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The Eitz Hadaat Narrative

The Eitz Hadaat Narrative is the foundation of all of the Torah, indeed all of Tanach. In this shiur we delve into the deeper meaning of this fascinating and puzzling narraitve

Exploring the Relationships between the Avot and Imahot

Was Avraham oblivious to his wife's beauty? If so, is that a good thing? What are Chazal really saying? A beautiful perspective on beauty! 

Did Rivkah really keep the prophecy to her self and not tell her husband? How is that possible? The answer tells us much about machloket! 

The Halachik Significance of the State of Israel: A study in Tzom Gedaliah (and chanukah)

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). 

Sefer Yonah

The book of Yonah appears to be extremely bizarre and enigmatic. In this shiur we will shed light B"H on Yonah the person and this fascinating sefer that deals with his story. 

Massah Dumah

The prophecy entititled "Massah Dumah" in Yishayahu is one of the most cryptic sections in Tanach. Despite its brevity, it requires a tremendous amount of digging and putting the pieces together to unearth the plain sense of this magnificent text. These couple of verses pose a huge challenge- but one that is more than woth the effort! 

New Perspectives on Shir Hashirim

A new perspective on one of the most cryptic books of Tanach, sheding fresh light on many of its most central secrets. 

Ovadyahu

What is the message of Ovadayhu's life? What does he say to us? Is he related to the sefer in Trei Assar, and if so- how?

The Ghosts of Vayikra

A subtle but powerful aspect of Sefer Vayikra is uncovered. Echoes of characters from Bereshit are identified, each contributing a key and fascinating perspective on the topic of Korbanot. 

The meaning of Shir Hashirim

Rabbi Akiva teaches us that Shir Hashirim is "kodesh hakodashim". In this introduction to the sefer, we explore why that is, what it means and what the sefer as a whole has to say to us about our relationship with Hashem,