Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
מרצה Title תקציר סידרה
Harav Baruch Gigi What is the Connection between Yom Kippur and the Section of the Arayot? The Torah reading at Mincha on Yom Kippur is the section of arayot. Why was this passage in particular chosen for this reading? An understanding of the dual themes of Sefer Vayikra will point us towards the answer. Holiday Packages
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Secret of the Scapegoat The concepts of "purity" and "holiness" are cornerstones of Judaism. What do they mean, what is the relationship between them, and how can this understanding help us explain the mysterious commandment to send a goat to Azazel as part of the Yom Kippur sacrificial service? Holiday Packages
Harav Yaakov Medan Divination and Prayer – The Story of Eliezer the Servant of Avraham The incident involving Eliezer and his encounter with Rivka at the well was recorded in the Torah in its entirety twice in succession: It is written as it happened, and it is written again as it was reported by Eliezer to Betuel, Lavan, and their family at a meal in their home. Why was this lengthy repetition necessary? In this shiur, we will explore one possible answer. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Moshe’s Greatness In this sicha, we discuss a number of points that illustrate the greatness of Moshe Rabbeinu – his sensitivity, his prayer, and his efforts on behalf of the people of Israel. This greatness obligates us also as Yeshiva students who are immersed in the world of Torah. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yaakov Medan Parashat Bo: "Build Your House:" The Connection between Pesach, Tefillin, Mezuza and Mila The mitzva of tefillin is mentioned in four separate parshiot in the Torah. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Yitro and the Receiving of the Torah After we read, in last week's parasha, about the Exodus from Egypt and the splitting of the sea, we would have expected this week's parasha to start with a description of the Revelation at Sinai and the receiving of the Torah. It is surprising, then, that this account is preceded by the story of Yitro. What does Yitro have to do with the unfolding of the great redemption that is being recounted in this series of parashot? Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Baruch Gigi Scripture Has Made Woman and Man Equal Regarding All the Laws in the Torah The braita derives from the first pasuk in Parashat Mishpatim that men and women are equated when it comes to all mitzvot in the Torah. By extension, women must also study Torah. In this sicha, we will discuss how to understand various sources in Chazal on this matter. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yaakov Medan Repentance in Parashat Ha’azinu The gemara describes tha R. Chanina ben Tradyon accepted the Roman judgment against him by reciting a verse from Parashat Ha'azinu: "The Rock, His work is perfect; for all his ways are justice." How does this verse reflect the reasoning behind his actions? Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yaakov Medan Why Was Yerushalayim Chosen? What makes Jerusalem so special? Why does David choose it as his capital, and why is still central to Jewish identity? Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yaakov Medan A United Jerusalem Over the generations, much has been written about the interplay between the individual and the collective, and this is reflected in the Torah as well. It is the city of Jerusalem that unites all the individuals of the Jewish People into one unit. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva