Rav Elchanan Samet
Teacher Title Abstract Course
Rav Elchanan Samet Haftora for Shabbat Parashat Para Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet The Mystery of the Intertwined Meal Offerings Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet The Explicit and Non-Explicit Dietry Laws Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet Laws of Animals: The Impure and the Pure that can and cannot be eaten Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet Childbirth - Tum'a and Circumcision on the Eighth Day Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet The Sequence of the Tzara'at Laws Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet Haftora for Shabbat HaGadol: Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet The Reasons Behind Tzara'at and Other Forms of Tum'a Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet Forbidden Unions (Arayot) Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet The Prohibition of Marrying Sisters Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet "You Shall Not Place a Stumbling Block Before the Blind": Chazal's Metaphoric Approach We present here the four interpretations that have been offered to this verse, in the sequence of their deviation from the simple, straightforward meaning, from closest to furthest: Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet The Parasha of the Festivals: Its Structure and Significance The order of the parasha of the festivals follows the order of the festivals themselves in the annual calendar. The parasha consists of seven masoretic sections... Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet "From the Day Following Shabbat" Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet Four Mitzvot of Counting (Part 1) The division of the Torah into a three-year cycle of "sedarim," which was practiced in Eretz Yisrael from Mishnaic and Talmudic times up until the period of the Geonim, created units that were more uniform than the "parashot" of the annual cycle that developed in Babylonia (and which we follow today). Let us examine the division in the case of parashat Behar. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet "Two Hebrew Servants" Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet Four Mitzvot of Counting, Part II: The Omer As we discussed last week, the Torah commands us to count the days and weeks of the Omer in order that the entire nation, and each individual, will know when the festival of Shavuot is to be celebrated. The mitzva is therefore one of clarification and calculation towards a date that depends upon our counting. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet The Many Censes in the Desert Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet Rounding of the Numbers of the Censes of Bnei Yisrael Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet “So They Shall Put My Name Upon the Israelites, and I Will Bless Them” (Bamidbar 6:27) The Priestly Blessing in the Temple and in the Countryside The priestly blessing is a daily mitzva in Israel and in Sephardic communities, but Ashkenazic Jewry confines it to the holidays. What is the justification for this custom, and how does it emerge from biblical and rabbinical sources? Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet The Parasha and its Haftara: Those Who Scouted the Land vs. the Spies in Yericho (Yehoshua 2) The haftara for Parashat Shelach is the story of the spies sent by Yehoshua, which at first glance appears to be similar. In fact, however, there are numerous differences between the two stories. Why, then, is this the universally accepted haftara for this parasha? Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet The Census of the Leviim and the Number of Firstborn Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet The Sota (5:11-31) Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet “Who Confirms the Word of His Servant and Performs the Counsel of His Messengers” (Yeshayahu 44:26) Moshe vs. Those Who Challenged His Mission In three places in our parasha, the Torah tells of actions that were taken at the word of Moshe and that involved miracles. In this shiur, we will examine the approaches of various commentators to the question of whether these miracles were initiated by Moshe himself or through prophecy. We will evaluate the different positions and present an explanation of why it is specifically in the context of Parashat Korach that these instances appear. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet Moshe, Aharon, Miriam and the "Kushite Woman" Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet Moshe vs. "the Lustful": Leadership in Crisis Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading

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