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Kol Nidrei

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? 

Adventures in Halachik Time- the 14 meals of Sukkot

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)!

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. 

An Analysis of Eruv Tavshilin

An analysis of the conceptual underpinnings of the halachah of Eruv Tavshilin, based on a careful reading of the primary texts.

The Gravest Sin

Discover what the Rambam views as one of the gravest of sins. The answer may surprise- and uplift- you.

Ahavah and Yirah- a deeper and broader look

Two religious personality types and the differences between them.

Which is holier- Shabbat or Yom Kippur?

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

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.

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.