1. A brief analysis of the nature of the particular brand of evil exemplified by Amalek. Also: Why do we particualrly have a mitzvah of Tzedakah on Purim?
2. Putting the obligation to destroy Amalek into perspective.
Why was Esther instructed to be silent about her identity? Why did Mordechai make a point of advertising his? What was the real plan? A different way of looking at the story of Purim.
Order and structure is closely linked to meaning and message. These shiurim explore many new vistas that are revealed based on the Ramban's understanding of chronology and sequence in the Mishkan- Egel narrative. Some of the issues that are clarified include the mystery of the mizbaich hazahav/ ketoret; the aron- ohel mix-up and the overall structure of Sefer Shemot and Vayikra.
A key aspect of the deeper meaning of the text and meaning of the Mishkan parshiyot emerges alongside the revelation of the meaning of a constellation of seemingly bizarre midrashim. A beautiful example of how to learn peshat, derash and the relationship between them.
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 transition between the two major sections in sefer Yishayahu, which relay the Hizkiyahu narrative. A fascinating study, shedding crucial light on the sefer as a whole, in addition to delving into this pivotal section.
"Kaasher zamam velo kaasher assah": A case study in the interface between Torah SheBaal Peh and Torah SheBichtav
A different reading of an extremely famous (and misunderstood) midrash chazal. Through a deep reading of the peshat, we gain insight into the concept behind a difficult halachah.
An interpretation of "Machar Chodesh", and of the Relationship of Yonatan, David and Shaul in general.
An analysis of a very beautiful, major section of Sefer Yishayahu.