Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Teacher Title Abstract
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
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "A Stranger and Resident Am I with You"
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital Sara the Prophetess
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan Ketura
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Choosing a Spouse
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital The Pure of Heart
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "A Stranger and a Resident"
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital “Their Years are Whole” “And Sara’s life was a hundred years and twenty years and seven years, the years of Sara’s life”: “God knows the days of the whole[hearted], and their inheritance will be forever” (Tehillim 37:8).
שיעורי טקסט Harav Baruch Gigi Building One’s Home We can learn much from this week's parasha about what qualities are necessary in a spouse.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Choosing a Successor In this week's haftara, David has to choose between Adoniyahu and Shelomo as his successor. The way he goes about this sheds light not only on the priorities of leadership but also on Avraham's succession by Yitzchak.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan The Cave of Makhpela Why was it so important to Avraham that he purchase the Cave of Makhpela instead of receiving it as a gift?
שיעורי טקסט Harav Baruch Gigi Taking Hold of the Land This portion is dominated by the stories of purchasing a burial site for Sara and finding a wife for Yitzchak. What unified message do these two narratives provide?
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan Divination and Prayer – The Story of Eliezer the Servant of Avraham The incident involving Eliezer and his encounter with Rivka at the well was recorded in the Torah in its entirety twice in succession: It is written as it happened, and it is written again as it was reported by Eliezer to Betuel, Lavan, and their family at a meal in their home. Why was this lengthy repetition necessary? In this shiur, we will explore one possible answer.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "You Satisfy the Desires of All Living Creatures"
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital Who Was Rivka?
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital "Avraham Begot Yitzchak"
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan Esav's Merit
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "To Give You the Blessing of Avraham, To Inherit the Land"
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "And Esav Despised the Birthright"
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital "And May God Give You of the Dew of the Heavens"
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Yaakov’s Two Blessings
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein "Rejoice With Trembling"
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital The Blessings to Yaakov and Esav
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan Yitzchak – the Heavenly Soul Yitzchak's path is different from that of Avraham and Yaakov. While the relationship between Avraham and Sarah, and between Yaakov and his wives, occupies a relatively modest place in the chronicle of their lives, when it comes to Yitzchak, Rivka is the active, entrepreneurial force in his home, and most of the recorded events of his life involve her.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein A Portrait of Yitzchak The fact that Yitzchak grew up in the house of a tzaddik affected many aspects of his life, including his divine service and his attitude to his children.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Baruch Gigi Yaakov, Yitzchak, and the Purchase of the Birthright Yitzchak and Yaakov both were concerned about continuing the legacy of their fathers, and this accounts for the succession struggles they experienced.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan Yitzchak’s Meal In the Torah's account of the blessing that Yitzchak wished to give to Esav but was, through deception, given to Yaakov, there is an inordinate emphasis on food. What is the explanation for this, and what does it reflect about Yitzchak's character?

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