Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
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שיעורי טקסט Rav Shimon Klein Introduction to the Book of Bamidbar Where do we encounter spirituality in the world? Where do we meet God? This is a fundamental question regarding man's existence, scale of values, cultural foundations, and way of life.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan The Mission of the Spies
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yair Kahn Parashat Naso: Your Camp that I Dwell Within As we noted in last week's shiur, Sefer Bamidbar opens with the establishment of "machane Yisrael" (the Israelite camp) in the wilderness, in preparation for their epic journey towards Eretz Yisrael.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Shimon Klein "But to the Sons of Kehat He Gave None" And it came to pass on the day that Moshe had finished setting up the Mishkan ...
שיעורי טקסט Prof. Yonatan Grossman Two Complaints of the Nation, and the Re-Appointment of Aharon
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yair Kahn Parashat Beha'alotekha: The Three Books of Bamidbar According to Rebbi, the parasha of "Va-yehi binsoa" is the dividing point of Sefer Bamidbar. In fact, Rebbi goes even farther, considering the sections of Bamidbar before and after this parasha as distinct books. A quick overview of Bamidbar is sufficient to reveal the sharp contrast that underlies Rebbi's position.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Shimon Klein "Who Shall Give Us Meat to Eat?" Parashat Beha'alotekha begins a new period, during which a series of crises befalls the people, one crisis after the other.
שיעורי טקסט Prof. Yonatan Grossman The Zeal of Moshe, Nadav and Avihu, and Pinchas
שיעורי טקסט Prof. Yonatan Grossman The Sin of Moshe and Aharon
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yair Kahn Parashat Shelach: Lack of Confidence, Lack of Faith
שיעורי טקסט Rav Shimon Klein "An Occurrence in Space" A Study of the Section Dealing with Tzitzit Our study this week will focus on the section dealing with tzitzit. We will open with an exploration of the three dimensional space in which the passage takes place.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Nathaniel Helfgot Balak
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yair Kahn Parashat Korach: The Entire Nation is Holy The story of Korach's rebellion is a fascinating drama, full of passion and intrigue. Although the Torah is grudgingly silent regarding the background and details of these events, Chazal, utilizing various nuances and hints in the biblical texts, managed to weave together a tale that reflects both human realities and philosophical dilemmas.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Shimon Klein Why Then Do You Raise Yourselves Up Above the Congregation of the Lord? Now Korach the son of Yitzhar the son of Kehat the son of Levi, and Datan and Aviram the sons of Eliav, and On the son of Pelet, of the sons of Reuven, took [men]. And they rose up before Moshe ....
שיעורי טקסט Rav Nathaniel Helfgot Pinchas
שיעורי טקסט Rav Shimon Klein You Shall Speak to the Rock Three Leaders and Their Place The Lord said to Moshe and to Aharon, 'Because you did not have faith in me to sanctify Me before the eyes of the Children of Israel – therefore you shall not bring this congregation to the land that I have given them. (Bemidbar 20:12)
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yair Kahn Parashat Chukat: The Emergence of the Second Generation Yisrael arrived, the entire congregation, at the wilderness of Zin in the first month [of the fortieth year] ... (Bamidbar 20:1) Here we are finally introduced to the second generation, who will succeed where their predecessors had failed.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Nathaniel Helfgot Matot-Masei
שיעורי טקסט Rav Shimon Klein VALUES PUT TO THE TEST And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit harlotry with the daughters of Moav ... These verses recount a difficult episode. It begins with harlotry with the daughters of Moav.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yair Kahn Parashat Balak: I Will Bless Those Who Bless You The main part of Parashat Balak can be divided into two sections; the narrative and the prophetic. The prophetic section must be studied thoroughly in order to interpret its messages and decipher its codes.
שיעורי טקסט Prof. Yonatan Grossman The Differences Between Devarim and Earlier Accounts
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yair Kahn The Second Census How are we to explain the mysterious gap which separates the beginning of the verse, "And it was following the plague," from the conclusion introducing the divine command to count the people?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Shimon Klein Quiet Revolution Is a woman eligible to receive an inheritance? Scripture's answer to this question is clear: A woman does not inherit. Accordingly, if a person fathered only daughters but no sons, his estate passes to his brother and not to his own offspring. Nevertheless, five women, the daughters of Tzelofchad from the tribe of Menashe, appear before Moshe and tell him their story:
שיעורי טקסט Prof. Yonatan Grossman The Ten "Dibrot"
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yair Kahn Parashat Matot-Masei: The Inauguration
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yoel Bin-Nun War and the Morality of War In this week's shiur, we discuss a number of the Torah's lessons about the morality of war that can be gleaned from the account of the war against Midyan, including the morality of preemptive war, taking booty, and killing women and children.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Reuven Taragin Shema Yisrael - The Goals of Mitzva Observance
שיעורי טקסט Rav Shimon Klein The Cities of Refuge In our parasha, God commands Moshe to establish cities of refuge – "that the slayer who kills any person unawares may flee there."
שיעורי טקסט Prof. Yonatan Grossman Reay
שיעורי טקסט Rav Shimon Klein Parashat Devarim: Morality and World Politics In this shiur, we will analyze the Moshe's speech in the beginning of Devarim, in which he informs Am Yisrael which nations they will not conquer and which land they will indeed inherit. We will see that the manner in which the section is presented teaches Am Yisrael an important lesson regarding the future conquest and its meaning.

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