Purim

  1. The Voice of Zachor – a tribute to Rush Limbaugh

    The Voice of Zachor - a tribute to Rush Limbaugh
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  2. Understanding Shushan Purim

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  3. Chumash & Yom Kippur vs Megillah & Purim

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  4. Circling the Square – Making Sense Out of Life, Purim Style

      Delivered by 7th of Adar seuda to the chevra kadisha of Cincinnati If you’re viewing this on a portable device, such as a phone, and are having difficulty playing the shiur, then try the below YouTube version.  
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  5. Purim – Where is Amalek now?

      Delivered in the Cincinnati community KOLLEL If you’re viewing this on a portable device, such as a phone, and are having difficulty playing the shiur, then try the below YouTube version.  
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  6. Purim: Amalek Psychology

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  7. Adar: Catch the Fish, The Adar power of Double – A Message for Singles

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  8. Parsha sheet: Vayikra/Zachor – Get Real!

    Click here to download PDF Who called? “And He called to Moshe and Hashem spoke to him from the Ohel Moed…” seemingly it should have read: And Hashem called to Moshe and He spoke to him from Ohel Moed!  Hashem should have been mentioned at the beginning of the sentence, as He’s doing the calling.  Why is ...
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  9. The Purim Equinox – The special significance of Purim in general and especially in a leap year

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  10. Purim Katan – Emunah & Simcha

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  11. Purim: Charvona is Eliyahu

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  12. Purim: The Shushan Conspiracy

    Haman and Achashveirosh’s plot to supplant Yerushalayim If you’re viewing this on a portable device, such as a phone, and are having difficulty playing the shiur, then try the below YouTube version.  
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  13. Yom Kippur, Tu B’Av and Purim

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  14. Purim vs Chanukah – Netzach vs Hod

    Delivered Thursday night b’mesiras nefesh mamash at a pre – Shabbos Zachor fahrbrengin If you’re viewing this on a portable device, such as a phone, and are having difficulty playing the shiur, then try the below YouTube version.  
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  15. The Adar Loop – Netzach and V’Nahafochu

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  16. Moshe and Yehoshua – Bridging the Amalek gap – the Interdependence of Shabbos Zachor and Purim

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  17. Taanis Esther – Convergence

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  18. Megillas Esther video series

    Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5  
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  19. Purim: The nature of Amalek’s Existence

    Delivered liluy Nishmas Tova Feige bas Yosef Gershon z”l – yahrtzeit 9th of Adar If you’re viewing this on a portable device, such as a phone, and are having difficulty playing the shiur, then try the below YouTube version.  
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  20. Purim: Comfortable with our Existence

    Delivered last Sunday at the home of Mrs. Vivian Wein Shared today liluy nishmas my grandmother Rebbitzen Sarah Soshe bas Chaim Gershon z”l Schochet – Yahtzeit today 2nd of Adar The neshomo should have an aliya and be meltz yosher for all her descendants and all Klal Yisroel- Amen If you’re viewing this on a portable device, such ...
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  21. Ki Tetzei: Yisroel and Amalek – Competing for First Place

    Recorded Leil Purim – hence the ‘atmosphere in the room If you’re viewing this on a portable device, such as a phone, and are having difficulty playing the shiur, then try the below YouTube version.  
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  22. Pashas Zachor – Getting in Touch with Moshe Rabbeinu

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  23. Purim and Kipurim: Unidentical Twins

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  24. Shabbos Zachor – Going from Illuminating Clothes to Fragrance

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  25. Shabbos Zachor (Hebrew)

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  26. Rabbi Yochanan Bechhofer on Purim – part 5

    Rabbi Yochanan Bechhofer on Purim – part 5
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  27. Rabbi Yochanan Bechhofer on Purim – part 4

    Rabbi Yochanan Bechhofer on Purim – part 4
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  28. Rabbi Yochanan Bechhofer on Purim – part 3

    Rabbi Yochanan Bechhofer on Purim – part 3
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  29. Rabbi Yochanan Bechhofer on Purim – part 2

    Rabbi Yochanan Bechhofer on Purim – part 2
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  30. Rabbi Yochanan Bechhofer on Purim – part 1

    Rabbi Yochanan Bechhofer on Purim – part 1
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  31. A Psychological Profile of Haman

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  32. Shushan Purim Katan

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Passover

  1. The Sefira Reader 5780

    Click here to download single sided version Click here to download the double sided version (for double sided printing) Chapter 1 Sfiras HaOmer – Preparing the World for Torah Beginning with the second night of Pesach we count forty-nine days until Shavuos. This Torah commandment is known as the mitzvah of Sfiras HaOmer. We will begin our discussion with ...
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  2. The Pesach Reader 5780

    Click here to download single sided version Click here to download the double sided version (for double sided printing) Author’s Introduction As I am writing this, I cannot help but draw a parallel between our situation today and the very first night of Pesach in our history.  Like the Jews back then who had to stay confined within ...
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  3. Pesach – Freedom for All

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  4. First Day of Pesach vs the 7th Day – Going from Separation to Integration

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  5. Nirtzah: Chad Gadya – The Destiny Codes

    Click here to download PDF What is Nirtzah about? The final phase of the Seder is called “Nirtzah” and it’s a very difficult phase to understand. The Seder per se has finished with the mitzvah of Hallel and we already officially closed the Seder with “Chasal Sidur Pesach”. Then comes another phase called “Nirtzah”- desired. The meforshim ...
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  6. Parsha sheet: Shabbos HaGadol – What’s So “Big” about Shabbos HaGadol

    Click here to download PDF What Happened? Shabbos HaGadol could be translated literally as “The Big Shabbos.” What’s so BIG about Shabbos HaGadol? The Tur tells us that Shabbos HaGadol commemorates how on the tenth of Nissan the Jews in Egypt had a one time commandment of designating a lamb in preparation for the first korban Pesach. ...
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  7. The Jewish people – Authorized story Tellers

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  8. Yetzias Mitzrayim – Passing over Protocol

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  9. Shabbos HaGadol Drasha 5777

    Inquiries in the Mitzva of Tashbisu: Can you fulfill the mitzva by: Lacing chometz with tasteless orderless arsenic, or putting it in secure capsule and launching it into outer space, or putting it in a particle accelerator and transforming it into a non chometz substance. (Reviewed and Recorded motzei Shabbos) If you’re viewing this on a portable device, such ...
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  10. Pesach – Jewish Spiritual Supremacy

    3 vorts on hagada with a common theme: If you’re viewing this on a portable device, such as a phone, and are having difficulty playing the shiur, then try the below YouTube version.  
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  11. Shabbos and Pasach – the elements of a story

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  12. Vayikra-Nissan: Internalizing the Light

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  13. Pesach: Breaking out of the bread box

    Dedicated to the Refuah and Yeshuah of Esther Tzivia bas Bracha Beatrice btoch shaar cholei Yisroel If you’re viewing this on a portable device, such as a phone, and are having difficulty playing the shiur, then try the below YouTube version.  
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  14. Ki Sisa/Parsha Para – Sipur Yetzias Mitzrayim – What’s The Story

    THE ZECHUS OF THIS SHIUR ARE DEDICATED TO THE HATZLACHA OF YOCHANAN MEIR BEN SHULAMIS AND LEAH BAS MIREL MALKA  If you’re viewing this on a portable device, such as a phone, and are having difficulty playing the shiur, then try the below YouTube version.  
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  15. Ki Sisa/Parsha Para – The DAAS factor

    THE ZECHUS OF THIS SHIUR ARE DEDICATED TO THE HATZLACHA OF YOCHANAN MEIR BEN SHULAMIS AND LEAH BAS MIREL MALKA  If you’re viewing this on a portable device, such as a phone, and are having difficulty playing the shiur, then try the below YouTube version.    
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  16. Ki Sisa/Parsha Para – The Post Purim Cleanup

    THE ZECHUS OF THIS SHIUR ARE DEDICATED TO THE HATZLACHA OF YOCHANAN MEIR BEN SHULAMIS AND LEAH BAS MIREL MALKA If you’re viewing this on a portable device, such as a phone, and are having difficulty playing the shiur, then try the below YouTube version.  
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  17. Vayahkhel/Shkalim – Where Concept Impacts Action

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  18. Pesach, Matzah and Maror – Three Aspects of the Geulah (Version 2)

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  19. Metzorah/Parshas HaGodol – Restoring the Power of Speech

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  20. Bo – Passover; Covering the Eye of Earth

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  21. First Day of Pesach vs. the Seventh Day

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  22. Why Count?

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  23. Shabbos HaGodol: What’s So Big?

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  24. Liberating Through Eating

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  25. Pesach, Matzah, and Maror: Three Aspects of the Geulah

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  26. Chometz to Matza – Breaking the Time Barrier

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  27. Krias Yam Suf: Opening a Portal Between Dimensions

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  28. The Journey to Yam Suf as a Metaphor for the Journey of Life

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  29. Question of the Tam

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  30. Saving the Wicked Son

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  31. Answers to Sons in Chumash vs. Answers in the Haggada

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  32. Chacham vs. Rasha

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  33. Kneged Arba Banim: The Four Factor

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  34. Like 70 Years Old

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  35. Afilu Kulanu Chachamim….

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  36. Avadim Hayinu: Yad Chazaka vs. Zeroa Netuya

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  37. Baruch HaMakom

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  38. Mah Nishtana: The Power of a Question

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  39. Understanding Yachatz: Secrets of Matzah

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  40. Secrets of Karpas

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  41. Seder Night: What’s So Orderly?

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  42. Breaking the Matzah

    Our minhag is to break the matza before maggid (Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 473:6).  The Rambam(Hilchos Chametz u’Matza 8:6), however, puts it right before ha’motzi, after netilas yadayim. The basis for this difference of opinion is the Gemara in Maseches Pesachim (115b) that darshens two things from the fact that the pasuk refers to matza as ...
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  43. The Mystical Letter of Rav Shimshon of Ostrapalia on the Eser Makos

    There is a practice to learn this letter on erev Pesach as a merit for a year of success and triumph. If you’re viewing this on a portable device, such as a phone, and are having difficulty playing the shiur, then try the below YouTube version.  
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Omer

  1. The Sefira Reader part 2 5780

    Click here to download single sided version Click here to download the double sided version (for double sided printing) Introduction During the 7 weeks of the Sefira we are counting and adding up figures. We don’t say today is the 5th day of the Omer but rather  “today are 5 days of the Omer”.  When we reach “weeks” ...
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  2. The Sefira Reader 5780

    Click here to download single sided version Click here to download the double sided version (for double sided printing) Chapter 1 Sfiras HaOmer – Preparing the World for Torah Beginning with the second night of Pesach we count forty-nine days until Shavuos. This Torah commandment is known as the mitzvah of Sfiras HaOmer. We will begin our discussion with ...
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  3. Omer/Rosh chodesh Sivan/Pre-Shavuos: The Never Ending Journey

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  4. Sefiras HaOmer – Individualism and Integration

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  5. Lag B’Omer – Maamar recording on the way to Miron

    If you’re viewing this on a portable device, such as a phone, and are having difficulty playing the shiur, then try the below YouTube version. My dearest friends, Last night I was in Miron and I had access to the inner cave that’s behind the kitchen area which is the closest you can get to where Rav ...
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  6. First Day of Pesach vs the 7th Day – Going from Separation to Integration

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  7. Shmitta and Omer – What Holds the Count Together

    A tribute to the Ramchal and his legacy If you’re viewing this on a portable device, such as a phone, and are having difficulty playing the shiur, then try the below YouTube version.  
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  8. Lag B’Omer – Saving the Thorns

    Delivered Lag B’Omer night, 2018 at Seidenmann residence. If you’re viewing this on a portable device, such as a phone, and are having difficulty playing the shiur, then try the below YouTube version.  
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  9. Vayeitzei – Bad Grandpa Lavan

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  10. Shavuos – Reforming reality

    Shavuos - Reforming reality
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  11. Shavuos – Liberation from the market

    Shavuos - Liberation from the market
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  12. Behar-Bechukosai – Pulling the Pieces Together: The Legacy of the Ramchal

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  13. Behar-Bechukosai – Ribis: The Snake Bite

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  14. Behar-Bechukosai – What really happened at Har Sinai

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  15. Behar-Bechukosai – Gems from the Vilna Gaon & Rav Meir Simcha of Dvinsk

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  16. What Kabbalah is about and the centrality of Sefer HaZohar

    Delivered Lag Bomer, in the white shul – likovod Rav Shimon Bar Yochai zechuso yagen aleinu
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  17. Lag B’Omer – Composing Vessels

    Lag B'Omer - Composing Vessels
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  18. Sefira – The Crowns on the Letters

    Sefira - The Crowns on the Letters
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  19. Emor – Light of Life

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  20. Synthesis: The Power of Sivan and Am Yisroel

    Synthesis: The Power of Sivan and Am Yisroel
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  21. Erev Shavuos – Overcoming the Barrier to the Infinite

    Erev Shavuos – Overcoming the Barrier to the Infinite
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  22. Rosh Chodesh Sivan – Forever Fresh

    Rosh Chodesh Sivan – Forever Fresh
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  23. Lag B’omer seminar: From Honor to Name

    Lag B’omer seminar: From Honor to Name
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  24. Lag B’omer seminar: Making the Connecting Knot

    Lag B’omer seminar: Making the Connecting Knot
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  25. Lag B’omer seminar: What is Kabbalah? what’s special about the ZOHAR?

    Lag B'omer seminar: What is Kabbalah? what's special about the ZOHAR?
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  26. Pesach Sheini – Getting Close

    Pesach Sheini – Getting Close
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  27. Chodesh Iyar: The Connector

    Chodesh Iyar: The Connector
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  28. Why Count?

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