Inyanei DeYomah Shiurim
Why do we introduce the holiest day of the year with the seemingly trivial Kol Nidrei prayer? What understanding emerges from the primary sources? What can we learn from this dramatic, yet enigmatic aspect of our liturgy?
A conceptual analysis of a fascinating Suggayh, shedding fundamental light on the notion and systems of time in Halachah. For those who thought that the halachik day begins at night- think again (or listen to the shiur)!
Which is greater, learning Torah or saving Am Yisrael? What is true Tzidkut? Did Chazal think it was wrong for Mordechai to be mevatel Torah in order to save us from Haman? Why was Moshe the epitome of a Tzadik? A crucial discussion of the sources.
The value of unity amongst the Jewish People and its relevance to Yom Yerushalayim.
There are unfortunately those today who deny that their is significance to the existence of the State of Israel from the perspective of Torah. We will see that this claim ignores numerous Halachik sources (as well as other sources in Torah litterature).
A new perspective on one of the most cryptic books of Tanach, sheding fresh light on many of its most central secrets.
An analysis of the nature of the berachah "harav et riveinu" and the approaches of the rishonim to it.
Perspectives on the Shoah- for Yom Hashoah, and for always.
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.