Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
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שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Berit Ha-agganot: A Covenant of Study and Justice
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Accepting the Torah: Then and Now
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "We Shall Do and We Shall Hear" At the end of parashat Mishpatim, we find a unit that appears to have no connection with the rest of the parasha: berit ha-aganot, the covenant of the basins (of sacrificial blood).
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Study and Practice
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Covenant of Justice
שיעורי טקסט Harav Baruch Gigi Sanctity in Jewish Civil Law
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Commitment to Torah
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan Murdering with Guile
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein A Partial Achievement Is Still an Achievement There is no utopia on earth before the coming of the Mashiach; our parasha teaches us that reality is imperfect, and how we can cope with this.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan “An Eye for an Eye” We will bring many indicators that the peshat of "an eye for an eye" refers to monetary compensation, as opposed to actual removal of the eye, and we will further analyze why the Torah wrote the instruction in this manner.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan The Plan for Conquest of the Land In Parashat Mishpatim, Hashem declares that He will be sending an angel before Am Yisrael in their conquest of the land. In this shiur, we will examine the significance of this angel, as well as consider the original plan for the conquest, were it not for the sin of the spies.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan The Law of a Thief In this sicha, we will contrast two different types of thieves discussed in our parasha and attempt to understand the distinction between them.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Baruch Gigi Scripture Has Made Woman and Man Equal Regarding All the Laws in the Torah The braita derives from the first pasuk in Parashat Mishpatim that men and women are equated when it comes to all mitzvot in the Torah. By extension, women must also study Torah. In this sicha, we will discuss how to understand various sources in Chazal on this matter.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Through the Thick Cloud
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "That You Shall Set Before Them"
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "These are the Laws that You Shall Before Them"
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "Truth, Justice and Peace Shall You Judge..."
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "I Shall Dwell in their Midst"
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yitzchak Levy When was Moshe Commanded to Build the Mishkan, and Why?
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "And They Shall Make an Ark"
שיעורי טקסט Harav Baruch Gigi The Mishkan
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan Concerning the Mishkan
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital "They Shall Take Me"
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Source of the Temple’s Sanctity
שיעורי טקסט Harav Baruch Gigi “I Shall Build a Mishkan in My Heart” Rashi and Ramban disagree as to the role of the Mishkan and the sacrifices.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Baruch Gigi “Let Them Make Me a Sanctuary, That I May Dwell in Their Midst” An analysis of Rashi’s understanding of the building of the menora, and of a dispute between Rambam and Ramban on the purpose of the Mikdash, reveals fundamental insights regarding the role of human initiative in divine worship.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Baruch Gigi “Let Them Make Me a Sanctuary, That I May Dwell in Their Midst” An analysis of Rashi’s understanding of the building of the menora, and of a dispute between Rambam and Ramban on the purpose of the Mikdash, reveals fundamental insights regarding the role of human initiative in divine worship.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Baruch Gigi Sacrifices and the Divine Presence The dispute between Rambam and Ramban about the nature of the Mishkan reveals fundamentally different worldviews.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan The Container of Manna and the Ark of the Testimony The Torah relates that a container of manna was placed alongside the ark in the Kodesh Kodashim. In this shiur, we will contemplate the significance of this and its message for us.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Baruch Gigi “And You Shall Make a Menora of Pure Gold” The command to construct the menora appears in both active and passive form, which Rashi interprets as an indication that God helped Moshe complete the construction. In this sicha, we will examine further the implications of this idea.

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