Rav Elchanan Samet
Teacher Title Abstract Course
Rav Elchanan Samet Introduction to the Song of Haazinu All of the history of Israel stands between two great songs, between the song of their becoming a people, and the song of their becoming the people of God. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet What is the Torah's Ideal Political System? Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet The Prohibition of Divination: Rambam vs. the Sages of Provence Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet “To Him You Shall Hearken” - The Obligation to Listen to a Prophet Parashat Shofetim discusses the prophet among the other leaders in the parasha. We will analyze the placement of this passage, and we will then examine the extent of the command, "To him you shall hearken." Are we to listen to the prophet even if he commands to violate a mitzva of the Torah? If so, are we to do so if he initiates the command? Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet Who Wrote the Last Eight Verses in the Torah? The Disagreement in the Words of Chazal and the Commentators The book of Devarim, and with it the entire Torah, ends with the story of Moshe's death. This story closes three closely-interconnected circles. The first circle is the biography of Moshe – a life story that has been recounted from the beginning of the book of Shemot, from before Moshe's birth, and until our story, which describes his death and subsequent events. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet The Laws of War and the Torah's Attitude Towards Warfare Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet Amalek Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet Amalek Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet “But If This Thing be True” (Devarim 22:20) What is This Thing and How is its Truth Clarified? The halakha of motzi shem ra concludes with two verses that describe what is done if the husband's accusation is proven correct. These verses are difficult, as they do not seem to fit with the Bible's general laws of evidence or laws of punishments. In this shiur, we will demonstrate that Chazal's interpretation of the text is actually its plain meaning. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet The Mitzva of Bikkurim Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet The Covenant on Both Sides of the Jordan Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet Viddui Ma’aserot (Devarim 26:12:15) In this shiur, we examine the mitzva of viddui ma'aser, the Tithe Confession. In particular, we will focus on its puzzling name. Why is this statement called a "confession," when it consists of an account of what the person did right? Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet Israel's Repentance Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet “Therefore Choose Life!” (Devarim 30:15-20) As in similar cases of parashot that are sometimes joined together and sometimes separated, the question arises here as well: Are Nitzavim-Vayelekh fundamentally a single parasha, which at times is divided into two when necessary, or are they essentially two different parashot, which at times are joined together as needed? Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet Song of the Future or Song of the Present Parashat Ha'azinu deals with Israel's past and future. What are the historical horizons encompassed in the song of Ha'azinu, as compared to those encompassed by the two previous parashot? Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet "Hak'hel:" The Septennial National Assembly In our parasha, the long speech of the mitzvot is over; the "words of the covenant… in the land of Moav" are completed. Moshe, the faithful shepherd, who has been exhorting the people of Israel since the first day of the month of Shevat, has reached the day of his departure from them - the day of his death, when he offers his final words: Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet Song of the Future, or Song of the Present Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elchanan Samet The Tenth Commandment: "You Shall Not Covet" Standing at Sinai
Rav Elchanan Samet Shiur #01:The Lord is My Light and My SalvationԠ֠Psalm 27 Tehillim - Advanced
Rav Elchanan Samet Shiur #02: Ԇrom the Depths I Call to YouԠ֠Psalm 130 (Part 1) Tehillim - Advanced
Rav Elchanan Samet Shiur #03: Ԇrom the Depths I Call to YouԠ֠Psalm 130 (continued) Tehillim - Advanced
Rav Elchanan Samet Shiur #04:Psalm 130 (Part 3) Tehillim - Advanced
Rav Elchanan Samet Shiur #05:Psalm 130 (Part 4) Tehillim - Advanced
Rav Elchanan Samet Shiur #06:Psalm 91 ֠The "Song to Counter Evil" (Part 1) Tehillim - Advanced
Rav Elchanan Samet Shiur #07: Psalm 91 ֠The "Song to Counter Evil" (Part 2) Tehillim - Advanced

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