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.
Megillot Rut and Eicha: Lesson 3
Today’s Shiur takes us to the convincing argument of Naomi to convince Naomi and Ruth to stay in Moav. We learn and understand what Ruth had in her that made her so special vs Orpha.This became the core of Halacha today as to how proper Gerut should be done.
Megillot Rut and Eicha: Lesson 4
This shiur elaborates on the qualities of Ruth vs. Orpha, and the battle of their grandchildren David and Goliath. This shows us what it takes to be a true Jew. Next topic is the affect of Ruth and Naomi coming to Israel. Then we see the great characteristic of Boaz and Ruth, and then…… well there is plenty more To view the ucf docs, please download the driver which is Shiur #2 below
Megillot Rut and Eicha: Lesson 13
Siyum of Ruth. The people’s acknowledgment that this son of Ruth and Boaz carries the seed of Mashiach, and their blessing for his success which enabled the seed of David to withstand trying times. And finally the family tree to show how the Mashiach comes from all those who gave their lives for hashem, both from the world of dark to the world of light. May we live to see Mashiach here ASAP. Amen. Thank you all for the special joint experience of diving into the depths of Meggilat Ruth, as Chazal teach us that one learns the most when a topic is studied with a group.
Rabbi Yehoshua Geller received Smicha from Rav Mordechai Elefant zt"l and the ITRI Yeshiva, where he was a Talmid for many years. He served as the Rosh Beit Medrash of the English Speakers' Program at the Jerusalem College of Technology/Machon Lev, Rabbi Geller has also taught at Yeshivat Yam HaTalmud and Yeshivat Hamivtar. Rabbi Geller holds an M.A. in Hebrew Studies.