An examination of the concept of Kabbalat Hatorah and a re-evaluation of the meaning of some well known midreshei Chazal.
An analysis of the conceptual underpinnings of the halachah of Eruv Tavshilin, based on a careful reading of the primary texts.
Ostensibly, Shavuot makes no sense: Didn't we lose, through the sin of the golden calf, what we gained at Sinai? What is there to celebrate. This shiur clarifies the meaning and challenge of Shavuot, shedding light on the beautiful meaning and message of this chag.
A seemingly strange gemarah about Rut and Iyov yields a beautiful and crucial perspective on adversity and life.
An analysis of the differing understandings of the Rishonim of mitzvat asseh shehazman geramah as well as the mitzvah of sefirat haomer, and the ramifications for the question of whether or not women are obligated in this halachah.
Many people view Yom Tov Sheni as an added opportunity for holiness- they might be suprised to find out what CHazal have to say about the topic, and what it teaches us about Chutz LaAretz!
An in-depth examination of the famous story of Rashbi and his son in the cave, its deeper meaning and lessons.
Discover what the Rambam views as one of the gravest of sins. The answer may surprise- and uplift- you.
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…
Two religious personality types and the differences between them.