Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Teacher Title Abstract
שיעורי טקסט Rav Avraham Walfish Toldot
שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick Dividing the Berakhot
שיעורי טקסט Rav Amnon Bazak The Differences Between Avraham and Yitzchak
שיעורי טקסט Rav Zeev Weitman Give Truth to Yaakov
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yair Kahn Parashat Toldot: Birthrights and Blessings Why was it necessary to trick Yitzchak? Why couldn’t Rivka simply have spoken to her husband? But the problem that bothers one most is - how can fooling one’s elderly blind father be considered ethically acceptable behavior? On the other hand, if it’s not ethical, do ends justify the means?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Amnon Bazak Yitzchak and Yaakov In this shiur, we will analyze the relationships between Yitzchak and Esav and between Rivka and Yaakov, as reflected in the repeated keyword "beni," "my son." We will note that Yitzchak's attitude towards Esav appears to change by the end of the narrative.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Gad Eldad "After the doings of the land of Egypt… you shall not do; and after the doings of the land of Canaan… you shall not do" – The Three Stories of the Matriarchs Taken to the King The Torah records three episodes in which one of the forefathers travels to a foreign country and his wife is taken or may be taken from him. In this shiur, we will compare these stories, with the goal of understanding the persona of Avimelekh in this week's parasha.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan Yitzchak's Love of Esav Why does Yitzchak love Esav over Yaakov? Is he unaware of his firstborn's villainy, or is there a reason for his preference?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Elchanan Samet "And the Children Strove Within Her"
שיעורי טקסט Rav Elchanan Samet The Moral Dimension of the Story of Yitzchak's Blessings
שיעורי טקסט Rav Chanoch Waxman And Now my Son Listen to my Voice
שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick The Blindness of Yitzchak
שיעורי טקסט Rav Tamir Granot The Dream of the Ladder
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yehuda Rock Yaakov's Oath and Rachel'sTerafim
שיעורי טקסט Prof. Yonatan Grossman The Parallel Between Yaakov and Avraham
שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick The Covenant of Separation
שיעורי טקסט Rav Amnon Bazak Yaakov's Ladder
שיעורי טקסט Rav Zeev Weitman "The Place Which God Shall Choose"
שיעורי טקסט Rav Amnon Bazak Yaakov and Rachel The story of Yaakov’s love for Rachel, which occupies a central place in our parasha, is one of the most well-developed love stories in the Torah. In this shiur, we will focus on the significant early stages of the relationship, as depicted in the parasha.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Gad Eldad “The God of Abraham, and the God of Nachor, the God of their Father, Judge Between Us” The Hidden Struggle Between Yaakov and Lavan In this shiur, we will study the argument between Lavan and Yaakov presented in the parasha, focusing on the religious element of the disagreement between them.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Elchanan Samet The Meeting at the Well
שיעורי טקסט Rav Chanoch Waxman Of Angels, Pillars and Brothers
שיעורי טקסט Prof. Yonatan Grossman "And He Found Mandrakes in the Field"
שיעורי טקסט Rav Elchanan Samet There and Back Again:The Exilic Journeys and Sojourns of Vayetze
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan "Anyone Who Says That Reuven Sinned..."
שיעורי טקסט Rav Tamir Granot "Power of Judgment" ֠Shimon and Levi in Shekhem
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yehuda Rock The Meaning ofKapparain the Torah
שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick Beit-El
שיעורי טקסט Rav Amnon Bazak Rachel
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yair Kahn Parashat Vayishlach: Coming Home In the story of Jacob and his return flight from Haran, we find many repetitions. Thus, for example, leaving Haran is described twice, with changes of the city's name from Luz to Bet El and from Yaakov to Yisrael. These and other changes can be interpreted on the local level, but we will try to explain them in light of the two reasons for Jacob's departure - and therefore return – his flight from Esau, on the one hand, and the search for an appropriate wife, on the other.

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