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Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom

Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom

Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom has been a dynamic educator in the Los Angeles area since 1985. His ability to reach out to today's youth and share with them his passion for Jewish learning has enriched many young lives.

The OU’s Nach Yomi: Megilat Esther (Part XV)

March 26, 2008, by

Why God and Eretz Yisrael are missing as themes, overuse of the word dat, the allusions to the Beit HaMikdash, and Megillat Esther as the anti-Tanach book. The OU’s Nach Yomi presents Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom on Esther. Part 15. For part 1 click here For part 2 click here For part 3 click here For […]

The OU’s Nach Yomi: Megilat Esther (Part XIV)

March 26, 2008, by

The Jews fight against their enemy. Esther comes to the king a 5th time but without the desperate plea of previous times. A description of the Purim holiday. The OU’s Nach Yomi presents Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom on Esther. Part 14. For part 1 click here For part 2 click here For part 3 click here […]

The OU’s Nach Yomi: Megilat Esther (Part XIII)

March 26, 2008, by

The aftermath of Haman’s hanging, the giving over of the ring and Haman’s estate to Esther, and the new decree to counter the old decree and how it parallels it. The OU’s Nach Yomi presents Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom on Esther. Part 13. For part 1 click here For part 2 click here For part 3 […]

The OU’s Nach Yomi: Megilat Esther (Part XII)

March 26, 2008, by

Esther finally reveals her request to the king. She shows she is on his side, against Haman, and not part of a coup. Then she frames Haman. The king’s reaction. The OU’s Nach Yomi presents Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom on Esther. Part 12. For part 1 click here For part 2 click here For part 3 […]

The OU’s Nach Yomi: Megilat Esther (Part XI)

March 26, 2008, by

Esther’s scheme plays into Achashverosh’s insecurity, his suspicion of a plot, and Haman’s ego. This leads to the king’s insomnia & Haman attempting to get Mordechai hanged. The OU’s Nach Yomi presents Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom on Esther. Part 11. For part 1 click here For part 2 click here For part 3 click here For part […]

The OU’s Nach Yomi: Megilat Esther (Part X)

March 26, 2008, by

Achashverosh must have assumed that Esther had a major request if she risks her life by coming to the king uninvited. Haman’s reaction & how it fits his personality. Why does Esther use the 2-party scheme? The OU’s Nach Yomi presents Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom on Esther. Part 10. For part 1 click here For part 2 click […]

The OU’s Nach Yomi: Megilat Esther (Part IX)

March 19, 2008, by

Mordechai & Esther’s react to the decree. We are told of their back & forth in which Mordechai tells Esther it’s time to reveal her identity & take action by framing Haman. The OU’s Nach Yomi presents Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom on Esther. Part 9. For part 1 click here For part 2 click here For part 3 click […]

The OU’s Nach Yomi: Megilat Esther (Part VIII)

March 19, 2008, by

Is the king just as interested as Haman in destroying the Jews? Did he know which meaning of the word “l’abed” Haman Meant? The disconnect between inside & outside palace. The OU’s Nach Yomi presents Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom on Esther. Part 8. For part 1 click here For part 2 click here For part 3 […]

The OU’s Nach Yomi: Megilat Esther (Part VII)

March 19, 2008, by

Mordechai’s refusal to bow is presented as an affront to the king not to Haman. Why does Haman react the way he does? Why does Mordechai refuse to bow down? The OU’s Nach Yomi presents Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom on Esther. Part 7. For part 1 click here For part 2 click here For part 3 […]

The OU’s Nach Yomi: Megilat Esther (Part VI)

March 19, 2008, by

Bigtan & Teresh’s plot shows the king’s insecurity is real. How does Mordechai get his inside info. If the King is insecure why would he make everyone bow to Haman? The OU’s Nach Yomi presents Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom on Esther. Covering Megilat Esther, Chapter 2 (vv. 22-24) and the beginning of Chapter 3. For part […]