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Lech Lecha: For What Purpose Did God Choose Avraham?
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This shiur provided courtesy of The Tanach Study Center In memory of Rabbi Abraham Leibtag Almost ‘out of the blue’, at the beginning of Parshat Lech L’cha, God appears unto Avraham, commanding him to travel to the ‘promised land’, while blessing him that he will become a great nation. However, contrary to what we would […]
Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude
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“It is not in the heavens for you to say, ‘Who can ascend to the heaven for us and take it for us so that we can listen to it and perform it?’. . . Rather the matter is very near to you,  in your mouth and your heart, to perform it.” – Devarim 30:12-14 […]
This Season’s Leitmotif: Return!
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We have all been brought up to believe in the importance of progress. For the past several centuries, the goal of philosophy, religion, culture, and certainly science has been to develop ideas and practices which advance humankind beyond its present state. Poets have acclaimed the superiority of progress; one of them, Robert Browning, put it […]
Noach: Sifrei Toladot – The Backbone of Sefer Breishit
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 This shiur provided courtesy of The Tanach Study Center In memory of Rabbi Abraham Leibtag The Mabul (the Flood) and Migdal Bavel (the Tower of Babel) are undoubtedly the two primary stories in this week’s Parsha.  However, each of these two stories is preceded by a list of genealogies that appear to be rather irrelevant. […]
Bereshit: The 2 Stories of Creation
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This shiur provided courtesy of The Tanach Study Center In memory of Rabbi Abraham Leibtag How many stories of Creation are there in Parshat Breishit, ONE or TWO? Although this question is often discussed more by Bible critics than yeshiva students, its resolution may carry a significant spiritual message. In this week’s shiur, we discuss […]
Introduction to Sefer Bereshit
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This shiur provided courtesy of The Tanach Study Center In memory of Rabbi Abraham Leibtag There’s a big difference between simply reading the Bible, and studying it.  To help encourage and facilitate the study of Chumash, each week the Tanach Study Center provides a battery of questions on the weekly Torah reading in addition to […]