Rav Tamir Granot
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Rav Tamir Granot Lecture #15a: The Shoah in the Teachings of Rabbi Barukh Yehoshua Rabinowitz (Part 1) The story of Rabbi Barukh Rabinowitz and his work – "Binat Nevonim" – illuminates yet another aspect of the unique religious significance of the Holocaust. Faith and the Holocaust
Rav Tamir Granot Lecture #15b: The Shoah in the Teachings of Rabbi Barukh Yehoshua Rabinowitz (Part 2) The central question of faith with regard to the Holocaust concerns God's presence in the midst of the suffering. Faith and the Holocaust
Rav Tamir Granot Lecture #16a: "Hester Panim" and God's Presence in the Holocaust Part 1 In the previous shiur, we examined Rabbi Rabinowitz's inspiring description of Jews who experienced the revelation of God's Presence in the midst of their hellish reality during the Holocaust. Faith and the Holocaust
Rav Tamir Granot Lecture #16b: "Hester Panim" and God's Presence in the Holocaust Part 2 Rabbi Rabinowitz wrote his Binat Nevonim some forty years after giving up his position as Rebbe of Munkacs, and he makes no claim that his book presents a specifically Chassidic world-view. Faith and the Holocaust
Rav Tamir Granot Lecture #17a: Dealing with the Suffering of the Holocaust - the Teachings of the Rebbe of Piaseczno, author of "Esh Kodesh" (Part 1 of 2) In a previous lecture addressing the teachings of Rav Teichtal, author of "Em Ha-Banim Semecha," I commented on the difference between the nature of Rav Teichtal's reaction to the Holocaust and that of the Rebbe of Piaseczno. Faith and the Holocaust
Rav Tamir Granot Lecture #17b: Dealing with the Suffering of the Holocaust - the Teachings of the Rebbe of Piaseczno, Author of "Esh Kodesh" (Part 2 of 2) The perspective set forth above shuts out any possible theory of theodicy, since the punishment seems devoid of any purpose. Faith and the Holocaust
Rav Tamir Granot Lecture #18a: Esh Kodesh II – On Faith and Suffering In the previous lecture, we saw that the Rebbe of Piaseczno continues to seek God's closeness; he is not prepared to remove God from the world. Faith and the Holocaust
Rav Tamir Granot Lecture #18b: Esh Kodesh II – On Faith and Suffering (Part 2) Is there anything new, then, in the philosophy of the Rebbe of Piaseczno – based, as we have seen, on the teachings of Chazal – in his description of God's sorrow or weeping? Faith and the Holocaust
Rav Tamir Granot Lecture #19a: Esh Kodesh – On the Song that Rises from the Ashes (Part 1) In the first shiur on the thought of the Rebbe of Piaseczno, we learned that he rejects approaches that try to deal with suffering either by denying it in one's religious philosophical consciousness or by justifying it. Faith and the Holocaust
Rav Tamir Granot Lecture #19b: Esh Kodesh – On the Song that Rises from the Ashes (Part 2) In the previous section of this lecture, we saw that, from the perspective of his reality, the Rebbe views the ashes upon the altar as the ashes of our own dead. Faith and the Holocaust
Rav Tamir Granot Lecture 20a: Rabbi Zvi Yehuda Kook (Part 1) In lectures 7-8, we discussed the Zionist turnaround of Rabbi Teichtal. In this shiur, we will be looking at the Holocaust through the eyes of Rabbi Zvi Yehuda Kook. Faith and the Holocaust
Rav Tamir Granot Lecture 20b: Rabbi Zvi Yehuda Kook (Part 2) Rav Zvi Yehuda believes that once we have neutralized the problematic dimension of the discussion, which approaches the question from the point of view of the individual and within the framework of the principle of reward and punishment, we are free to contemplate it from the proper, higher perspective. Faith and the Holocaust
Rav Tamir Granot Lecture #21: Divinity and History In the previous lecture, we saw that Rabbi Zvi Yehuda Kook views the Holocaust as a necessary operation performed on the national body of Am Yisrael with the purpose of severing the nation from exile and creating the conditions for its full physical and spiritual redemption Faith and the Holocaust
Rav Tamir Granot Lecture #22a: Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik on the Holocaust (Part 1) The Holocaust unquestionably had a considerable effect on the teachings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik. Faith and the Holocaust
Rav Tamir Granot Lecture 22b: Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik on the Holocaust (Part 2) From the previous section of this shiur, it follows that Rabbi Soloveitchik’s view of the relationship between the Holocaust and Zionism should be examined from the perspective of his halakhic philosophy. Faith and the Holocaust
Rav Tamir Granot Lecture #23: The Holocaust and the State of Israel In our previous lectures, we have encountered some approaches to the nature of the connection between the Holocaust and the State of Israel. Faith and the Holocaust
Rav Tamir Granot Lecture #24 Rabbi Eliezer Berkovits, Faith after the Holocaust: Divine Providence and Free Choice (part I) Rabbi Prof. Eliezer Berkovits, one of the most prominent Holocaust theologians, was born in Romania in 1908. Faith and the Holocaust
Rav Tamir Granot Lecture #25: Rabbi Eliezer Berkovits, Faith after the Holocaust (Part II) In the previous lecture, we raised several questions concerning the verse, "Indeed, You are God Who conceals Himself; the God of Israel Who saves" (Yishayahu 45:15). Faith and the Holocaust
Rav Tamir Granot Lecture #26a: Yossel Rakover Speaks to God (Part 1) Before concluding this series of lectures on religious responses to the Holocaust, I would like to address one of the most famous and most amazing texts in the realm of faith and the Holocaust. Faith and the Holocaust
Rav Tamir Granot Lecture #26b: Yossel Rakover Speaks to God (Part 2) How are we to regard these powerful words? This prayer is also a farewell letter, with an attempt to express a more or less orderly thought system. Faith and the Holocaust
Rav Tamir Granot Lecture #27: Faith without "Ani Ma'amin" – The Possibility of Faith without Hope The story of the famous melody for "Ani Maamin," in the style of a slow march, is one of the most amazing accounts of faith during the Holocaust. Faith and the Holocaust
Rav Tamir Granot Lecture #28: “E-l Malei Rachamim” in Auschwitz and Treblinka: On Prayer after the Holocaust (A shiur for Holocaust Remembrance Day) Shortly before Pesach 5767, I travelled to Poland with a group of wonderful twelfth-graders from the Yeshiva in Chispin, and the following story occurred. Faith and the Holocaust
Rav Tamir Granot Lecture #29: Summary of the “Faith in the Holocaust” series In the introduction to this series, I wrote that, in my mind, this is not just another series of shiurim or lectures on Jewish philosophy. Faith and the Holocaust
Rav Tamir Granot Dealing with the Suffering of the Holocaust: The Teachings of the "Esh Kodesh" Rabbi Kalonymus Kalmish Shapira, the Rebbe of Piaseczno, composed "Esh Kodesh," an extraordinary collection of sermons, in the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust. Holiday Packages
Rav Tamir Granot Pillar of Fire, Pillar of Cloud In this shiur we shall address a certain aspect of God's revelation in the world, as described in Tanakh. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading

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