Rabbi Avishai David analyzes the position of the goyim and of Klal Yisrael regarding astrology,and explains the significance of ‘Tamim T’hiyeh Im Hashem Elokecha.’
In this Torah shiur (class) on Sefer Yirmiyahu, Rabbi Avishai David explicates the prophecies and events of chapter 18. In this class, Rabbi David discusses the process of testing a Navi (prophet), according to the Rambam (Maimonides), and talks about the distinction between a positive Nevua (prophesy) and a negative Nevua.
In this Torah class (shiur) on the nature of Prophesy, Rabbi Avishai David introduces the concept of nevua, prophesy. Prophesy is a level of dveikut B’Hashem, connection to G-d, which is attained by a select group of individuals who have studied, worked to perfect themselves, and have trained under a master Navi. However, every Jew should strive to cleave to G-d as much as possible, with the ultimate goal of attaining Nevua.
In this class (shiur) Rabbi Reichman starts a new series on Parenting. Rabbi Reichman explains that Jewish Parenting is defined as v’shinantam l’vanecha, teaching Torah to children and students.
In this shiur (class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman learns Mishnayot Brachot, Perek Alef in memory of the victims of the Mumbai tragedy.
In this shiur (Torah class) Rabbi Reichman discusses the first chapter of Mishnayot Pesachim which deals with the prohibition of chametz. This shiur is dedicated in memory of Rabbi Yonatan Sandler, who was killed by a terrorist at the Otzar Hatorah School in Toulouse France as well as Segev Pniel ben Elyashav Avichail, who lost his life during the terror attack on Yeshivat Merkaz Harav.
In this shiur (Torah class), Mrs. Shira Smiles examines three different acronyms used to describe the month of Elul. In this class, Mrs. Smiles focuses on the verse, “Ina Le’yado, V’Samti Lecha”. Mrs. Smiles explains how Elul is the place we run to when we realize how inadequate our service of Hashem has become. Through ELul, Hahem fills the vacuum created by our failings, and helps us to rise to our true potential.
In this Torah shiur (class) on Elul and repentance, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller describes the sweetness of returning to Hashem through correcting one’s character traits, and outlines four systems for Tikun Hamidot. The methods of the Rambam, the Ba’al HaTanya, Sefer Cheshbon Hanefesh, and R’ Nachman MiBreslov are all described in detail.
In discussing this week’s parsha, Parshat Bo, Rabbi Reichman uses the commentary of the Shem Mishmuel to explain the puzzling traditional interpretation that G-d took away Pharoh’s free will.