Recorded at OU Israel’s L’Ayla Rosh Chodesh Kislev 5779 Women’s Event sponsored in memory of Mrs Linda Pruwer-Brachfeld, מרת חיה סאשא בת ר’ יוסף הלל.
Delivered at the OU Israel Center, August 25, 2019, 24 Av 5779 This shiur is sponsored by Mel David in Gratitude to Hashem for the many blessings he has been given.
Recorded at OU Israel’s L’Ayla Rosh Chodesh Av 5779 Women’s Event sponsored in memory of Mrs Linda Pruwer-Brachfeld, מרת חיה סאשא בת ר’ יוסף הלל.
Yom Yerushalayim, Shavuot, and Parshat Bamidbar. The first census, which counted those who left Egypt took place on Rosh Chodesh Iyar, a month after the Mishkan was completed. There was another census, taken when the mishkan was built (the silver from which was used for the sockets of the Mishkan) 6 months earlier. The numbers […]
The historical development of Yom Haatzmaut as a holiday among Torah-observant Jews. According to the Ramban. part of the commandment of יישוב ארץ ישראל, to settle the Land of Israel, is to cultivate the land, not to leave the land desolate (שממה) and to consider any land other than the Land of Israel as a […]
ויבאו בני ישראל בתוך הים ביבשה והמים להם חומה מימינם ומשמאלם” – שמות יד:כב” ובני ישראל הלכו ביבשה בתוך הים והמים להם חמה מימינם ומשמאלם” – שמות יד:כט” Why does the Torah virtually repeat the pasuk with minor differences? Did they go into the sea which then turned into dry land or did they walk […]
The four cups represent the four dangers from which we were saved: physical, spiritual, lack of connection to history, and a lack of connection to hope. In order to merit redemption we had to take a proactive step in each of these areas. Chazal say that we were redeemed because of four merits. Delivered at […]
The Seder night is the only time when there is a positive obligation to eat matzah. The beginning of the Haggadah says we eat matzah to remember what our ancestors ate in Egypt. Rabban Gamliel gives a completely different reason – when our ancestors were freed they didn’t have time for the dough to rise. On […]
There are 2 mitzvot connected to Amalek – remembering what they did and eliminating them. We are never vulnerable to the external Amalek unless there is a part of Amalek that is in our character. Thus, even if we can’t eradicate Amalek externally, we can eradicate those aspects of our personalities. The two traits of […]