Rav Ezra Bick

Rav Ezra Bick a Ram at Yeshivat Har Etzion since his aliya from New York in 1977, currently teaches a second-year shiur for Israeli students. He is Director of the Yeshiva's Israel Koschitzky Virtual Beit Midrash Project, with more than 20 shiurim on varying levels reaching tens of thousands of individuals worldwide. Rav Bick earned his Semicha from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, and holds an M.S. degree in Jewish Philosophy from YU and a M. Phil. degree in Philosophy from Columbia University. He is the author of Yud-Gimel Middot Shel Rachamim [hebrew], 10 shiurim on the human condition and man's relationship with the Ribbono Shel Olam.

Teacher Title Abstract Course
Rav Ezra Bick Haktara Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick Darosh Darash Why is Moshe so upset that Aharon and his sons have not eaten the sacrifice? Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick Taharat Ha-Metzora Parashat Tazria, like parashat Metzora, which follows it, deals exclusively with tum'a and tahara. Tum'a is a state which interferes and prevents the relationship of a man with the sacred, with kedusha. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick The Holy Constitution Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick That Day - Again Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick The Leviim and the Firstborn The opening parasha of Sefer Bamidbar is famous for being mostly a series of censuses, some quite detailed, of the entire Jewish people, of the individual tribes, of the Levites, and of the firstborn. The usual understanding of the divisions is that God likes to count the Jews (based on the Rashi to the opening verse), the firstborn were meant to be the servants of the mishkan and are here being switched with the Levites, because of their respective roles in the sin of the golden calf, and the Levites are not included in the general census because they are sanctified in place of the firstborn. I would like to show that these assumptions are either wrong or at least incomplete, and that is the theme of today's shiur. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick Completing the Machane Parashat Naso completes the construction of the machane, the encampment of the Jewish people around the mishkan. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick Aliya Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick The Election of the Tribe of Levi Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick Bilam and Balak Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick Families Sefer Bemidbar began with a series of censuses, both of the Jews as a whole, and a separate one for the tribe of Levi. Parashat Pinchas, which takes place thirty nine years after that initial census, includes another census, which once again includes the Jews as a whole and the tribe of Levi separately. The purpose of this census is explicit – it serves as the basis for the division of the land of Israel among the individuals, and according to the tribes. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick Moshe and Midyan Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick Eikev Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick Ha'azinu Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading

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