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Courses - Fall 2014


October 26, 2014 through December 19, 2014



Previous Semester

Taking Learning Further

For people seeking serious Torah learning at their own convenience, WebYeshiva.org offers the ability to join other Jews in an accessible, interactive community for all levels, with its dynamic online classrooms and web presence.

Fall Semester shiurim will run through December 19, 2014.
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Rabbi David Sedley
Wednesday 10:00PM

This shiur will begin with a study of the Chmielnicki massacres (1648-9) also known by their Hebrew years as "tach-vetat". This pogrom killed tens of thousands of Jews across Europe. As a result, the Jews of Europe (perhaps more so than the Jews of Spain and Africa) were sure that the coming of the Messiah was imminent. When Natan of Azza proclaimed Shabbatai Tzvi to be the true Messiah read more

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Rabbi Jeffrey Saks
Sunday 7:30PM

In this mini-series we will explore Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon's story “Shnei Talmidei Hakahamim Shehayu Be’Irenu” (Two Scholars Who Were in Our Town), which is a nostalgic, elegiac, yet also ironic recounting of a time when “Torah was beloved by Israel and the entire glory of a man was Torah, when our town was privileged to be counted among the most notable towns in the land on account of read more

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Rabbi Chaim Brovender
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:00AM

This class will meet three times a week to learn an in-depth analysis of the Gemara. This semester we will learn the section of Tractate Baba Metzia. read more

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Rabbi Rafi Eis
Monday 10:00PM

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. read more

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Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman
Sunday 1:00PM

Chovot Halevavot is the oldest systematic book on ethics that we have. It was written By Rabbeinu Bachya in the 11th century. For previous classes please click here. read more

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Rabbi Dovid Fink
Wednesday 8:00PM

We will study rabbinic sources dealing with insect infestation, kashering modern baking ovens, and the status of chemical additives in foods. Our focus will be on understanding the underlying principles governing these issues. Sources are all in Hebrew. In class we will translate and analyse them. read more

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Rabbi Dovid Fink
Thursday 8:00PM

Can Smart Phones be programmed for use on Shabbat? We will study the approaches of the leading poskim to the underlying technical issues. These approaches apply to Smart Phones and a host of other modern devices. We will study the original Hebrew texts of the great rabbis, translate them into English and analyse them. read more

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Rabbi Jesse Horn
Wednesday 9:00PM

How you even wondered where the Midrash drew its conclusions from?  This class plans to uncover a deep level from the text itself as well as what the Rabbinic tradition saw in it. read more

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Mr. Mordechai Kaufman
Monday 3:00AM

This class will study Maimonides' major philosophical work, The Guide for the Perplexed. Although it is a continuation from previous semesters, new students are encouraged to join. For previous classes please click here. read more

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Rabbi Chaim Brovender
Sunday 8:00PM

Rabbi Chaim Brovender, Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Fink & Rabbi Geller introduce the new WebYeshiva.org Halacha Mastery Program with these two special classes, available for free to perspective candidates interested in learning more about the program. Click here to learn more about the WebYeshiva.org Halacha Mastery Program. read more

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Rabbi Jeffrey Saks
Tuesday 10:00PM

Explore the Rav's magnum opus with Rabbi Jeffrey Saks. "Halakhic man reflects two opposing selves; two disparate images are embodied within his soul and spirit." Who is this complex character and what does he tell us about the spirit and ideals of halakhic Judaism, and the philosophical worldview of the Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik zt"l? read more

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Mrs. Miriam Coren
Tuesday 9:00PM

The goal of this course is to teach a methodology to approach a page of Gemara. We will work together to acquire the basic skills necessary to read and understand the Talmud. Ideal for first timers, we will begin developing and growing our skills and knowledge with Tractate Megilla. read more

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Mrs. Osnat Goldman
Monday 9:00PM

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. read more

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Rabbi Dovid Fink
Monday 8:00PM

Birth control, abortion, and life-saving. In this course we will examine Talmudic, medieval and modern rabbinic sources dealing with medical ethics, surveying the spectrum of thought on these issues. Our texts are all primary sources in Hebrew. In class we will translate and analyse them. This course is dedicated in honor of Shira Chaya bat Yasmin. May her parents merit to raise her in Torah, Chupa, and Ma'asim Tovim. read more

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Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman
Tuesday 1:00PM

Jewish law informs all parts of our day to day lives, including how we run our businesses. In this course, we will talk about the laws surrounding commerce. What is considered fraud? How can we ensure we are being as honest and ethical as possible? read more

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Rabbi Yehoshua Geller
Sunday 10:00PM

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. read more

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Rabbi Chaim Brovender
Sunday 9:00PM

Messilat Yesharim, by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto, is a Jewish philosophy work aimed at the perfection of character. In this course Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Chaim Brovender will be studying the text to apply these lessons into our daily lives and prepare for the high holidays. New students are encouraged to join this course although it is continued from a previous semester. To veiw the recorded classes, please click here. read more

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Rabbi Shlomo Katz
Monday 8:30PM

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. For previous Parshiyot please click here. read more

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Rabbi Yitzhak Zuriel
Tuesday, Thursday 6:00AM

A basic-level gemara course that aims primarily to improve the student's ability to logically parse a gemara sugya. Later on in the semester, the shiur will begin to focus more on understanding Rashi's approach as a commentator and innovator. Some of the comments and innovations of Tosafot will also be included as time goes on. The shiur is appropriate for students with a range of backgrounds who want to read more

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Mr. Mordechai Kaufman
Monday 4:00AM

In this course we will learn Rebbe Nachman's Masterpiece of Chassidut, Likutei Moharan, in which we will explore some of the basic Lurianic Kabbalistic foundations upon which the creative genius of Rebbe Nachman's system of personal Tikun is built having as its ultimate objective nothing less than the perception and connection to Hashem. For the previous classes in this course, please click here. read more

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Rabbi Chaim Brovender
Tuesday 8:00PM

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. read more

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Rabbi Josh Ross
Wednesday 3:00AM

Join us each week as we analyze the haftorah read alongside the parsha. For previous lessons please click here. read more

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Rabbi Avi Weinstein
Thursday 4:00AM

Eight days of lights, the most popularly celebrated holiday in the world, and only a few pages of sources in the Talmud. Why is this? We will examine Chanuka in the Talmud, the Siddur, the Midrash, and the Rishonim in order to understand "What is Chanuka?" read more

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Rabbi Avraham Chira
Thursday 9:00PM

Using the Zohar on Sefer Breishit, we will explore the Holy Fathers and their experience and responsibility as conduits of the will of God. We will examine the nature of free choice, suffering, and joy for Hashem and the reward for such in the world to come. read more

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Rabbi Chaim Brovender
Rabbi Avraham Chira
Mrs. Miriam Coren
Rabbi Rafi Eis
Rabbi Dovid Fink
Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman
Rabbi Yehoshua Geller
Mrs. Osnat Goldman
Rabbi Jesse Horn
Rabbi Shlomo Katz
Mr. Mordechai Kaufman
Rabbi Josh Ross
Rabbi Jeffrey Saks
Rabbi David Sedley
Rabbi Avi Weinstein
Rabbi Yitzhak Zuriel

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