In this Torah shiur (class), Rabbi Shimon Isaacson examines whether Sefirat Haomer is a Torah law or a Rabbinic law, and the halacha regarding one who misses a day of counting.
In this Torah shiur (class) on Pesach, Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg discusses the connection between the Pesach seder and Matan Torah.
In this Pesach shiur, Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg continues to point out various hints and connections to Matan Torah found in the Haggadah.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the unique spiritual characteristics of the month of Iyar. As the month in between Pesach and Shavuot, Iyar represents a more distant relationship with G-d. Yet, despite this distance, Rabbi Reichman explains the strong connection that bonds the Jewish people with the Almighty.
Rebbetzin Heller discusses how Sefirat HaOmer teaches us to utilize the Middot (attributes) of Hashem, in our attempt towards self perfection.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Michael Taubes delves int the exact halachik nature of the mitzva of counting the omer. Through an understanding of it’s halachik definition, one comes to understand the purpose of this mitzva.
In this class on Sefirat Haomer, Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg discusses the dichotomy of sefirat haomer; on one hand, it is a time of joyous anticipation before Matan Torah, and on the other hand, it is a time of mourning for the deaths of the students of Rabbi Akiva. The class explains how it all fits together.
In this shiur (Torah class) on Sefirat HaOmer, Mrs. Shira Smiles delves into the commentaries that speak about the death of Rabbi Avkiva’s students, thereby getting a sense of the depth and breadth of Torah.
In this class, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses that we cannot get caught up only in the technical requirements of counting each night of the Omer and the customs of mourning during this time. Sefirat Haomer is a time for spiritual accounting in preparation for receiving the Torah, specifically in the areas of loving one’s fellow man and increasing our consciousness of G-d.
Rabbi Avishai David examines the mitzvah of Sefirat HaOmer, and discusses the two types of “zecher le’mikdash”.
Rabbi Hanoch Teller speaks about working on Midot and affording respect.
In this shiur (Torah class),Rabbi Ari Jacobson presents an overview of the mitzva of Sefirat HaOmer. Rabbi Jacobson explains the meaning of the mitzva and presents an overview of its related halachot.
In this Torah shiur (class), in honor of the holiday of Shavuot, Rabbi Cohen explains the nature of true acceptance and performance of Torah.
Rabbi Hanoch Teller speaks about the life of Rav Chaim Ozer Grodzinsky.
In this Shavuot inspired class, Rabbi Hanoch Teller continues his discussion of the gadol, Rav Chaim Ozer Grodzinsky.
Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the upcoming holiday of Shavuot.
In this Torah shiur (class) in honor of Shavuot, Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg discusses three possible ways to understand the words ‘Naaseh V’Nishma’, the declaration made by the Jewish People as they accepted the Torah. Rabbi Ginsburg explains how these words can help each individual prepare for their personal Kabbalat HaTorah on Shavuot.
Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains three divrei Torah concerning Shavuot from the Shem MiShmuel.
In this Torah shiur (class) on the holiday of Shavuot, Mrs. Shira Smiles talks about the message behind the minhag, custom, of staying up all night on Shavuot night, learning Torah.
In this Torah class (shiur) on the holiday of Shavuot, Mrs. Shira Smiles talks about the connection between Megillat Rut and Matan Torah.
In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira smiles discusses the holiday of Shavout.
In this Torah shiur (class) on Shavuot, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the custom of decorating our homes and shuls with greenery on Shavuot.
In this Torah shiur (class) on Shavuot, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the idea that receiving the Torah is re-enacted every year on Shavuot.
In this shiur (Torah class) on preparing for Shavuot, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller explains how Matan Torah (the giving of the Torah) at Har Sinai formed the core of our Emunah, demonstrating that Hashem is the Source of everything in this world, including what is usually described as Nature.
In this Torah shiur (class) on Shavuot, Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg speaks about the striking facts that the Torah does not give a date for Shavuot, and that there is a disagreement over the actual date of matan Torah.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rebbetzin Shoshie Nissenbaum provides guidance on how to prepare oneself to receive the Torah on Shavuot.
In this Torah shiur (class) on Shavuot, Mrs. Shira Smiles examines the different names of the holiday, to get a better understanding of what our service on Shavuot is about. Additionally, Mrs. Smiles speaks about why we have the custom of reading Megillat Rut on Shavuot.
In this shiur (Torah class) on Shavuot, Mrs. Shira Smiles points out that the Torah was supposed to be given on Friday, the fiftieth day of the omer, but was in fact given on Shabbat, the fifty-first. Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses some of the questions regarding this reality. Why did Moshe add an extra day of preparation at har sinai? If the world was waiting since creation for the acceptance of the Torah on Friday, how could Moshe push it off? If the Torah was given on the seventh day of Sivan, then why is the sixth day of Sivan referred to as the day we received the Torah?