Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Teacher Title Abstract
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Moshe's Leadership
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Torah Study and Forgetfulness
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Megillat Esther and Our Educational Dilemma Megillat Esther concerns not just relations between Jews and non-Jews, but also relations between Jews themselves. What does it teach us today?
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Eliyahu and Ovadia – Contrasting Attitudes towards Involvement with the Jewish People In this week's haftara we encounter the two radically different attitudes of Eliyahu and Ovadyahu - the former isolating himself from the sinful nation and the latter remaining involved with them, even when it entailed compromising his principles.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan Aharon’s Part (and Ours) in the Episode of the Golden Calf How could the pious Aharon sin with the Golden Calf and still become Kohen Gadol? What does his personality have to do with the educational philosophy of the School of Hillel?
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Eliyahu and Ovadyahu – Contrasting Attitudes Toward the Jewish People The haftara of Ki Tisa presents the famous story of Eliyahu upon Mount Carmel, but the little-known figure of Ovadyahu is a hero in his own right -- in some ways, greater than Avraham. What does this tell us about the episode of the Golden Calf in the day's Torah reading?
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein “That There Be No Plague among Them When You Number Them” The question of relating to a mass of people vs. relating to an individual comes to a head in this week's parasha, when the Jewish people are counted in a census.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Haftara of Ki Tisa The haftara of Parashat Ki Tisa (Melakhim I 18:1-39) recounts one of the most famous stories in the Early Prophets – the prophet Eliyahu's contest with the prophets of Ba'al on Mount Carmel.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Exile and Redemption
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yoel Bin-Nun Obligation and Self-Expression
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Ability and Vision
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan The Temple, the Jewish People and Torah Study Throughout the period of the First Temple, the prophets rebuked the Jewish People for viewing the Temple as an end in and of itself, instead of a means of achieving closeness with God. Later in Jewish history, this inappropriate emphasis was transferred to a different realm.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Why "Gather the Entire People"? Moshe gathered the entire people of Israel, and he said to them, "These are the things that God has said to do." (Shemot 35:1) What is the purpose of this gathering? A gathering of all the people is rare during these years in the desert, and it begs for an explanation.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yoel Bin-Nun How Do We Arrive at 39 Categories of Labor?
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan "Their Shekalim Preceded His"
שיעורי טקסט Harav Baruch Gigi Understanding of the Heart
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Why Were the People Involved in Building the Mishkan? Our parasha emphasizes that the Jewish people were heavily involved in donating to and building the Mishkan. Why is this so important? We shall explore three reasons.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Mishkan and the Vessels According to Chazal, Moshe commanded Betzalel to construct the vessels before the structure of the Mishkan itself, whereas Betzalel argued that the opposite order was more reasonable. What is the significance of this disagreement, and what can we learn from it?
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan The Jewish People and Torah Study We believe that the Torah is a good and empowering way to bring the Jewish People closer to God, but we must ensure that at the very least Torah study does not harm the rest of Israel. The Torah has replaced the Temple, and therefore we treat it as a clear and understandable goal, but this should be done only to a certain point.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Baruch Gigi “Six Days Shall Work Be Done” The opening of Parashat Vayakhel introduces the basic concepts of Shabbat.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Renewing the Relationship
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "You Shall Worship Him with All Your Heart"
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Haftara of Vayakhel The haftara for Parashat Vayakhel (according to Sephardic custom, Melakhim I 7:13-39; according to Ashkenazic custom, Melakhim I 7:40-50) is yet another entry in the series of haftarot taken from the chapters of Melakhim dealing with Shlomo's Temple.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Mending a Damaged Relationship
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital "Men of Spirit and Men of Action" Through setting straight one's religious priorities, and through the infusion of additional spirituality to some of those mitzvot, we will be able to more closely model Moshe - the man of spirit.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "And God's Glory Filled the Mishkan"
שיעורי טקסט Rav Binyamin Tabory Dwellers and Guests
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Moshe Builds the Mishkan The midrash and Rashi present two different reasons why Moshe set up the Mishkan in place of those who had fashioned its elements. These two reasons are relevant to each of us as we try to build our own inner mishkan.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Haftara of Pekudei The haftara for Parashat Pekudei (I Melakhim 7:51-8:21) is the last haftara in the series of haftarot connected to the Temple.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital Amalek: The First Postmodern Ideology

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