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Eulogy for Max Jacob a’h

  Next week’s parsha begins with the words, vayeitzei Yaakov miBe’er Sheva, vayeilech Charana, and Yaakov left Be’er Sheva, and he went to Charan. Rashi famously asks, why does the Torah mention where Yaakov was leaving from? If he went to Charan, he most certainly left Be’er Sheva? Why does the Torah emphasize that Yaakov more »

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Ger V’toshav Anochi

In the early 18th century, one of the great Polish poskim, Halachic authorities, was a man by the name of Rabbi Dovid HaLevi Segal, otherwise known as the Taz, an abbreviation of his seminal work on Jewish Law, the Turei Zahav. The Taz was married to the daughter of Rav Yoel Sirkis, another leading Halachic more »

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What’s Next? The Complexities of Judgment Parshas Vayeira

About a year ago, I delivered a sermon on the topic of abuse. There were two points I was trying to convey: The first being to make yourself, as a parent and as a friend, the type of person who your child, family member or friend would be comfortable speaking to if they are G-d more »

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Tzidkas HaTzadik #65 part 1

The symbolism of Tachanun http://files.nertamid.net/shiurim/Apps/recordings/T65.mp3Podcast: Download

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Tzidkas HaTzadik #64

When signs from G-d are not so helpful http://files.nertamid.net/shiurim/Apps/recordings/T64.mp3Podcast: Download

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Meseches Shabbos – Daf 6b-7a

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Tzidkas HaTzadik #59 part 2

The incredible power of Torah continued http://files.nertamid.net/shiurim/Apps/recordings/T59b.mp3Podcast: Download

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Tzidkas HaTzadik #59 part 1

The incredible power of Torah study http://files.nertamid.net/shiurim/Apps/recordings/T59a.mp3Podcast: Download

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Tzidkas HaTzadik #58

Taking mistakes seriously. http://files.nertamid.net/shiurim/Apps/recordings/T48.mp3Podcast: Download

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Biblical Criticism in Parshas Noach

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