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Navi / Ketuvim (Bible: Prophets/Writings)

Akeidat Yitzchak with Rashi

The story of the Akeida as retold by Rashi is not what you might have thought...
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Biblical Narratives: Yonah and Esther

In this course we will learn Sifrei Yonah and Esther with an eye toward understanding narrative in Tanach.  We will understand the role of historical context in studying a sefer as well as see how sefarim in Tanach interact with each other.  The general approach will have us learn the Tanach text with select mepharshim as guides.
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Blueprint of the High Holiday Prayers Part 2

Rosh Hashana and Yom Kipppur hold the key to the next year. What are we striving for? What are we praying for? How do the prayers our sages compose express those ideas? In the shiur we strive to understand the structure of the prayer
In other words, we are doing reverse engineering. Instead of explaining the davening, we are doing what davening was like before the siddur was composed. We are putting our thoughts together of what we want to pray , and then seeing how the words our sages put together fit those goals immaculately and more than we can possibly think of ourselves.

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Concepts and Challenges in Tanach

In this class we will explore certain passages in the Tanach that are particularly troublesome, either from a conceptual, ethical, or textual perspective. Examples include the stories of the Binding of Isaac, Yehuda and Tamar, and David and Batsheva. We will look at different mefarshim (Biblical commentators) who deal with such passages and attempt to reconcile them, and look at how we can resolve challenges that arise as we learn through the Tanach. Please note that this class requires a minimum of 7 paying students in order to proceed. If this number is not reached, the class may be discontinued.
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Eicha and Other Stories of the Temple’s Destruction

Looking at Eicha and the stories associated with Churban Habayit (the destruction of the Temple).
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Eliyahu on Mt Carmel: Lessons Learned

In Kings I, Eliyahu the prophet goes up to Mount Carmel and challenges the prophets of Baal. In this course, we will discuss the lessons that he and the Jewish people had to learn from this incident. The course is for beginners to develop their skills in Hebrew grammar, translation, learning, and gaining deeper understanding of the text in order to learn how to take home the lessons of the story.
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Expanding Horizons: Akaidat Yitzchak, The Binding of Isaac

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 story of Akaidat Yitzchak (the Binding of Isaac), and try to relate to the concept of sacrifice in our own lives.

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Ezra & Nechemia Part 1

Learn the story of the retun of the Jews from exile in Babylon and their rebuilding of the Beit Hamikdash in Jerusalem. The Books of Nechemia and Ezra in the Bible detail the rebirth of the Jewish nation and the many hurdles they had to overcome.

This class is dedicated to a Refuah Shelaima (full recovery) for Stella Frankl, Tzuriya Kochevet Bat Sarah.

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Ezra & Nechemia Part 2

Learn the story of the return of the Jews from exile in Babylon and their rebuilding of the Beit Hamikdash in Jerusalem. The Books of Nechemia and Ezra in the Bible detail the rebirth of the Jewish nation and the many hurdles they had to overcome.
The course is a continuation of the previous semester, available for download here, but new students are encouraged to join.

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In Depth: The Book of Yonah

In this class, we will read the book of Yonah (Jonah) in depth to gain a deeper understanding of the story and develop reading and textual analysis skills.

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Inaugural Prophecies of Biblical Leaders (June 20 – July 11)

In this four-part series, we will learn about how four of our greatest prophets - Moshe, Shmuel, Yeshayahu and Yirmiyahu - first experienced God's revelation and became divine messengers. Through a close read of the text, we will analyze how each prophet started out on his journey, as well as how these inaugural prophecies shaped each ones prophetic "career". We will also gain insight into different models of prophecy and Jewish leadership by drawing comparisons between these four figures.
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Journeys in Tanach Part 4

This course is intended both for beginners and for those with some prior textual experience.  The object of this course is to continue building an infrastructure of both grammar and textual skills for independent study. In this course you will learn more about how to discover the roots of Hebrew words; learn vowel patterns, word constructions, and grammar fundamentals. The course of study brings the learning of Hebrew texts down to a rudimentary level enabling the student to grasp the mechanics of the language. The method will show how the language can be broken down, making it user-friendly and accessible to the student.  PLEASE NOTE: This class requires a minimum of 10 paying students in order to ensure its continuation this zman.

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Journeys in Tanach: Beginners

The object of this course is to begin building an infrastructure of both grammar and textual skills for independent study. In this course you will learn how to discover the roots of Hebrew words; learn vowel patterns, word constructions, and grammar fundamentals. The course of study brings the learning of Hebrew texts down to a rudimentary level enabling the student to grasp the mechanics of the language. The method will show how the language can be broken down, making it user-friendly and accessible to the student.
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Journeys in Tanach: Continuing

This course is intended for students who have completed Journeys in Tanach: Beginners, or for those with some prior textual experience.  The object of this course is to continue building an infrastructure of both grammar and textual skills for independent study. In this course you will learn more about how to discover the roots of Hebrew words; learn vowel patterns, word constructions, and grammar fundamentals. The course of study brings the learning of Hebrew texts down to a rudimentary level enabling the student to grasp the mechanics of the language. The method will show how the language can be broken down, making it user-friendly and accessible to the student. Please note that this is a paid course.  The cost for the zman is $45 USD. 

 

 

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Journeys in Tanach: Part 3

This course is intended for students who have completed Journeys in Tanach: Beginners, or for those with some prior textual experience.  The object of this course is to continue building an infrastructure of both grammar and textual skills for independent study. In this course you will learn more about how to discover the roots of Hebrew words; learn vowel patterns, word constructions, and grammar fundamentals. The course of study brings the learning of Hebrew texts down to a rudimentary level enabling the student to grasp the mechanics of the language. The method will show how the language can be broken down, making it user-friendly and accessible to the student.  This class requires a minimum of 7 paid students in order to run.  If registration does not meet this number, the class may be discontinued.
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Keys to Tanach Part 1

These shiurim on Tanach will all be based on original interpretations of varied sections of Tanach. We will see familiar texts through new lenses, and understand the keys that unlock many mysteries in Tanach. Through studying major chidushim, insights and methodologies; the talmidim will gain the ability to learn Tanach as they never have before. After delving in to the depths of peshat, Tanach will never be the same.
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Keys to Tanach Part 2

These shiurim on Tanach will all be based on original interpretations of varied sections of Tanach. We will see familiar texts through new lenses, and understand the keys that unlock many mysteries in Tanach. Through studying major chidushim, insights and methodologies; the talmidim will gain the ability to learn Tanach as they never have before. After delving in to the depths of peshat, Tanach will never be the same. PLEASE NOTE: This class requires a minimum of 10 paying students in order to ensure its continuation this zman.

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Kohelet

Megillat Kohelet written by the wisest of men, Shlomo Hamelech, contains many powerful ideas such as the secret to the goals of life , the secret to happiness and advice for success. This class will go beyond the basics to look at the deep meaning of the pesukim and the fascinating details encoded within them, as brought down in the Midrash. Further, the shiur will focus on putting all Kohelet together , understanding the structure of the Megilla as one big masterpiece,experiencing the development and stages of the idea and not as a conglomerate of small ideas.
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Kohelet Chapters 1-3

Megillat Kohelet written by the wisest of men, Shlomo Hamelech, contains many powerful ideas such as the secret to the goals of life , the secret to happiness and advice for success. This class will go beyond the basics to look at the deep meaning of the pesukim and the fascinating details encoded within them, as brought down in the Midrash. Further, the shiur will focus on putting all Kohelet together , understanding the structure of the Megilla as one big masterpiece,experiencing the development and stages of the idea and not as a conglomerate of small ideas.

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Learning Tanach Text: Starting from Square One Part 1

This course is intended for beginning students and those with little experience learning Jewish texts. The object of this course is to begin building an infrastructure of both grammar and textual skills for independent study. In this course you will learn more about how to uncover the roots of Hebrew words, learn vowel patterns, word constructions, vocabulary, and grammar fundamentals. The course of study brings the learning of Hebrew texts down to a rudimentary level in an exciting and simple to understand way, enabling the student to easily grasp the mechanics of the language. The method will show how the language can be broken down, making it user-friendly, fun, and accessible to the student.

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Learning Tanach Text: Starting from Square One Part 2

This course is intended for beginning students and those with little experience learning Jewish texts. The object of this course is to begin building an infrastructure of both grammar and textual skills for independent study. In this course you will learn more about how to uncover the roots of Hebrew words, learn vowel patterns, word constructions, vocabulary, and grammar fundamentals. The course of study brings the learning of Hebrew texts down to a rudimentary level in an exciting and simple to understand way, enabling the student to easily grasp the mechanics of the language. The method will show how the language can be broken down, making it user-friendly, fun, and accessible to the student.

Starting from our Winter Semester, we will be giving out Certificates of Completion for those who partake in this Tanach course. The certicate will be based on attendance and participation, and a short test to be given at the end of the semester. For more information, please email us at: office@webyeshiva.org.

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Learning Tanach Text: Starting from Square One Part 3

This course is intended for beginning students and those with little experience learning Jewish texts like the Jewish Bible. The object of this course is to begin building an infrastructure of both grammar and textual skills for independent study. In this course you will learn more about how to uncover the roots of Hebrew words, learn vowel patterns, word constructions, vocabulary, and grammar fundamentals in the Jewish Bible. The course of study brings the learning of Hebrew texts down to a rudimentary level in an exciting and simple to understand way, enabling the student to easily grasp the mechanics of the language. The method will show how the language can be broken down, making it user-friendly, fun, and accessible to students of the Jewish Bible.

This class is dedicated to a Refuah Shelaima (full recovery) for Stella Frankl, Tzuriya Kochevet Bat Sarah.

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Life Lessons from The Book of Iyov

Learn the Book of Iyov (Job) in depth and along the way learn about the bigger picture and secrets of life. What is the purpose of the troubling story? Is there a greater meaning to life's events? How can we cope when life gives us lemons?

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Life Lessons from The Book of Iyov (Elul 2014)

Learn the Book of Iyov (Job) in depth and along the way learn about the bigger picture and secrets of life. What is the purpose of the troubling story? Is there a greater meaning to life's events? How can we cope when life gives us lemons? To view previous shiurim in this series, please click here.
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Megillat Eicha

In this class we will examine Megillat Eicha, traditionally read on Tisha B'av, the day of the destruction of the Temple. We will look into the text and explore both the simple and the deeper levels of the words, using Midrash and other commentaries, and attempt to uncover the deeper meaning in the verses lamenting the destruciton of the Temple in Jerusalem.
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Megillat Esther with the Malbim

This class will study Megillat Esther using the primary commentaries of Rashi and the Malbim. 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. The Malbim's commentary on Megillat Esther poses questions based on the text used int the Megilla and creates a novel story like interpretation within the realm of Pshat that provides answers to these inconsistencies.

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Megillat Esther with the Vilna Gaon

An in-depth study of Megillat Esther (the scroll of Esther) using the commentary of Elijah ben Shlomo Zalman Kramer, the Vilna Goan.
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Megillat Ruth: From Alienation to Monarchy (April 30 – May 21)

The Book of Ruth, with its focus on the exemplary behavior of Ruth and Boaz stands at the crossroads between's society's downward trajectory during the era of the Judges and its ascent during the era of the monarchy.We will explore the context of this book and the manner in which two individuals employ seemingly small acts of kindness and humanity to change the course of history and restore hope and unity to the nation. To purchase Dr. Ziegler's new book, please click here. Use coupon code RuthWY for a 30% discount.
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Megillot Kohellet and Esther

In this class we will continue our reading of Kohelet (Ecclesiastes), begun last semester and then move on to Megillat Esther, traditionally read at Purim. New students who were not in this class last semester are welcome to join. We will look into the text and explore both the simple and the deeper levels of the words, using Midrash and other commentaries, and attempt to uncover the deeper meaning in the story of the megilla.

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Megillot Rut and Eicha

For the first part of the zman students will study Megillat Rut, read on Shavuot. The text of the Megilla is well known by many, yet misunderstood by most. The true meaning and details of the story are right there in the pesukim, yet they often get overlooked. This class will go beyond the basics to look at the real meaning of the pesukim and the fascinating background story encoded within them. From Shavuot until the end of the zman students will study Megillat Eicha, which we read on Tisha B'av. Megillat Eicha is a terse yet deep text, containing many powerful ideas. The class will look to the Megilla for insights into the destruction of the Temple as brought down in the Midrash and read into the psukim.
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Midrash Kohelet Rabba

Kohelet is one of the more puzzling books of the Tanakh. At a glance it seems world weary, detached, and melancholy. The Midrash views virtually each verse on many different levels offering a multi-faceted view on what makes this megilla tick, and how Shlomo became wise.

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Mini Series: Tehillim of the Siddur

Explore the familiar chapters of Tehillim through intense textual analysis in order to discover a deeper, more meaningful understanding of the chapter�s message, allowing for a greater appreciation of its role in our tefillot. The first perek we will be learning is 126 - the Shir Hama�alot of Birkat HaMazon. This course will be divided into three 3-week sessions, with a differnt perek being focused on each session. There will be a one week break between sessions. While this couse is complimentary, there is a suggested donation of $10 for each session. This class is dedicated to a Refuah Shelaima (full recovery) for Stella Frankl, Tzuriya Kochevet Bat Sarah.
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Mishlei Part 1

This shiur is dedicated L'Iluy Nishmat Shmuel Hachover Ben Meir Hachover z"l.

Mishlei teaches us the steps for perfecting ourselves and rising spiritually. Come and join us on this journey.

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Mishlei Part 2

Mishlei teaches us the steps for perfecting ourselves and rising spiritually. Come and join us on this journey.

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Mishlei Part 3

Mishlei teaches us the steps for perfecting ourselves and rising spiritually. Come and join us on this journey.

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Mishlei Part 4

Mishlei teaches us the steps for perfecting ourselves and rising spiritually. Come and join us on this journey.

This class is dedicated to a Refuah Shelaima (full recovery) for Stella Frankl, Tzuriya Kochevet Bat Sarah.

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Mishlei Part 5

Mishlei teaches us the steps for perfecting ourselves and rising spiritually. Come and join us on this journey.

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Mishlei Part 6

Mishlei teaches us the steps for perfecting ourselves and rising spiritually. Come and join us on this journey.

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Mishlei: Good vs Evil

Mishlei teaches us the steps for perfecting ourselves and rising spiritually. Come and join us on this journey.
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Mishlei: Good vs Evil Part 7

Mishlei teaches us the steps for perfecting ourselves and rising spiritually. Come and join us on this journey. This class is a continuation from last semester, however, please note; this class will include topics separate in their own right, therefore anyone can join.
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Mishlei: Good vs. Evil

Mishlei teaches us the steps for perfecting ourselves and rising spiritually. Come and join us on this journey.
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Mishlei: Who is The Woman of Valor?

Mishlei teaches us the steps for perfecting ourselves and rising spiritually. Come and join us on this journey. Although this is a continuation from a previous semester, new students are encouraged to join us as we complete the book of Mishlei. To view previous classes please click here.
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Personalities in Sefer Shmuel (Feb 12, 19, 26, March 4)

Now that you've learned the Book of Shmuel with Rabbi Ross (or if you're interested to find out some background before you start learning), it's time to meet the characters one-on-one. This semester, Rabbi Ross will introduce us to the main players of the Book of Shmuel: Chana, Shmuel, Shaul and David.
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Personalities in Tanakh: Chana

In the months of Elul and Tishrei, Chana is seen as a model for tefilla (prayer). What was so unique about Chana's prayer? Why was Eli really confused? We will use the commentary of the Malbim to closely examine these questions and more.
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Poet, Warrior, King: The Life and Times of the Great King David

King David is arguably one of the most significant figures in all of Tanach. He was a king and a warrior, the founder of the eternal dynasty known as Malchut Bet David. In fact, he is the ancestor of the Melech Hamashiach himself. Yet he was also a musician and poet; as the author of many of the Psalms, he is described by the intriguing title Ne’im Zemirot Yisrael (II Shmuel 23:1). Part 1 of this shiur will study the first part of the life of this intriguing figure, from his youth through his coronation as king. Our primary text will be the relevant sections of the book of Shmuel Aleph, but we will also refer to other biblical texts including Tehillim. Part 2 of this shiur will study the second part of the life of this intriguing figure, from his coronation as king in Hebron until his death in Jerusalem 40 years later.  Our primary text will be the relevant sections of the book of Shmuel Bet, but we will also refer to other biblical texts including Divrei Hayamim and Tehillim.
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Reflections on Eicha

Is it possible to find comfort in the book of Eicha? In this course we will examine the poetry, passion, and purpose of the book of Eicha. We will follow the themes of famine, false prophets, and the search for God.  
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Response to Tragedy in Sefer Iyov

Learn the Book of Iyov (Job) in depth and along the way learn about the bigger picture and secrets of life. What is the purpose of the troubling story? Is there a greater meaning to life's events? How can we cope when life gives us lemons? To view previous shiurim in this series, please click here. New participants are encouraged to join.
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Ruth: From Moav to Messiah

Students will study Megillat Rut (The Book of Ruth), read on Shavuot. The text of the Megilla is well known by many, yet misunderstood by most. The true meaning and details of the story are right there in the pesukim, yet they often get overlooked. This class will go beyond the basics to look at the real meaning of the pesukim and the fascinating background story encoded within them.
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Sara and Chana: The Women of the High Holidays

Sara and Chana feature prominently in the readings on Rosh Hashana.  In this course, we will compare the struggle of these two women to build their families. We will grapple with Sara's role in the story of Yishmael's banishment, and will carefully analyze the Tefilla of Chana and its impact on our tefillot for generations. Ultimately, we will aim to appreciate what these women contribute to our Rosh Hashana experience.

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Sefer Shmuel Alef Chapters 1-12

This class will study Sefer Shmuel (Samuel), with relevant commentaries. Students will learn to think about the text themselves, and what the narratives mean, as well as hone their skills in exegesis. Where relevant we will take a more b'iyun (in depth) approach to some of the subjects, looking at a broader range of sources including Talmud, Rishonim and Achronim.
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Sefer Shmuel Alef Chapters 13-15

This class will study Sefer Shmuel (Samuel), with relevant commentaries.  Students will learn to think about the text themselves, and what the narratives mean, as well as hone their skills in exegesis. Where relevant we will take a more b'iyun (in depth) approach to some of the subjects, looking at a broader range of sources including Talmud, Rishonim and Achronim. Please note that this class requires a minimum of 7 paying students in order to proceed. If this number is not reached, the class may be discontinued.
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Sefer Shmuel Alef Chapters 15-17

This class will study Sefer Shmuel (Samuel), with relevant commentaries. Students will learn to think about the text themselves, and what the narratives mean, as well as hone their skills in exegesis. Where relevant we will take a more b'iyun (in depth) approach to some of the subjects, looking at a broader range of sources including Talmud, Rishonim and Achronim.

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Sefer Shmuel Alef Chapters 18-19

This class will study Sefer Shmuel (Samuel), with relevant commentaries. Students will learn to think about the text themselves, and what the narratives mean, as well as hone their skills in exegesis. Where relevant we will take a more b'iyun (in depth) approach to some of the subjects, looking at a broader range of sources including Talmud, Rishonim and Achronim.
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Sefer Shmuel Alef: Chapters 24-38

This class will study Sefer Shmuel (Samuel), with relevant commentaries.  Students will learn to think about the text themselves, and what the narratives mean, as well as hone their skills in exegesis. Where relevant we will take a more b'iyun (in depth) approach to some of the subjects, looking at a broader range of sources including Talmud, Rishonim and Achronim.
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Sefer Shmuel Alef: Conclusion, Shmuel Bet Chapters 1-4

This class will study Sefer Shmuel (The Book of Samuel), with relevant commentaries.  Students will learn to think about the text themselves, and what the narratives mean, as well as hone their skills in exegesis. Where relevant we will take a more b'iyun (in depth) approach to some of the subjects, looking at a broader range of sources including Talmud, Rishonim and Achronim.

This class is dedicated to a Refuah Shelaima (full recovery) for Stella Frankl, Tzuriya Kochevet Bat Sarah.

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Sefer Shmuel Bet

This class will study Sefer Shmuel Bet (The Book of Samuel II), with relevant commentaries. Students will learn to think about the text themselves, and what the narratives mean, as well as hone their skills in exegesis. Where relevant we will take a more b'iyun (in depth) approach to some of the subjects, looking at a broader range of sources including Talmud, Rishonim and Achronim.
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Sefer Shmuel Bet: Chapter 5-7

This class will study Sefer Shmuel Bet (Samuel II), with relevant commentaries.

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Sefer Shmuel Bet: Chapters 4-5

This class will study Sefer Shmuel (Samuel), with relevant commentaries. Students will learn to think about the text themselves, and what the narratives mean, as well as hone their skills in exegesis. Where relevant we will take a more b'iyun (in depth) approach to some of the subjects, looking at a broader range of sources including Talmud, Rishonim and Achronim.

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Sefer Shmuel: In Depth Part 1

In this class we will learn the entire first book of Shmuel. We will begin each new chapter with a quick, independent reading of the text; this process will help us familiarize ourselves with the chapter’s general contents. We will then analyze more deeply, using only selected excerpts, specific pesukim of that chapter and cross-referenced sections throughout the rest of Tanakh, the chapter’s specific themes and ideas, while also appreciating its overall place in the entire work. Along the way, we will also be building the invaluable skills of textual analysis. Some of the themes which we will be discussing are: The rise of Shmuel as Shofet and king's navi; The rise and fall of Shaul, the first King of Israel; The rise of David, from shepherd to 'next-in-line'; Shaul's tragic obsession for eradicating the usurper to his throne. PLEASE NOTE: This class needs a minimum of 10 registered and paying students in order to ensure its continuation.
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Sefer Shmuel: In Depth Part 2

In this class we will learn the entire first book of Shmuel. We will begin each new chapter with a quick, independent reading of the text; this process will help us familiarize ourselves with the chapters general contents. We will then analyze more deeply, using only selected excerpts, specific pesukim of that chapter and cross-referenced sections throughout the rest of Tanakh, the chapters specific themes and ideas, while also appreciating its overall place in the entire work. Along the way, we will also be building the invaluable skills of textual analysis.
Some of the themes which we will be discussing are:
The rise of Shmuel as Shofet and kings navi;
The rise and fall of Shaul, the first King of Israel;
The rise of David, from shepherd to next in line;
Shauls tragic obsession for eradicating the usurper to his throne.

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Sefer Yona

The Book of Yona is known primarily as an account of Yona's attempt to run away from God. However, the book's four chapters are the complexities of many relationships: Yona and Ninveh, Hashem and Ninveh, Hashem and Yona, and even Yona the man and Yona the Prophet. Using Tanach, Chazal, and classic commentators, these relationships will be explored.

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Shaul and David: A Comparison of Kings

In this shiur we will compare King Shaul and King David from many perspectives. The course will focus on skill development in reading and understanding text as we uncover these two dynamic personalities.
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Shir Hashirim: The Song of Songs

Shir Hashirim (Song of Songs), written by Shlomo Hamelech, and one of the five megillot, is a poetic allegory of the relationship and love between Hashem and the Jewish people. We will look into the text and explore both the simple and the deeper levels of the words, using Midrash and other commentaries, and attempt to uncover the deeper meaning in the story of the megilla.

This class is dedicated to a Refuah Shelaima (full recovery) for Stella Frankl, Tzuriya Kochevet Bat Sarah.

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Step by Step Learning to Learn Tanach

This course is intended for beginning students and those with little experience learning Jewish texts. The object of this course is to begin building an infrastructure of both grammar and textual skills for independent study. In this course you will learn more about how to uncover the roots of Hebrew words, learn vowel patterns, word constructions, vocabulary, and grammar fundamentals. The course of study brings the learning of Hebrew texts down to a rudimentary level in an exciting and simple to understand way, enabling the student to easily grasp the mechanics of the language. The method will show how the language can be broken down, making it user-friendly, fun, and accessible to the student. PLEASE NOTE: This class needs a minimum of 10 registered and paying students in order to ensure its continuation.
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Taking the Next Step in Tanach: Text & Rashi Part 1

This course is intended for intermediate students and those who already have some grasp of textual learning and Rashi skills. The object of this course is to advance students' skills in both grammar and textual learning for independent study. In this course you will learn more about how to uncover the roots of Hebrew words, learn vowel patterns, word constructions, vocabulary, and grammar fundamentals. The course of study brings the learning of Hebrew texts down to a rudimentary level in an exciting and simple to understand way, enabling the student to easily grasp the mechanics of the language. The method will show how the language can be broken down, making it user-friendly, fun, and accessible to the student. .

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Taking the Next Step in Tanach: Text & Rashi Part 2

This course is intended for intermediate students and those who already have some grasp of textual learning and Rashi skills. The object of this course is to advance students' skills in both grammar and textual learning for independent study. In this course you will learn more about how to uncover the roots of Hebrew words, learn vowel patterns, word constructions, vocabulary, and grammar fundamentals. The course of study brings the learning of Hebrew texts down to a rudimentary level in an exciting and simple to understand way, enabling the student to easily grasp the mechanics of the language. The method will show how the language can be broken down, making it user-friendly, fun, and accessible to the student. .

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Taking the Next Step in Tanach: Text & Rashi Part 3

This course is intended for intermediate students and those who already have some grasp of textual learning and Rashi skills. The object of this course is to advance students' skills in both grammar and textual learning for independent study. In this course you will learn more about how to uncover the roots of Hebrew words, learn vowel patterns, word constructions, vocabulary, and grammar fundamentals. The course of study brings the learning of Hebrew texts down to a rudimentary level in an exciting and simple to understand way, enabling the student to easily grasp the mechanics of the language. The method will show how the language can be broken down, making it user-friendly, fun, and accessible to the student.    
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Taking the Next Step: Text and Chumash with Rashi Part 4

This course is intended for intermediate students and those who already have some grasp of textual learning before starting Chumash with Rashi. The object of this course is to advance students' skills in both grammar and textual learning for independent study. In this course you will learn more about how to uncover the roots of Hebrew words, learn vowel patterns, word constructions, vocabulary, and grammar fundamentals. The course of study brings the learning of Hebrew texts down to a rudimentary level in an exciting and simple to understand way, enabling the student to easily grasp the mechanics of the language while studying Chumash with Rashi. The method will show how the language can be broken down, making it user-friendly, fun, and accessible to the student. This semester, we will begin learning the commentary of Siftei Chachamim.

This class is dedicated to a Refuah Shelaima (full recovery) for Stella Frankl, Tzuriya Kochevet Bat Sarah.

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Tanach Basics: Megillat Ruth

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. In this semester we will learn Megillat Ruth in anticipation of Shavuot. The course is ideal for newcomers to Biblical text.   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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Tehillim: Psalms in Depth

Does God truly need to hear our praises of Him? What is the true purpose of Tehillim?   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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Tehillim: Psalms of the High Holidays

In this course we will delve into the deeper meaning of the Tehillim, Psalms which are included in the services of the High Holidays.
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Teshuva in Tanach

This class will examine the concept of teshuva as learnt through the people and stories of the tanach. We will examine what it means to do or not to do teshuva, learning from everyone from Adam and Chava to Shaul and David.

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The Book of Daniel

Learn the book of Daniel (Sefer Doniel) and discover the story of Jews who maintained their Jewish identities and culture in Babylonian exile.
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The Book of Joshua

This course will take you through the book of Joshua, accompanied by the classic commentators, Rashi, Metsudos, Radak, Ralbag and the Malbim. The book of Joshua marks the yound Jewish nation's transition from a miraculous, care-free life in the desert with Moshe Rabeinu, to one of fighting wars and reaping crops. In addition to learning about the memorable events that took place during the Jewish people's entering and conquering the land of Israel, we will uncover the keys to leading an inspired, spiritual life while engaging in the mundande affairs of daily living.

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The Book of Kings I (Spring 2014)

This course will focus on the first six chapters of Sefer Melachim. The main focus will be on the biography of King Shlomo and how he built the first Beit Hamikdash and his empire. Please click here for previous classes.
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The Book of Kings I (Winter 2013)

This course will focus on the first six chapters of Sefer Melachim. The main focus will be on the biography of King Shlomo and how he built the first Beit Hamikdash and his empire.
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The Book of Yonah for Beginners

In this course we will learn the story of the book of Yonah (Jonah) with a focus on skill development in the areas of grammar and translation. We will use the comments or Rash and Metzudat David to help us better understand the story and find what lessons we can learn from Yonah that is relevant to our lives.
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The Connection Between Lot, Ruth and Mashiach (June 8)

We will analyze the following stories: the separation of Lot from Avraham (Breishit chapter 13), Lot and his daughters (Breishit chapter 19), and parts of the Book of Ruth to uncover the thematic link connecting these stories, and strive to understand what is the significance of this connection. 
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The Seven Prophetesses of Israel

The Talmud in Megilla 14a-b lists seven women and their prophecies (Sarah, Miriam, Devorah, Chana, Avigail, Chulda, and Esther). What did the rabbis have to say about these women? How can we understand them through the midrashic explanation in the gemara? What is added by reading their stories in the context on the Tanakh? By the end of this series, we will have a multifaceted appreciation for these seven women, both as individuals who achieved greatness, as well as leaders and role models for personal and national connection to God.
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The Story of Kohelet

Megillat Kohelet written by the wisest of men, Shlomo Hamelech, contains many powerful ideas such as the secret to the goals of life, the secret to happiness and advice for success. This class will go beyond the basics to look at the deep meaning of the pesukim and the fascinating details encoded within them, as brought down in the Midrash. Further, the shiur will focus on putting all Kohelet together , understanding the structure of the Megilla as one big masterpiece,experiencing the development and stages of the idea and not as a conglomerate of small ideas.
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The Story of Kohelet Continued

Megillat Kohelet written by the wisest of men, Shlomo Hamelech, contains many powerful ideas such as the secret to the goals of life, the secret to happiness and advice for success. This class will go beyond the basics to look at the deep meaning of the pesukim and the fascinating details encoded within them, as brought down in the Midrash. Further, the shiur will focus on putting all Kohelet together , understanding the structure of the Megilla as one big masterpiece,experiencing the development and stages of the idea and not as a conglomerate of small ideas.
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The Weekly Haftorah

Join us each week as we analyze the haftorah read alongside the parsha.
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The Weekly Haftorah (Fall 2014)

Join us each week as we analyze the haftorah read alongside the parsha. For previous lessons please click here.
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The Weekly Haftorah (Spring 2014)

Join us each week as we analyze the haftorah read alongside the parsha. For previous lessons please click here.
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The Weekly Haftorah (Summer 2014)

Join us each week as we analyze the haftorah read alongside the parsha. For previous lessons please click here.
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Yeshayahu: Doom and Utopia

We will learn Sefer Yeshayahu (Isaiah) exploring Yeshayahu's vision of the religious responsibilities of the Jews, his visions of the messianic age, the relationship between politics and prophecy.
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Yona for Beginners

Can one flee from God? What is the message of the Book of Yona – for Yom Kippur and for life? Develop your Torah skills in reading and understanding the text while you explore a deeper level of the story of Yona, which is traditionally read on Yom Kippur afternoon.
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Yonah: The Book of Jonah

This class will take a look at Sefer Yonah (the Book of Jonah), traditionally read on the afternoon of Yom Kippur. What is the story about and what can we learn from it?

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