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Rabbi Ari Jacobson

Rabbi Ari Jacobson, the dynamic Rabbi of Young Israel of Monsey and Wesley Hills, has been a teacher of Torah for over 20 years. He has taught in beginner and intermediate Torah programs in Yeshiva University, and has headed the JSS Summer Kollel for beginner's at Camp Morasha, and has taught courses at Yeshivas Ohr Sameach in Monsey. Rabbi Jacobson is currently Dean of ASHAR Elementary school in New City, New York. In his teaching, Rabbi Jacobson covers every topic thoroughly, while ensuring full understanding through a clear and organized presentation of the material. His easy manner, and his method of weaving together facts with real-life applications, stories and examples, make his classes a pleasure to listen to. Rabbi Jacobson's classes do not assume any prior background in Halacha or general Jewish knowledge, and can be enjoyed by beginners as well as advanced students.

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Ari Jacobson continues with detailing the halachot concerning the beginning of Shemoneh Esrai.Beginning the AmidahDescriptionBasic laws and customsRabbi Ari Jacobson2010-01-19 44:47

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Ari Jacobson discusses the prayers and preparation done before the Shemoneh Esrei, otherwise known as the Amida. The class, based on the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, includes the individual as well as the shaliach tzibur's preparations. Preparing for the AmidaDescriptionBasic laws and customsRabbi Ari Jacobson2009-06-11 37:12

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Ari Jacobson learns the details of reciting the Shema prayer. Reciting the Shema PrayerDescriptionBasic laws and customsRabbi Ari Jacobson2009-04-13 45:59

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Ari Jacobson learns the halachot regarding reciting and interrupting the Shema prayer.The Halachot of ShemaDescriptionBasic laws and customsRabbi Ari Jacobson2009-03-12 38:50

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Ari Jacobson learns the halachot of when one is allowed to respond to the chazzan, while davening.Responding During DaveningDescriptionBasic laws and customsRabbi Ari Jacobson2009-03-04 39:26

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Ari Jacobson teaches the halachot pertaining to the role of a chazzan, one who leads a congregation in prayer. taken from the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, these halachot explain the purpose of having a chazzan.The Role of a ChazzanDescriptionBasic laws and customsRabbi Ari Jacobson2009-02-17 37:44

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Ari Jacobson continues learning the topic of a minyan, from the Sefer Kitzur Shulchan Aruch. The class discusses the halachot of who exactly can be counted for a minyan, and which prayers need a minyan to be recited.Davening with a MinyanDescriptionBasic laws and customsRabbi Ari Jacobson2009-02-12 37:56

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Ari Jacobson discusses the requirements for a minyan while reciting kaddish and kedusha.Minyan for Kaddish and KedushaDescriptionBasic laws and customsRabbi Ari Jacobson2009-02-10 39:12

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Ari Jacobson reviews the halachot from the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch regarding which tefillot (prayers) can be skipped when one comes to shul late and needs to catch up with the congregation.Catching Up with the TziburDescriptionBasic laws and customsRabbi Ari Jacobson2009-02-08 46:30

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Ari Jacobson discusses the short prayer of Mizmor L'Todah. Mizmor L'Todah is a prayer of thanks to G-d, which is recited daily. Rabbi Jacobson discusses the various times one is obligated to formally thank G-d for personal salvation.Mizmor L'TodahDescriptionBasic laws and customsRabbi Ari Jacobson2009-02-01 47:27

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Ari Jacobson continues learning the halachot (laws) from the Sefer Kitzur Shulchan Aruch. In this class he discusses the halachot of davening pesukei d'zimra.Pesukei D'ZimraDescriptionBasic laws and customsRabbi Ari Jacobson2009-01-22 43:37

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Ari Jacobson goes through the halachot (laws)in the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch concerning the proper use of a shul (synagogue).Proper Use of a SynagogueDescriptionBasic laws and customsRabbi Ari Jacobson2009-01-14 36:13

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In this shuir (Torah class), Rabbi Ari Jacobson learns the halachot (laws) concerning proper behavior in a shul (synagogue).Respect for a SynagogueDescriptionBasic laws and customsRabbi Ari Jacobson2009-01-07 43:15

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In this shiur (class), Rabbi Ari Jacobson presents the halachot (laws) regarding actions before and during the daily prayers. Based on the Kitzur Shulcha Aruch, this class provides a clear framework for our approach to praying before G-d.Proper PrayerDescriptionBasic laws and customsRabbi Ari Jacobson2008-11-27 58:50

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In this shiur (class), Rabbi Ari Jacobson discusses the prohibition of eating before davening. This class includes the pertinent Halachot concerning Shabbat and women.Eating Before DaveningDescriptionBasic laws and customsRabbi Ari Jacobson2008-11-20 39:26

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In this shiur (class), Rabbi Ari Jacobson continues with the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch's halachot of saying Birchot HaShachar, the blssings meant specifically for the morning.Blessings of the MorningDescriptionBasic laws and customsRabbi Ari Jacobson2008-11-07 41:12

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In this shiur (class), Rabbi Ari Jacobson learns the Halachot (laws) pertaining to Birchat HaTorah (blessings of the Torah). while mainly learning from the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, Rabbi Jacobson provides additional sources and explanations of this area.Birchat HaTorahDescriptionBasic laws and customsRabbi Ari Jacobson2008-09-21 45:42

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In this shiur (class), Rabbi Ari Jacobson discusses the halachot (Jewish laws) of answering Amen upon hearing a bracha (blessing). Based on the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, this class provides a comprehensive yet basic understanding of the laws regarding brachot and answering Amen.Reciting AmenDescriptionBasic laws and customsRabbi Ari Jacobson2008-09-04 46:41

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Rabbi Jacobson discusses the halacha of completing one hundred brachot a day. Additionally, he explains the halacha of safek brachot l'hakel, what one should do when in doubt of making a bracha.One Hundred BrachotDescriptionBasic laws and customsRabbi Ari Jacobson2008-09-03 43:40

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Rabbi Jacobson continues discussing proper treatment of Hashem's Names, both spoken and written. Particular emphasis is placed on brachot l'vatala and pages with Hashem's name on it. Interesting facts include the writing of Hashem's name in a foreign language, using Hashem's name in a letter or other correspondence, correct means of disposing of papers with a form of Hashem's name on them, how to handle published Sifrei Kodesh (holy books), and the difference between a bracha l'vatala (a brocha in vain) and a bracha she'eina tzricha (an unnecessary bracha).The Treatment of G-d's NamesDescriptionBasic laws and customsRabbi Ari Jacobson2008-08-13 58:09

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Rabbi Jacobson discusses the prohibition of using G-d's name in vain in various different venues.Respecting G-dDescriptionBasic laws and customsRabbi Ari Jacobson2008-08-12 43:48

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Rabbi Jacobson goes through the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch regarding the preparation and environment for davening.Preparing Oneself for G-dDescriptionBasic laws and customsRabbi Ari Jacobson2008-08-03 50:37

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Rabbi Jacobson discusses the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch's statement of the necessity of a man wearing a head covering at all times. Reviewing the issue from the times of the Gemara until the present day, Rabbi Jacobson provides a complete overview of the "yarmulka".Covering One's HeadDescriptionBasic laws and customsRabbi Ari Jacobson2008-07-29 30:29

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Regarding dressing in the morning, the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch states the prohibition of dressing in the ways of the Gentiles. Rabbi Jacobson expands on this concept with numerous examples to provide a complete picture of the prohibition of "bechukoseihem lo teilechu". Included in this class is a discussion on Thanksgiving dinners and the special laws applying to left-handed people.In the Ways of GentilesDescriptionBasic laws and customsRabbi Ari Jacobson2008-07-11 45:03

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Rabbi Jacobson discusses netilat yedaim, washing hands upon awakening in the morning. Washing Hands upon AwakeningDescriptionBasic laws and customsRabbi Ari Jacobson2008-06-03 45:09

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Practical JudaismBasic laws and customsRabbi Ari Jacobson2008-06-02 45:15

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Ari Jacobson discusses some of the major themes in the Hagadda. Rabbi Jacobson provides a general understanding as well as specific insights in the Hagaddah.Themes of the HagaddahDescriptionPesachRabbi Ari Jacobson2006-11-26 58:36

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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.The Mitzvah of Sefiras HaOmerDescriptionSefirahRabbi Ari Jacobson2006-08-28 48:51

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