In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Michael Taubes discusses the idea of not eating meat together with fish. Based on a vague Gemara, Rabbi Taubes delves into this topic , with practical as well as underlying understandings. This Torah class is available online in streaming video and for download in mp3 and ipod video formats.
In honor of the upcoming holiday of Shavuot, in this shiur (Torah class) Rabbi Michael Taubes explores the commandment of learning Torah. Rabbi Taubes explains the source of the mitzvah and discuusses the practical applications.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Michael Taubes discusses the concept of adding time to the beginning and end of Shabbat. He also discusses this idea in terms of Yom Tov and explains the differences.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Michael Taubes discusses the fast of the firstborns on Erev Pesach. Rabbi Taubes analyzes the halachik and hashkafic underpinnings, deepening the understanding of the fast's nature.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Michael Taubes discusses the fascinating halachik concept of reciting baruch shem kavod malchuso l'olam vaed. This phrase is generally recited after on says Shema as well as after one accidentally begins reciting an unnecessary bracha (blessing). This class focuses on the latter instance, providing an indepth understanding as well as the halchot concerning the phrase.
In this shiur (class), Rabbi Michael Taubes explains the various halachot of the three meals we eat on Shabbat. This class provides the background as well as current halachik scenarios concerning the Shabbat meals.
In this shiur (class), Rabbi Michael Taubes discusses the various halachot of an Onan, one whose close relative has passed away and is still not buried. Rabbi Taubes provides a clear and comprehensive overview of the halachot, complete with modern day cases.
In this shiur (class), Rabbi Michael Taubes discusses the often misunderstood mitzvah of Tochacha- rebuke. Rabbi Taubes defines the mitzvah and then explains various Gemaras which explain the parameters of the mitzvah.