Monthly Archives: December 2015

Mosheh: The First 80 Years

The first two-thirds of Mosheh’s life all take place within the four chapters of Shemot. What were the experiences that affected the young Mosheh, and why does Hashem choose him as his agent of liberation? What does Mosheh do for … Continue reading

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Winter Torah in The UK

It’s been a wonderful semester of Talmud Torah at NYU. I have uploaded many of the shiurim here and a number are on the NYU Kollel site too. This coming week I am excited to present at Limmud UK. You can … Continue reading

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Three Hanukah Pieces

Lacking its own section of the Talmud or Biblical work I always struggled to find pieces to teach on Hanukah. So if you have found yourself in the same situation, here are three pieces spanning the range of Tanakh (Bible), Halakhah … Continue reading

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In The Beginning…#7 ‘And Yehuda recognised…’

Parshat Vayeshev begins the cycle of Yosef stories that go from Ch.37 until the end of Bereishit. The story of Yehuda and Tamar in ch.38 however appears to interrupt the flow, introducing a completely unconnected narrative. So what role does … Continue reading

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In The Beginning #…6 The Voice of Yaakov and The Hands of Eisav

A shiur covering Toldot, Vayetze and Vayishlach – trying to uncover the meta-themes of the stories of Yaakov and Eisav. Yitzchak faced a terrible choice. Selecting the tough, strong son who can ensure the family’s physical survival will come at … Continue reading

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