Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Teacher Title Abstract
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein God of Heaven and Earth
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Fear Not, for I am with You: The Haftara of Lekh Lekha The first three haftarot in the annual cycle of haftarot deal with redemption and with the promise of the future redemption of Israel.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Avraham's Two Wars
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital The Covenant of Circumcision
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Uniqueness of Avraham The Amida prayer opens with a blessing of "Our God and God of our fathers; God of Avraham, God of Yitzchak, and God of Yaakov."
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Lot – The Lapsed Idealist Was Lot saved by his own merit or by Avraham's? This question reflects the different trajectories a life can take after a period of youthful enthusiasm, and gives us food for thought about our own lives.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan The Covenant of Circumcision In Parashat Lekh Lekha, Avraham is commanded to circumcise himself. What is the significance of the act of circumcision, and why is it performed specifically on the eighth day? Why is the child's name given at the circumcision ceremony, and why is circumcision or the lack thereof deemed a sign of being a part of the Jewish People?
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan Two Ways to Understand Avraham Why was Avraham chosen? The Kuzari and the Rambam present two different views, and the Rambam's is especially relevant for us today.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital The Selection of Avraham
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital Redeeming Captives
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "And You Shall Be a Blessing"
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "Ve-he'emin Ba-Shem, Va-yachsheveha Lo Tzedaka"
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital "Avraham, Avraham!"
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital The Joining of Heaven and Earth
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Way of God
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "And Abraham Returned to His Place"
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Tzedaka and Sedom
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan Sedom's Verdict
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan The Banishment of Hagar: Did Avraham and Sarah Sin?
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital "To Serve You In Truth"
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital The Faiths of Yitzchak and Yishmael What lesson are we to learn from the akeida, and how does Avraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son differ from that of Moslems today?
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital “Caught in the Thicket” After being commanded not to harm Yitzchak, Avraham "lifted his eyes" and saw a ram caught in the thicket. This is the third time he lifts his eyes. What is he looking for? The Kuzari and Rav Kook help us understand.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital Studies in the Akeda Why did God command the Akeda? Did God entertain any doubt concerning Abraham’s fear of God? What is unique about the story of the Akeda in a generation where the sacrifice of children to Moloch was an accepted norm of pagan worship? And is blind obedience to God the main message of the Akeda?
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan Avraham vs. Iyov The midrash regarding Avraham's three-day journey to Mt. Moriya leads us to compare Avraham's and Iyov's responses to loss, and helps us understand why Avraham protested regarding Sedom but not regarding the command to sacrifice his son.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital An Exalted Faith
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital The Message of Mila
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital Lessons of the Akeida
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Parashat Chaye Sara: "The Speech of the Forefathers' Servants"
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Was the Test of Rivka Appropriate?
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein A Canaanite Wife for Yitzchak

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