Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Teacher Title Abstract
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.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yaacov Steinman Shoftim
שיעורי טקסט Rav Shimon Klein Parashat Va'etchanan: “Hear O Israel” In this week's parasha, we find the parasha of Shema. What is the meaning of our declaration that "the Lord our God, the Lord is One"? And what is the connection between this statement and the subsequent command to love God?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Shimon Klein Parashat Ekev: “If You Will Diligently Obey” In this shiur, we will study the second paragraph of Shema, which appears in this week's parasha. What is the reason for loving God, from the perspective of this second unit? The answer is that love of God is a component in the nation’s assumption of responsibility for its existence in the land. We will analyze the theme of this paragraph and compare it to that of the first paragraph of Shema.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Shimon Klein The Choosing of Jerusalem The expression “the place which the Lord will choose” is repeated over and over again in Sefer Devarim. The words convey a riddle: there is a place, whose name is not mentioned – since it has not yet been chosen – but in the future, God will choose it. What is this choosing? What is the significance of the fact that the choice has not yet actually been made? What will it depend on?
שיעורי טקסט Prof. Yonatan Grossman The Covenant of Arvot Moav
שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick Nitzavim-Vayelekh
שיעורי טקסט Rav Shimon Klein The War Over the Future of the World In this shiur we will explore the dual voice of the text in relation to Amalek. We have two units, each offering a different view of the motives of Amalek and the proper attitude towards this people.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Shimon Klein Parashat Shoftim - The Rule of the People What is the biblical view of the concept of leadership? It seems that there is no simple answer to this question. Leaders are central to the biblical narrative, with entire passages devoted to their life stories and the values that guided them. These narratives generally provide insight into life in the given time period, and in this sense a study of the leader is a reasonable study of the generation and the period. Alongside the wealth and diversity of leadership stories throughout Tanakh, there is a biblical passage whose subject matter is leadership: the passage concerning the king.
שיעורי טקסט Prof. Yonatan Grossman Ha'azinu
שיעורי טקסט Rav Shimon Klein Parashat Ki Tavo - Stones That Speak This shiur will address the story of the stones that are to be set up upon the nation’s entry into the land, and upon which the Torah is to be written.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Shimon Klein Parashat Nitzavim - “And you shall return unto the Lord your God” This week’s shiur will address the concept of teshuva. It is interesting to note the reciprocal nature of the process as presented in this week’s parasha. The first step is taken by the nation, which “recalls to its heart”; then comes God’s response, followed by another step by the nation, and then another step on God’s part, and so on.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Nathaniel Helfgot The Juxtaposition of Parashot in Vayelekh and their Significance "Even though we do not seek explanations for the juxtaposition (semikhut) of themes throughout the Torah, we do so in the Mishneh Torah (Sefer Devarim)." (Berakhot 21b) The aim of this article will be to examine the order of the parashot in Parashat Vayelekh and to understand their significance.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Chanoch Waxman The Song of Haazinu The poem known as Shirat Ha'azinu, the Song of Ha'azinu (32:1-43), opens with an invocation of the heavens and earth.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan The Snakes Sin and Its Punishment
שיעורי טקסט Rav Tamir Granot The Story of Creation
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yehuda Rock The Story of Chava (Bereishit)
שיעורי טקסט Prof. Yonatan Grossman Religious Sin, Ethical Sin and the Punishment of Exile
שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick Raising Cain and Hevel
שיעורי טקסט Rav Amnon Bazak "And Chanoch Walked With the Lord"
שיעורי טקסט Rav Zeev Weitman The Tree of Knowledge and the Tree of Life
שיעורי טקסט Rav Amnon Bazak Kayin, Hevel, and Shet Why did God accept Hevel’s offering, but not that of Kayin? And why did this rejection lead Kayin to kill his brother? In this shiur, we will discuss how the names and actions of Kayin and Hevel reflect two different perspectives, and further explain why it was the dynasty of Shet that ultimately survived to build the world.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Gad Eldad Why was Adam Prohibited from Eating from the Tree of Knowledge? In this week's shiur, we will examine the compelling parallels between the prohibition to eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden and the mitzva to eat from the manna in the Wilderness. What does this tell us about the nature of human knowledge and the purpose of creation? The connection between Creation and the Exodus holds a message for all generations.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Gad Eldad Why was Adam prohibited from eating from the Tree of Knowledge? In this week's shiur, we will examine the compelling parallels between the prohibition to eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden and the mitzva to eat from the manna in the Wilderness. What does this tell us about the nature of human knowledge and the purpose of creation? The connection between Creation and the Exodus holds a message for all generations.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan Why Does the Torah Begin with Bereishit? Rashi’s well known opening comment on the Torah raises a number of questions. In this shiur, we will examine the nature of the connection between the story of the creation of the world and the dispute with the nations of the world about our rights to Eretz Yisrael.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Elchanan Samet Why Did God Not Accept Kayin's Offering?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Elchanan Samet The Story of Creation and our Ecological Crisis
שיעורי טקסט Rav Chanoch Waxman And God Saw that it Was Good
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan "Then I Shall Bring Upon the Nations a Clear Language"
שיעורי טקסט Rav Tamir Granot What Changed After the Flood?

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