Matot Masei
Teacher Title Abstract Course
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Legitimacy of Living Outside of Israel Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Vows and Stringencies: Going Beyond Halakha This week's parasha opens with a discussion of nedarim (vows), addressing its words to the heads of the tribes. In order to understand why this section was designated for the heads of the tribes, we must examine the unique formulation with which the Torah prefaces the details of the law (30:7): Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Separating Oneself for the Sake of Purity and of Sanctity Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yaakov Medan The Oral Law and the Secret of "Eikha" Moshe in the Torah, Yishayahu in the Prophets, and Yirmiyahu in the Writings, all express their amazement at the situation and fate of the nation of Israel using the same expression - "eikha" - and our Sages teach that this is no coincidence. The three questions are connected to one another, and they share a single answer. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Sensitivity towards Human Life At the end of his life Moshe is commanded to take God’s revenge upon Midian and to establish three cities of refuge on the eastern side of the Jordan. What these both have in common is that they emphasize the need to be sensitive to human life, even under seemingly difficult circumstances. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yaakov Medan The Tribes who Remained in Israel Rav Medan's reading of Divrei Ha-yamim leads to an innovative theory regarding the tribe of Menashe, its large numbers and large territory, and the meaning of the covenants upon entering the land. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "Machshevet Ha-hafla'a:" The Philosophy of the Laws of Vows and Oaths Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "And They Traveled... And They Encamped..." Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The "Journey" Towards the Goal Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Complementary Reproaches Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Importance of the Journey In life, the journey towards the goal is also important, and so are the tools that one uses to progress. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva