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Courses - Winter 2015


January 4, 2015 through February 26, 2015



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.

Winter Semester shiurim will run through February 27, 2015.
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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 Bava Metzia. This course is a continuation from a previous semester, though new students are encouraged to join. Previous lessons can be found here. read more

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Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman
Tuesday 1:00PM

One of the mitzvot which make the Jewish people distinctive is the mitzvah of mezuzah. Even non-Jews know that we put "little boxes" on our front doors. In the popular imagination the mezuzah is viewed as an an amulet or sort of "lucky charm" that Jews put on their doors to keep bad luck away. This is of course a trivialization of the mitzvah. In the course of these read more

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Rabbi Dovid Fink
Monday 8:00PM

When is the blessing for bread (המוציא לחם מן הארץ) required and when do we say the blessing on cake (בורא מיני מזונות)? When is pizza considered like a pie (מזונות) and when is it considered like a piece of bread with topping (לחם)? What is the difference between true bread and "mezonot bread"? When eating matsa, Ashkenazim wash hands and say the blessing on bread (המוציא); Sefaradim say read more

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Rabbi Dovid Fink
Wednesday 8:00PM

The prohibition of asking non-Jews to do what halacha prohibits us from doing applies through the length and breadth of Torah. Just as we cannot sterilize or neuter animals, we cannot ask non-Jews to neuter our farm animals or household pets. Just as we cannot violate the sanctity of Shabbat and Yom Tov, we cannot ask a non-Jew to perform prohibited actions for us. In this series we will 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 Jesse Horn
Wednesday 9:00PM

We will go through the laws of Brachot (blessings) from the sources of the Talmud and continue through to see how we got to the practical application of the laws today. 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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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. This course is a continuation from a previous semester, though new students are encouraged to join. Recorded classes can be 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. For previous classes with Mrs. Goldman on this topic, please click hereread 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. 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 Jeffrey Saks
Sunday 7:30PM

We will enjoy a sampling of Agnon's short stories exploring the an array of questions – theological, cultural, spiritual – he presents to sensitive readers such as: the viability of Judaism in the Diaspora, the continuity of tradition in the face of modernity, the challenge and meaning of the return to Eretz Yisrael. The cost of the course is $40.   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 Avi Weinstein
Thursday 4:00AM

​What are the ​Mitzvot (and the​ir​ meanings​) of the holiday of Purim? What does it mean to be commanded to eradicate Amalek - the Jewish people's nemesis in history and ideology? ​ As we explore the roots of the laws themselves in the Book of Esther, we'll analyze the multi-level meaning of the Megillah and the holiday itself. If you liked the classes on Chanuka, you'll love our Purim 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 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 David Sedley
Wednesday 10:00PM

A History of Jewish Thought: 4 Chapters of Rambam's Yesodei HaTorah.   This shiur will examine the sources of Rambam's "science" chapters, and look at how Rambam's ideas and interpretation of verses differed from those who came later (and earlier) than him. read more

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Rabbi Avraham Chira
Thursday 9:00PM

Join us this semester as we explore the hidden mysteries of the Ba'al Shem Tov, ​founding leader of Hassidut, as we explore ​his teachings on prayer and devukut that hasten the Redemption for the individual and the Nation, popular Kabbalah and Kavanna, and his messianic doctrine.​ 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
Thursday 3:00AM

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? read more

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Rabbi Rafi Eis
Monday 10:00PM

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. read more

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By Departments & Courses
Mishna/Gemara (Talmud)

Navi / Ketuvim (Bible: Prophets/Writings)

Chumash (Bible: Torah)

Halacha (Jewish Law)

Chassidut & Kabbala

Machshava (Jewish Thought)

Special: Other Topics in Judaism


By Rabbis & Teachers

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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