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A Deeper look at Tefillat Nedavah and its implications

This shiur analyzes the approaches to Tefillat Nedava in the Geonim and Rishonim and the ramifications of their approaches.

Pessiah Gassah on Shabbat- beneath the surface

Two possible resolutions to a seemingly internally contradictory Gemarah- one textual and one conceptual [and a critical tangent about Avelut and Tefillin].

An Analysis of Tefillin

What are Tefillin conceptually? How do Rashi and Rabeinu Tam each understand the mitzvah? What are their approaches based on? This shiur tackles these issues and more.

Zeman in Mitzvot Aseh

The key to understanding an entire constellation of issues relating to the aspect of time in Mitzvot Asseh.

The Essence of Birchot Hamitzvot

Subtle differences in how we read a text can yield major ramifications. This analysis of what Birchot Hamitzvah are and how they function is a study in such a case.

Analysis of Mezuzah

How do we define the object of the Mezuzh conceptually? We will see how different Rishonim approached this issue.

Itzteba- Analyzing the key suggyot relating to the Cheftzah of the Sukkah

An analysis of many key concepts and definitions relating to the cheftza of the Sukkah.

Pesik Reisha Delo Nichah Lei- Shitat HaAruch

1. An analysis of the famous position of the Aruch on Pesik Reisha; clarifying both the analytical and textual basis for his approach.

2. A careful analysis of the Shulchan Aruch, clarifying how we should pasken in this issue (contrary to what is usually said and written). 

3. Further discussion of this issue, including a look at the question of combing and brushing hair on Shabbat. 

Mochek: An Analysis of the Melachah of Mochek

An analysis of the major approaches to Mochek in rishonim, and the ramifications of their positions- yielding original conclusions and new understandings of classical texts.