Audios

Shmot

Title Description Duration Open
Haftorah

Haftorah

01:03:08 Open
A new King - who Forgot Yosef

5772 -analysis of the identity of the new king - the concept of knowledge being in exile

01:08:35 Open
Recreating The World

Recreating The World

45:01 Open
Regaining Inoccence

Regaining Inoccence

47:07 Open
Shmot Moshes Delay Vaeira Burning Bush

Shmot Moshes Delay Vaeira Burning Bush

01:17:19 Open
Straw Matan

Straw Matan

01:05:33 Open
Straw

Straw

01:00:33 Open
The Development Of Moshe

The Development Of Moshe

49:30 Open
The Leadership Of Moshe

The Leadership Of Moshe

39:12 Open
Shmot - a Brief Overview What Is FREEDOM

  An overview of Sefer Shmot utilizing the insights of the Ramban

36:36 Open
Why Moshe Was Chosen

Why Moshe Was Chosen

01:04:22 Open
Sefer Shmot and the Confusing Chronology

The giving of "testimony" to the people, and the sequence of events in Sefer Shmot,

01:07:21 Open
Who Forgot - and Who Remembered Yosef?

5773-To what extent does the Yosef story reverberate in the beginning of the book of Shmot?

00:57:54 Open
The Metamorphosis of Moshe

the metamorphosis of Moshe from prince to shepherd to leader

00:44:10 Open
The Choice of Moshe as Leader

If the Jews were saved because they retained their language clothing and speech - then why was Moshe their "savior"?

00:48:00 Open
Parshat Shmot / A Sign Of Redemption

5774-What sign was passed on as an indication of the redemption, and what were its origins? The role of Serach bet Asher

00:53:28 Open
Parshat Shmot / The Redeemers

5775-Those who helped the Jews leave Egypt - including the righteous women and Moshe.

01:10:39 Open

Vaeira

Title Description Duration Open
The Plague of "Frogs" and Kiddush Hashem

One big frog or many frogs? the story of frogs and self sacrifice. Frogs Rabbi Akiva and martyrdom.

01:07:46 Open
Knowledge In Exile

The Haftorah

51:25 Open
Moshe And Aharon

5772-The interaction between Moshe and Aharon

01:09:24 Open
The four Expression of Redemption and the Brit Bein Habitarim

The Four Cups Of Wine MATAN an analysis of the four expressions of redemption

01:03:27 Open
The Four Cups Of Wine

The Four Cups Of Wine

47:23 Open
The Staff

The Staff

45:35 Open
The Exodus and Elusive Perfection

 5769-Why wasn't the Exodus the final chapter in Jewish History?

55:46 Open
The Haftorah for Vaera - the exile of Knowledge

the objective of knowing God, and the exile of lack of knowledge of God

00:57:04 Open
Parshat Vaeira / Deserving Freedom

Why did things need to get worse before they got better - before leaving Egypt. The Role of Am Yisrael in the Exodus

00:57:16 Open
Parshat Vaeira / Moshe's Inspiration

5775-How Yosef served as the inspiration for Moshe

01:20:05 Open
Parshat Vaeira / Loosing Our Religion

5775-Did the Jews have a reason to expect God to keep the Covenant and take them out of Egypt

01:04:35 Open
Weekly parsha shiur at Yeshivat Sha'alvim/ Vaeira/Manifestation of Hashem's Names

5775-Rav Ari Kahn's weekly parsha shiur at Sha'alvim.

00:55:35 Open

Bo

Title Description Duration Open
Parshat Bo / Did Leaving Egypt Include Deception 5772

Why was Moshe told to ask for a trip of only three days?

01:07:25 Open
Parshat Bo / Rebbi Yehuda gave Simanim

the grouping of the plagues in order to discern a larger structure and the overall plan

01:13:20 Open
Parshat Bo / In Order To Tell Our Children

In Order To Tell Our Children

01:15:54 Open
Parshat Bo / Polemic Against Egyptian Beliefs

Polemic Against Egyptian Beliefs

59:56 Open
Parshat Bo / In The Middle Of The Night

In The Middle Of The Night

57:40 Open
Parshat Bo / The Plagues

The Plagues

38:55 Open
Parshat Bo / Transcending Time Space And Matter

Transcending Time Space And Matter

49:46 Open
Parshat Bo / The wickedness of the wicked son; a textual analysis

5773-What brought the commentaries and and Midrashim to conclude that the question "Ma Avodah Hazot lchem" was asked by a wicked son?

00:53:38 Open
Parshat Bo / Around Midnight

why the plague needed to take place at night -an understanding of the makkot keeping an eye on some Egyptian mythology

00:59:04 Open
Parshat Bo / Eclipsing the Sun God

5775-The political and theological significance of the plagues

00:57:59 Open

Beshalach

Title Description Duration Open
Parshat Beshalach / Doubt

Doubt

43:41 Open
Parshat Beshalach / Faith And Prayer

Faith And Prayer

50:11 Open
Parshat Beshalach / Crossing the Sea; a people divided

5773-did we cross as one unified people? a textual analysis of the verses leading up to a following the crossing of the sea

01:04:09 Open
Parshat Beshalach / Purification

Purification

01:11:13 Open
Parshat Beshalach / Lessons along the way

The lessons learned during the various trial and tribulations as the Jews made their was in the desert and headed to Sinai

00:54:38 Open
Parshat Beshalach According to the Vilna Gaon

an explanation of Parshat Bshalacha according to a number of Kabbalistic insights of the Vilna Gaon, including an explanation of Chad Gadya.

01:09:53 Open
Parshat Beshalach / Pharaoh's Responses to the Plagues

Which plagues impacted the Egyptians and the Jews?

00:44:34 Open
Parshat Beshalach / Miracles and Song

5775-What was the real miracle at the Sea? Is is ok to celebrate the demise of our enemies?

01:02:19 Open

Yitro

Title Description Duration Open
Accepting The Word Of God

Accepting The Word Of God

47:21 Open
The Logic of the Commandments

Were the 10 commandments logical or a question of faith

01:03:06 Open
No I Will Not Yes I Will Not

No I Will Not Yes I Will Not

40:06 Open
Yitro Mishpatim

Yitro Mishpatim

01:16:48 Open
Yitro The Potential Convert

Yitro The Potential Convert

40:05 Open
Revealing the Revelation

5773-Why does Parshat Yitro and Shavuot have two different Haftorot - and what is each trying to communicate?

00:57:07 Open
Parshat Yitro / When Did Yitro Arrive

The arrival of Yitro is not easily placed chronologically; where it is found in the Torah - an analysis of the position put forth by Rashi

01:01:49 Open

Mishpatim

Title Description Duration Open
Accepting The Torah Being United

Accepting The Torah Being United

35:29 Open
Eye For An Eye

is an "eye for an eye" money?

47:54 Open
Purim Pesach Yom Kippur

Purim Pesach Yom Kippur

48:40 Open
Parshat Mishpatim / When were the Mishpatim Taught

understanding the sequence of events from Yitro through Mishpatim

01:00:00 Open
Parshat Mishpatim / Law and Philosophy

5775-In what way is the Parasha of Mishpatim a continuation of the 10 Commandments

00:57:52 Open
Parshat Mishpatim / Holding on to the Altar

5775-the interrelationship between the man to man and man to God laws

00:57:22 Open

Trumah

Title Description Duration Open
ADAR AND NISSAN / When Adar Starts - the Joy Begins

connecting - joy, Sin, Purim Yom Kippur and the Mishkan

46:39 Open
A Time Of Innocence

A Time Of Innocence

38:37 Open
Building A Mikdash 5772

Building A Mikdash 5772

01:03:32 Open
Keruvim and Intimacy with God

The Mishkan as a place for intimacy with God

45:57 Open
Physical Form Of A Spiritual Vision

Physical Form Of A Spiritual Vision

44:27 Open
Terumah Tetzaveh

Terumah Tetzaveh

01:19:05 Open
The Beit Hamikdash Shel Malah

The Beit Hamikdash Shel Malah

01:00:35 Open
The Golden Calf Mishkan And Merkava

analysis of the connection between the Golden Calf, Mishkan and the Merkavah

58:11 Open
Sefer Shmot and the Confusing Chronology

5773-The giving of "testimony" to the people, and the sequence of events in Sefer Shmot,

01:07:21 Open
Parshat Trumah / Building Holiness

Explores how the holiness of the Mishkan is a continuation of previous expressions of holiness.

1:00:21 Open
Parshat Trumah / The Mishkan; A temporary Abode

Had there not been a sin of the Golden Calf would there still have been a Mikdash - according to rashi?

00:58:27 Open
Parshat Trumah / Seeing the Beit Hamikdash from Above

5775-The connection between the view of Moshe of Sinai and of Yaakov of the ladder

00:55:20 Open
Weekly parsha shiur at Yeshivat Sha'alvim/ trumah/Regaining Innocence

5775-The Symbolism of the Keruvim

00:53:41 Open

Tetzaveh

Title Description Duration Open
Adam And Eve

Adam And Eve

41:15 Open
Aharon Hakohen

Aharon Hakohen

45:37 Open
Haftorah The Firstborn

Haftorah The Firstborn

01:02:20 Open
Kimu Vekiblu Matan

Kimu Vekiblu Matan

57:22 Open
The Secret Behind the Choice of Aharon

 5772-why was Aharon chosen?

56:11 Open
Teztaveh

Teztaveh

57:21 Open
The Awe Of The Mishkan

The Awe Of The Mishkan

41:20 Open
Zachor Purim Story

Zachor Purim Story

52:13 Open
Remembering and Understanding the war against Amalek

5773-A comparison of the two Amalek sections in the Torah including the larger contexts

01:10:51 Open
Parshat Tetzaveh / A Heart of Gold

What was special about the clothing of the Kohen Gadol?

00:56:31 Open

Ki Tisa

Title Description Duration Open
Parshat Ki Tisa / Going Back To Prior Knowledge

Going Back To Prior Knowledge

41:38 Open
Parshat Ki Tisa / Neshama Yetera

Neshama Yetera

41:47 Open
Parshat Ki Tisa / Purim And Receiving The Torah

Purim And Receiving The Torah

46:01 Open
Parshat Ki Tisa / The Glow On Moshes Face

The Glow On Moshes Face

01:17:35 Open
Parshat Ki Tisa / The Merkava Experience

The Merkava Experience

44:26 Open
Parshat Ki Tisa / The Golden Calf and Aharon's Culpability

to what extent is Ahron responsible for the sin of the Golden Calf, was his selection prior to this sin or after

01:01:21 Open
Parshat Ki Tisa / “And Out Came This Calf …” Who Is Responsible For The Golden Calf

analysis of the dual narrative of the sin of the Golden Calf

01:06:56 Open
Parshat Ki Tisa / The Calf, the Bull and the Cow

From the Golden Calf to the Chariot of Yechezkel to the Red Heifer

00:44:26 Open
Parshat Ki Tisa / Sounds of War

What did Yehoshua hear as the Golden Calf was being worshiped?

01:03:31 Open

Vayakhel

Title Description Duration Open
Shabbat; Spritual Rehabilitation

Why was Shabbat the first law taught after the sin of the Golden Calf

58:52 Open
Vayakhel Pikudei

Vayakhel Pikudei

38:16 Open
The Holy Am Haaretz

5773-The laws of Shabbat as understood by the ignorant and how this crept into Jewish practice according to the Netziv

01:14:03 Open
Shabbat Creation Kabbala and Infinity

explores the relationship between building the Mishkan and Shabbat

01:10:42 Open
Parshat Vayakhel / Inadequacy

Why are two melachot singled out in this week's parasha

00:49:00 Open

Pekudai

Title Description Duration Open
A prayer of Moshe

the complexity involved in humans trying to build something holy

01:00:02 Open
Making the Ark, Building the Mishkan

The only job Betzalel did himself was the Ark - why?

01:04:12 Open
Parshat Pekudai /The Role of Dan - past present and future

What is the significance between the merger between Bezalel from Yehudah and Ohaliav from Dan

00:58:44 Open