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Rabbi Yosef Grossman

Rabbi Yosef Grossman

Rabbi Yosef Yisroel Grossman is Senior Rabbinic Coordinator at the OU and Director of its Kosher Education Dept.

Rav Chaim Schmulevitz and The Three Weeks

July 9, 2015, by

Rav Chaim Shmulevitz explains that Bein Adam l’chavero (interactions with others) are like fire. Just as fire causes injury even if you touch it accidentally, so too when you hurt another person you cause them damage, even if you didn’t mean it. The latest installment of The Good Vort.

Thoughts on Chanukah & Vayeshev

December 12, 2012, by

Why are 2 ideas – Joseph being thrown into the pit and the halacha that the menorah has to be below 20 amot – juxtaposed in the Gemara? The latest episode of The Good Vort, presented by Rabbi Yosef Grossman.

Purim: Lifting The Veil and Uncovering The Mask

March 8, 2012, by

The word olam (world) is from he’elam – hidden. This because God can be found everywhere in the world but is hidden – we have to look for Him. Purim demonstrates God’s hidden hand in everyday life. The latest episode of The Good Vort, presented by Rabbi Yosef Grossman.

The Sanctity of Time

May 19, 2011, by

The sanctity of time as it relates to 4 times on the Jewish calendar: chol, Rosh Chodesh, Shabbos, and Yom Tov. The lesson we learn from Rosh Chodesh. The latest episode of The Good Vort, presented by Rabbi Yosef Grossman, OU Director of Kosher Education. Recorded live at OU World Headquarters, NY, NY, on May […]

Understanding The Questions and Answers of the Haggadah

April 13, 2011, by

The latest episode of The Good Vort, presented by Rabbi Yosef Grossman, OU Director of Kosher Education. Recorded live at OU World Headquarters, NY, NY, on April 13, 2011. All the mitzvot connected with Pesach are termed an avodah. Usually Avodah means sacrifice or prayer. What is the meaning of avodah when it comes to the […]

Sukkot, Simchat Torah and “Zot HaTorah”

October 4, 2010, by

Understanding the joy associated with Sukkot, Simchat Torah and “Zot HaTorah” – “This Torah”. In one of the piyutim for Simchat Torah we refer to the Torah as “Zot HaTorah”. An exploration of what the phrase means based on the 2 places in the Torah where the phrase is used.

Chanukah and The Battle Over Modesty

December 16, 2009, by

The Hellenists were trying to destroy the modest relationship we have with Hashem, symbolized by the Heichal and Kodesh Kodashim. The latest episode of The Good Vort, presented by Rabbi Yosef Grossman, OU Director of Kosher Education. Recorded live at OU World Headquarters NY, NY December 16, 2009.

Shavuos and the Awesomeness of Torah – 5769

May 27, 2009, by

The 3 avot parallel the 3 regalim. Avraham represents Pesach, Yitzchak represents Shavuot, and Yaakov represents Sukkot. How does Yitzchak represents Shavuot? What is the connection between the Shofar and Torah? Presented by Rabbi Yosef Grossman, OU Director of Kosher Education and host of “The Good Vort” on OURadio.org. Recorded live at OU World Headquarters NY, […]

The Haggadah: An Eyewitness Account

April 7, 2009, by

The word haggadah is related to haggadat edut – we testify that we ourselves left Egypt. Testimony can only be given by the witness not via another witness. Presented by Rabbi Yosef Grossman, OU Director of Kosher Education and host of “The Good Vort” on OURadio.org. Recorded live at OU World Headquarters NY, NY April […]

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