Rav Menachem Leibtag

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.

Teacher Title Abstract Course
Rav Menachem Leibtag Jerusalem Introduction to Parashat HaShavua
Rav Menachem Leibtag Megillat Ester, Its 'Hidden' Message Is the Megilla a satire? It certainly contains many strange details that beg interpretation. But if so, why would a satire be included in the Tanach. In the following shiur, we attempt to 'unmask' Megillat Esther by considering its historical and prophetic setting. Megillat Esther
Rav Menachem Leibtag The Mishkan - Ideal First Choice or After-the-Fact? Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Menachem Leibtag Parashat Re'eh Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Menachem Leibtag Shavuot and Matan Torah Ask any observant Jew, and he will tell you that Shavuot commemorates Matan Torah, just as Pesach commemorates Yetziat Mitzraim. Nevertheless, according to Chumash, it appears that Shavuot is only an agricultural holiday, with no connection at all to 'Matan Torah'! How could it be that the Torah 'neglects' the primary reason for Shavuot? Standing at Sinai
Rav Menachem Leibtag Study Questions for Tikun Leil Shavuot Standing at Sinai
Rav Menachem Leibtag Matan Torah - Parshat Yitro Standing at Sinai
Rav Menachem Leibtag Chanuka and the Prophecies of the Second Temple Period The Meaning of Chanuka
Rav Menachem Leibtag Rosh Ha-shana: Yom Truah - Zichron Truah The Meaning of the Shofar
Rav Menachem Leibtag Yom Kippur - A Day of Atonement? The Meaning of Yom Kippur
Rav Menachem Leibtag The Dual Nature of the Chagim The Three Regalim
Rav Menachem Leibtag Parashat Shemot Yetziat Mitzrayim in the Torah
Rav Menachem Leibtag Parashat Va'eyra Yetziat Mitzrayim in the Torah
Rav Menachem Leibtag Parashat Bo Yetziat Mitzrayim in the Torah
Rav Menachem Leibtag Parashat Beshalach Yetziat Mitzrayim in the Torah