Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
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שיעורי טקסט Prof. Yonatan Grossman Where Does the Account of the Covenant of Moav Begin? In this shiur, we will argue that Parshat Nitzavim is the actual covenant made in the plains of Moav. The Torah deems it important to emphasize that the people of Israel are in fact signed on two covenants: a personal covenant (the covenant of Sinai) and a national covenant (the covenant of Moav). When we talk about the covenant of Moav we are not talking merely about renewing the covenant of Sinai, and nothing more; what we have here is a cognitive expansion of the people of Israel into a nation.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Elchanan Samet “Therefore Choose Life!” (Devarim 30:15-20) As in similar cases of parashot that are sometimes joined together and sometimes separated, the question arises here as well: Are Nitzavim-Vayelekh fundamentally a single parasha, which at times is divided into two when necessary, or are they essentially two different parashot, which at times are joined together as needed?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Amnon Bazak Torah and Song, Heaven and Earth The Torah and the song represent the contract between God and Am Yisrael. But the latter two – the heavens and the earth – express the way of the world, which behaves in accordance with the conduct of Bnei Yisrael. Even if there existed some possibility that the song would be forgotten and that the Sefer Torah would disappear, there would still remain the heavens and the earth. These represent the approach to religion that views observance of the mitzvot as the way to live a life of blessing in the world.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Elchanan Samet Song of the Future or Song of the Present Parashat Ha'azinu deals with Israel's past and future. What are the historical horizons encompassed in the song of Ha'azinu, as compared to those encompassed by the two previous parashot?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Elchanan Samet "Hak'hel:" The Septennial National Assembly In our parasha, the long speech of the mitzvot is over; the "words of the covenant… in the land of Moav" are completed. Moshe, the faithful shepherd, who has been exhorting the people of Israel since the first day of the month of Shevat, has reached the day of his departure from them - the day of his death, when he offers his final words:
שיעורי טקסט Prof. Yonatan Grossman The Double Message of Parashat Vayelekh In this shiur, we will examine the numerous repetitions in Parashat Vayelekh and demonstrate how they reflect two visions of the future - one optimistic and the other pessimistic.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick Ha'azinu
שיעורי טקסט Rav Mordechai Sabato "For the Lord's Portion is His People" We will deal with the function of Shirat Haazinu and its primary contents, in an attempt to explain its unique significance.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Elchanan Samet Song of the Future, or Song of the Present
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yair Kahn Testimony for Bnei Yisrael Most of this week's parasha is comprised of a shira – a song or poem. This is a rare biblical phenomenon, which can be identified by its distinctive layout in the Torah scroll. Most of the Bible is broken into subsections either by a space or by beginning a new line, and the words within that subsection are written from the beginning of the line until the end. Shira, on the other hand is written in one of two formats. In Shirat Ha’azinu, each line is broken into two segments, and as a result, the shira looks like two columns.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Amnon Bazak The Uniqueness of the Song of Ha'azinu
שיעורי טקסט Rav Tamir Granot "That This Song May Answer Before Them Forever" The song of Haazinu is relatively brief, and its principal messages are, no doubt, familiar to most of us. Nevertheless, in order to ensure a basic common denominator, let us review some of the main themes that appear in the song, especially those that uniquely characterize this text.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yoel Bin-Nun The Testimony of the Song In this shiur, we examine the unique message of the longest poem in the Torah, the song of Haazinu. How does its encapsulation of Jewish history differ from other prophecies in Sefer Devarim? Why and how are the Jewish people ultimately redeemed, and why is the Exodus omitted? Haazinu's powerful testimony still holds meaning for us.
שיעורי טקסט Prof. Yonatan Grossman God As a Poet In this shiur, we will study the content and form of the song of Ha'azinu. What is its chief message, and why is it written in the poetic form, as opposed to the Bible's standard prose style?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Mordechai Sabato Birth of Nation: The Framing Statements of Moshe's Blessing In this shiur, we will address one of the most blatant differences Yaakov and Moshe's two sets of blessings; Moshe's blessing to the tribes is placed within the framework of a general address to the nation.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Chanoch Waxman The Blessing, the King, and the Torah of Moshe
שיעורי טקסט Rav Amnon Bazak "This is the Blessing with Which Moshe Blessed..." The parasha of Vezot Ha-berakha opens with Moshe's farewell address to Bnei Yisrael and his blessings to the tribes.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yoel Bin-Nun Moshe’s Blessing to the Jewish People Parashat Vezot Haberakha contains two sets of blessings, one for Israel as a whole and one for individual tribes. In this shiur, we will examine the significance of Moshe's parting message and consider it in light of Ya'akov's blessing and the history of the Jewish people.
שיעורי טקסט Rabbanit Sharon Rimon Let us Make Man
שיעורי טקסט Rabbanit Sharon Rimon The Tower of Bavel
שיעורי טקסט Rabbanit Sharon Rimon Abram’s Mission
שיעורי טקסט Rabbanit Sharon Rimon The Prophet in Prayer
שיעורי טקסט Rabbanit Sharon Rimon "Do not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites... only do not take my son back to there"
שיעורי טקסט Rabbanit Sharon Rimon The Birthright
שיעורי טקסט Rabbanit Sharon Rimon Fleeing and Marrying, Reality and Vision
שיעורי טקסט Rabbanit Sharon Rimon Rachel's Burial "On The Way"
שיעורי טקסט Rabbanit Sharon Rimon Yosef
שיעורי טקסט Rabbanit Sharon Rimon Reuven and Yehuda
שיעורי טקסט Rabbanit Sharon Rimon The Leadership of Yehuda (II)
שיעורי טקסט Rabbanit Sharon Rimon Yosef ֠From Exile to Redemption

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