Classes

01-03 The Korban Olah (Yeshiva 5781/ 2021).

01-03 The Korban Olah (Yeshiva 5781/ 2021).This class talks specifically about the Korban Olah.1) Nedava, 2) Gift after sin offering, 3) Kapara for Asei and Lav Hanitak LiAseiThree levels in what this Korban is (or could be).Why it is from a male exclusively, above the division between genders (so why male?).The idea of the lower…

16-04. The Manna (Yeshiva 5781/ 2021).

16-04. The Manna (Yeshiva 5781/ 2021).A class on the Manna.We started with the basic ideas:1) No Birurim2) Quality not quantity (עשירית האיפא)3) All tastes, no substance4) The Torah was given (created) by the eaters of the Manna.We then learned some of the Gemara (Yoma 74b ff) regarding the Manna, we didn’t finish and it is…

13-02 Kadesh Li Kol Bechor, the Mitzvos of the first born (Yeshiva 5781/ 2021). (P Bo)

13-02 Kadesh Li Kol Bechor, the Mitzvos of the first born (Yeshiva 5781/ 2021).The first Mitzvos “after Mattan Torah: are Parshas Bo, they include 1) The laws of the Torah calendar 2) Mitzvos of Korban Pesach 3) Eating Matza 4) Against having Chometz on Pesach 5) Telling our children the story of Yetzias Mitzrayim at…

07-01. Shemos: P VaEra: Moshe is “Elokim” to Pharoah and Aharon is his “Navi” (Yeshiva 5781/ 2021)

07-01. Moshe is “Elokim” to Pharoah and Aharon is his “Navi” (Yeshiva 5781/ 2021).1) Moshe is first a כבד פה ועבד לשון later he is an ערל שפתים and finally he is הן אני ערל שפתים (his impediment is notorious) and still he’s the one to take us from Mitzrayim.2) Last week (Shmos) Hashem shows…

49-33 Breishis: P Vayechi: Yaakov never passed away (Yeshiva 5781/ 2021)

49-33 Yaakov never passed away (Yeshiva 5721/ 2021).This class touches on various points in Vayechi, such as…1) Chazak2) The Brachos and Ruach HaKodesh3) The kindness of Yosef towards his brothers, being one of themBut most of the class is on the idea that יעקב אבינו לא מת.We explored it on various levels, including how the…

Shmos 03:02 the Sneh (burning bush)

Parshas Shemos – Moshe Rabbeinus early life including detailed insights on the burning bush (sneh)The Argument between the Ramban and the Rabbeinu Bechayey about Moshe’s early Nevuas.The issue of a Malach during Nevua, and the Malach at the burning bush, the Sneh. Length 37:40

37- 03. Vayyshev Parsha – The Multicolored Coat – Ksones Pasim (Yeshiva 5781/ 2020).

Vayyshev Parsha – The Multicolored Coat  – Ksones Pasim (Yeshiva 5781/ 2020).Summary – An exploration of the various interpretations of Yosef’s multi-colored coat, its possible physical appearance as well as its spiritual meaning, reason for its existence and applications to the story of Yosef overall. The class includes an introductory discussion of what it meant that…

End of Vayishlach: 43 Pesukim dedicated to Aisav, his family, and their future: Edom, Seiir, (Yeshiva 5781/ 2020)

End of Vayishlach: 43 Pesukim dedicated to Aisav, his family, and their future: Edom, Seiir, (Yeshiva 5781/ 2020).The Torah tells Torah’s version of history that ends with Moshiach (and is not an endless cycle, though it so often appears so). The history in the Chumash reflects this and it is in this spirit that so…

Vayetzei 31, 19 the “Trufim”

Rare opportunity to delve into the nature of the trafim that Lavan used for avodah zara.  Why did Rochel take and hide them and what were the consequences?I’m enclosing my notes for you to see my sources.Zohar, Yonasan Ben Uziel, Rashi, Ramban, Even Ezra, Daas Zkeinim, Tziyuni and more.The most unusual idea (from the Even…

Toldos 26, 2. Yitzchak’s piety and removal from the world; Yeshiva (5781/ 2020).

Toldos 26, 2. Yitzchak’s piety and removal from the world; Yeshiva (5781/ 2020).Yitzchak’s story is squeezed into Parshas Toldos between the stories of Avraham and Yaakov.    Yitzchak’s role was different than his father’s or his son’s – Firstly he had the most difficult of tasks, to secure the teachings of Avrohom Avinu beyond his…