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The Essence of Torah and Mitzvot

This analysis of an aspect of Matan Torah (in Shemot and Devarim) sheds light on the meaning of learning Torah and doing Mitzvot.

The Secret of Megillat Rut







A seemingly innocuous and extraneous sentence in the megillah actually holds the key to the entire mystery of the book of Rut!

 

The meaning of Kabbalat Hatorah

An examination of the concept of Kabbalat Hatorah and a re-evaluation of the meaning of some well known midreshei Chazal.

Why celebrate Shavuot?

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.

The difference between Rut and Iyov: a perspective on adversity.

A seemingly strange gemarah about Rut and Iyov yields a beautiful and crucial perspective on adversity and life.

Mimacharat HaShabbat

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

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