Inyanei DeYomah Shiurim
People assume that the Chacham is the hero of the Haggadah, and that he is the counterpoint to the Rasha. Not necessarily.
Both actually have their shortcomings, and they are more similar than we might have thought!
Critical lessons from the Haggadah (and from the Torah) for all of us chachamim!
An analysis of "Tze Ulmad", explaining what we are saying about Lavan and Pharoah, were it comes form- and what it all says about the Haggadah in general. Also- a look at Bilaam and Lavan.
An analysis of the conceptual underpinings of Mikra Megillah and the requirement to stand for Hallel.
Thoughts on the concept of "netiah" and Choni HaMeagal.
The Gemarah says that Mordechai went down in stature due to his neglecting his Talmud Torah in order to save the Jewish People. How are we to understand this?
Which is better, contributing to the Jewish People/ the World or learning Torah? What leads to human perfection? What is a tzaddik?
A crucial analysis for our times!
This shiur explores a fascinating hidden theme in Parshat Besahlach, clarifiying issues of peshat and derash (disecting a fascinating midrash in Vayikra Rabbah).
Note: This shiur adds new insights and clarifications to the version found in Amittah Shel Torah.
The structure, meaning and significance of the 10 Makkot- and much more- explained.
Relating to the miracles of the present is even more critcal than relating to those of the past. A look at the all too prevelant tendency to fail to see the great miracles of our age.
A suggestion for explaining a suprising formulation in the "Al Hanissim". A different way of thinking about the crisises and threats in our lives.
A critical insight into the meaning of Chanukah, shedding light on countless texts and aspects of this holiday.