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Jewish Holidays

The Ladder of Transformation: Receiving the Torah at Sinai

May 15, 2018, by

How could a people enslaved for two centuries transform into a nation in only 49 days and merit to hear directly from God? How were they able to transform themselves? We are given the same opportunity every year during Sefirat HaOmer. Download the mekorot here Recorded at OU Israel’s L’Ayla Rosh Chodesh Women’s Event

The Mysterious Ancestry of David Hamelech

May 15, 2018, by

According to the Midrash, the daughters of Lot seemed to have been trying to orchestrate the ancestry of Mashiach by having a child with him. Why did God bring about Moshiach in a profane way? Download the mekorot here Shiur provided courtesy of Torah Anytime

Shavuot and the Importance of Minhagim

May 15, 2018, by

The five minhagim of Shavuot and how minhagim, in general, protect the Torah. What is the common denominator among the minhagim? Why is there no mitzvah on Shavuot that represents its theme as there is on other holidays (e.g. Shofar on Rosh Hashana)? We can’t take one commandment from the Torah and give it intrinsic […]

Propitious Prayer

May 14, 2018, by

 Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com Adapted by Channie Koplowitz Stein             Among all our holidays, Shavuot has the unique distinction of not having any specific positive commandment associated with its observance. While Pesach has the eating of matzah, for example, and Sukkot has the lulav and etrog, we have no symbolic mitzvah associated with Shavuot. True, […]

Return to Eternity

May 13, 2018, by

The Gemara says that Shavuot is a Rosh Hashana since it is when we are judged on fruit and that is why we bring the שתי הלחם. If we are judged on fruit, why do we bring a korban consisting of bread? Download the mekorot here Shiur provided courtesy of Torah Anytime