Rav Menachem Leibtag [YHE '77] headed the Overseas Program at Yeshivat Har Etzion for over a decade, after completing the Hesder Program and academic studies at Machon Lev, the Jerusalem College of Technology. His Tanach classes at Yeshiva, emphasizing biblical theme and structure, have opened his students' eyes to new dimensions within the text, while transmitting a deeper appreciation of Torah values. He was instrumental in creating the Yeshiva's Virtual Beit Midrash, which today reaches tens of thousands of readers worldwide, and then initiated the Tanach Study Center, his own comprehensive program for the study of Tanach on the Internet. He also teaches at Midreshet Lindenbaum and Yeshivat Sha'alvim.
|Rav Menachem Leibtag||From our Siddur to the Seder 1||In our opening shiur, we discuss the Biblical roots of the famous machloket between the Rambam & Ramban in regard to the nature of our obligation to pray; and the thematic connection between "tefilla" and "teshuva".||Holiday Packages|
|Rav Menachem Leibtag||From our Siddur to the Seder 2||In shiur #2 we discuss the logic behind the first three blessings of the "bakasha" section of the Amida - and afterward the connection between kriat shema and the shemoneh esrei, with a focus on the third parsha of kriat shema, and how it connects to the theme and purpose of "Yetziat Mitzrayim."|
|Rav Menachem Leibtag||From our Siddur to the Seder 3||The Biblical connection between the very first 'pesach' in Egypt and our own Seder, with a focus on the centrality of the Jewish home ["bayit"] in the very first commandment that Am Yisrael receives (in Shemot chapter 12)|
|Rav Menachem Leibtag||From our Siddur to the Seder 4||The thematic background for why the primary goal of our yearly celebration of the Exodus, is to enhance the practical meaning of our daily mention of the Exodus when we recite the shema in the morning and evening.|
|Rav Menachem Leibtag||From our Siddur to the Seder 5||In this shiur, we trace the key events in the Torah from rosh chodesh Nisan in Egypt until rosh chodesh Nisan in the second year, when the Mishkan is assembled & God's Shekhina returns to the camp of Israel.|
|Rav Menachem Leibtag||From our Siddur to the Seder 6||The Four Sons, Answering the Question or Answering the Child|