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An analysis of Soter al menat livnot bimkomo

A conceptual analysis of one of the key sugyot in Shabbat- a nexus of issues relating both to specific melachot and general melechet machshevet issues.

Which is holier- Shabbat or Yom Kippur?

We've often heard that Shabbat is holier than Yom Kippur- is this true or false?

Lecheorah!

How we analyze a matter from a superficial factual-halachik perspective is often the opposite of how it is from a conceptual one. A couple of fascinating examples are the focus of this shiur.

HaOchel Matza Erev Pesach

A seemingly bizarre Yerushalmi holds the key to a major principle of hashkafah- including the Torh's view on human sexuality.

An Analysis of Shnaim Mikra VeEchad Targum

What is the halachah of Shnaim Mikra V'echad Targum about? What would Rashi say about Rashi? Some of the issues clarified in this shiur.

Kavod Haberiyot- the key to Rambam's approach

The Rambam’s approach to Kavod haberiot appears strange- but once we understand it, we will see that it is based on a fascinating conceptualization of the concept; as well as his understanding of Derabanan and DIvrei Sofrim.

Matbeah and Nussach

A framework for understanding a number of sugyot dealing with liturgy.

God Desires the Heart: Standing for Chazarat Hashas and the essence of Avodat Hashem

A careful reading of the Rambam, investigating whether or not he indeed believes that Chazarat Hashas is tefillat hatzibur; leading to a critical perspective on the cognitive and experiential in Judaism.

The Mitzvah Of Haggadah

An analysis of the positions of the Rishonim regarding the mitzvah of Haggadah and more.

An Analysis of Taarovet in general, and in Chametz in particular

A comprehensive analysis of the Rambam's approach to Taarovet in general and Chametz in particular.