An analysis of the suggyot and key approaches in the Geonim and Rishoinim to the conceptual and halachik fundamentals of Hadlakat Neirot of Shabbat. The nature of the mitzvah is explored, as well as its relationship to the acceptance of the beginning of Shabbat.
A critical insight into the meaning of Chanukah, shedding light on countless texts and aspects of this holiday.
An analysis of the issues of Bishul on Shabbat- focusing on the definition of bishul and the categories of keli rishon and sheni.
An in depth analysis of the halachah regarding the killing of mosquitoes, bees and other harmful creatures on Shabbat. A textual and conceptual clarification; with suggested halachik implications.
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.
An analysis of the sugya and rishonim Shabbat (3a) dealing with the parameters and nature of Lifnei Iver. An interface of careful reading of the rishonim, conceptual analysis and important methodological points of general import.
An Analysis of Habituation [and local practices] and its impact on kelacher yad and tefillin.
An in-depth examination of the famous story of Rashbi and his son in the cave, its deeper meaning and lessons.
A conceptual analysis of one of the key sugyot in Shabbat- a nexus of issues relating both to specific melachot and general melechet machshevet issues.
Is there a problem with using post-it’s, sticky notes, flags and the like on Shabbat? Let’s analyze the primary sources and see.