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New Perspectives on Shir Hashirim

A new perspective on one of the most cryptic books of Tanach, sheding fresh light on many of its most central secrets. 

The meaning of Shir Hashirim

Rabbi Akiva teaches us that Shir Hashirim is "kodesh hakodashim". In this introduction to the sefer, we explore why that is, what it means and what the sefer as a whole has to say to us about our relationship with Hashem, 

Hashkiveinu

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. 

What did Lavan do?

An analysis of "Tze Ulmad", explaining what we are saying about Lavan and Pharoah, were it comes form- and what it all says about the Haggadah in general. Also-  a look at Bilaam and Lavan. 

What is wrong with the Chacham?- another look at the Haggadah

People assume that the Chacham is the hero of the Haggadah, and that he is the counterpoint to the Rasha. Not necessarily. 

Both actually have their shortcomings, and they are more similar than we might have thought!

Critical lessons from the Haggadah (and from the Torah) for all of us chachamim!  

Pharaoh's Mikdash: an analysis of a subtle aspect of Parshat Beshalach

This shiur explores a fascinating hidden theme in Parshat Besahlach, clarifiying issues of peshat and derash (disecting a fascinating midrash in Vayikra Rabbah).

Note: This shiur adds new insights and clarifications to the version found in Amittah Shel Torah.

Detzach, Adash BeAchav: The Deeper Meaning of the Makkot

The structure, meaning and significance of the 10 Makkot- and much more- explained.

HaOchel Matza Erev Pesach

A seemingly bizarre Yerushalmi holds the key to a major principle of hashkafah- including the Torh's view on human sexuality.

An Analysis of Taarovet in general, and in Chametz in particular

A comprehensive analysis of the Rambam's approach to Taarovet in general and Chametz in particular.

Mimacharat HaShabbat

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

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