Good lomdus is a lot like detective work. It involves truly seeing what was there all along, although hidden. It entails digging up the clues and putting the pieces together until the full picture emerges.
In this analysis of Berachah Achat Meien Shalosh, we will examine a seemingly absurd shita of the Raavad. By putting it into the context of three machloket's between the Rashba and Raavad, we will see how each understands Berachah Achat Meien Shalosh, and why each said what he did.
In the end, the brilliance of the approach of the Raavad emerges in all of its splendor.
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)!
An analysis of the concept of Arvut and how and why it does or doesn't apply to women.
A careful reading of the meaning and message of this deep and beautiful tefillah (Hashkiveinu). Alos sheds light on the "dayenu" section of the Haggadah- and more.
Through a conceptual analysis of a remarkable shitah of Rabeinu Chananel, we gain a critical insight into how we should pray!
A conceptual and textual analysis of Birchot Hamitzvah, focusing on the halachah of Over LaAsiyatan.
An investigation into the meaning and message of Birchot Hatorah; providing insight into Talmud Torah.
The Rambam’s approach to Kavod haberiot appears strange- but once we understand it, we will see that it is based on a fascinating conceptualization of the concept; as well as his understanding of Derabanan and DIvrei Sofrim.
What is the halachah of Shnaim Mikra V'echad Targum about? What would Rashi say about Rashi? Some of the issues clarified in this shiur.