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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Audio and Essays Parashat Miketz/ Chanuka

Audio and Essays Parashat Miketz/ Chanuka

 

New Lecture

In Search of Bread

 

The Executioner’s Protege

YouTube - The Executioner’s Protege


Pulling the Trigger

 

5 min audio

Is Chanukah More than a Festival of Lights?


Making Things Right

 

Looking For His Brothers

 

5 min. Video

Chanukah - More than a festival of lights

Parshat Miketz Making Things Right

 

Parshat Mikeitz Looking For His Brothers

 

Audio:

Reconstructing a Broken Family

Audio

Video

 

Becoming Yosef

 

Polytheism and Monotheism: The Benei Rachel


A Cherished Chalice

 

The Unbearable Burden of Greatness

 

The Beauty of Yosef

 

Making Dreams Come True


Finding God


Escaping from Yosef's Trap

 

Yosef's Plan A, Plan B, and Plan C

האסטרטגיה וטקטיקה של יוסף


יהודה ואחיו ומלכות

 

Why Yosef Never Contacted his Family(new old shiur)

 

God Consciousness

 

Love and Hatred – Yosef his brothers and Tisha Bav  (Hebrew) 

LINK

 


Essays:

The Executioner’s Protege

 

A Cherished Chalice 

 

Crime and Punishment

 

Staring at the Truth

 

Victim No More

 

Dreams

 

Of Spies and Thieves

 

The Beauty of Joseph

 

Chanukah

Vulnerability, Stability, and Holiness; A Perspective of Chanukah from the Land of Israel

 

Why are there 8 (and not 7 or 9) days of Chanuka (Hebrew)

link

 

Chanukat Hamizbayach; History and Theology

 

Chanukah - Candles and Unicorns

 

Women and Chanukah candles

 

Parshat Vayeshev and Chanuka

 

Chanuka Candles and Danger

 

Chachmat Yavan - Greek Wisdom

 

Pirsumie Nisa

Link

 

Guests on Chanuka Part 1

 

Guests on Chanuka Part 2

 

Sufgniot Pat Haba Bkisnin

 

Chanukah Candles on Erev Shabbat

 


Friday, December 20, 2019

Audio and Essays Parashat Vayeshev

Audio and Essays Parashat Vayeshev

 

New Shiur

Yosef and Yehuda: Tzadik and Baal Teshuva? Chasid and Litvak?

Audio

Video

 

New Essay

The Imagined Trials and Real Tribulations of Yosef

 

Audio

The Price of Brotherhood

YouTube

 

Hebrew Chanukah Shiur

הפולמוס סביב הדלקת נרות חנוכה

 

Five minute Audio - Unequal


New shiur

Fixing Family

Yosef's brilliant plan to unite his family - which succeeded in an unanticipated manner.

Video


Worse than you Thought – 5 min. audio

 

Worse than you Thought - YouTube

Unequal YouTube

 

 

Audio:

The Imaginary Trials and Real Tribulations of Yosef

 

Theory of Conservation of Characters

 

Blame the Victim

 

And here's to you Mrs Potifar

 

The Man Who Would Be King

 

Reuvain and Yosef

 

המלכות שלא היה

link

 

The Dynamics of a Dysfunctional Patriarchal Family

 

Anointing a King

 

The Light of Mashiach

 

Brotherhood

 

A Dysfunctional Family

 

Yehuda and Yosef

 

Parshat Vayeshev and Chanuka

 

שנאה ואהבה במכירת יוסף -שיעור לט' באב

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נוח לו לאדם שיפיל את עצמו לתוך כבשן האש

Laws of Embarrassing others (Hebrew)

 

 

Essays:

Unequal

PDF

 

Worse Than you Thought

Parashat Vayeshev 5776 Family Dynamics

 

Reading the Signs

 

A Contentious Coat

 

For a Pair of Shoes

 

Ketz Bavel –Zerubavel

 

Wisdom of the Tzaddik

 

Clothes Make the Man

 

The Light of the Messiah

 

 

Chanukah

 

Why are there 8 (and not 7 or 9) days of Chanuka (Hebrew)

link

 

Chanukat Hamizbayach; History and Theology

 

Chanukah - Candles and Unicorns

 

Women and Chanukah candles

 

Parshat Vayeshev and Chanuka

 

Chanuka Candles and Danger

 

Chachmat Yavan - Greek Wisdom

 

Pirsumie Nisa

Link

 

Guests on Chanuka Part 1

 

Guests on Chanuka Part 2

 

Sufgniot Pat Haba Bkisnin

 

Chanukah Candles on Erev Shabbat

 

 

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Audio and Essays Parashat Vayishlach

Audio and Essays Parashat Vayishlach


 

New – Lecture

Man and Superman

Video


 

YouTube

Three Confrontations

Audio

Three Confrontations

 

YouTube

Sarah's Protege

Audio
Sarah's Protege
 (5 minute version of The Unsung Hero)

 

YouTube:

Esav and his Henchman  

 

YouTube

Fighting Angels, Facing Demons

 

Audio:

Yaacov's Multidimensional Injury

What are the various ways one can understand the injury to Yaacov in his epic battle with his mysterious assailant? And what does this have to do with Esav's tattoo?

 

The Blame Game

Video

 

The Unsung Hero – Full Shiur

 

An Old Perpetual Enemy

 

Fear and Trembling

 

Fighting Angels facing Demons (Full lecture)

 

Fighting angels facing demons -  5 minute - Audio

Esav and his Henchman- Five minute -Audio


Struggle of Yakov and Esav from Birth to Almost Death

 

The Struggle of Yaakov and Esav; Yom Kippur and Sukkot

 

שלש שיטות בגיד הנשה

 

Yakov's Struggle; Identifying the Angel of Esav

 

Struggling with Angels

 

Yakov and Yisrael

 

The Death of Rachel

 

The Ultimate Defeat of Esav by Yosef (Haftorah)

 

Yakov Esav and Yosef

 

The Name Yisrael

 

Theological Echoes of The Confrontation between Yakov and Esav

 

Kol and Rav -Michal and Meirav; The Secret Identity of King David

 

Preparing for Battle

 

Who are You - Yakov or Yisrael?

 

Parashat Vayishlach - Yakov and Yisrael

 

 

Essays:

Esav and his Henchmen

PDF

 

Fighting Angels facing Demons

 

Parashat Vayishlach Homeward Bound

 

Preparing for Battle, Praying for Peace

 

Confronting Your Fears

 

Give Truth to Yaakov

 

Yaakov / Yisrael

 

Reuben

 

The Struggle of Jacob

 


חנוכה - שבת כא-כב

 

 

Parashat Vayishlach Esav and his Henchmen

Vayishlach Fighting Angels, Facing Demons

Thursday, November 28, 2019