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The stories are told by Rabbi Moshe Yaakov Edelman. Rabbi Edelman has been learning in kollelim in Passaic (2), Ner Yisroel Baltimore (1), Mir Yerushalayim (14), Yad Shaul Johannesburg (13) and now at Mercaz Torah Utefilla in Baltimore. Among his extensive teaching experience, Rabbi Edelman served as Mashgiach in Yeshivas Bais Yisroel, Neve Yaakov for 7 years before becoming a favorite rebbe in the Johannesburg Cheder for 12 years. Medrash Morsels are primarily based on Medrash Tanchuma.
 
Thoughtful debate elevates us all. In For Heaven’s Sake, Donniel Hartman, Yossi Klein Halevi, and Elana Stein Hain revive the Jewish art of constructive discussion on topics related to political and social trends in Israel, Israel-Diaspora relations, and the collective consciousness of being Jewish.
 
Join Rabbi Avi Horowitz, a Rabbi in Chile for over two decades and now a school principal in Israel, and his daughter and life coach Ayelet Horowitz, each week as they search for values and lessons to anchor us in a confusing world. The goal of this podcast is to widen your horizon with bible inspired conversations and to give you something to think about over the weekend!
 
My name is Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss, and this is the hub for all of my shiurim (classes) on Tefilah (Prayer) and related topics, such as Tehilim (Psalms) and Berachos (Blessings)! The shiurim I upload here are given in a variety of formats with different lengths and intended for different audiences. The common theme which unites all of these shiurim is our focus on strengthening our relationship with Hashem through Avodah she'ba'Lev (Service of the Heart). If you have any questions feel free t ...
 
New Israel Fund UK are proud to present our new Behind the Headlines podcast series, which provides in-depth analysis and commentary on topical issues in Israel from our network of activists and civil society leaders in the field. New Israel Fund is the leading organisation advancing democracy and equality for all Israelis, based on the vision of Israel’s founders.
 
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This week, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett dissolved the one-year-old government that he formed (in his words) “l’shem shamayim,” for the sake of heaven, to affirm the unity of the people of Israel. Bennett’s opponents on the right have insisted that they, too, were acting for the sake of Heaven by affirming their deeply held truths. Join Donniel Ha…
 
In this week's discussion, we discuss the rebellion of Korach, modern day discourse- or lack of it, and delve into the fundamentals of healthy discourse that we can learn from this parsha, our halachic rulings and human nature. Why is korach’s argument seen so negatively? What can we learn about having constructive discourse from this example? How …
 
THREE BOOKS: THREE PERSPECTIVES - Jun 22, 2022 - The setting of Parashat Korach raises broader issues about the chronological sequencing of the Torah's narrative; ibn Ezra maintains that Korach's rebellion took place significantly before the "sin of the scouts" story, which precedes it in Bamidbar. We use this observation to explore a larger and br…
 
Of Spies and Scouts - Jun 15, 2022 - The central story in Parashat Shelach is the "Meraglim" - even though they are never called "spies" in the narrative. Their job, to "scout" (לתור) the land, the selection of important people and the representative nature of the mission (one from each "civilian" tribe) indicates that the mission was not intended …
 
In this week's episode, Rabbi Avi Horowitz and his daughter Ayelet delve into the complexities of wanting: its importance and the pitfalls of its lack. Knowing what you want is crucial to living a purposeful, directed, and meaningful life. And yet, it is so difficult to know what you want! Why? In this week's Torah reading, we are presented with th…
 
This evening (6/13/22), in our last Tehilim/Tefilah shiur of the season, we finished the "Aleph cluster" of pesukim. First we reviewed our interpretations of pesukim 1-4, then we worked out pesukim 5-8 with the help of the meforshim. By the end, we had a unified approach to the entire eight pesukim which can stand as its own sub-perek of Tehilim. A…
 
The Satmar Rav's View in Vayoel Moshe That it is Forbidden to Speak Hebrew With Very Few Exceptions Such as Prayer and Torah Reading. Changing One's Pronunciation of Hebrew is Forbidden. - Jun 13, 2022 - Prediction about Conservative and Reform. Shaving. The Rav at R' Aharon Kotler's funeral. Tzohar and Sabbath observance of winery employees engage…
 
In this Parasha we see the Jewish people expressing a desire for meat while reminiscing on “the good old days” and Moshe putting up his hands in surrender, “ am I their mother?! I'd rather be dead than lead this nation!” What is the deal with this drama? This isn't the first time the nation has complained or erred. And Moshe has intervened on the p…
 
Use of Orthodox Built Chicago Mikveh by Conservative and Reform for Their Conversions. How and Why R' Ahron Soloveichik Differed from The Rav and Rav Ahron's Position on the Chicago Mikveh Dispute. - Jun 12, 2022 - Uri Zohar's life and funeral. Was R. Menashe Klein a bit naive? Neeman Commission on conversions in Israel. Superiority of less rigorou…
 
This evening (6/9/22), in our Tehilim/Tefilah shiur, we reviewed our approach to Tehilim 119, read the theories of three commentators on what the perek as a whole is about, and then began working on the first four pesukim. The various participants in the shiur ventured their own theories, and we concluded by going over my own theory, which answered…
 
Israel may have the most diverse government – not only in its history but anywhere in the democratic world. For its supporters, this government is a model of pluralism and dedication to the common good but that is not the feeling among a majority of the public. Why is there such a vast gap between those who see this coalition as a government of nat…
 
Those Memorable Cornets - Jun 8, 2022 - The command to fashion two silver cornets (Bamidbar 10:1-10) is puzzling - are they to be made for utilitarian goals or for commemorative (זכרון) purposes? We explore the material, fashioning, timely (desert) uses as well as the eternal (in the Land) opportunities for blasting the cornets and propose a connec…
 
This evening (6/7/22) in our Tehilim/Tefilah shiur, we learned the entirety of Tehilim 119 ... JUST KIDDING. We learned through the Radak's overview of the perek, came up with a game plan for how WE intend to approach the perek, and made a first pass at the first eight pesukim. On Thursday we'll attempt to understand them as a unit (בג"ה). --------…
 
This week Ayelet and her father, Rabbi Avi Horowitz, talk about Chareidi education. Haredi education is most commonly known for its complete absence of secular subjects and total focus on the learning of religious text - Torah. Let's take a deeper glimpse at where this started from and what the consequences of this system has both on the haredim an…
 
The Development of Sefirat haOmer - Jun 1, 2022 - The Mitzvah of "Sefirat ha'Omer" does not appear in Tannaitic literature and only seems to emerge at the end of the Amoraic era (4th generation). Indeed, it isn't at all clear why the command to "reckon" 7 weeks to arrive at Shavuot would have to be done out loud. Based on the research of Prof. Davi…
 
Vayoel Moshe by Satmar Rav: Not Only is it Not a Mitzvah to Speak Hebrew it is Actually Forbidden to Speak Hebrew for Many Reasons - May 30, 2022 - R' Stolper - NCSY. R' Lessin & aliyah. David Applebaum. Separate seating at weddings by Aharon Wexler. Tzohar & Shabbat observance of winery employees. Morris Engelberg - Chabad Joe DiMaggio Social Hall…
 
I'm sharing this recording on all five of my podcasts, regardless of their subject matter, because Rabbi Moskowitz is responsible for all the Torah I learn and teach. This is the audio of the eulogy I gave for my beloved rebbi, Rabbi Morton Moskowitz zt"l on Erev Rosh Chodesh Sivan 5782 (May 30th, 2022). For the video, click here. I plan on typing …
 
The Message of Yom Yerushalayim. The Very Special Impact of Native English Speakers Living in Israel on Israeli Society, on Jewish History, and on Jews Living Outside of Israel Beginning in the Late 1960s as a Result of Their Dual Identities - May 29, 2022 - Two sides of the coin of Jerusalem: Bava Kama 97b. R' Goren's visit in uniform to R' Solove…
 
CBA seudas hoda'a Yom Yerushalayim (divrei Torah and kumzitz) - May 28, 2022 - Divrei Torah begin at the following approx times: 3 minutes, 10 minutes, 26 minutes, 32 minutes, 47 minutesNiggunim: הנה קל ישועתי, כי מציון, על הנסים, יהי שלום, ולירושלים עירך, שומרים הפקדBy Weinberg, Rabbi Moshe Tzvi; Cohen, Rabbi Tanchum; Neuburger, Rabbi Yaakov B.
 
CBA seudas hoda'a Yom Yerushalayim (divrei Torah and kumzitz) - May 28, 2022 - Divrei Torah begin at the following approx times: 3 minutes, 10 minutes, 26 minutes, 32 minutes, 47 minutesNiggunim: הנה קל ישועתי, כי מציון, על הנסים, יהי שלום, ולירושלים עירך, שומרים הפקדBy Weinberg, Rabbi Moshe Tzvi; Cohen, Rabbi Tanchum; Neuburger, Rabbi Yaakov B.
 
About an hour before I was scheduled to give shiur tonight (5/26/22), I received the terrible news that my rebbi - Rabbi Moskowitz (Meir ben Esther Malka) - will no longer be able to continue dialysis. Because I couldn't manage to take my mind off of the imminent implications of this, I decided to do what Rabbi Moskowitz would do in such a situatio…
 
Yom Yerushalayim, the final holiday of the “Israeli high holidays,” was intended to celebrate the Jewish people’s transition from destruction to rebirth, yet this holiday is deeply polarizing for many Israelis. Why has it failed to unify Israelis around the vision of a united Jerusalem? What does the rise of ultra-nationalism portend for the future…
 
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