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Yishayahu 58- Taanit and Shabat

One of the most famous haftarot, this section of Yishayahu is central to the message of the Sefer and the meaning of fasts, Shabbat and much more…

The Chapters of Shir Hamaalot

This shiur suggests a framework for understanding the series of Tehillim of the Shir Hamaalot.

Ever HaYarden- is it part of Eretz Yisrael?

Is the other side of the Jordan part of Eretz Yisrael or not? The answer is neither yes nor no, and sheds light on many Biblical texts, including the end of Sefer Yehoshua.

Why didn't Rivka tell?

This brief analysis sheds light on a seemingly problematic aspect of the Yitzchak- Rivka narrative and relationship. At the same time, it presents a critical paradigm for understanding an important type of machloket.

The Secret of Parshat Pinchas

At first glance there is no rhyme or reason to the placement of topics- especially Korbanot- in Pinchas. We will see that the very opposite is true.

Hameor Shebah

In this shiur, we will delve into a very famous but perplexing midrash. We will see that it can only be understood from the perspective of a deep and comprehensive analysis of biblical texts.

Derech Sheloshet Yamim

Why did Moshe never actually demand the Jewish People's freedom? What is the hidden message in the request for the 3 day journey? This shiur explains this and more!

Mimacharat HaShabbat

A critical perspective on Pesach, Shavuot and Sefirah- at the interface of Peshat and Derash.

Between Penuel and Machanaim- a view on Life's Challenges

Many fascinating surprises emerge from a close reading of the Biblical text surrounding the journey of Yaakov. Along the way we will learn about the subtleties of the Peshat and understand some seemingly strange midrashic statements. This shiur sheds much methodological light on the study of Tanach, midrash- and a key dimension of life!

Koelet- The Deeper Meaning

Kohelet is one of the most enigmatic- yet critical- of the books of Tanach. In this series, we will see what it has to teach us about life, Man and God, and learning Tanach.