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The Shiurim Archive

 

Since March 2001, Rabbi Mois Navon has been delivering a weekly lunchtime shiur on Jewish Thought.  A sampling of the shiurim is provided below.

 

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Source Sheet /דף מקורות

Title

כותרת

 

Atonement, Peace, Avoda, Parshat Noah, Bereishit, Vayera, Pekudei (Haftara), Yom Yerushalayim

 [331]

Jerusalem_Altar.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

The Altar of Perfecting the World

מזבח תקון עולם

 

Teshuva, Repent, Creation, Parshat Nitzvaim, Yom Kippur

 [330]

Teshuva7.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

Great is Penance

גדולה תשובה

 

Christianity, Faith, Acts, “If Jesus saves, well he’d better save himself”, Parshat Ki Tavo

 [329]

CurseOfTheLaw.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

The Curse of the Law

קללת התורה

 

Atheism, Nihilism, Fair Weights, Amalek, Parshat Ki Teitzei (Kedoshim), Elul, Rosh Hashana

 [328]

GodIsDead.pdf

GodIsDead_HEBmadman.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

God is Dead

אלוקים מת

 

Elul, Sleichot, Shofarot, Psalm 27, Ani VeDodi Li, Hashgacha, 13 Midot Rachamim

 [327]

Elul.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

On Elul

על אלול

 

Bal Tosif Bal Tigra, Halakhic Man, Homo Religiousus, Parshat Re'eh, Ve'etchanan

 [326]

BalTigraTosif.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

To Connect – Where Adding only Detracts

להתחבר – כל המוסיף גורע

 

Consequences, Tzadik V’Ra Lo, Brit, Naaseh Vishma, Ekev

 [325]

EkevTishmaun.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

Upon Listening

עקב תשמעון

 

Four Sons, Four Sections, Ve’etchanan

 [324]

FourSectionsFourSons1.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

Adapt the Message

להתאים את המסר

 

The Three Weeks, Four Fasts, 17th of Tammuz, 9th of Av, Tzom Gedalia, 10th of Tevet

 [323]

CelebrateTishaBAV.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

To celebrate the Ninth of Av – on the definition of peace

לחגוג תשעה באב – על הגדרתו של שלום

 

Tevilat Keilim, Mikvah, War, Metal, Creativity, Parshat Matot (Balak)

 [322]

MikvahKeilim.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

On Utensils and Nations

על כלים ועמים ומה שביניהם

 

Pinhas, Eliyahu, Machloket, Peace, Teiku, End of Days, Parshat Pinhas

 [321]

EliyahuHaNavi.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

We want Eliyahu HaNavi – but why?

שיבוא אליהו הנביא! לשם מה?

 

Edom, Arabs, Prayer, Mashiach, Hutzpa, Kefira, Parshat Balak

 [320]

MashiachYishmaelEdom.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

Four Kingdoms and Yishmael

ארבע מלכיות וישמעאל

 

Live in Yehuda VeShomrom settlements, Safety, Risk, Sacrifice, Parshat Korah

 [319]

TrempForLife.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

Hitchhiking for God’s Sake

למען השם - טרמפ

 

Job (Iyov), Tzadik VeRa Lo, Why the Righteous Suffer, Parshat Shelach

 [318]

JobIyov1.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

On Job – Lessons out of the Whirlwind

על איוב – לקחים מן הסערה

 

Vows, Parshat Naso

 [317]

NazirToday.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

To be a Nazir - TODAY

להיות נזיר - היום

 

Discrepancies, Kofer, Parshat Bamidbar, Lech Lecha, Vayera, Vayishlach, Vayeshev, Behaalotcha, Hukat, Pinhas, Nitzavim, Shavuot

13 Principles (8)

[316]

DotsTorahMinHashamayim.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

Connect the Dots – Moshe, Ezra, Eliyahu

תורה מן השמיים

 

Blessings, Curses, National Destiny, Sef-Actualization, Eretz Yisrael, Parshat Behukotai

[315]

Behukotai.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

If you walk in My ways

אם בחוקתי תלכו

 

Transcendental, Revelational, Miraculous, Natural, Pesah, Omer, Yom HaAtzmaut, Parshat Emor

[314]

OmerExistence1.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

Two Orders of Existence that are One

שני סדרי קיום

שהם אחד

 

Animals’ Eating v Man’s Eating, Parshat Bo, Bereishit, Shabbat Hagadol, Pesah

[313]

OnEating.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

AudioShiur(English)

On Eating – Between Paradise and Pesah

על האכילה –

בין גן עדן לפסח

 

Man-Man (Adam L’Haveiro), Man-God (Adam L’Makom), Parshat Metzora, Yom Kippur

[312]

GoatsAndBirds1.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

On Birds, Goats and You

על ציפורים, שעירים, ואתה

 

Brit Mila (Circumcision), Survival, Self-Sacrifice, Redemption, Parshat Tazria (Lech Lecha), Purim, Pesah

[311]

BritMilaMegilaAndPesah.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

Brit Mila: Identifying with Redemption

מילה מגילה וקרבן פסח

 

Aveira Lishma, Man/Man, Man/God, Agnon, Nadav, Avihu, Uza, David, Parshat Shemini (Achrei Mot), Shavuot

[310]

BetweenManAndGod.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

When a Good Thing, Isn’t

כשדבר טוב הוא רע

 

Torah, “Magic Ink”, “To touch the heavens”, Influence, Transformation, Parshat Ki Tisa, Vayikra, Behaalotcha, Shavuot

[309]

MoshesRadiance.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

His Face Radiated

קרן עור פניו

 

Temple, Purity v. Morality, Parshat Pekudei (Haftara)

[308]

DavidBloodMashiach.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

King David and Mashiach ben David

בין דוד המלך

למלך המשיח

 

Mishkan, Collective Punishment, Collective Reward, Responsibility, Parshat Vayakhel, (Pekudei, Ki Tisa, Shoftim, Ekev)

[307]

NationalAtonement.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

Collective Atonement

כפרה קולקטיבית

 

Moses’ greatest act, breaking tablets, luchot, Parshat Ki Tisa, Vezot Habracha, Simchat Torah (Shemini Atzteret)

[306]

Vezot_Wedding_SOURCES.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

TimesParshaColumn

The Betrothed

המאורסת

 

Kedushat HaAretz, Kedusha Rishona (Yehoshua), Sheniyah (Ezra), Temple, Mikdash, Parshat Terumah, Yom HaAtzmaut, Yom Yerushalayim

[305]

Kedusha.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

What’s so holy about the Holy land?

(On Holiness)

ארץ הקודש – מה כל כך קדוש?

(על הקדושה)

 

Mishpat Ivri, Secular Courts in Israel, Beit Mishpat, Beit Din, Parshat Mishpatim, Shavuot

[304]

Mishpatim.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

AudioShiur(English)

Return Our Judges

השיבה שופתינו כבראשונה

 

Kol Isha, halacha, leadership, music, sensuality, aesthetics, Parshat Beshalach, Shevii Shel Pesah

[303]

KolIsha.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

A Woman’s Voice

קול אישה

 

Morasha, Torah, Eretz, Yisrael, Olam Haba, Self-Sacrifice, Yisurin, Parshat Vaera

[302]

Morasha1.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

Inherit the World

מורשה

 

Challenge, Redeem the World, Burning Bush, Tikun Olam, Parshat Shmot

[301]

Confrontation.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

Confrontation

עימות

 

Yehei Shemei Raba, Yaakov on deathbed, Shema, Asara BeTevet, Kaddish Kelali, Parshat Vayehi

[300]

Kaddish.pdf

AudioShiur(English)

Blessing God?

יהא שמיה רבא

 

Joseph, Catharsis, Aesthetic, Intellectual, Parshat  Vayetzei

[299]

MajestyHumility.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

TimesParshaColumn

Majesty & Humility

ההוד והענווה

 

Reuven, Eli’s sons, Shmuel’s sons, David, Shlomoh, Yoshiyahu, Parshat  Vayishlach

[298]

WhenLeadersSin.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

When Leaders Sin

כל האומר שחטאו אינו אלא טועה

 

White Lies, Truth, Crooks, Thieves, Cheats, Peace, Safety, Parshat  Vayetzei (Mishpatim)

[297]

Lies.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

To Tell a Lie

להגיד דבר שקר

 

Tikun Olam, Man of Field, Man of Tent, Parshat Toldot

[296]

ItsComplicated.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

It’s Complicated

תיקון עולם – זה מסובך

 

Nichum Aveilim, Comforting Mourners, Parshat Chayeh Sarah

[295]

NichumAveilim.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

To Comfort a Soul

נחמה לנשמה

 

Kant, Kierkegaard, Suspension of Judgment, Parshat Vayera, Rosh Hashanah

[294]

Akeida.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

The Binding of Isaac

העקידה

 

Safety, Sakana, Health, Medicine, Reform, Halacha, Parshat Lech Lecha, Vayera, Tazria

[293]

MetzitzahBpeh1.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

Metzitzah BePeh

מציצה בפה

 

Shiva, Mourning, Purpose, Parshat Noach, Vayehi, Shemini

[292]

Shiva_Shiur.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

On Mourning

על השבעה

 

Oaths, Nedarim, Justice, Mercy, Forgiveness, Yom Kippur

[291]

KolNidrei.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

Kol Nidrei – What does it have to do with Kappara

כל נדרי – מה זה קשור ליום הכיפורים?!

 

Satan, Devil, Yetzer Hara, Angel of Death, Confusion, Shofar, Rosh Hashanah

[290]

ConfuseSatan1.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

AudioShiur(English)

To Confuse Satan

לערבב את השטן

 

Holocaust, Germany, Amalek, Parshat Ki Teitzei (Beshalach, Zachor)

[289]

MovingOn.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

Remembering to Move On

לזכור להתקדם

 

Galut, Man-Man, Man-God commandments, Shabbat Hazon

[288]

Exile.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

God Regrets Exile

אלוקים מתחרט על גלות

 

Tikun Olam, Egypt-Desert-Israel, 42 Letter Name of God, Miracle of Survival, Parshat Masei

[287]

Journey.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

Journey of a Lifetime

מסע החיים

 

Faith, Ethics, Action, Parshat Pinhas, Tetzaveh, Bereishit, Kedoshim

[286]

FaithEthicsAction.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

The Most Important Verse in the Torah

הפסוק הכי חשוב בתורה

 

Biblical Criticism, Parshat Balak (Balaam), Devarim, Zot Habracha (Simchat Torah)

13 Principles (8)

[285]

WhoWroteTheTorah.pdf

Who Wrote the Torah?

מי כתב את התורה?

 

Moses’ Copper Snake, Faith, Generation of Desert v. Conquerors, Parshat Hukat

13 Principles (1)

[284]

FaithInAnInvisibleGod.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

The Hidden Hand

הנהגה נסתרת

 

Datan and Aviram, Land of Israel, Commandments, Faith, Allegiance, Parshat Korach, Ekev

[283]

MilkAndHoney.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

The Land of Milk and Honey

ארץ זבת חלב ודבש

 

Jericho, Philosophy, Archeology, Halacha, Parshat Shelach

[282]

Jericho.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

Jericho – And the walls came tumblin’ down

יריחו – בין פילוסופיה, ארכאולוגיה והלכה

 

Time Consciousness, History, Hurban, Binyan, Sefirat Omer, Parshat Emor

[281]

OmerTalk_Time1.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

It’s About Time

חבל על הזמן

 

Azazel, Satan, Evil, Theodicy, Freewill, Hok, Tzadik VeRa Lo (Righteous Suffer), Forgiveness, Parshat Achrei Mot, Yom Kippur

[280]

Azazel1.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

TimesParshaColumn

Sympathy For The Devil

אחד לעזאזל

 

Leprosy, Slander, Arrogance, Society, Parshat Tazria, Metzora

[279]

Metzora_LashonLev.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

Tzarat – On tongue, heart and society

צרעת: על לשון, לב וחברה

 

Four cups, Five Cups, Eliyahu Hanavi, Shabbat Hagadol, Pesah

[278]

ShabbatHagadol_FifthCup.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

A Full Cup and a Complete World

כוס מלא ועולם שלם

 

Kazayit Matzah, Kiton Mayim, Pesah

[277]

KazayitMatzva_IndividualNation.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

On Matzah, Individual and Nation

בין פרט לכלל

בכזית מצה

 

Shittim, Acacia, Gold, Evil/Good Inclination, Mishkan (Tabernacle), Parshat Vayakhel-Pekudei, (Terumah, Balak)

[276]

Shittim.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

TimesParshaColumn

On Wood, Gold and Freewill

בחירה חופשית בין ה"שיטים"

 

Memory, History, Ten Remembrances, Parshat Ki Tisa, (Bo, Yitro, Ekev, Ki Teitzei,  Ve’etchanan, Balak Zachor, Yom Yerushalayim, Shavuot)

[275]

CollectiveConsciousness.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

AudioShiur PART1 (English)

AudioShiur PART2 (English)

We Are What We Remember –

On Collective Memory

על זכרון קולקטיבי

 

Drink, Drunk, Simcha, Rejoice,  Yom Tov, Adar, Purim

[274]

Simcha_Purim_YomTov.pdf

AudioShiur(English)

Between Simchat Purim and Simchat Yom Tov

בין שמחת פורים לשמחת יום טוב

 

Shomer Hinam, Nezikin, Zion, Parshat Mishpatim, Bereshit (Shavuot)

[273]

MisphatimNezikin.pdf

Between Man and Man & Man and God

בין בית המשפט לבית הכנסת

 

Living in Hutz LaAretz, Living in Israel, Gershom, Eliezer, Para Adumah, Korban Pesah, Blood, Parshat  Yitro, Para, Pinhas, Ekev, Yom HaAtzmaut, Pesah, Shavuot

[272]

SandboxOrStage.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

Sandbox or Stage – that is the question

בין במה לארגז חול

 

Absurd, Mila, Korban Pesah, Blood, Parshat  Bo, Pesah

[271]

InYourBlood.pdf

Be All You Can Be

בדמייך חיי?

בדמייך חיי!

 

Speech Impediment, Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis, Redemption, Moses, Stuttering Savior, Parshat  Shmot, Vaera, Pesah

[270]

IshDevarim.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

The Reluctant Redeemer

המושיע המסרב

 

Crisis, Jacob, Joseph, Species Man, Adam I & II, Parshat  Miketz

[269]

MiketzShatteredVessels.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

Hope in Shattered Vessels

סבר בשבר

(או התקווה לתקן)

 

Saint, Purity, Hero, Morality, Temple, King, Parshat  Vayetzei, Chayei Sarah

[268]

ContractingLand.pdf

The Land Contracted for Three

שלשה קפצה להם הארץ

 

Brit Mila, Land, Seed, Torat Ysirael, Eretz Yisrael, Am Yisrael, Parshat  Chayei Sarah, (Lech Lecha)

[267]

HayeiSarah_Legacy_SOURCES.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

Living Covenant

ברית חיה

 

Development of Faith, Absurd, Abraham, Parshat Lech Lecha, Vaera

[266]

TenTests.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

Ten Steps to the Leap Faith

עשרה שלבים לאביר אמונה

 

Aesthetics, Ethics, Intellect, Sin, Conversation, Innovation, Parshat Noah

[265]

Noah_PPP_SOURCES.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

Tree and Tower – On Pleasure, Power and Purpose

עץ ומגדל – על תענוג, תוקף ותכלית

 

Beauty, Aesthetics, Trees, Sin, Parshat Bereishit

[264]

BereishitTREESAesthetics.pdf

Trees as Symbol of the power of the Aesthetic

אילנות כסמל לכוח האסתטיקה

 

Fate, Freewill, Redemption, Parshat Haazinu (Valeyech) Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret)

[263]

Haazinu_History_SOURCES

TimesParshaColumn

Haazinu: Song of Inspiration

האזינו  – שירת המוזה

 

Hakhel, Creation, Purpose, Torah, Shemitta, Parshat Vayelech (Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret)

[262]

Vayelech_Hakhel_SOURCES1

TimesParshaColumn

Experience of a Lifetime

חווית החיים

 

National Mission, Purpose, God, Land, Torah, Gerizim, Eval, Parshat Ki Tavo (Parshat Re'eh)

[261]

KiTavo_12StonesPlaster

TimesParshaColumn

Why Are You Here?

Plaster on Twelve Stones

למה אתה כאן?

סיד על שתים עשרה אבנים

 

Reward, Individual, Nation, Honor Father and Mother, Send Away Mother-bird, Theodicy, Tzadik VeRaLo, Parshat Ki Teitzei,  Ve’etchanan

[260]

LiveLongAndProsper_SOURCES.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

Live Long and Prosper

אריכות ימים על האדמה

 

Refaim, Nephilim, Fallen Angels, Purpose, Fantastic Midrash, Parshat Devarim, Hukat, Lech Lecha

[259]

Og2.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

Og and the Giant Question

עוג ענק השאלה

 

Atonement, Justice, Crime and Punishment, Murder, Blood, Parshat Masei, Shoftim

[258]

UntilCohenGadolDies.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

Until the High Priest Dies

עד מות כהן הגדול

 

Zealotry (Kanaaut), Law and Order, Parshat Pinhas, Balak

[257]

PinhasZealotry.pdf

On Pinhas & Zealotry

על פינחס והקנאות

 

Sword, Prayer, Balaam, Bitachon (Trust), Action, Army, Parshat Balak, Matot

[256]

LefiHarev.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

By the “mouth” of the sword

"לפי חרב" – שיעור בבטחון

 

Absurd, Purpose, Existentialism, Camus, Parshat Hukat, Para Aduma

[255]

SisyphusHopeMeaning.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

On Sisyphus, Hope and Meaning

על סיזיפוס, תקווה ומשמעות

 

Snake, Baker, Korah, Haman, Midrash, Transcendence, Parshat Bereishit, Vayeshev, Miketz, Korah, Purim

[254]

FourLevelsOfEnvy.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

On Envy and Self-Actualization

על קנאה והגשמה

 

Mission Statement, Teaching Torah, Recognizing God, Repetition of Prince Offerings, Parshat Naso

[253]

Naso_MissionStatement.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

Between Jews and Gentiles

בין ישראל לאומות העולם

 

Age of the Universe, Shemita, Yovel, Jubilee, Kabbalah, Physics, Parshat Behar

[252]

AgeOfTheUniverse.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

Thoughts on the Age of the Universe

מחשבות על גיל היקום

 

Moadim, Moadot, Shabbat, Pesah, Omer, Shavuot, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, Parshat Emor

[251]

Holidays.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

Holiday – It would be so nice

משמעות מערכת המועדות

 

Aesthetics, Synagogue, Temple, Parshat Ki Tisa (Terumah, Tetzaveh, Vayakhel, Pekudim)

[250]

MishkanEgelAesthetics.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

On the Tabernacle,

the Golden Calf,

and Aesthetics

על העגל, המשכן ואסתטיקה

 

Drunk, Knowing, Moral Authority, Good & Evil,  Blessed Mordechai, Cursed Haman, Purim, Rosh Hodesh Adar

[249]

DontKnow_SOURCES.pdf

DontKnow.pdf

Until You Don’t Know

עד דלא ידע

 

Chronological Order of Torah, Ain Mukdam U’MuAchar B’Torah, Revisit, Renew, Parshat Yitro, Mishpatim, Shavuot

[248]

Flashback.pdf

On Flashback

אין מוקדם ומאוחר בתור

 

History, Memory, Experience, Test, Parshat Yitro, Shavuot

[247]

Encounter.pdf

On the Encounter

נס המפגש

 

Ki Karov Hu, Psychological, Spiritual Development, Traditional v. Pop-Culture, Parshat Beshalach

[246]

ForAChange.pdf

Time For Change

לשם שינוי

 

Scientific Knowledge, Revelation, Redemption, Parshat Vaera

[245]

Hartumim_Vaera1.pdf

On Hartumim, Scientists, and God

חרטומים מדענים אלוקים ומה שביניהם

 

Seeing God, R. Akiva, Moshe, Theodicy (Tzadik VeRa Lo), Parshat Shmot, Ki Tisa, (Shavuot)

[244]

SeeingGod1.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

Emotional Empathy versus Rational Empathy

בין אמפטיה רגשית לאמפטיה רציונלית

 

Tekhelet, Levush Malchut, Five Suits for Binyamin, Parshat Vayigash, Purim

[243]

TekheletBinyamin.pdf

Binyamin, Mordechai and Royal Clothing

בנימין, מרדכי ולבושי מלכות

 

Pirsumei Nisa, Hanukkah, Purim (Megilla), Pesah (Four Cups)

[242]

PirsumeiNisa1.pdf

Publicizing a Miracle –

What’s the Big Deal

פרסומי ניסא –

מה הקטע?

 

Shame (Malbin Panim), Reproof (Tochacha), Tamar, Parshat Vayeshev (Kedoshim)

[241]

ShameReproof.pdf

Between Shame and Reproof

בין "הוכח תוכיח" ל"מלבין פנים"

 

Three Holy Places, Three Things, Purpose, Israel, Parshat Chayei Sarah, Vayishlach

[240]

ThreeHolyPlaces.pdf

Hevron, Shechem, Jerusalem

חברון, שכם, ירושלים

 

Wisdom of Crowds, Individual v Community, Matzeivah v Mizbayach, Parshat Vayetzei, Vayishlach, Mishpatim, Shoftim

[239]

Matzeiva1.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

Between Pillar and Altar

מצבה, מזבח ומניין

 

Prophecy, Creativity, Yetzer Hara of Idolatry, Parshat Toldot, Behaalotcha,

13 Principles (6)

[238]

Prophecy1.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

Prophecy as the Goal

הנבואה כמטרה

 

Love, Partnership, Completion, Purpose, Parshat Chayei Sarah

[237]

Love.pdf

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

על האהבה

 

Wonderment, Aesthetics, Beauty, Sublime, Nature, Parshat Lech Lecha, (Toldot, Shoftim)

[236]

TheChildWithin_SHOFTIM.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

TheChildWithin.pdf

The Child Within

הילד שבפנים

 

Environmentalism, Ecology, Urbanization, Industrialization, Bal Tashchit, Parshat Kayamut, Bereishit, Noah, Shoftim

[235]

TorahEcology1.pdf

Between “Conquering” and “Preserving”

בין "וְכִבְשֻׁהָ" לבין "וּלְשָׁמְרָהּ"

 

Judgment v. Mercy, Din, Rachamaim, Theodicy, Seeing/Understanding God, Yom Kippur, (Ki Tisa, Yitro)

[234]

13MidotRachamaim.pdf

The Thirteen Attributes of Mercy

 – and their Price

שלוש עשרה מידות הרחמים

ומחירן

 

Theodicy, Fate & Free-Will, Rosh Hashanah

[233]

RoshHashana1.pdf

The Judgment

on Rosh Hashanah

דינו של ראש השנה – מה הוא?

 

Teaching Torah to Gentiles (Non-Jews, Goyim), Parhsat Ki Tavo (VeZot HaBrachah)

[232]

TeachTorahToTheWorld.pdf

Twelve Stones,

Seventy Languages

שתים עשרה אבנים, שבעים לשון

 

Charity, Priorities, Perfection, Parhsat  Re'eh

[231]

Tzedaka.pdf

Tzedaka – The Key to Perfection

צדקה –

המפתח לשלימות

 

Lifnim Mishurat Hadin, do the right thing, Shabbat Nachamu, Parhsat Ve’etchanan

[230]

BeyondTheLetter.pdf

Beyond the Letter

of the Law

לפנים משורת הדין –

על הימורים וחברים והכסף שביניהם

 

Spies, Free Will, Faith, Tisha B’Av, Parhsat Devarim

[229]

Spies.pdf

Lessons From The Spies

לקחים מהמרגלים

 

Oaths, Spies, Two and a half tribes, Milgram, Stanford Prison Experiment, Moral Responsibility,  Parhsat Matot

[228]

Influence.pdf

Influence

השפעה

 

Joshua, Semicha, Moshe, Mashiach, 3 Gestures, Intellectual, Ethical, Aesthetic, Parhsat Pinhas

[227]

SpiritOfALeader_DRASH.pdf

SpiritOfSuccess.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

The Spirit Of Success

רוח ההצלחה

 

Tzar Baalei Chaim, Compassion, Medical Experiments, Parhsat Balak, Bereishit, Mishpatim, Ki Teitzei

[226]

TzarBaaleiHayim.pdf

Animal Rights

צער בעלי חיים

 

Dina D’Malchuta Dina, What are the parameters that obligate obedience to the law of the land?

[225]

DinaDmalchutaDina1.pdf

The Law of the Land is the Law?

דינא דמלכותא דינא?

 

Bnei Korah, Hirhur Teshuva, Thought, Action, Parshat Korah, Pinhas

[224]

BneiKorah1.pdf

BneiKorah_ESSAY.pdf

On the Sons of Korah – Between Thought and Deed

בני קורח – בין מחשבה למעשה

 

Maapilim, Teshuva Meula/Gemura, Parshat Shelach, Devarim

[223]

Maapilim.pdf

Maapilim –

Ancient & Modern

המעפילים – אז ועתה

 

Machiavelli, Ends Justify the Means, Aveira Lishma, Parshat Naso, Haftarat Nazir/Shimshon, (Purim)

[222]

AveiraLishma.pdf

To Sin

For Heaven’s Sake

עבירה לשמה

 

Kedushat HaKehuna, A good name, Parshat Bamidbar (Emor)

[221]

HonorAndCrowns.pdf

On Honor and Crowns

על כבוד וכתרים

 

Yom HaAtzmaut, Teshuva, Return to Israel, Yishuv HaAretz, Go up like a wall, Parshat Behar

[220]

ThreeOaths.pdf

TheThreeOathsOfJewishHistory.pdf

The Three Oaths – On History, Fate & Destiny

שלושת השבעות  - על היסטוריה, גורל ויעוד

 

Downfall of wicked, Egyptians drown, Mordechai kicks Haman, Eisav’s head, Pesah, Purim, Beshalach, Vayehi

[219]

RejoiceWickedFall.pdf

Ding Dong the Wicked Witch is Dead – Do We Celebrate?

באבוד רשעים רינה?

 

Mishpat, Hok, Contradicting Parent, Parshat Kedoshim, Yitro, Ve’etchanan

[218]

KibudAv.pdf

Honor Your Father & Mother

כיבור אב ואם

 

Death of First Born, Anubis, Book of the Dead, Parshat Bo, Pesah

[217]

DogsTongue_SOURCES.pdf

DogsTongue.pdf

Anubis_POSTER_BIG.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

The Tongue of a Dog Teaches all of Egypt

לא יחרץ כלב לשונו

 

Birkat HaIlanot, Renewal, Redemption, Spring, Nisan, Blossoming, Parshat HaHodesh

[216]

BirkatHaIlanot.pdf

BirkatHaIlanot_ESSAY.pdf

Message in a Blossom

בשורת הלבלוב

 

BeKrovai Ekadesh, Object Lesson, Obedience, Nadav & Avihu, Het HaEgel, Tree of Knowledge, Parshat Shemini, Bamidbar, Pinhas

[215]

NadavAvihu_BKROVAI.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

Through Those Near to Me

Will I be Sanctified

בקרובי אקדש

 

Man v. Animal, Bigdei Kehuna, Cohen, Talmid Hachaham, Parshat Tetzaveh, Pekudei

[214]

Clothing.pdf

Clothing – for Honor & Beauty

בגדים – כבוד ותפארת

 

Art, Aesthetics, Avoda Zara, Betzalel, Morality, Ethics, Sculpture, Parshat Ki Tisa, Vayakhel, Pekudei, Yitro

[213]

ArtAndAvodaZara.pdf

Art for God’s Sake – Between Idol Worship and Aesthetics

אומנות, למען השם – בין ע"ז לאסתטיקה

 

Adar Rishon, Sheini, Simcha Tamid, Purim Katan

[212]

AdarRishonSimha.pdf

On Simcha: Between Adar I and Adar II

מה בין אדר ראשון לאדר שני

 

Bat Kol, Urim VeTummim, Ruach HaKodesh, Prophecy, Divine Communication v. Free Will, Parshat Tetzaveh

[211]

UrimTumim_DivineAccess.pdf

To Know the Truth

לדעת את האמת

 

Mishkan, Mikdash, Beit Kenneset, Har Sinai, Aliegence, Shechina, Parshat Terumah

[210]

MishkanShechina.pdf

A Temple

“for God”?

ועשו לי מקדש

 ושכנתי בתוכם

 

Faith (Emuna), Initiative, “I am Hashem”, Amalek, Parshat Beshalach (Yitro)

[209]

FaithToAct.pdf

Faith to Act

אמונה לפעול

 

Primogeniture, 10th plague: Death of Firstborn, Cohen Gadol, Ger, Goy; Parshat Bo (Shmot, Bamidbar, Korah)

[208]

Firstborn2.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

Meritocracy

בין בכורה לבחירה

 

13 Principles (2 and 3), Parshat Shmot (Bereishit)

[207]

Anthropomorphism.pdf

Anthropomorphism v. Incorporeality –

 On Coke, Comics and Elokim

 

הַאֲנָשָׁה (אַנְתְּרוֹפּוֹמוֹרְפִיזְם) ומופשטות –

על קולה, קומיקס, ואלוקים

 

 

Ayin Hara, Evil Eye, Yosef Bones, Galut Mitzraim, Brother’s Sale, Goy Gadol, Jealousy, Parshat Vayehi

[206]

AyinHaRa.pdf

AyinHara_ESSAY1.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

Yosef and the Evil Eye

יוסף ועין הרע

 

Hannukah (Chanukah), Creation, Time, Permanides, Heraclitus

[205]

TimeHannuka1.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

Time and the Miracle of Hannukah

נס חנוכה: זמן

 

13 Principles (12), Peretz, Poretz, Hatikva, Messiah, C.R. Snyder, Parshat Vayeshev

[204]

HopeMashiach.pdf

The Psychology of Hope and the Mashiach

הפסיכולוגיה של תקווה והמשיח

 

Politics, Ancient Israel, Modern Israel, Rebbi, Antoninus, R. Y. ben Zakkai, R. Akiva, Mordechai, Haman, Jacob and Esau, Parshat Vayishlach

[203]

YaakovEisav_IsraelEdom.pdf

International Relations -

as learned from

Yaakov and Eisav

למידת יחסים בינלאומיים מיעקב ועשיו

 

Atheism, Creation, Big Bang, Evolution, Reason v. Revelation, Gadol Hametzuveh, Shavuot, (Parshat Toldot -Theism&History)

[202]

AgainstHitchens2.pdf

AudioShiur(English)

Atheism – On Christopher Hitchens’ “God is Not Great”

אָתֵאִיזְם –

דע מה שתשיב לאפיקורוס

 

Hesped, Mesorah, Continuity, Assimilation, Separateness, Covenant, Husband-Wife Teamwork, Grave, Ahuza, Parshat Chayei Sarah

[201]

HespedSarah.pdf

Eulogy for Sarah

לספוד לשרה

 

Matza, Redemption, Hospitality (Hachnasat Orchim), Brit Bein Habetarim, Zechut Avot, Parshat Vayera, Bo

[200]

LotsPesah.pdf

Lot’s Pesah

(Cycles in Time)

פסח של לוט

(מחזורי הזמן)

 

Malkitzedek, Sodom, Avraham, Avot did Mitzvot DeRabanan, Stam Yeinam, Pat Akum, Parshat Lech Lecha

[199]

MalkiTzedek_BreadWine.pdf

On Bread & Wine

 על לחם ויין

 

Safety, Rooftops, Cars, Cigarettes, Seatbelts, Mobileye, Rely on Miracle, Parshat Ve’etchanan

[198]

CommandSafety.pdf

Safety_ESSAY.pdf

CommandSafety_POSTER.pdf

Be Safe! 

To What Extent?

 השמר לך!

עד כמה החיוב?

 

Lulav, Simha, Joy, Water, Sukkot, Divine Influence, Parshat Emor

[197]

LulavSimcha.pdf

Rejoicing with the Lulav

 שמחה בלולב

 

Teshuva, Man-God, Man-Man, Yom Kippur, Shabbat Shuva

[196]

MishnaYomKippur.pdf

The Power of Yom Kippur – an Analysis of the Last Mishna in Yoma

 כח יום הכיפורים – עיון במשנה אחרומה ביומא

 

Judgment (Elokim), Mercy (Hashem), Names of God, Adam&Eve, Kayin, HaMelech HaMishpat, Rosh Hashanah

[195]

Judgment.pdf

Rejoicing in Judgment

 לשמוח ביום הדין – היתכן?

 

Existentialism, Nihilism, God, Mathematical Balance of Tribes, Where did the Leviim stand, Parshat Ki Tavo (Parshat Re'eh)

[194]

EvalGerizimStand.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

Existentialism

on Har Eval and Har Gerizim

 קיומיות

בהר עיבל והר גריזים

 

Yefat Toar, Ben Sorer, Ir Nidahat, Parshat Ki Teitzei,  Re'eh  

[193]

DevelopingMorality.pdf

Developing Morality

 מוסר המתפתח

 

Vegetarianism (Vegan),

Parshat Re'eh, Bereishit, Noah

[192]

Vegitarianism.pdf

Vegetarianism – between Aesthetics and Ethics

 צמחונות – בין אסתטיקה לאתיקה

 

Why did Moshe want to live in the Land of Israel, Fulfilling Creation, Yom HaAtzmaut, Parshat Ve’etchanan

[191]

MosheIsrael.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

Why live in Israel?

 למה לגור בארץ? 

 

Isaiah, Vision, Creative Thinking, Shabbat Hazon

[190]

Hazon.pdf

Imagine

 

חזון

 

 

Cities Of Refuge, Arei Miklat, Murder v Manslaughter, Western Civilization, Jerusalem, Parshat Masei, Shoftim

[189]

CitiesOfRefuge.pdf

Cities Of Refuge – Between Guilt and Innocence, Chaos and Perfection

 

ערי מקלט - בין אשמה לחפות, בין כאוס לשלימות

 

 

Capers, “Karma”, Reincarnation, Parshat Pinhas, Shelach

[188]

Tzlofhad.pdf

Karma, Capers and Tzelophad

 

"קארמה" בסיפורו של צלופחד

 

 

Anti-Semitism, Anti-Zionism, Parshat Balak

[187]

Antisemitism.pdf

Anti-Semitism:

Why Do They Hate Us?

 

אנטישמיות:

למה שונאים אותנו?

 

 

History, War, Redemption, Parshat Hukat, Haftarat Yiftach

[186]

Yiftach.pdf

History Matters

 

על היסטוריה

 

 

Emotions define Mitzvot v. Mitzvot induce Emotions, Common Sense Rebellion, Parshat Korah

[185]

KorahCSRebel.pdf

Feel Good

 

טלית שכולה תכלת,

 בית שמלא ספרי תורה,

 או בית שכולו תכלת

 – העיקר שנרגיש טוב

 

 

Hillazon Davka, Authenticity, Achievement of Ultimate Goals, Tekhelet, Parshat Shelach

[184]

HillazonDavka.pdf

HillazonDavkaEssay.pdf

Show Your True Color

צבע אמיתי מסמל חיים אמיתיים

 

Learning, Dedication, Andrew Wiles, Fermat’s Last Theorem, Achievement of Ultimate Goals, Parshat Behukotai

[183]

Learn.pdf

Dedicated To Learning – Between Fermat, Wiles and Hillel the Elder

מסור ללמוד – בין פרמה, וויילס והלל הזקן

 

Lex Talionis, Utilitarianist, Retributivists, Parshat Emor, Mishpatim, Shoftim

[182]

EyeForEye.pdf

An Eye for an Eye –

Philosophy of Punishment

עין תחת עין –

תפקידו של עונש

 

Holiness, Man-Man Commandments, Michshol Lifnei Iver, Parshat Kedoshim

[181]

StumblingBlock.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

Place not a stumbling block before the blind

ולפני עור

לא תתן מכשל

 

Yetzer Hara, Ego, Self-actualization, creation, Parshat Shemini

[180]

NadavAvihuEGO1.pdf

Strange Fire:

Nadav & Avihu and the Ego

אש זרה –

נדב ואביהו והאגו

 

Tell the story right, Pesah Seder, Rabban Gamliel, Pesah, Matzah, Marror

[179]

TellTheStory.pdf

Pesah Hagaddah:

Experiential Education

הגדה של פסח:

לימוד חוויתי

 

Sport, Exercise, Health, Halacha, Spirituality

[178]

SportHalacha.pdf

Sport:

Praiseworthy or Unworthy

ספורט: ראוי לשבח או לא כהלכה

 

Mishkan, Work, Rest, Creation, Parshat Ki Tisa, Vayakhel

[177]

Shabbat.pdf

Shabbat, Melacha, & Creativity

"שבת מכל מלאכתו"

 

Pitum HaKetoret, Incense, Archeology, Mysticism, Parshat Terumah, Tetzaveh

[176]

Ketoret1.pdf

The Holy Incense: In Archeology and Kaballah

הקטורת בארכיאולוגיה ובקבלה

 

Mahatzit Hashekel, Individual v. Collective, Parshat Shekalim (Ki Tisa)

[175]

ShekalimUnity.pdf ShekalimUnity_SPEECH1.pdf

Half Shekel: Symbol of National Unity

מחצית השקל: סמל לאחדות לאומית

 

Hearing, Motivating, Converting, Amalek, Psychological Warfare, Hidden Miracles, Parshat Yitro

[174]

YitroHeard.pdf

“Yitro Heard” – What Motivates Change

"וישמע יתרו" – מה מניע שינוי

 

Tzadik V’Ra Lo (bad things happen to good people), Marah, Parshat Beshalach (Tu bishvat)

[173]

HokUMishpat.pdf

Law & Order – A lesson in

Reward & Punishment

חוק ומשפט – שיעור בשכר ועונש

 

Hegel’s Dialectic Triad: Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis, Rechush Gadol, Brit Bein Habetarim, Parshat Bo, Shmot, Lech Lecha

[172]

Synthesis_Bo1.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

The Great Wealth of Synthesis

רכוש גדול - סינתזה מוגשמת

 

Burial, Resurrection, Atonement, Nationalism, Yaakov, Yosef, Parshat Vayehi

[171]

BurialInIsrael.pdf

The Land of Israel: A Matter of Life and Death

ארץ ישראל: עניין של חיים ומוות

 

Teshuva, Personal Growth, Leadership, Silence, Parshat Miketz, Vayigash

[170]

YosefDidntWriteHome.pdf

Why Didn’t Yosef Write Home?

למה יוסף לא יצר קשר הביתה

 

Yosef, Butler, Pharoah, Depend/Trust only on Hashem, time to act, Bitachon, Hishtadlut, Parshat Vayeshev, Miketz, Hannukah (Chanukah)

[169]

BitachonBaHashem.pdf

Between Faith and Initiative

בין ביטחון ליוזמה

 

Torah Law, Secular Law, Democracy, Maccabi, Light, Al HaNissim, Sinai: Content & Experience,  Hannukah (Chanukah)

[168]

Hannuka_Torah_Neeman.pdf

Torah v. State,

Macabee v. Hellenist

בין תורה למדינה ובין מכבים למתייוונים

 

Yaakov Wrestles, Tzadik V’Ra Lo, Face of God, Israel, Gid HaNasheh, Parshat Vayishlach

[167]

PenielGid.pdf

PenielGid_HEBTALK.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

Jacob’s Struggle with the Angel of Theodicy

ישראל, פניאל וגיד הנשה - מאבק עם פרדוקס "צדיק ורע לו"

 

Species Man, Man Of God, Adam I, Adam II, Existentialism, Parshat Toldot

[166]

Man_SpeciesOrGodly1.pdf

Yaakov & Eisav:

Existential Archetypes

 

יעקב ועשיו כארכיטיפים קיומיים

 

 

Sin of Sodom, Social Justice, Property Rights, Parshat Lech Lecha, Vayera

[165]

MidatSodom.pdf

The Trait of Sodom

מידת סדום

 

Tower of Babel, Science, Technology, Engineering, Idol Worship, Parshat Noah

[164]

Technology_Babel.pdf

Tower of Technology

מגדל טכנולוגיה

 

Tzelem Elokim, Moral Intuition, Psychology, Parshat Bereishit

[163]

TzelemElokim.pdf 

TzelemTALK_HEB.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

In God’s Image

צלם אלוקים

 

End of Days, Leviathan (Livyatan), Sukkot

[162]

God_Laughs.pdf 

God Laughs

שחוק ה'

 

Teshuva, Shabbat Shuva

[161]

Teshuva.pdf 

Two Prostitutes & a Bandit – repent

שתי זונות ושודד – עושים תשובה

 

New Covenant Brit, Land of Israel, Birth of a Nation, Yehoshua’s Joshua’s Mizbayach, Zertal, Har Eival (Eval, Eyval), Grizim, Parshat Ki Tavo

[160]

BritAltarEvalGerizim_NP.pdf 

Covenant and Altar –

Theology and Archeology

ברית ומזבח – תיאולוגיה וארכיאולוגיה

 

Torah Lishma, Ben Sorer, Parshat Ki Teitzei

[159]

LimudLishma.pdf 

The Rebellious Son –

A lesson in learning for its own sake

בן סורר ומורה - דרוש וקבל שכר

 

Lifeboat Ethics, Leadership, Responsibility to Self v. Community, Parshat Behar

[158]

TwoInTheDesert1.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

 

Two People and One Canteen – Priority versus Solidarity

שנים שהיו מהלכין בדרך, וביד אחד מהן קיתון של מים

 

Moser, Prat/Klal, Parshat Ki Teitzei, Mishpatim, (Haftarat Ekev)

[157]

Moser.pdf 

Handing Over One Person –
A lesson in the value of the individual versus the community

מוסר נפש אחת מישראל –

חשיבתו של הפרט מול הכלל

 

Hilchot Tisha B’Av

[143b]

TishaBAvLaws.pdf 

Selected Laws for Tisha B’Av

לקט דיני ט' באב

 

Three Weeks, 17th of Tammuz, 9th of Av, Brit Sinai, Brit Zion, History, Destiny, Renewal

[156]

BeinHaMetzarim_SinaiToZion.pdf 

The Three Weeks – Time for Jewish National Renaissance

שלושת השבועות – עת לרנאסנס לאומי

 

Yishuv HaAretz, Shabbat, Electricity, Telephone, R. Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, Parshat Masei

[155]

ShabbatEretzIsrael.pdf 

Does settling the land of Israel override the obligations of Shabbat?

An Electrifying Lesson

האם ישוב הארץ דוחה את השבת?

נושא מחשמל!

 

Balaam, Kina (jealousy), taava (desire), kavod (honor), ayin hara (evil eye), Destruction of Temple, of Society, Three weeks, Parshat Balak

[154]

BilaamVersusAvraham.pdf 

Balaam versus Avraham –

On the meaning of Baseless Hatred (Sinat Hinam) and Gratuitous Love (Ahavat Hinam).

בין בלעם לאברהם -

על שנאת חינם

ואהבת חינם

 

Baba Metzia, Lost Objects, Yeush (Abandonment), Siman (signs), zuto shel yam, Hukat (Chukat)

[153]

FindersKeepers.pdf 

Finder’s Keepers –

Mayer Hack donated jewelry from Auschwitz - according to Jewish Law this is a righteous act that goes beyond the letter of the law.

"המוצא לוקח"?

שיעור על מציאות

 

Jewish S-x Ethics, Hookups, Tzitzit, Tekhelet, Personal/Impersonal, Shelah (Shelach)

[133]

TzitzitSensual.pdf 

BerkovitsOnMenachotMD1.pdf

S-x and the City-Tzitzit

ס-קס והעיר והטלית הגדולה

 

Desires, Control Systems, Idolatry v. Paganism, Leadership, Teacher-NursingMother, Behaalotcha

[132]

KivrotHataava.pdf 

Graves of Desire

קברות התאווה

 

Yerushalayim, Holiness (kedusha) in Space and Time, Zecher L’Hurban, Zecher L’Mikdash, Bamidbar

[131]

Jerusalem.pdf 

Jerusalem:

Of Existential Import

ירושלים: חשיבותה הקיומי לעם ישראל

 

Nashim Daatan Kalah, Beruriah, Adam & Eve, Rashi, Rashbi, Aesthetics, Puberty, Cognition

[130]

NashimDaatanKala.pdf 

On Women

נשים דעתן קלה

 

Swine Flu, Pig Intestines, Teshuva, Sins to Merits

[129]

PigsPeopleRepentance.pdf 

On Pigs, People and Repentance

על חזירים, אנשים ותשובה

 

Tumah, Tahara, Kedusha, Brit Mila, Orlah, Hatat, Parshat Tazria

[128]

PotentialActual.pdf 

TimesParshaColumn

Actualize Potential –    On Pregnancy and Circumcision

להגשים פוטנציאל- על יולדת ומילה

 

Behema Temeimah, Rennet, Goy Milk, Goy Cheese, Human Flesh, Human Milk, Parshat Shemini

[127]

MeatMilkCheese.pdf 

The Science & Torah of Meat, Milk and Cheese

על בשר, חלב וגבינה

 

Birkat Hahama, Bircas Hachammah, Redemption, Inaccurate calculations, solar cycle

[126]

BirkatHahama_SOURCES.pdf 

BirkatHahama.pdf 

Blessing the Sun

ברכת החמה

 

Hidush, Moon, Tikun Olam, Creation, Man’s Participation, Temple, Shabbat, Parshat Vayakhel, Parshat HaHodesh

[125]

Hodesh_Hithadshut.pdf 

Time, Month and Renewal

זמן חודש וחידוש

 

Para Aduma, Sin of the Golden Calf, Primordial Sin, Het HaEgel, Hok, Hukat, Parshat Para, Ki Tisa

[124]

CalfAndCow_SOURCES.pdf 

On Cows and Calves

על פרה ועגל

 

DCM, DCT, Amalek, Akeida, Avraham, Shaul, Agag, Shmuel, Purim, Parshat Zachor, Beshalach, Ki Teitzei

[123]

EuthyproAndMehiyatAmalek.pdf 

Remember … Euthyphro –Reflections on the Divine Command Morality

זכור את ... אותיפרון - עיון במוסריות צו אלוקי

 

Kruvim, Cherubim, Parshat Terumah (Trumah), Vayakhel

[122]

Kruvim.pdf 

Cherubs – What is the significance of these chubby lovable figures

הכרובים – מה משמעות הדמויות הנחמדות השמנמנות

 

Reflections on Dialectical Existence, Theory of Emotions

[121]

RoshHodeshAdar_SOURCES.pdf 

RoshHodeshAdar.pdf 

What's so Funny About Rosh Hodesh Adar?

מה כל כך מצחיק בראש חודש אדר?

 

Scripts, Moshe, Ezra, Luchot, Ten Commandments, Torah, Tefillin, Mezuzah, Parshat Yitro, Mishpatim, Ki Tisa

[120]

Ashuri_Ivri_SOURCES.pdf 

Ancient Script

בין כתב עברי

לכתב אשורי

 

13 Principles (13), Parshat Beshalach, Vayelech (see Hirsch, p620)

[119]

Ressurection.pdf 

Resurrection

תחיית המתים

 

Gratitude, Grateful, Pesah, Parshat Bo

[118]

Gratitude_Dogs.pdf 

Gratitude for the Dogs

הכרת הטוב לכלבים

 

Frogs, War, Self Sacrifice, Pesah, Parshat Lech Lecha, Parshat Vaera (Va’eira)

[117]

MesirutNefesh_Vaera.pdf 

On Soldiers and Frogs - A Lesson in Mesirut Nefesh

על חיילים וצפרדעים: שיעור במסירות נפש

 

Miracles: Open and Hidden, Geulat Mitzrayim, Pesah, Parshat Shmot

[116]

DivineIntervention.pdf 

Divine Intervention: A Theological Perspective

התערבות אלוקית: תשקופת תיאולוגית

 

Torah pre-Sinai versus post-Sinai, Avot, Shavuot, Parshat Toldot, Parshat Vayehi

[115]

AvotDoMitzvot_Vayehi 

AvotDoMitzvot_Toldot 

TimesParshaColumn

Did the Patriarchs keep all the Commandments?

האבות קיימו את כל המצוות?!

 

Wagons (Agalot), Eglah Arufa, Symbolism, Pshat, Drash, Parshat Vayigash

[114]

AgalaEgla.pdf 

TimesParshaColumn

Wagons Laden With Meaning

On the power of symbols

עֲגָלָה עֶגְלָה – על כוחו של סמלים

 

Miracles, Personal, National Hannukah (Chanukah), Purim

[113]

Miracles_NatAndSuperNat.pdf 

On Miracles: Natural and Supernatural

על הנסים – טבעיים ואל טבעיים

 

Actions have consequences, 10 Martyrs (Asara Harugei Malchut), Parshat Vayeshev

[112]

WhoSoldYosef.pdf 

Who Sold Yosef?

מי מכר את יוסף?

 

Universalism, Doron, Tefila, Milhama, Gifts, Prayer, War, Teaching Non-Jews Torah, Outreach, Tikun Olam, Parshat Vayishlach

[111]

Vayishlach_3prongs.pdf 

Fixing the World – A Three Prong Approach

תיקון עולם – איך?

 

Dreams, Freud’s Dream-works, ambitions & anxieties, ecstatic vision, vow, Parshat Vayetzei

[110]

JacobsLadder_SOURCES.pdf  

JacobsLadder_HEB_TALK.pdf

JacobsLadder2 - Essay

TimesParshaColumn

Jacob’s Ladder Revisited

סולם יעקב

במבט חדש

 

The World to Come (Olam Haba), Effort, Preparation, Enjoyment, Parshat Hayei Sarah (Chayei)

[109]

ChayeiSarah_Perfect.pdf 

The Perfect Life Lived

חיים מושלמים

 

Obedience, Nazis, Holocaust, “Just Following Orders”, Banality of Evil, Avraham, Binding Isaac, Parshat Vayera

[108]

ObedienceAkeida.pdf 

Obedience, Auschwitz, and the Akeida – Lessons from the Milgram Experiment

צייתנות, אושוויץ, והעקידה – לקחים מניסוי מילגרם

 

Tekhelet, Using Religious Objects without permission, Parshat Lech Lecha

[107]

Tekhelet_StringsShoelaces.pdf 

A String and a Shoelace

מחוט ועד שרוך נעל

 

Longevity, Genetics, Parshat Noah

[106]

AgingGene.pdf 

The Fountain of Youth

מעיין הנעורים

 

Family, Individuals, Holidays, Self-Actualization, Nation, Parshat Bereishit

[105]

FamliyUnit_SOURCES.pdf 

On Families

על המשפחה

 

Shiluach Haken, Mitzvot: Decrees v. Reasoned, Taamei HaMitzvot, Mercy, Animal Rights, Parshat Ki Teitzei (Tetzei)

[104]

ShiluachHaKen.pdf 

On Birds’ Nests and Decrees

שילוח הקן

 

Compliance with Legal Authority, Personal Opinion, Public Conduct, Tanur Achnai, R. Eliezer, R. Yehoshua, Raban Gamliel, R. Akiva, Parshat Shoftim
[103]

RightLeft_Shoftim.pdf 

Right and Left

ימין ושמאל

 

Pity, Mercy, Blessings, War, Idol Worship, ad bellum, in bello, Parshat Ekev

[102]

Ekev_JustWar_SOURCES.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

Ekev_NoPity_SOURCES.pdf 

Ekev_NoPity.pdf

Just War Tradition

מסורת המלחמה הצודקת

 

Historical context, Prophecy fulfilled, Haftarat Nachamu, Parshat Ve’etchanan, Yom HaAtzmaut

[101]

HistoricalNechama.pdf

Historic Consolation

נחמה היסטורית

 

National Mission, Nine Av, Seventeenth Tammuz, Tzom Gedalia, Asarah B’Tevet

[100]

FastDaysForWhat.pdf

Four Fasts – For What?

ארבע תעניות – לשם מה?

 

Draft Exemptions, Army, Learning, Parshat  Lech Lecha, Bamidbar, Matot, Devarim, Shoftim, Ki Teitzei

[99]

DraftForAll_Bamidbar.pdf

DraftForAll_Matot.pdf

DraftingTheReligious1.docx

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

Draft Policy in Judaism

גיוס לכווווווולם!?

 

Women’s Issues, Parshat Pinhas (Pinchas)

[98]

BnotTzelophad_Fem.pdf

Tzlophads's Daughters - Women's Status in Judaism

בנות צלפחד – מעמד האשה ביהדות

 

Aesthetics, Baal Peor, Parshat Balak

[96]

Balak_Aesthetics.pdf

The Women of Moav: A Lesson in Redeeming Aesthetics

בנות מואב – שיוער בגאולת האסתטי

 

Leaders and People, Water, Staff, Rebellion, Hillul Hashem, Parshat Chukat (Hukat)

[95]

Hukat_MeiMeriva.pdf

Mei Meriva: A Study in Leadership Compatibility

מי מריבה – עיון בהנהגה הולמת

 

Political Leadership, Religious Leadership, Datan, Aviram, Parshat Korach (Korah)

[94]

Korah_SOURCES.pdf

On Power Struggles: Religious and Political

על מאבקי כח במרכזי שלטון

 

Personal Example, Leadership, Physical Lusting, Backwards Nuns, R. Soloveitchik, Shimush Hachamim, Hillul Hashem, Parshat Behaalotecha (Behalotcha)

[93]

Behalotecha.pdf

Personal Example

דוגמה אישית

 

Nazir, Middlepath, Rambam Parshat Naso

[92]

Nazir.pdf

The Nazir – Holy or Sinful

נזיר – קדוש או חוטא

 

Census, Mahatzit Hashekel, Parshat Shekalim, Parshat Bamidbar, Parshat Ki Tisa

[91]

NumbersCensus.pdf

On National Census

על מפקד תושבים

 

Disasters (natural and otherwise) in the World, Coincidence, R. Akiva’s Students, Teshuva, Parshat Behukotai

[89]

OnWorldwideDisasters.pdf

On Worldwide Disasters

על אסונות בעולם

 

Mutuality between Written and Oral Torah, R. Akiva, Moshe, Shavuout, Parshat Behar

[88]

OralTorah_SOURCES.pdf

Between the Written Torah and the Oral Torah

בין תורה שבכתב לתורה שבעל פה

 

Past, Present, Future, Evil, Tikun Olam, Tisha B’Av, Sefirat HaOmer

[87]

HolocaustRememberInContext.pdf

Holocaust Remembrance Day: In Context

לזכור: בהקשר

 

Hametz & Matza, Church & State, Shabbat Hagadol, Pesah

[135a]

HametzUMatzaDatUMedina.pdf

On Hametz & Matza and Separation of Church & State

חמץ ומצה - דת ומדינה - ומה שביניהם

 

Kashrut, Free Will, Parshat Shemini

[86]

GodIsInDetails_Kashrut.pdf

God is in the Details

אלוקים נמצא בפרטים

 

Amalek, Evil, Free Will, Hasgacha Pratit, Parshat Zachor

[85]

Zachor_SOURCES.pdf

Zachor.pdf

Remember Amalek – A Lesson in Divine Providence

זכור את עמלק – שיעור על השגחה פרטית

 

Three Pillars, Torah, Avoda, Gemilut hasadim, Parshat Vayakhel, Shavuot

[84]

EqualToAll_SOURCES.pdf

EqualToAll.pdf

Equal to the whole Torah

שקולה כנגד כל התורה

 

Bigdei Kehuna, Priestly Garments, Atonement, Pride (Gaavah), Obstinacy (Aizut), Parshat Tzav, Tetzaveh, (Bigdei Serad: Ki Tisa, Vayakhel, Pekudei)

[82]

BigdeiKehuna_SOURCES.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

Dressed for Success – Atonement of the Priestly Garments

על בגדים, אנשים ועמים

 

Ten Commandments, Long Life, Elisha Ben Abuyeh, Light to the Nations, Shabbat, Parshat Yitro, Shavuot

[80]

TenCommands12lavin.pdf

The Ten Commandments and the Twelve “Don’t Do’s”

עשרת הדברות –

שנים עשר לאווין

 

Dependency, Slave mentality, Light to the Nations, Hashgacha Pratit, Shabbat, Parshat Beshalach, Parshat Ekev

[56]

Manna.pdf

Manna – a lesson in developing faith

נסיון ה"מן" –

 לפתח אמונה

מתלות לחירות עם משמעות

 

Greater Commanded, Self-Transcendence, Self-Actualization, B’nei Noah Women, Positive Timebound Mitzvot

[81]

CommandedVersusNot.pdf

NavonBHT18.pdf

Greater is the one Commanded

גדול מצווה ועושה ממי שאינו מצווה ועושה

 

Women, Positive Timebound Mitzvot, 4 leshonot geula, 4 cups, 5 cups, Parshat Vaera, Shabbat Hagadol

[55]

BattleOfTheSexes.pdf

Battle of the Sexes –

A Jewish view on Women

מלחמת המינים –

מי המנצח/ת?

 

Burning Bush, Moshe, Yaakov, Avraham, Parshat Shmot

[31]

BurningBushDevelopment.pdf

Personal Development –

1% Inspiration,

99% Perspiration

התפתחות אישית – הבזקים והתמדה הדרגתית

 

10 Tevet, Greek Translation, Greek Culture, Tents of Shem

[54]

TorahTranslationsGoodOrBad.pdf

Torah Translations – Good or Bad?

תרגומה של התורה – דבר רע או דבר טוב?

 

Hannukah (Chanukah), Greek Culture, Tents of Shem

[53]

MaccabiVersusGreece.pdf

Maccabi v. Greece – a Hannukah “Game”

מכבי מול יון – "משחק" חנוכה

 

Whatever God does is for the best, Yaakov meets Yosef, Parshat Vayigash

[144]

VayigshYaakovYosefSOURCES.pdf

Vayigash_YaakovYosef.pdf

Yosef is Still Alive -

A Lesson In Divine Providence

כל דעביד רחמנא לטב עביד

 

Yehuda, Tamar, Leadership, Parshat Vayeshev

[29]

HakerNa_OnLeadership.pdf

“Recognize to whom these belong” –

A Lesson in Leadership

"הכר נא" – שיעור במנהיגות

 

Name Changes, Nationalism, Universalism, Or LaGoyim, Parshat Vayishlach

[52]

NamesAndNations.pdf

Of Names and Nations

על שמות ואומות

 

Yaakov, Animal Husbandry, Genetics, Felix, Parshat Vayetzei

[30]

Vayetzei_Sheep.pdf

Yaakov’s Amazing Success – a lesson in genetics

ויפרוץ האיש – שיעור בגנטיקה

 

Object Lessons,

Parshat Toldot

[79]

ObjectLessons.pdf

Object Lesson

הדגמה מוחשית

 

Continuity, Graves,

Parshat Hayei Sarah (Chayei)

[78]

HayeiSarah_Continuity.pdf

Continuity

המשכיות

 

Tree of Knowledge, Tree of Life, Freedom, Good, Evil, Parshat Bereishit

[77]

TreeOfKnow_TreeOfLife.pdf

From the Tree of Knowledge to the Tree of Life

בין עץ הדעת לעץ החיים

 

Primordial Sin, Parshat Bereishit, Ki Tavo (Walk in His Ways), Pesah, Parshat Re'eh

[97]

HalachaEthicsAestheticSOURCES.pdf

HalachaEthicsAesthetics.pdf

Halacha, Ethics and Aesthetics

הלכה, אתיקה,  ואסתטיקה

 

Reward, Punishment, Elisha Ben Abuyeh, Aher, Parshat Ve’etchanan, Ki Teitzei

[74]

PeshatDerash.pdf

Pshat and Drash

פשט ודרש

 

Blessing, Curse, Reward, Punishment, Parshat Re'eh, Gambling, Lishma

[73]

RewardPunishment.pdf

Blessing & Curse – Reward & Punishment

ברכה וקללה - שכר ועונש

 

Prayer, Function, Efficacy, Parshat Ekev

[72]

Prayer.pdf

Prayer – Function and Efficacy

תפילה – יעילותה ותפקידה

 

Reincarnation, Tikun Neshamah, Having Children, Parshat Pinhas

[71]

Reincarnation.pdf

Reincarnation

גלגול נשמות

 

Risk, Saving Life, Military, Medical, Live Organ Donation, Parshat Kedoshim

[67]

TakingRisk.pdf

Taking Risks to Save Lives

להיכנס לסכנה על מנת להציל חיים

 

Rashbi, Tikun Olam, Lag BaOmer

[65]

BarYohai_TikunOlam.pdf

Rebbi Shimon Bar Yohai and Fixing the World

רשב"י – תיקון עולם

 

Lashon Hara, Kessin, Hafetz Hayim, Cardinal sins, Parshat Kedoshim

[63]

LashonHara.pdf

Who Desires Life

מי החפץ חיים

 

Kiddushat Makom, Kiddush Hashem, Holiness, Yom HaAztmaut, Yom HaZikaron, Parshat Tazria

[64]

KedushatMakom.pdf

Holiness

קדושת מקום

 

Holiness in Time, Sefirat HaOmer

[62]

OmerTalk_Time.pdf

Time Consciousness

מודעות לזמן

 

Parshat Hahodesh (Bo), Awe, Jealousy and Humility

[59]

ParshatHaHodesh.pdf

On Awe, Jealousy and Humility – A lesson from Parshat Hahodesh

על הקנאה – לימוד מפרשת החודש

 

Para Aduma, Death, Hok, Parshat Hukat

[58]

ParahAdumah.pdf

On Hok, Death and the Red Heifer

זאת חוקת התורה ... אדם כי ימות

 

“Splitting the Sea with a Surfboard – a true story”, Kriyat Yam Suf,  Initiative, Freedom, Pi HaHirot, Parshat Beshalach, (Shevii Shel Pesah)

[138]

InitiativeAtYamSuf.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

Initiative at the Sea

יוזמה בים

 

Aesthetics, Beautiful, Sublime, Kant, Trees, Tekhelet, Tzitzit, Apprehend, Comprehend, Parshat Terumah, Shelach

[57]

SublimeTekhelet_SOURCES.pdf

Beauty.pdf

SublimeTekhelet_HEBREW.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

Aesthetics – the Beautiful and the Sublime

אסתטיקה: היפה והנשגב

 

Coercion, Free Will, Har k’Gigit, Mountain Over heads, Shavuot, Purim, Parshat Yitro, Mishpatim

[66]

Coercion_HarKgigit_SOURCES.pdf

CoercionAcceptance_HarKgigit4.pdf

On Coercion and Free Will

כפיה ובחירה: ערכים סותרים?

 

Science, Talmud, Sperm, Shavuot, Parshat Yitro

[21]

SpermLifeSpan.pdf

Life Span of Sperm – Talmud v. Science

אורך חיים של זרע

 

Self-defense, Parshat Mishpatim

[43]

SelfDefense.pdf

On Self-Defense

"אם בא להורגך..." – על הגנה עצמית

 

Fate, Destiny, Purim

[83]

PurimGoral.pdf

On Fate

גורל – מערכת על טבעי

 

Pesah, Nissan, Geula, Teshuva

[22]

GeulaNow&Then.pdf

Impetus to Redemption

מניע לגאולה: זעקה או זמנה

 

Piskei Halacha, R. Eliezer Waldenberg, Tzitz Eliezer

[33]

TzitzEliezer.pdf

Selected Piskei Halacha in Memory of R. Eliezer Waldenberg

ר' אליעזר וולדנברג, זצ"ל

 

Sodom, Moriah, Homosexuality, Parshat Vayera

[47]

BetweenSodom&Moriah.pdf

Between Sodom and Moriah

בין סדום למוריה

 

Tikun Olam, Chosen People, Jewish Values, Mission Statement 

[48]

BeDifferent_BeJewish.pdf

Be Different, Be Jewish

להיות יהודי

 

Evil Inclination, Parshat Bereishit

[1]

Yetzer Hara - Very Good.pdf

Yetzer Hara – Very Good?!

יצר הרע – טוב מאד?!

 

Nine days of Av, Tisha B’Av, Halachot

[143a]

NineDays.pdf

Nine Days

ט' ימים

 

Risk, Saving Lives, Hostage Release, Pidion Shvuim

[40]

NegotiateHostageRelease.pdf

Negotiating Hostage Release

פידיון שבויים

 

Probability, Pascal, Gain v. Loss

[90]

Pascal'sWagerShiur.pdf

Pascal’s Wager

הימורו של פסקל

 

Four Entered Pardes – Excursion into why bad things happen to good people, R. Akiva, Elisha Ben Abuyeh, Tzadik V’Ra Lo

[149]

FourEnterPardesSources.pdf

Four Entered Pardes – Excursion into why bad things happen to good people

ארבעה נכנסו לפרדס -

הרפתקאת "צדיק ורע לו"

 

Yom Kippur Law, Halachot

[148]

YomKippurLaws.pdf

Selected Laws for Yom Kippur

הלכות נבחרות ליום הכיפורים

 

Tekhelet, Parshat Shelach

[???]

Tekhelet_Talk.pdf

Tekhelet

תכלת

 

Yom HaAtzmaut

[150]

ImportanceOfEretzYisrael.pdf

The Importance of the Land of Israel

חשיבותה של ארץ ישראל

 

Fasting, Reasons, Yom Kippur

[49]

SecularReasonsFastKippur.pdf

Reasons to Fast on Yom Kippur – by a Secular Professor

סיבות לצום מפי פרופסור חילוני

 

Evil Inclination, Exile, Kasdim, Yishmael

[2]

GodRegrets_Sources.pdf

GodRegretsFourThings.pdf

God Regrets Four Things

ארבעה מתחרט עליהן הקדוש ברוך הוא

 

Taking Revenge, Parshat Kedoshim, Matot

[152]

VengenceSources.pdf

Vengeance

נקמה

 

Israel, Yom HaAtzmaut

[3]

EretzYisrael_Sources.pdf

The Land of Israel – essential condition for national actualization

ארץ ישראל – תנאי הכרחי להגשמה לאומית

 

R. Akiva, Bnei Brak, Shma, Everything God Does, Kol D’Avid Rachmana, Pesah, Shabbat Hagadol

[137]

HopeOnSederNight.pdf

Hope on Seder Night

תקוה בליל הסדר

 

Measurements, Time, Light, Holiness,  Hannukah (Chanukah)

[142]

HanukaTheoryofRelativity.pdf

The Theory of Relativity, the Temple, and the miracle of Hannukah

תורת הייסות, המקדש, ונס חנוכה

 

Living in Israel, Yom HaAtzmaut

[147]

MitzvatYeshuvHaAretz.pdf

Mitzvat Yeshuv HaAretz

ישוב ארץ ישראל

 

Intermarriage

[8]

Intermarriage.pdf

Intermarriage

נשואי תערובת

 

Reward for Mitzvot

[141]

RewardForMitzvot.pdf

Reward for Mitzvot

שכר מצווה

 

Purim, Mordechai, Hutzpah, Faith, Initiative

[151]

MordechaisAudacitySources.pdf

MordechaisAudacity.pdf

Mordechai's Audacity

חוצפת מרדכי

 

War, Redemption, Geula, Parshat Beshalach

[12]

War_ForWhat.pdf

For What Sake War

מלחמה: לשם מה?

 

Matzah, Hametz, Freedom, Dependence, Pesah

[135b]

Matza_Hametz.pdf

Between Matzah and Hametz – Freedom v. Dependence

חמץ ומצה – בין חרות לתלות

 

Civil Disobedience, Lech Lecha, Shmot, Bo

[42]

CivilDisobedienceSources.pdf

Judaism & Disobedience

יהדות והתנגדות

 

Jewish Burial, Cremation, Soul after death, Parshat Vayehi

[50]

DeathBurialSources.pdf

Jewish Burial &  What do the Dead Think

קבורת ישראל – מה המתים חושבים

 

Rambam, Hashgacha Pratit, Parshat Vayigash

[46]

HashgachaPratit.pdf

Individual Providence

השגחה פרטית

 

Freewill & Psychological Tendencies

[70b]

FreeWill_PsychTendencies.pdf

Freewill & Psychological Tendencies

על בחירה חופשית – מבחוץ ומבפנים

 

Parts of the Soul, Brain, Free Will, Phineas Gage, Intelligent Soul, Tzelem Elokim,  Parshat Bereishit, Nitzavim

[70a]

Soul_Sekhel.pdf

Intelligent Soul

נשמה שכלית

 

Freewill, Hardening Pharoah's Heart

[139]

Freewill_HardenParoHeart.pdf

Freewill & Hardening Pharoah's Heart

בחירה חופשית ולב פרעה

 

Homosexuality

[28]

Homosexuality.pdf

Homosexuality

הומוסקסואליות

 

Mitzvot Tzrichot Kavana, Intent, Consciousness, Matzah, Pesah, Shofar, Rosh Hashanah, Megilla, Purim, Shma, Parshat Ve’etchanan,

[61]

MitzvotTrichotKavana.pdf

Does the Performance of Mitzvot Require Intent

מצוות צריכות כוונה

 

Organ Donation, Establishing Time of Death

[134]

OrganDonation.pdf

Organ Donation and Establishing Time of Death

תרומת איברים וקביעת רגע המוות

 

Stem Cells, Fixing the World, Tikun Olam

[68]

StemCell.pdf

Stem Cells and Fixing the World

תיקון עולם ותאי גזע

 

Erev Yom Kippur, Interpersonal Relationships

[146]

ErevYomKippur_SourceSheet.pdf

ErevYomKippur_SourceSheetHEBREW.pdf

ErevYomKippur.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

Erev Yom Kippur - 14 Talmudic stories on Interpersonal Relationships

ערב יום הכיפורים – סיפורים על יחסים בין אדם לחבירו

 

Proportions, Phi, Golden Ratio, Shlish-ShneiShlish, Aesthetics, Tzitzit

[145]

Ravs Beautiful Ratio.pdf

RavsBeautiful Ratio_HEBSLIDES.pdf

NAVONbht19.pdf

Rav's Beautiful Ratio – An Excursion into Aesthetics

פרופורציה ואסתטיקה

 

Plagues, Egypt, Divine Justice, Mida-Keneged-Mida, Pesah, Shabbat Hagadol

[136]

PlagueLogic.pdf

Plague Logic

הגיון המכות

 

Avraham, Eretz Yisrael, Parshat Lech Lecha

[36]

LechLecha.pdf

Leave Your Homeland

לך לך

 

Natural Disasters, Divine Providence, R. Riskin’s Shabbat Hagadol Drash 5765

[6]

NaturalDisasters.pdf

Natural Disasters

זוועות

 

Creation,

Parshat Bereishit

[???]

BreishitMidrashim.pdf

On Creation

על בריאת העולם

 

Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, 10 days of repentance, teshuva

[75]

 HirhurTeshuva_Soloveitchik.pdf

Contemplating Change

הרהור תשובה

 

Avot 2 (8-14), R. Eliezar ben Hurkanus, R. Yhoshua Ben Hanania, R. Yosei HaCohen, R. Shimon ben Netanel, R. Elazar ben Arach

[4]

pirkeavot5students.pdf

The 5 students of Rabban Yohanan Ben Zakai

חמישה תלמידים לרבנן יוחנן בן זכאי

 

Holocaust, Evil, Curses, Free Will, Nitzavim, Ki Tavo

[5]

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The Klausenberger (Sanz) Rebbi

הקלאוזנברגר רבי

 

Mashiach

[7]

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The Messiah according to the Rambam

המשיח ע"פ הרמב"ם

 

Bereishit, Six Days = 6000 years

[9]

BeforeBreishit.pdf

Before Creation and More

לפני בראשית ועוד

 

Honest Business as a religious concern, loss of money as a halachic consideration

[10]

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Money Matters

הקב"ה חס על ממונן של ישראל

 

Intercalation, Solar, Lunar Calendar

[11]

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The Calendar

סוד העיבור

 

The coming of the Messiah

[13]

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Mashiach according to the Zohar

מאמר ביאת המשיח

 

Women, Army

[14]

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Women in the Army

נשים בצבא

 

King as ideal or compromise

Parshat Shoftim

[15]

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King of Israel

מלכות בישראל

 

From the Seventeenth of Tammuz to Tisha B’Av

[16]

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Laws of the Three Weeks

דיני בין המצרים

 

Rosh Hashanah, Nature of Judgment

[17]

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Judgment Day - like “Bnei Maron”

יום הדין - כבני מרון

 

Tu B’Av

[18]

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Tu B’Av – Rejoicing in Unity

ט"ו באב – שמחת אחדות

 

Repentance, Renewal, Change, Reish Lakish, etc.

[19]

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Elul – A time for reflection and repentance

אלול – זמן לתשובה

 

Yosef HaTzadik, Ben Ish Hai, Hannukah Decrees

[20]

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Hannuka – The importance of Shabbat, Hodesh & Mila

חנוכה – שבת, חודש, מילה

 

Tree of Knowledge (Etz Hadaat), symbol of man’s task, Tu B’shevat, Shavuot, Yitro

[23]

TuBishvat1.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

Tu Bishvat and Shavuot

ט"ו בשבט ועצרת

 

Omer, Gratitude, Pesikta DeRav Kahana, ways to acquire possessions

[24]

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Omer: Deed to the Land

עומר: זכות לארץ

 

Yom HaAtzmaut, Gratitude

[25]

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Hallel (Thanksgiving) of the Day of Independence

הלל ביום העצמאות

 

Rosh Hashanah before Yom Kippur, Moral Relativism, Good, Evil, 9/11, Parshat Nitzavim

[26]

Nitzavim_GoodEvil_SOURECES.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

Choose Life

ובחרת בחיים

 

Olam Hazeh, Olam Haba

[27]

hand-notes

Prepare to Enjoy

הכנה להנאה

 

Astrology, Fortune Tellers, Séance, Tamim Tihyeh, Parshat Shoftim

[32]

Tamim.pdf

AudioShiur(Hebrew)

On Determining the Future

על אסטרולוגיה, ומגלי עתידות למיניהם

 

Frankl, Avot, Acting Selflessly

[34]

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Lishma

לשמה

 

Bereishit

[35]

BigBangTimeline.pdf

Genesis and the Big Bang

בראשית ומפץ הגדול

 

Repentance, Teshuva

[37]

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Rabbi Eliezer Ben Dordia

רבי אליאזר בן דורדיא

 

Luz, bone, city

[38]

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Luz

לוז

 

Journey of the Soul

[39]

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Life After Life

חיים שלאחר החיים

 

Insider trading, Public servants, public trust

[41]

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Clean before God and Man

והייתם נקיים מה' ומישראל

 

Shofar, Elul, Rosh Hashanah

[44]

AnticipConsummationSOURCES.pdf

Anticipation_Consummation.pdf

Anticipation & Consummation

ציפיה והגשמה – המתח בקול השופר

 

History, Zionism, Judaism, Identity, Mission, Yom Yerushalayim, Haatzmaut
[45]

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Judaism: Religion or Nation

יהדות: דת או לאום

 

Taamei Hamikra, Lot (Vayera), Eliezer (Hayei Sara), Yosef (Vayeshev), Moshe (Tzav), Personal Struggle

[51]

ShalsheletHebrew_SOURCES.pdf

Shalshelet1.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

The Shalshelet of Fate and Destiny

גורל יעוד והשלשלת

 

External/Internal Influences

[69]

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Environment for Free Will

סביבה לבחירה חופשית

 

Jonah, Yom Kippur

[76]

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Yonah: Between Universalism and Parochialism

יונה: בין אוניברסליות לעדתיות

 

Pesah, Story of Exodus (Sippur Yetziat Mitzraim), Shema, Messianic Era

[140]

hand-notes

Remembering versus Telling

בין זכירה לסיפור

 

Altar/Table, Sacrifices/Food, Relationship, Closeness, MacGuffin, Parshat Vayikra

[60]

VayikraSaltSources.pdf

TimesParshaColumn

The Covenant of Salt

ברית מלח – מה זה חשוב

 

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