Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Teacher Title Abstract
שיעורי טקסט Rav Amnon Bazak A Return to the Garden of Eden The building of the Mishkan was a tikkun for Adam's sin in the Garden of Eden. The Exodus from Egypt created, as it were, Am Yisrael. The building of the Mishkan facilitated a return to a state in which God goes about amongst Bnei Yisrael.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Shimon Klein The Ark, Its Covering, and the Keruvim God tells Moshe, "And I will meet with you there and speak with you from above the covering, from between the two keruvim which are upon the Ark of the Testimony" (Shemot 25:22).
שיעורי טקסט Rav Reuven Taragin The Mishkan and Its Kohanim -
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Aron Ha-Kodesh
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yair Kahn The Korban Tamid - A Continuous Beginning Parashat Tetzaveh continues where Parashat Teruma left off. While the focus of Parashat Teruma was on the construction of the Mishkan and its various vessels, Parashat Tetzaveh describes how to make the priestly garments.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Shimon Klein A Kohen for Seven Days "Aharon Ha-Kohen" – Aharon the Priest – is an expression that seems to us to have existed from the beginning of time.
שיעורי טקסט Prof. Yonatan Grossman Vessels of the Mishkan
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yair Kahn From the Egel to the Second Luchot Cheit ha-egel (the sin of the Golden Calf) is one of the darker moments in the Torah.
שיעורי טקסט Prof. Yonatan Grossman The Thirteen Attributes of Mercy
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yair Kahn Vayakhel - More than Repetition Parashat Vayakhel describes the actual building of the Mishkan and its vessels, and much of the sedra is therefore almost an exact repetition of parashat Teruma.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Shimon Klein "Whoever is of a Willing Heart" Moshe spoke to all the congregation of Bnei Yisrael, saying, “This is the matter which God has commanded, saying: Take from among you an offering to God...
שיעורי טקסט Rav Avraham Walfish Vayakhel - Pekudei
שיעורי טקסט Rav Shimon Klein "For the Cloud Rested Upon It" The closing verses of Sefer Shemot constitute a climax. Over the course of many chapters, we have read about the construction of the Mishkan, and now the work is completed.
שיעורי טקסט Prof. Yonatan Grossman Kohanim and Israel
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan Amalek The most obvious question presented to us by the obligation to wipe out Amalek is the moral one. Why are we required to erase the entire Amalekite nation, regardless of their behavior; why does God Himself also "declare war" on them?
שיעורי טקסט Rabbanit Sharon Rimon The Salt of God's Covenant Parashat Vayikra introduces the laws of sacrifices, with chapter 2 focusing on the meal offering. Towards the end of the chapter we find the following two laws: the prohibition of offering leaven and honey, and the command to season the sacrifices with salt.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Shimon Klein Introduction to the Book of Vayikra In this shiur, we will study the opening lines of Sefer Vayikra and analyze what they teach us about the goal and themes of the sefer. We will then compare Sefer Vayikra to Sefer Devarim, in particular contrasting their presentations of similar commandments.
שיעורי טקסט Rabbanit Sharon Rimon The Thanksgiving Offering Parashat Tzav “Let them give thanks to God for His mercy” In what circumstances is a Korban Todah [offering of thanks] brought? Is the Korban Todah obligatory or optional? How does the Korban Todah differ from other sacrifices? Why? Which sacrifice is similar to the Korban Todah, and how do these two sacrifices differ?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Shimon Klein Questions on the Night of the Seder In this study we shall examine sources from the Mishna, the Talmud, and the Haggada, and consider Chazal's attitude toward the posing of questions. We shall seek out their meaning and purpose, and try to understand their role on the night of the Seder and in the learning process in general.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Shimon Klein What Is A Sacrifice? In this shiur, we will compare the approaches found in Sefer Vayikra and Sefer Bamidbar, and we will further contrast the presentation of the korbanot in Parshat Vayikra and Parshat Tzav. What are the different perspectives emphasized in each parsha.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Shimon Klein Parashat Shemini: The Dedication of the Mishkan at the Altar This study will focus on the nature of the dedication of the Mishkan. What lies behind Scripture's focus on the altar and the Divine fire that came down upon it?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Shimon Klein Parashat Tazria: A Woman's Purity and Circumcision In this shiur, we will discuss the meaning of purity and impurity in Sefer Vayikra, specifically in the context of the impurity contracted by a mother after giving birth. We will discuss the reason for the different lengths of the impure period following the birth of a male and female child, and we will also attempt to explain how this is connected to the commandment of circumcision, which appears in this context.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Shimon Klein Parashat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim: “Before the Lord You Shall Be Purified” In this shiur, we will study the pesukim at the beginning of the parasha describing the entrance of Aharon "before God" and the cleansing of the people on Yom Kippur "before God." What can we learn from the similarities and differences between these experiences?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Shimon Klein Parashat Emor: Appointed Times and Processes In this shiur, we will analyze the similarities and differences between the Festival of Matzot and the Festival of Sukkot, as described in this week's parasha, and we will discuss what can be learned from this comparison.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Shimon Klein Parashat Behar: The Power of Society In this shiur, we will discuss the Torah's commandments regarding the "redemption" of land and the prohibition of selling land in perpetuity. Specifically, we will focus on why the latter law does not apply to homes in walled cities. Why is this situation different?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Nathaniel Helfgot Bamidbar
שיעורי טקסט Rav Shimon Klein Parashat Bechukotai: Who Comes to Whom? In this shiur, we will compare and contrast the tochachot found in Sefer Vayikra and Sefer Devarim, noting that the differences stem from the essential differences between these two books.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Nathaniel Helfgot Naso
שיעורי טקסט Rav Nathaniel Helfgot The Jewish People Enter
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yair Kahn Parashat Bamidbar: Not Just Numbers Even a superficial glance at Parashat Bamidbar reveals a basic difficulty. The counting and recounting of the people seems superfluous and trivial.

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