Rav Itamar Eldar
Teacher Title Abstract Course
Rav Itamar Eldar Parashat Metzora: The opportunity offered by Tzara'at Chassidut on the Parashah
Rav Itamar Eldar Parashat Bamidbar: "And His Banner Over Me Was Love" (Shir Ha-shirim 2:4) Chassidut on the Parashah
Rav Itamar Eldar Parashat Naso: The Priestly blessing Chassidut on the Parashah
Rav Itamar Eldar Parashat Beha'alotekha: "Toward the Body of the Menora" Chassidut on the Parashah
Rav Itamar Eldar Parashat Shelach: Raising the Sparks Chassidut on the Parashah
Rav Itamar Eldar Parashat Korach: Controversy for the Sake of Heaven Chassidut on the Parashah
Rav Itamar Eldar Parashat Chukat: Exile of the I: the Sin of Man, the Nation, and the Land Chassidut on the Parashah
Rav Itamar Eldar Parashat Pinchas: "In That He Was Zealous For My Sake" Chassidut on the Parashah
Rav Itamar Eldar Parashat Matot: "If a Man Vow a Vow to the Lord" Chassidut on the Parashah
Rav Itamar Eldar Parashat Masei: "Therefore Does He Instruct Sins in the Way (Tehillim 25:8) Chassidut on the Parashah
Rav Itamar Eldar Tish'a Be-av The King in His Sanctuary or the Entire Earth is Filled with His Glory Chassidut on the Parashah
Rav Itamar Eldar Purim – The Holiday of Exile Most of the holidays are mentioned for the first time in the Torah: the holiday of Pesach, the holiday of Matzot, the counting of the Omer, Shavuot, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Shmini Atzeret. This is not true with respect to Chanuka and Purim. Holiday Packages
Rav Itamar Eldar "AND ALL THE PEOPLE SAW THE SOUNDS" What does the Torah mean by the paradoxical statement that “all the people saw the sounds” at Sinai? We shall explore the writings of the Sefat Emet, Degel Machane Ephraim, R Yosef Gikatilla and the Nazir to understand the interplay between seeing and hearing, objective and subjective, humility and infinity. Holiday Packages
Rav Itamar Eldar “Take with You Words, and Return to God” – The Power of Confession On Shabbat Shuva, we read the inspiring message of the prophet Hoshea: “Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God, for you have stumbled in your sin. Take with you words, and return to God; say to Him, ‘Forgive all sin and receive us well, so we will offer the words of our lips instead of calves.” (Hoshea 14:2-3) Holiday Packages
Rav Itamar Eldar Shiur #01: Rabbi Yehuda Halevi and the Kuzari Rabbi Yehuda ben Shemuel Halevi was born in 1075 (and not in 1085, as is often claimed) in Toledo, Spain. The Kuzari
Rav Itamar Eldar Shiur #02: The Philosopher in the Kuzari (Part I) The first character to present his views to the king of the Khazars is the philosopher. The Kuzari
Rav Itamar Eldar Shiur #03: The Philosopher in the Kuzari (Part II) The previous lecture dealt with the philosopher's views regarding the definition of God, the Active Intellect, and prophecy. The Kuzari
Rav Itamar Eldar Shiur #04: Rabbi Yehuda Halevi's Attitude Toward Philosophy (Part I) In the Kuzari, R. Yehuda Halevi attacks philosophy and the philosopher in two ways: 1) through the Khazar king’s comments to the philosopher; 2) through the Rabbi’s comments to the Khazar king. The Kuzari
Rav Itamar Eldar Shiur #05: Rabbi Yehuda Halevi's Attitude Toward Philosophy (Part II) As we saw in the previous lecture, R. Yehuda Halevi does not utterly reject philosophy, nor does he consider it unnecessary; he rather limits it and defines its borders. The Kuzari
Rav Itamar Eldar Shiur #06: Religion and Science According to Rabbi Yehuda Halevi In the previous lecture, we saw that according to R. Yehuda Halevi, philosophy is the science that can lead man to the highest human level, that is to say, the highest level that a person can reach by way of his intellect. The Kuzari
Rav Itamar Eldar Shiur #07: Religion and Science According to Rabbi Yehuda Halevi (Part II) In the previous lecture, I examined R. Yehuda Halevi's conclusion that the revelation at Sinai is the sole means of bestowing certainty and establishing religious faith. The Kuzari
Rav Itamar Eldar Shiur #08: Religion and Science According to Rabbi Yehuda Halevi (Part III) In the previous lecture, I attempted to precisely define R. Yehuda Halevi's understanding of the place allotted to the intellect in the framework of religious service. The Kuzari
Rav Itamar Eldar Shiur #09: Summary of the issue of Religion and Science This lecture is an appendix to the previous lecture and does not deal directly with the thought of R. Yehuda Halevi. The Kuzari
Rav Itamar Eldar Shiur #10: Rejection of Christianity In the next two lectures, we shall see how R. Yehuda Halevi rejects Christianity and Islam. The Kuzari
Rav Itamar Eldar Shiur #11: Rejection of Islam The principles that we saw in R. Yehuda Halevi's rejection of Christianity appear again in his rejection of Islam, with even greater clarity and with the addition of another principle. The Kuzari

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