This shiur provided courtesy of The Tanach Study Center In memory of Rabbi Abraham Leibtag Understanding Magid: A Biblical Perspective – Expression of Gratitude or Recognition of Destiny Should Passover be understood as our ‘holiday of freedom’ – a special time set aside to thank God for taking us out of slavery? Certainly, the popular song of “avadim hayinu… ata benei […]
This shiur provided courtesy of The Tanach Study Center In memory of Rabbi Abraham Leibtag We are all familiar with the historical reason for celebrating the ‘seventh day of Passover’ – for (according to the Midrash) the miracle of the splitting of the Red Sea took place seven days after Bnei Yisrael left Egypt. Yet, […]
This shiur provided courtesy of The Tanach Study Center In memory of Rabbi Abraham Leibtag Are the ‘Four Sons’ really in the Bible? When we quote that Midrash at the Seder, we certainly get that impression, for the Haggada quotes a pasuk from Chumash as the source for each son. However, when you take a […]
This shiur provided courtesy of The Tanach Study Center In memory of Rabbi Abraham Leibtag How could an observant Jew say, let alone sing, that -‘it would have been enough’- even had God not given us the Torah? And how could a Zionist say, let alone sing, that -‘it would have been enough’- even if […]
Despite R’ Akiva’s losing 24,000 students, he did not give up hope and went and acquired 5 new students in order to reinvigorate the future of the Jewish people.
Pesach is a time of renewal, it occurs in the spring, the annual time of renewal and is when we left Egypt and became a nation. But at the same time we place emphasis on the past.
The challenge of our generation is the preservation of Jewish Identity. The Jewish people were created by fire and binds us as 1 force.
Sometimes the problems that exist are not due to anything specific but rather to an attitude problem.
The following is meant as a convenient review of Halachos pertaining to Yom Tov. The Piskei Din for the most part are based purely on the Sugyos, Shulchan Aruch and Ramah, and the Mishna Berura, unless stated otherwise. They are based on my understanding of the aforementioned texts through the teachings of my Rebeim. As […]