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מרצה Title תקציר סידרה
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Challenge of Amalek What does the Torah's attitude towards Amalek, Ammon and Moav teach us about the darkness that lurks in the hearts of men? Holiday Packages
Rav David Brofsky Is Purim a Yom Tov? An Analysis of Simchat Purim A close look at the Megilla reveals that the nature and content of this new holiday appears to have evolved from one form of a Yom Tov to another. In this shiur, we will trace the evolution of Purim as a Yom Tov and attempt to understand the unique nature of Simchat Purim. Holiday Packages
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "Because They Partook of the Feast of the Wicked One" Holiday Packages
Rav Yitzchak Etshalom Where is God in the Megilla Esther is the only book in T’nakh with absolutely no mention of God (by any Name). Much as the Midrash interprets some occurrences of “the king” in Esther (e.g. 6:1) as a reference to God, this is certainly not p’shat. Why is this story even included in the Biblical canon? Holiday Packages
Prof. Yonatan Grossman Introduction to Esther - On Hidden Reading of Biblical Narratives and the Book of Esther Megillat Esther
Prof. Yonatan Grossman Shiur #01: The Artistic Structure of the Book of Esther Megillat Esther
Prof. Yonatan Grossman Shiur #02: Timeframe and Chronology (Chapter 1) Megillat Esther
Prof. Yonatan Grossman Shiur #03: The Feast of Achashverosh and the Feast of Vashti (chapter 1) Megillat Esther
Prof. Yonatan Grossman Shiur #04: The King's Judgment: Responsible or Ridiculous Rule? Megillat Esther
Prof. Yonatan Grossman Shiur #05: Esther Is Taken to the King: The Treatment of Women Megillat Esther
Prof. Yonatan Grossman Shiur #06: Presentation of Mordekhai and Esther in Chapter 2 Megillat Esther
Prof. Yonatan Grossman Shiur #07: The Attempted Rebellion Against the King, and the Promotion of Haman Megillat Esther
Prof. Yonatan Grossman Shiur #08: "Mordekhai Did Not Bow, Nor Did He Prostrate Himself" Megillat Esther
Prof. Yonatan Grossman Shiur #09: The Casting of the Lot Megillat Esther
Prof. Yonatan Grossman Shiur #10: Does The King Know of Haman's Decree? Megillat Esther
Prof. Yonatan Grossman Shiur #11: To Where Did Hatakh Disappear? Megillat Esther
Prof. Yonatan Grossman Shiur #12: Who is the Protagonist of Esther? Even if the apparent turning point of the megilla takes place later on, from a certain perspective, Esther's agreement should also be viewed as a "turning point" that anticipates the later, more obvious one. The essence of this idea lies in the question of the identity of the "hero" of the Esther narrative. Megillat Esther
Prof. Yonatan Grossman Shiur #13: Esther's Plan Megillat Esther
Prof. Yonatan Grossman Shiur #14: The Gallows Megillat Esther
Prof. Yonatan Grossman Shiur #15: Mordekhai is Led on Horseback Megillat Esther
Prof. Yonatan Grossman Shiur #16: Haman's Advisors: Fate vs. Divine Providence Megillat Esther
Prof. Yonatan Grossman Shiur #17: Esther's Second Party Megillat Esther
Prof. Yonatan Grossman Shiur #18: "Also Charvona Is Remembered for Good" Megillat Esther
Prof. Yonatan Grossman Shiur #19: Mordekhai in Haman's House, and Esther Before the King Again Megillat Esther
Prof. Yonatan Grossman Shiur #20: Mordekhai's Letters Megillat Esther

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