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Chumash (Bible: Torah)

Abraham

In this course Rabbi Brovender will delve into the story of Abraham through an in-depth learning of the text with the commentaries of Rashi and Ramban.  
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Akeidat Yitzchak

This class will study the story of Akeidat Yitzchak, the binding of Isaac - which is read in synagogue on Rosh Hashana - with the commentaries of Rashi, Ibn - Ezra, Ramban and further Rishonim (medieval commentaries). Skills in exegesis (critical interpretation of different approaches to Pshat - the simple interpretation of the text) will be developed and students will learn to decipher the limits to determining Pshat. Additional references will include Achronim (latter commentaries), Netziv, Meshech Chochma, and others.

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Bamidbar for Beginners

You are invited to develop your Bible study skills in this course for beginners. We will learn the section of the Book of Bamidbar (Numbers) called Beha'alotecha (chapter 60), with a focus on building reading skills and understanding the text. Beha'alotecha includes some of the following topics: lighting the Menorah in the Temple, the second Pesach offering for those who missed the first, and several stories about life in the desert those forty years. For previous classes with Mrs. Goldman on the same topic click here.
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Bible Basics: Grammar Skills

How can we understand the text of the Torah? In this course we will develop grammar skills which are critical to translating and understanding the Bible. We will begin with text in Parshat Lech Lecha. The course is ideal for newcomers to Biblical text.
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Breishit: The Story of Noach (Elul 2014)

In this course Rabbi Brovender will delve into the story of Noach and the flood through an in-depth learning of the text. For previous classes on this topic please click here.
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Continuing with Text

Continuing from the previous semester, we will take the next steps in learning skills for translating biblical Hebrew. We will look at a variety of texts to develop a better understanding of biblical grammar, and begin learning how to read and understand Rashi, a key commentator on the text.

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Exodus: Book of Shmot for Beginners

Develop your Bible-study skills in this course for beginners. We will learn the story of the Book of Shemot (Exodus) to build on skills of reading and understanding the text. For previous classes with Mrs. Goldman on this topic, please click here.
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Expanding Horizons: The Blessings of Yaakov and Eisav

In this class we will focus on developing the textual skills required to read and understand the text of the Chumash (Bible) with commentary. We will deepen our understanding of the blessings of Yaakov and Eisav, and try to relate to the concepts to our own lives.

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In the Beginning…

This shiur will start at the beginning, and look at Bereshit, along with some commentaries (mostly Rashi and the Ramban) in an attempt to discover and discuss some of the basic issues and concepts taught by the creation story. We will be closely reading the Torah text, as well as the meforshim, in order to understand what messages the creation story does and does not communicate to us, and topics such as issues with modern science, good and evil, God's relationship with the world, gender roles, the purpose of the Jewish people in history, and more. The class will be appropriate for all levels.

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Introduction to the Book of Shemot

Develop your Bible-study skills in this course for beginners. We will learn the story of the Book of Shemot (Exodus) to build on skills of reading and understanding the text. For previous classes with Mrs. Goldman on this topic, please click here.
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Noach and the Flood

This class will study the Chumash Breishit, Parshat Noach, with the commentaries of Rashi, Ibn - Ezra, Ramban, the Netziv and additional Rishonim to explore the story of Noah, the flood and the aftermath.

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Parshat Hashavua 5774 (Winter 2013)

Learn Parashat Hashavua with the Divrei Torah of Reb Shlomo Carlebach zts". This course will be broadcast live from Rabbi Shlomo Katz's home in Neve Daniel.

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Parshat Hashavua 5775

Learn Parashat Hashavua with the Divrei Torah of Reb Shlomo Carlebach zts". This course will be broadcast live from Rabbi Shlomo Katz's home in Efrat. For previous Parshiyot please click here.
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Parshat Hashavua 5776

Learn Parashat Hashavua with the Divrei Torah of Reb Shlomo Carlebach z"tl. This course will be broadcast live from Rabbi Shlomo Katz's home in Efrat. For previous Parshiyot please click here.
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Parshat Hashavua 5777

Learn Parashat Hashavua with the Divrei Torah of Reb Shlomo Carlebach z"tl. This course will be broadcast live from Rabbi Shlomo Katz's home in Efrat at www.facebook.com/webyeshiva. One does not need to have a facebook account to watch the shiur.
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Parshat Hashavua: Ki Tavo – Haazinu

This class will study the Parshat HaShavua (weekly Torah portion) using Chassidic meforshim (commentators) as well as others to convey an interesting and deep understanding of our times through the study of the weekly Torah parsha.

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Parshat Hashavua: Lech Lecha – Shmot

This class will study the Parshat HaShavua (weekly Torah portion) using Chassidic meforshim (commentators) as well as others to convey an interesting and deep understanding of our times through the study of the weekly Torah parsha.

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Parshat Hashavua: Mishpatim – Tzav

This class will study the Parshat HaShavua (weekly Torah portion) using Chassidic meforshim (commentators) as well as others to convey an interesting and deep understanding of our times through the study of the weekly Torah parsha.

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Parshat Hashavua: Netzavim – Haazinu

This class will study the Parshat HaShavua (weekly Torah portion) using  Chassidic meforshim (commentators) as well as others to  convey an interesting and deep understanding of our times through the study of the weekly Torah parsha.

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Parshat Hashavua: Netzavim – Vayelech

An in-depth class covering approximately the first section of the weekly portion each week. The class will be based on commentaries such as Rashi, the Ramban, the Malbim and the Meam Loez. This class is a great opportunity to expand Chumash (Bible) skills and understanding.

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Parshat Hashavua: Vaera – Vayikra

This class will study the Parshat HaShavua (weekly Torah portion) using Chassidic meforshim (commentators) as well as others to convey an interesting and deep understanding of our times through the study of the weekly Torah parsha. PLEASE NOTE: This class requires a minimum of 10 paying students in order to ensure its continuation this zman.

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Relating to God, Relating to Each Other

A Jew's relationship with God is often compared by the sages to the relationship between a father and child, while at others times it is compared to that of a husband and wife. This course will look at some of the relationships in the parshiot we read during the High Holidays to gain an insight to our relationship with God. In particular we will look at the behavior of the Avot and Emmahot, and the relationships between husband and wife, and parents and children as expounded upon in the Talmud, Midrash and commentaries on the Chumash.

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Sefer Breishit: Joseph Part 2 (continued)

This class will study the story of Joseph with the commentaries of Rashi, Ibn - Ezra, Ramban and further Rishonim (medieval commentaries).  Skills in exegesis (critical interpretation of different approaches to Pshat - the simple interpretation of the text) will be developed and students will learn to decipher the limits to determining Pshat.  Additional references will include Achronim (latter commentaries), Netziv, Meshech Chochmah, and others.

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Teshuva in Makot Choshech and Bechorot

This class will study the last two Makot (Plagues) - that of Choshech (Darkness) and Bechorot (Killing of the Firstborn) - with the commentaries of Rashi, Ibn - Ezra, Ramban and further Rishonim (medieval commentaries).   We will examine the aspects of Teshuva contained within these two plagues, and how it can applied to our avoda around Elul and the Yamim Noraim. Skills in exegesis (critical interpretation of different approaches to Pshat - the simple interpretation of the text) will be developed and students will learn to decipher the limits to determining Pshat.   Additional references will include Achronim (latter commentaries), Netziv, Meshech Chochmah, and others.

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The Bamidbar Narratives Chassidic Style

Even though it is the first two books of the Torah that steal most of the glory, the narratives in Bamidbar have some of the most enigmatic messages. Why was Moshe punished so severely? Why was Korach's challenge to Moshe considered so evil? What's with Bilam and the talking donkey? As always, the Chassidic Masters create a meta-narrative that challenges sometimes conventional understanding, but enhances our appreciation for Torah's seventy faces.
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The Bold and the Beautiful: A Study of Women in Tanach

Did Sarah share her husband’s devotion to God, or was she just a secondary figure along for the ride? What motivated Esther to finally take charge and save the day in Shushan? What do traditional rabbinic scholars think of surprising heroines such as Rachav, Devorah, Yael, and others? In this course we will engage in close study of the Bible's accounts of these and other women, developing our own insights while examining the insights of a range of classical commentaries spanning the full history of Jewish Bible study and interpretation. Some of these women are famous; some less so. Some are heroic; some perhaps not so heroic. Some are beautiful; all are bold, often taking action in unexpected ways. Together, we will develop our appreciation of the depth and complexity of these women and their contributions.
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The Descent To Egypt

A study for beginners of Jacob's sons' descent to Egypt, which ultimately led to the enslavement of the Jewish People by the Egyptions and their Exudus as a nation. This course will begin with Parshat Miketz (chapter 42 of the Book of Bereishit) and will focus on skill development to better read and understand the text.
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The Life & Times of Yitzchak Avinu

This class will study the the life of Yitzchak Avinu with the commentaries of Rashi, Ibn - Ezra, Ramban and further Rishonim (medieval commentaries). Skills in exegesis (critical interpretation of different approaches to Pshat - the simple interpretation of the text) will be developed and students will learn to decipher the limits to determining Pshat. Additional references will include Achronim (latter commentaries), Netziv, Meshech Chochmah, and others.

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The Story of Creation: Day 1

Join Rabbi Brovender as he takes you on a journey to the past to uncover the depths of the story of the creation of the world, as told in the book of Bereishit- Genesis.

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The Story of Noach

In this course Rabbi Brovender will delve into the story of Noach and the flood through an in-depth learning of the text.
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The Value of Biblical Fiction

Jewish fiction goes back to medieval times, and comes in varying shapes and sizes. Through an intensive discussion of his own two works, Murderer in the Mikdash and Cassandra Misreads the Book of Samuel (and other Untold Tales of the Prophets), Rabbi Rothstein will give his perspective on what fiction does and how it can contribute to a well-lived Jewish life.

 

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Weekly Lessons from the Parsha

An exploration and discussion of the weekly Parsha with select commentaries and Midrashim. What lessons can we learn from the Torah portion each week and how can we apply them to our lives?
 
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Weekly Torah Portion: Parshat Hashavua

This is a class on the weekly Torah portion, looking at traditional commentaries (primarily medieval philosophers). We will look at how the Rishonim understood the concepts and philosophy of the weekly Torah portion and find the relevance of the Torah and Rishonim to 21st century life.

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Yaakov & Yosef

Delve into the complicated relationship of our forefather Yaakov (Jacob), and his favored son, Yosef (Joseph). In this course we will study the book of Breishit to learn the story of Yaakov and his children, Yosef in particular.   Torah learning on WebYeshiva.org in Spring Semester 2017 is dedicated in the memory of Yehezkel and Sarah Lemel z”l by their loving family.     יחזקאל בן אשר למל ושאשא יוכבד ז”ל ושרה מניה פייגע בת יום טוב וטשארנה רבקה ז”ל Click here to learn about their inspiring stories and passion for Torah education and Israel.      To find out more about dedication opportunities with WebYeshiva.org please contact office@webyeshiva.org.
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