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Using Torah as a Medication or Segulah
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Shiur #9 in Rav Aharon Kahn’s Hashkafah Series Based on Mishlei with Biur HaGra. Content Description: Using scientific versus non-scientific natural medicines. Using divrei Torah as a means to attaining refuah. Discussion of darkei ha-emori. Chillul Shabbos and other transgressions violated by using (effective) non-scientific segulahs, in order to attain refuah. Brief discussion of some of the halachos of using kamayos. Citations: Teshuvos Igros Moshe (Orach Chaim 5th chelek, siman 43, found in the source packet on page 1, and Rambam’s Moreh Nevuchim (3rd chelek, 37th chapter), found in the source packet on page 1, and Mishnah Shabbos 67a, found in the source packet on pages 1-2 , and Teshuvos Tsits Eliezer (4th chelek, siman 4, 17), found in the source packet on pages 2-3, and Aruch HaShulchan (Orach Chaim, siman 301, #75-80), found in the source packet on pages 3-5.
All Men are Created Equal? Creating Chiddushim and Learning Kabbalah
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The importance of learning lots of Torah data in one’s childhood, before binah develops.  Caveats on the imperative to plumb the depths of mitzvos to understand their intent.  Danger of learning kabbalah when not properly prepared to do so. The strategy of the yetzer hara to seek out situations which have a spectrum of both good and bad potential, and to co-opt them […]
Song of Songs – Intro
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If you read the introduction to my book, The Nach Yomi Companion Volume I: Neviim – Prophets, then you saw how I was formerly daunted at the prospect of learning such Books as Job and some of the Later Prophets. Boy, was I off base! You know what’s hard? Shir HaShirim. Though we might be […]
Religion Leading To No Religion
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Insights into how the Yetzer HaRa tries to use religious values to doom a person.  Discussions of self-doubt and the yetzer hara, forgiveness and yiras shomayim. In transgressions involving physical pleasure, one’s whole ability to discern and choose properly is slowly corrupted – that is “aveirah goreres aveirah.” Insight into the nature of the pain of judgment in Olam Haba. Citations: This shiur references the Biur […]
Rabbi Weinreb: Reflections on Tehillim 94
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Listen to Rabbi Weinreb discuss Tehillim Chapter 94, the Shir Shel Yom for Wednesday. Delivered at the OU Israel Center Watch the rest of the Series: Reflections on Tehillim Chapter 1 Further Reflections on Tehillim Chapter 1 Further Reflections on Tehillim Chapter 94