Yonah essentially took on God and was an angry Navi. What was the tension between Yonah and God? Why is it chosen as the Haftarah for Yom Kippur Mincha? What is the connection between the laining for Yom Kippur mincha (the illicit relationships) and the Haftarah? Why don’t we lain Vayechal at mincha?
It’s not easy to be a unified nation. Rav Kook: Shalom doesn’t mean everybody agrees. It means everybody respects each other & is able to agree to disagree. A shiur on Purim regarding the 3 charges Haman brought against the Jews. Presented by Rabbi Baruch Taub at the OU Israel Center.
Rabbi Baruch Taub discusses how Pesach is presented to us in the Torah for the first time and how it differs from the way in which other holidays are introduced in the Torah.
The miracles we celebrate on other holidays were overt miracles, therefore we say Hallel on those days. Purim, on the other hand, was a hidden miracle and therefore we say a hidden “Hallel” (i.e. Megillat Esther). Purim as a day of kabbalat HaTorah.
Why didn’t Hashem let Yaakov live in tranquility – what was wrong with Yaakov’s request? Why was the baker hanged – his crime wasn’t as bad as that of the butler? If the Jews found enough oil for 1 day why is Chanukah 8 days and not 7? A shiur on the parsha presented by Rabbi Baruch Taub […]
We don’t know where Har Sinai is, unlike most other places in Tanach. This deemphasizes the location and further emphasize the content. Rabbi Taub also discusses similarities to the mishkan. A shiur on the Shavuot and Parshat Bamidbar presented at the OU Israel Center.
Our mobile society presents many challenges with regard to the performance of mitzvot, particularly with regards to the lighting of the menorah. People live in one place, work in another; people travel…