Samet The Double Birth of Moshe
שיעורי טקסט Rav Elchanan Samet The Enslavement of Israel
שיעורי טקסט Rav Chanoch Waxman The River and the Redeemer What prompted the divine wisdom to arrange for the future redeemer of Israel to be raised in the house of Pharaoh? How does the first part of Moshe's biography fit into the larger story of his life and his destiny?
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan "I Shall Hardened Pharoah's Heart"
שיעורי טקסט Rav Tamir Granot The Number of Plagues in Egypt
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yehuda Rock Knowing the Name of God
שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick Liberating the Spirit of the Israelites
שיעורי טקסט Rav Amnon Bazak The Purpose of the Ten Plagues
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Brachi Elitzur Who is Targeted by the Theological Display of the Plagues in Egypt?
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan Parashat Vaera: Moshe’s Life Before the Exodus The Torah tells us that Moshe was eighty years old when he spoke to Pharaoh, just before the plagues befell Egypt: “And Moshe was eighty years old, and Aharon – eighty three, when they spoke to Pharaoh” (Shemot 7:7). What was Moshe doing for eighty years, up until this point?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Gad Eldad “Why Do You Ask My Name?” The opening dialogue of our parasha includes God's detailed explanation of the different Names through which He reveals Himself. Why is this relevant to Moshe's complaint about his failure in the mission to redeem Bnei Yisrael? We will answer this question by studying an earlier interaction between God and Moshe on the topic of God's names.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yoel Bin-Nun The Covenant of Circumcision and the Covenant Between the Pieces The opening passages of Parashat Va'era are difficult to understand and have perplexed the commentators for generations. In this shiur, we will attempt to explain the verses following Rashi's lead, distinguishing between the two covenants addressed by the text.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan "And I will harden the heart of Pharaoh" What does the Torah mean when it tells us that God hardens Pharaoh's heart? Is repentance ever beyond a person's reach?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Elchanan Samet God's Speech of Salvation
שיעורי טקסט Rav Chanoch Waxman The Appointment of Moshe
שיעורי טקסט Rav Elchanan Samet Two Promises: One Fulfilled, One Not Yet Fulfilled (6:3)
שיעורי טקסט Rav Meir Shpiegelman The Three Signs and the Ten Plagues
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan "This Month Shall Be For You..." Jewish Dates
שיעורי טקסט Rav Tamir Granot God's Staff
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yehuda Rock The Pesach Sacrifice and the Story of the Exodus
שיעורי טקסט Prof. Yonatan Grossman The Korban Pesach - Sacrifice or Feast?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick The Confrontation of Moshe and Par'o
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yair Kahn Ha-Chodesh Ha-Zeh Lakhem Rosh Chodashim The closing segment of Parashat Bo begins with the section: “Ha-chodesh ha-zeh lakhem rosh chodoshim” (12:1). In his commentary on the first pasuk in the Torah, Rashi quotes the famous question of R. Yitzchak - why didn’t the Torah begin with this parasha?
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Brachi Elitzur The Collective Memory of the Exodus In the first half of the 20th century, French sociologist Maurice Halbwachs coined the phrase "collective memory," defining it as the individual's consciousness of the historic past as molded by society, the establishment, or the leadership to which he is subservient. This definition implies that collective memory comprises two parts: an abstract aspect, relating to knowledge and notions of events that took place in the past, and a tangible aspect, relating to events, ceremonies, and memorials that society establishes as a means of nurturing this memory.
שיעורי טקסט 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.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Gad Eldad “I Will Send All My Plagues” The introduction to the plague of locusts emphasizes that God has hardened Pharaoh's heart and that Hashem has a specific objective that He wishes to achieve through the plagues. Why does this introduction appear specifically at this juncture? And what is, indeed, the true goal of the makkot?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yoel Bin-Nun Pesach and the Feast of Matzot – Two Holidays Rather than One In the Torah, Pesach (Passover) and the Feast of Matzot (Chag Ha-Matzot) are two connected holidays, rather than a single holiday that begins with the Paschal offering. In this shiur, we will analyze the significance and difference between these two festivals.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan Taking the Pesach Offering on the Tenth of Nisan In this shiur, we will explore the command issued to the Israelites in Egypt to take the sheep for the Pesach offering on the tenth of Nisan, even though it would only be offered on the fourteenth. What was the reason for this waiting period?

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