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Rabbi Daniel Glatstein

Rabbi Daniel Glatstein

Rabbi Daniel Glatstein currently serves as the Rav and Morah D"asra of Kehilas Ahavas Yisroel, a vibrant and bustling young Kehilla where he offers daily shiurim and guidance to more than 100 young families. Previously, he spent five years building up and reviving the oldest Orthodox shul in Kew Gardens Hills from a dwindling membership to a vibrant center of Torah learning for the entire Queens community, attracting dozens of new members of all ages. Among his many weekly shiurim, Rabbi Glatstein delivers a popular weekly shiur to Bnei Torah, Baaleh Batim and college students on Parshas HaShavua and other timely topics in his own shul as well as in Rabbi Oelbaum's shul, K'hal Nachlas Yitzchak, through the Agra-Dpirka shiur network. He is often invited to serve as a guest speaker in Yeshivos and Torah Institutions across the Tri-State area and his shiurim have been received enthusiastically by audiences of all backgrounds and affiliations. Rabbi Glatstein has semicha from the Rabbinical Seminary of America,Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim as well as from Harav Noach Isaac Oelbaum.

The Magdil/Migdol Controversy: The Haftarah for Shvii shel Pesach

May 1, 2019, by

The haftarah of the seventh day of Pesach is the song of David HaMelech to parallel Az Yashir/Shirat HaYam in the Torah Reading. The last verse of the haftarah (Shmuel II 22:51) reads: “מגדול ישועות מלכו ועושה חסד למשיחו לדוד ולזרעו עד עולם” This pasuk is repeated almost word-for-word in Tehillim (ch. 18) where the […]

The National Cry of Shabbat HaGadol

April 16, 2019, by

Nachal Sorek: אני ה’ לא שניתי – Hashem repeated “לא” twice and this is akin to an oath. Four reasons why the Shabbat before Pesach is called Shabbat HaGadol. Download the mekorot Shiur provided courtesy of Torah Anytime

Rav Chaim Brisker’s Landmark Understanding of Makat Bechorot

April 15, 2019, by

According to the Tur, one of the main components of Emet V’Yatziv and remembering Yetziat Mitzrayim is mentioning Makat Bechorot. The Mishna Brurah points out that Gemara implies it’s not essential! What was the purpose of the makkot – punishment for what the Egyptians did to Bnei Yisrael or to force Pharoah to send Bnei […]

“Who Knows One?” New Vistas in Ein Od Milvado

April 11, 2019, by

Why do we end the Seder night with Echad Mi Yodea, which seems like a child’s riddle? Is it just a way to keep the children awake? When Yitro praises Hashem for saving Bnei Yisrael from Mitzrayim. Rashi says that no slave had ever been able to escape Egyptian servitude until then. How were Bnei […]