Jul 27, 2016
Parshat Matot, The Inauguration, written by Rav Yair Kahn
Parshat Matot contains numerous, seemingly superfluous details surrounding the battle with Midian and the two and a half tribes who settled east of the Jordan. How do these details contribute to the theme of Israel becoming a cohesive whole prior to the...
Jul 21, 2016
July 20th, 2016 at Kehillat Shivtei Yisrael, Raanana. With Rav Yair Kahn - "Eish Tamid and Ner Tamid" and Rav Menachem Leibtag, Tzelem Elokim and Mikdash Me'at". Divrei Peticha by Prof. Joel Hirsch
Jul 21, 2016
Parshat Pinchas, The Second Census, written by Rav Yair Kahn
Why were the people of Israel commanded to battle Midian twice, and what does this teach us about the evolution of Israel's national identity?
Jul 13, 2016
Parshat Balak - I Will Bless Those Who Bless You, written by Rav Yair Kahn
What is the deeper meaning of Bil'am's narrative arc, and how is this connected to the role of blessings and curses in the Torah?
Jul 11, 2016
Parshat Chukat - Benei Yisrael: The New Generation, written by Rav Amnon Bazak
What is the meaning of Moshe and Aharon's silent reaction to the nation's complaint at Mei Meriva, and what does this tell us about the nation's evolving relationship with God at the time?