Yamim Nora’im Torah

The start of the academic year at NYU has corresponded with Ellul, Rosh HaShanna and Yom Kippur, and thank God our community has been able to learn a lot of Torah.

Below are the recordings of three courses with classes ranging in length from five to forty-five minutes. Just enough time before Yom Kippur to fit a couple of them in!

Pre-Selichot Thoughts and Ideas – (5 Minutes on Average)

Hashem As Shliach Tzibbur

Who Is A Ba’al Teshuva?

Why Does Elazar Ben Durdaya Cry?

Hashem – The First Attribute

Every Mitzvah As Teshuva

Rambam’s Hilchot Teshuva (15-20 minutes each)

Ch.1 – Did The Rambam Think Teshuva Was A Mitzvah?

Ch.2 – Internal and External

Ch.3 – Everyone As Perfectly Balanced Between Faults and Merits

Ch.4 – What Prevents Teshuva

Ch.5 – The Centrality of Free Will

Chs.6+7 – The Mindset of Teshuva 

Shabbat Shuva DerashaThe Hypocrisy of Teshuva (source sheet)

Tanakh Characters of the Yamim Noraim (approx. 45 minutes)

Noach As Everyman

Yechezkel, Mosheh, and the 13 Attributes

Avraham (guest lecture by Rabbi Dr Sam Lebens)



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