Rav Elchanan Samet
Teacher Title Abstract Course
Rav Elchanan Samet The Red Heifer (19:1-22) In this shiur, we will examine the structure of the section dealing with the laws of the red heifer, and we will attempt to understand the laws based on a comparison to the laws of other sacrifices. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet The "Ma'apilim" Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet The Sin of the "Spies" Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet Moshe vs. the Rebels: A Challenge on Two Fronts Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet Datan and Aviram Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet Parashat Chukat - A Watershed in Sefer Bamidbar Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet The "Waters of Contention" Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet The Stories of the Spies: The Contradictions Between Shelach and Devarim Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet The Significance of the Story of Bilam's Donkey The plot of this week's parasha divides logically into two sections. The first part deals with negotiations regarding Bilam's trip to Moav: first negotiations between Bilam and Balak's two delegations, and then between Bilam and God (or rather His angel). The turning point in the story begins in Bamidbar 22:36, with a description of the actual meeting between Balak and Bilam. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet Bil'am and the Sin of Ba'al Peor Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet Were the Daughters of Tzelofchad Early Jewish Feminists Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet When Did Moshe Pass the Mantle of Leadership to Yehoshua? (27:12-23) Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet Inheritance of the Land by Individual and Tribe (36:1-12) Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet Moshe's Speech to Gad and Reuven - Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet The Cities of Refuge (Arei Miklat) (35:9-34): The Meaning of the Term The term ir miklat is usually translated as "city of refuge," based on the context of these laws. In this shiur, we will examine another possible interpretation of the term, which explains the nature of Chazal's perspective on these laws, as well as the ultimate purpose of these cities. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet The First Oration in the Book of Devarim (Chapters 1-3): The Historical Introduction It is clear that Moshe's oration in Sefer Devarim does not constitute a single substantive continuum, but is rather comprised of separate units. The proper study of the book of Devarim must therefore begin with marking the boundaries of the individual speech, as a prerequisite for understanding its structure and the course of its ideas and comprehending its full meaning. In this shiur, we will focus on delineating and explaining the structure of the first speech (chapter 1-3) in the opening oration. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet Material Wealth and Its Dangers Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet Recalling the Revelation at Sinai Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet “For He Will Turn Away Your Son from Following after Me” (7:4) The Source for Tracing the Son of an Israelite Man and a Gentile Woman to His Mother Parashat Va'etchanan includes the prohibition of intermarriage with members of the surrounding society. The Talmud interprets these verses to mean that a father has no familial connection to his son with a Gentile woman. In this shiur, we will explore the derivation of this conclusion. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet In Praise of the Land Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet God's Covenant With Israel Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet From Where in the Torah do we Derive the Prohibition of Arrogance? The Halakhot Gedolot and others who produced enumerations of the mitzvot did not include the command that appears in Parashat Ekev, "Beware lest you forget the Lord your God." It was included, however, by R. Moshe of Coucy, the author of the Sefer Mitzvot Gadol (Semag). In his introduction to his sefer, he explains that he did so based on a dream. In this shiur, we will examine how his interpretation fits into the peshat of the text. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet Shemitta of Loans and Shemitta of the Land Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet False Prophet, Inciter, Condemned City Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet Eating Matza on the Seven Days of the Festival of Matzot - The Festivals Section in the Book of Devarim (chapter 16) In this shiur, we will examine the main focus of the festivals section in Parashat Re'eh. In particular, we will discuss the nature of the mitzva of eating matza on the Festival of Matzot, based on an analysis of the apparently contradictory verses on the matter. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading

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