Warning: This shiur may inspire you to make Aliyah. Israel is the center of the Universe (Kuzari). We have to ask ourselves: what does Hashem want from each of us, in the stage of life we are in, vis-a-vis living in Eretz Yisrael? Rabbi Shalom Rosner looks at the sources (halachic and hashkafic) to help […]
The Rambam defines 2 types of kiddush hashem: 1) giving up one’s life rather than commit an aveirah in specific circumstances and 2) one who doesn’t do an aveirah/does a mitzvah solely because of Hashem. What is the common denominator between the 2 definitions? Delivered at Torah in the City, January 15th, 2017. Watch more […]
The terrorists also claim what they are doing is tikkun olam. Is the difference only that we’re right? What is our responsibility and relationship to other nations? What does l’shem shamayim mean? Sponsored by the Gibber family. Delivered at Torah in the City, January 15th, 2017. Watch more Torah in the City videos.
Why is Kriyat Shema 1 mitzvah and not 2? Kabbalat ol malchut shamayim (accepting the yoke of Heaven) is a mindset, it envelops the entire day. This is why we bookend the entire day with Shema, making it into 1 continuous mitzvah. Sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Shukie & Robyn Grossman and family. Delivered at Torah […]
What is the nature obligation of Talmud Torah? To know all 613 mitzvot and their details. What is included in the obligation of knowing “kol haTorah kulah”? Sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Shukie & Robyn Grossman and family. Delivered at Torah in the City, January 15th, 2017. Watch more Torah in the City videos.
The Vilna Gaon writes that our main purpose in this world is to improve our character and break our natural inclinations. We all have the ability to be calm and easygoing, but it requires work. On an average day, a person will be confronted with many scenarios in which his patience is challenged. Every moment […]