Mar 23, 2023
Pesach | Hallelu Avdei Hashem, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom
What is the message behind the first chapter of Hallel?
One of the highlights - and perhaps the ultimate purpose - of the Seder evening is the recitation of Hallel (Tehillim 113-118), the first two chapters of which are sung at the end of Maggid. We explore the...
Mar 21, 2023
Pesach | The Meaning of Matzah: Between Becoming and Being, by Rav Chanoch Waxman
Shiur given at the Etzion Foundation Annual Dinner, March 20, 2023
Mar 16, 2023
The Obligation to Reexperience the Exodus, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom
What is the source for the obligation to reimagine ourselves as having personally participated in the Exodus?
The Mishna (Pesachim 10:5) establishes the obligation - in every generation - for a person to view himself (or, per Rambam's nuanced wording,...
Mar 9, 2023
Rabbenu Yonah's Four Kitot 20: Rambam and Ramban on Nivul Peh, by Rav Gidon Rothstein
Conclusion to the series, Rambam and Ramban on nivul peh, and a wrap up of the messages of this series, of Rabbenu Yonah's closing the 3rd sha'ar with these four groups.
Mar 9, 2023
Ki Tisa | Inspiration: Day by Day, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom
The Parashiot of the Mishkan direct us how to construct a dwelling place for Hashem. This ideal is introduced at the outset of the commands as its goal: "They shall fashion a sanctuary for Me, that I may dwell among them" (25:8) - but is also reiterated, with...