Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
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שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital "Wisdom Cries Out in the Streets"
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Shaul and Amalek The haftara for Parashat Zakhor deals with two issues: first, the mitzva of wiping out Amalek and our attitude toward it; and second, the personal tragedy of Shaul, king of Israel, and his failure of leadership.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital Preparation and Spontaneity Regarding the first verse of Parashat Vayikra, "And He called to Moshe," Rashi writes, "'Calling' preceded every utterance, every speech, and every commandment ...
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital Parashat Zakhor: "Because They Tested God" The midrash teaches that Amalek attacked the Children of Israel because they did not believe God was in their midst. How is this possible after all the miracles they witnessed? Rav Amital explains the problem with their faith and how it is still relevant today.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan The World of Sacrifices The world of sacrifices seems strange to modern man, but there are a number of ways to overcome this sense of alienation.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein “And He Called to Moshe” Sefer Shemot concludes with a description of how Moshe was prevented from entering the Mishkan due to the intense presence of Hashem, but Sefer Vayikra begins with an invitation to Moshe to enter. How can we explain the transition between the two books?
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan The Place of the Sacrificial Service in Our Lives The third book of the Torah opens with the details of animal sacrifices in the House of God, a concept quite foreign to the modern Jew. What meaning does it retain in the present, and what does it point to in the future?
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital The Search for Religious Enthusiasm Among Today's Youth
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein "I Have Formed You; You Are My Own Servant"
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital "The Voice of God is Powerful; The Voice of God is Glorious"
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Message of the Burnt Offering
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Learning from Esther It seems that the megilla is not called "Megillat Esther" because Esther wrote it, but rather because Esther is the main character in the megilla, and the story of the megilla is, to a great extent, parallel to the story of her personal development.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Responsibility and Compassion: A Eulogy for Rav Moshe Feinstein zt”l Rav Moshe Feinstein was not just a supremely courageous posek, but one who displayed the utmost responsibility to Halakha together with great human compassion.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital To Be In Need, To Seek Perfection, The Story Of The Megilla Purim is a holiday of paradox: the complete person is the one who feels incomplete, and the incomplete person is the one who feels complete.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Judaism and Democracy (Part 1 of 2)
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Great and Dreadful Day of the Lord The annual calendar of the haftarot is very influenced by the holidays and appointed times of Israel, so that even where the Torah reading follows its ordinary course, the haftara may ignore the parasha and occupy itself with the spiritual situation dictated by the calendar. The haftara for Shabbat Ha-gadol, like the three haftarot of calamity and the seven haftarot of consolation, which are read during the summer months, is one of the clearest examples of this phenomenon.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital Evil Speech
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Para Aduma - Finding Reasons for the Mitzvot
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Priest and Prophet
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Innovation and Routine
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Para Aduma and the Reasons for Mitzvot
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein On Sin and Redemption
שיעורי טקסט Harav Baruch Gigi Seven Days of Preparation
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital The Importance of Origins
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Take Courage! The Ramban offers two reasons for Aharon's hesitation to approach the altar, and both reasons give us great insight into religious life.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital "He Shall Live by Them"
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Judaism and Democracy (Part 2 of 2)
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Routine and the Extraordinary
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital Nature and Brit Mila
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "As If He Had Gone Out Himself:" Integrating Past, Present and Future in Observing Yom Ha'Atzmaut

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