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Wake Up! | Kavanah | Zmanim | Tzitzit | Tefillin | Brachot
Pesukei d'Zimra | Kriat Shema | Amidah | Geshem and Tal | Mincha
Kaddish | Amen! | Shabbos | Kiddush | Shofar | Teshuva
Rosh HaShana | Ten Days | Yom Kippur | Sukkos | Pesach | Sefirat HaOmer
Shavuot | Chanukah | Purim | Rosh Chodesh | Tu B'Shvat
Fast Days | The Three Weeks | Tisha B'Av | The Four Parshiyot | Parshat HaShavua
The Kosher Kitchen | Issur v'Heter | Speaking to G-d | Spiritual Reality, Spiritual Freedom
The Jewish Calendar | Chinuch: Education | A Practical Guide to Shabbos | Rav Dovid's Shiurim
True or False? | Respect for Parents, Elders, and Torah Scholars | Ben Adam l'Chaveiro

Spiritual Reality, Spiritual Freedom

Rav Dovid's weekly philosophy class on the interrelationship of G-d, Torah, the Jewish People, and the world.
Live on Thursday at 9:00 PM (Eastern) in the Virtual Yeshiva.
4 Tamuz 5769 listen Korach: Cruelty and Kindness (2:30)
Parshat Korach offers several examples of the balance we must learn between the use of empathy and the withholding thereof.
13 Sivan 5769 listen Naso: Serving Hashem in Your Unique Way (2:00)
In this week's parsha, each of the twelve princes of the twelve tribes brings an identical donation to the mishkan. But are they really identical!?
28 Iyar 5769 listen Using Your Imagination to Serve Hashem (39:41)
Using your imagination properly will help you to properly focus on Torah and mitzvot.
27 Kislev 5769 listen To Your Health! Progress by Small Steps (1:11:28)
By looking at the health directives of Maimonides, Rav Dovid provides insights into how to change ourselves.
Sources: MT Deot 4
28 Cheshvan 5769 listen Dying to Be a Jew (1:07:14)
Seminar discussion: So many Jews today would be willing to face death rather than give up Judaism. What does that tell us about how we should live our lives?
5 Tamuz 5768 listen Balak -- Prayer that Works (3:11)
Hashem answers all our prayers, granting us whatever we need -- if we focus on the right needs.
28 Iyar 5768 listen Naso: Doing Our Jobs for Hashem (2:21)
Every Jew has a designated role in the Jewish people.
Sources: Ps. 94
24 Iyar 5768 listen BaMidbar: Torah: The Center of Life (1:54)
The Aron Kodesh -- the Holy Ark in which the Torah was kept -- always travelled in the center of the Israelite camp. Of what relevance is this to us today?
6 Nissan 5768 listen Tzora'as Bayis (2:37)
What makes "Tzora'as Bayis" -- "leprosy of the house" -- different from other forms of tzora'as?
28 Adar II 5768 listen Tazria: What is tumah? (2:15)
Just what is tumah, what causes it, and why?
27 Adar II 5768 listen Tazria: The Impact of Lashon Hara (2:11)
Speaking badly of others impacts our souls in ways we cannot fathom.
22 Adar I 5768 listen VaYakhel: Give Generously with a Full Heart (2:01)
Parshat VaYakhel demonstrates three types of people who give tzedakah.
Sources: Ex. 35:5
21 Adar I 5768 listen VaYakhel: Emunah, Shabbos, and the Mishkan (2:05)
The juxtaposition of the sanctity of Shabbos, even in the face of the tremendous mitzvah of construction of the Mishkan, teaches us several important principles in emunah and bitachon.
Sources: Ex. 35:2
25 Shevat 5768 listen Mishpatim: Meat, Milk, and Kindness (2:08)
Parshat Mishpatim is almost entirely about mitzvot ben adam l'chaveiro -- human interactions and civil law. So why, in the middle of the partsha, are we told not to mix milk and meat?
21 Shevat 5768 listen Mishpatim: Holiness in Our Interactions with Each Other (2:13)
Right after the revelation of Divine Law in the Ten Commandments, we are given a long set of civil laws regarding many aspects of human interactions. What is the connection?
11 Shevat 5768 listen B'Shalach: Torah and Mitzvos (1:53)
If Hashem fought for Am Yisrael at the Red Sea, how is it that Amelek were able to attack immediately thereafter?
Sources: Ex. 17:8
10 Shevat 5768 listen B'Shalach: Justice (2:48)
In this brief yahrzeit l'chaim, Rav Dovid explains how conflicting midrashim on the drowning of the Egyptians in the Red Sea provides insights into our relationship with this World, the Next World, and Justice.
9 Shevat 5768 listen B'Shalach: The Ultimate Redemption (1:30)
Chazal teach that parshas B'Shalach proves the ultimate ressurection of the dead at the time of the Redemption. What is the proof, and how should we prepare?
Sources: Ex. 15:1
24 Tevet 5768 listen Va'Eira: Freedom and Free Will (27:21)
If Hashem hardens Pharoah's heart so that he doesn't let the Jewish people go, how is it fair that Hashem then punishes Pharoah for not letting the Jewish people go? If Pharoah has no free will, how is he responsible?
11 Kislev 5768 listen Torah, Marriage, and Love (1:09:26)
Join Rav Dovid for a "Lunch and Learn" discussion of the Torah view of Marriage and Love. Rav Dovid gives a Torah perspective on relationships, including reflections on his own marriage, in this seminar discussion designed to bring the Torah view down to a practical level that we can all apply either in marriage or in preparation for marriage. The divorce rate in the U.S. is over 50%, but in the Torah world it is 6%. Just what is the secret of a successful marriage?
28 Elul 5767 listen Making the Yomim Noraim Relevant (51:47)
Join Rav Dovid for a corporate "Lunch and Learn" discussion on relating to the High Holidays in our modern times. What makes the Yomim Noraim relevant for us today? Is this just a bunch of "New Year's Resolutions" that, like all other such resolutions, will be forgotten within days of Yom Kippur? How should we relate to Rosh HaShanah, and why do these Holidays occur back-to-back on the calendar?
16 Elul 5767 listen Ki Tavo: Living a Song of Praise to Hashem (57:08)
If we live our lives properly as Jews, we will inspire everyone around us to praise Hashem. How do we go about establishing such a life for ourselves?
Sources: Deu. 26-27
2 Elul 5767 listen Shoftim: Judges, Guardians, and Justice (57:17)
"Justice, justice, shall you pursue!" What is Justice, and how do we pursue it? The requirements of judges, elders, and soldiers... and the implications for the rest of us...
Sources: Deu. 16:18
30 Av 5767 listen Iggeret HaRamban (Part 1) (41:14)
A close reading of the well-known Iggeret HaRamban, ethical instructions sent by Nachmanides to his son Nachman, with an eye on the themes of musar and teshuva.
Sources: Iggeres HaRamban (English) (Note: to view Hebrew in your browser, you may need to set the character encoding to "Hebrew (Windows)".)
25 Av 5767 listen Re'eh: True and False Prophets; True and False Prophecy (1:04:05)
Deuteronomy 13 imposes a death penalty on anyone who prophecies falsely. But just who is a false prophet, and how can we tell the difference between true and false prophecy? How do we know if a prophet truly speaks in Hashem's name? Understanding prophecy will provide us with a firmer grounding in our certainty of the veracity of Torah.
24 Av 5767 listen Why are we here? What is the purpose of life? (47:18)
Join Rav Dovid for a "Corporate Lunch and Learn" discussion on understanding our focus, goals, and priorities in life. (This discussion was held over lunch in a corporate cafeteria; we apologize for the background noise, but the discussion is clearly discernable above the din.)
23 Av 5767 listen Re'eh: Blessings and Curses -- A Yahrzeit L'Chaim (1:52)
As part of Moshe's departing words, he explains to us the blessings and curses of Hashem. The blessings are guaranteed to come, since Moshe knows that we will follow in Hashem's ways. As for the curses? They are completely avoidable. It's up to us to choose. A Yahrzeit L'Chaim for one who has chosen well.
Sources: Deu. 11:26-28
4 Av 5767 listen Devarim: Who wrote Devarim?; Tochacha (1:00:52)
Sefer Devarim is clearly different from the rest of Torah. The "Bible Critics" say it is different because it was written by a different author. Are they right? Also: learning "tochacha" from Moshe Rabbeinu.
Sources: Deu. 1
28 Tamuz 5767 listen Matot: Doing Hashem's Will at Any Cost (8:21)
Life is all about drawing closer to Hashem by performing His Will -- at any cost. Moshe Rabbeinu demonstrates this midda to us in the parsha.
26 Tamuz 5767 listen Matot: Speaking the Truth, Living the Truth (59:47)
Parshat Matot contains disparate storeis and mitzvot that are tied together by a common theme: the power of speech. Join Rav Dovid in an exploration of the wondrous power of speech to both create and destroy worlds.
19 Tamuz 5767 listen Pinchas: Just what is "Shalom"? (59:23)
Shalom is likely the most well-known of all Hebrew words. But what does it mean? And how do we bring Shalom to the world?
Sources: Num. 25
12 Tamuz 5767 listen Balak: Prophecy for the Non-Jews (57:41)
Balak wants to defeat the Jewish people in battle. Why does he ask Bilaam to curse the Jews rather than asking Bilaam to bless him? Who is Bilaam, and where does his strength come from?
10 Sivan 5767 listen Naso - Working for Hashem (4:07)
Why do we need to read through the identical contributions of the Princes twelve times? Why doesn't the Torah just give us the totals?
18 Iyar 5767 listen Emor -- Guarding our Speech; Understanding our Spiritual Roles (21:39)
Emor is full of seemingly disconnected elements: the obligations of the cohanim (priests) including the Cohen Gadol (high priest); a tour of the Jewish Holidays that includes shabbos, and the story of a man who cursed G-d and his subsequent punishment. What are these disjointed elements doing in one parsha together?
1 Iyar 5767 listen Understanding Tumah and Taharah (7:38)
"Tumah" and "Taharah" are two of the most misunderstood concepts in Judaism. Yet they are critical concepts for understanding the spiritual reality of the world in which we live. Rav Dovid explains what they are about, why they exist, and presents them in terms that we can not only understand but apply to our everyday lives.
5 Adar 5767 listen Teruma: Understanding the Mishkan (59:21)
Why all the details about building a temporary structure that we will never build again? Wouldn't a picture or architectural diagram have done the job more efficiently? Why does all of this come following parshat Mishpatim? And what can we learn about ourselves from all of this?
Sources: Exo. 25-27
28 Shevat 5767 listen Mishpatim - Religious Law and Its Transmission (1:01:02)
Why does this section of "tort law" follow the lofty heights of the Ten Commandments? And why all the details about goring oxen and the like?
Sources: Ex. 21
21 Shevat 5767 listen Yitro: Revelation at Sinai: Fact or Fiction? (56:33)
This week's Torah portion includes the 10 commandments. What happened at Mt. Sinai? What is Revelation? What was "revealed"? Was the Sinai Revelation real in the historical sense or a collective myth?
Sources: Exo. 19-20
14 Shevat 5767 listen B'Shalach: Not by Bread Alone -- Living on Manna; Living on Faith (59:31)
An introduction to the concepts of Emunah and Bitachon (faith and trust in Hashem) as seen in Parshat B'Shalach.
Sources: Exo. 13:17-10:15; Rashi ad. loc.
Dedicated in memory of Aharon ben Tzvi on the occasion of his yahrzeit.
7 Shevat 5767 listen Bo: A Torah View of Time (59:35)
From Man's viewpoint, the world consists of three distinct time periods: past, present, and future. Hashem's view of the world is entirely different, consisting of one moment -- now -- which encompasses all of eternity's past and future. How is this manifest in our understanding of our relationship with Hashem?
Sources: Exo. 3:12; 10:2,6,14,16; 11:4,6; 12:1-20,29; 13:8,14; Sefer HaChinuch Parshas Bo
28 Tevet 5767 listen VaEira: Miracles and Magic; Mysticism and Mazal (1:04:28)
A look at the plagues as brought in parshat VaEira... How did Moshe cause the plagues to happen, and how did the Egyptians do the same? Do Jews believe in miracles? Are we convinced by them? What are the rules that govern spiritual forces, and can they be harnessed and controlled?
Sources: Ex. 6:2; Rashi and Ba'al HaTurim ad. loc.; MT Yesodei HaTorah 8
21 Tevet 5767 listen Shmot: What really happened at the burning bush? (1:13:27)
We all know the story of Moshe at the burning bush. But what really happened there? What made Moshe special that Hashem spoke to him? Why did his staff turn into a snake? Why was Moshe scared of the snake? Where did his staff come from and what were its special properties?
Sources: Ex. 4
15 Tevet 5767 listen VaYechi: The Chesed of Bikkur Cholim (56:49)
In the first aliyah of VaYechi, Yosef visits his sick father Yaakov on his deathbed. Just what is the mitzvah of bikkur cholim, and how does one fulfill it properly? What are the spiritual roots involved in the kindness of visiting a sick person? An understanding of bikkur cholim helps us to better understand ourselves and our role in Hashem's world.
8 Tevet 5767 listen VaYigash: What does it mean to be a "Jew"? (56:04)
What is so special about Yehudah that the Jewish people are called "Jews" due to him? What is it that makes a Jew Jewish?
Sources: Gen 44-46
1 Tevet 5767 listen Mikeitz: Teshuva, Measure for Measure (Part 2) (1:03:15)
Hashem runs the world mida k'neged mida -- "measure for measure". Understanding this concept helps us gain insight into Divine Justice and how to do proper teshuva. This class further explores the concept of mida k'neged mida as manifest throughout the narration of Joseph and his brothers.
Sources: Gen 40-43
24 Kislev 5767 listen VaYeishev: Teshuva, Measure for Measure: A Look at Joseph and his Brothers (56:35)
Hashem runs the world mida k'neged mida -- "measure for measure". Understanding this concept helps us gain insight into Divine Justice and how to do proper teshuva. This class explores the concept of mida k'neged mida as manifest throughout the narration of Joseph and his brothers.
Sources: Gen 37-38
17 Kislev 5767 listen VaYishlach: Relating to the Physical World: Yaakov and Eisav (52:04)
Yaakov and Eisav have diametrically opposed relationships with the physical world in which we live. What do we learn from them?
9 Kislev 5767 listen VaYeitzei - The Meaning of Truth (41:58)
Ya'akov Avinu served Hashem through emes -- truth. What is "truth"?
3 Kislev 5767 listen Toldot: True Love, the Torah Way (58:59)
"Yitzhak loved Eisav for his hunting in his mouth, but Rivka loved Ya'akov." (Gen. 25:28) In this one pasuk, the Torah reveals deep wisdom regarding the true meaning of love. What is the Torah view of love, and how can it help us in our lives?
Sources: Gen. 25:28; Radak to Gen. 25:28; Hezkuni to Gen. 25:28; MT Yesodei HaTorah 2:2; Kesef Mishneh Yesodei HaTorah 2:1 and following
26 Cheshvan 5767 listen Chayei Sarah: Finding Your Basheret: Yitzhak and Rivkah, a Match Made in Heaven (1:02:39)
Yitzhak found his spouse via the antithesis of today's romance-centered search for self-fulfillment and love. Rivkeh readily agreed to the match; against the adice of her family, she left her father's home with a servant she had just met on a long journey to marry a man she had neer seen. This Match Made in Heaven established the future of the Jewish people for all time and lays out the foundations of the Torah's way in love and marriage.
Sources: Gen. 23-24
19 Cheshvan 5767 listen VaYeira: Learning to Love from Avraham and Sarah (57:42)
Avraham and Sarah were not only two of our greatest prophets, they were and are two of our greatest role models. What do we learn about love and marriage from the progenitors of the Jewish people?
Sources: Gen. 18-20; Rashi to Gen. 18:13; Avot d'Rebbi Natan ch. 13; Bava Me. 87a
12 Cheshvan 5767 listen Lech L'cha: Going Beyond All Limitations (1:06:24)
What made Avraham and Sarah so special that they became the progenitors of the entire Jewish people? And what can we learn about ourselves by learning about their lives?
5 Cheshvan 5767 listen The Waters of Noah - Transforming the World; Transforming Ourselves (55:20)
How exactly did 40 days of flood water transform the world, and what impact can this have on us today?
27 Tishrei 5767 listen Breishit - The Science of Creation (53:28)
Ever wonder what the Torah has to say about the Big Bang? Unfortunately, "Western" culture paints Judaism with the same brush as fundamentalist Christianity and assumes that Jews take the Genesis account literally. Well, we do take it literally... literal according to the Torah tradition, which isn't what you might think.
Sources: Gen. 1; Ramban to Gen. 1
21 Tishrei 5767 listen Sukkos for Jews, Sukkos for non-Jews (56:21)
Sukkos is at the same time our most universal and most particularistic Holiday. How can this be? What is the meaning of Sukkos for a non-Jew?
7 Tishrei 5767 listen In Sickness and In Health (Part 3) (54:53)
What is the purpose and meaning of illness and suffering? Listen to the words of those who experience it.
Sources: Deu. 8:5
Given as a zechus for a refuah shleima for Ariella Rivkah bas Devora Pessel.
28 Elul 5766 listen In Sickness and In Health (Part 2) (57:03)
In this segment, we go through some actual stories of people who experienced tremendous illness and suffering.
Sources: Taanit 25a
Given as a zechus for a refuah shleima for Ariella Rivkah bas Devora Pessel.
21 Elul 5766 listen In Sickness and In Health (Part 1) (1:00:29)
The origins and reasons for illness and suffering, the meaning of sickness and illness, and the big question: why do children sometimes suffer from serious illness?
Sources: Gen. 24:1; Gen. 25:19; Rashi Gen 25:19; Gen. 27:1; Rashi Gen 27:1; Pirkei d'Rebbi Eiliezer 51; OC 230:5; MB 230:7; Deu 8:5-6; II Kings 20:1-6
Given as a zechus for a refuah shleima for Ariella Rivkah bas Devora Pessel.
14 Elul 5766 listen G-d's Clothes, Tefillin, and Spiritual Reality (1:04:08)
What does G-d wear and what does this teach us about the world?
7 Elul 5766 listen G-d's Creation of Clothes (1:00:20)
G-d -- not Adam -- created clothes. Why did He do so? Does G-d wear clothes too?
Sources: Gen. Ch. 1-3
1 Elul 5766 listen Decadence and Discipline, Freedom and Free Will (51:58)
Understanding pleasure, leisure, and decadence; the true meaning of "freedom." How to overcome the yetzer hara and discipline ourselves for the purpose of maximizing our pleasure and enjoyment in life.
26 Av 5766 listen The Hizbulla War - Why did it happen? (14:54)
In Rav Dovid's maleva malka drasha, he discusses his trip to Israel during the Hizbulla War. His religious response to the war and the reasons for it are lessons in bitachon that will leave you wondering... what do you personally need to do to help the Jewish people in these difficult times?
Sources: Deu. 15:12-18
3 Av 5766 listen What happens when we die? (57:53)
What is the Torah view of the soul and afterlife? How does this understanding guide our lives in the here and now?
25 Tamuz 5766 listen Our Souls, Our Selves: Free Will and Identity (55:26)
To what do we refer when we say "I"? Who, or what, am I? What makes me "me"? How am I unique? And most important... why am I here? A Torah view of the soul.
11 Tamuz 5766 listen Understanding Our Bodies, Understanding Our Souls (1:00:33)
To what do we refer when we say "I"? Who, or what, am I? What makes me "me"? How am I unique? And most important... why am I here? A Torah look at philosophy's "mind-body problem."
Sources: Gen ch. 1-2
4 Tamuz 5766 listen Space, Time, Rejuvenation, and Mikveh (58:00)
Understanding the realities of space and time. What is our understanding of physical space and time? What is our understanding of spiritual space and time?
27 Sivan 5766 listen Know Your Right from Your Left: Asymmetry in the Physical and Spiritual World (55:36)
Join Rav Dovid on a wild ride through Oral and Written Torah, modern physics and cosmology, logic, and sheer fun — all in an attempt to make sense out of the most basic elements of knowledge: discerning left from right.
Sources: Deu. 17:11; Rashi Deu. 17:11; Sifri Deu. Pis. 154:11; Jonah 4:11; Radak Jon. 4:11; Shabb. 31a; Deu. 33:2; Rashi Deu. 33:2; Sofrim 3:12; Men. 37a; Pesikta Rabbati Parsha 40 d.h. B'chodesh hashvi'i
25 Nissan 5766 listen Shemini - Proofs of the Authenticity of Torah (10:47)
How do we know the Torah is true? How do we know it is Divine?
25 Nissan 5766 listen The Chain of Tradition: Torah, Ritual, and Ethics (13:46)
Pirkei Avot 1:1 - "Moshe received the Torah at Sinai" and its implications today. All ethics is based on Torah. Just what is "ethics" anyway?
27 Adar 5766 listen Ma'aseh b'Emunah: Hashgocha Pratit (15:33)
By sharing another personal experience, Rav Dovid explains how Hashem sends us messages regarding ways we need to grow spiritually. Now if only we would learn to listen...
26 Adar 5766 listen VaYakhel: Torah vs. Idol Worship; The Tabernacle vs. The Golden Calf (12:47)
What makes the baby-faced golden angels holy on the Holy Ark but the golden calf idolotry?
24 Shevat 5766 listen Maimonides' 13 Principles of Faith - Part 2 (51:27)
How do we apply the Rambam's Thirteen Principles of Faith in our lives? What is the spiritual reality of a Jew? What are the consequences of thinking differently?
Sources: The 13 Principleas of Faith: ou.org
19 Shvat 5766 listen The Spiritual Path of a Non-Jew (10:47)
What do Jews think of non-Jews? What is the spiritual path of a non-Jew? Do non-Jews go to heaven? There are more than a few surprises in Rav Dovid's brief introduction to the spiritual differences between Jews and non-Jews.
18 Shevat 5766 listen Conversion to Judaism (12:04)
What does it mean to convert to Judaism? How long does it take? What are the different paths of conversion available and how do I choose? Does it matter if I convert Orthodox or some other way?
12 Shvat 5766 listen Angels and Angeology (2:04)
Do Jews believe in angels? What are angels? Why don't we talk about them regularly?
15 Tevet 5766 listen What's in a name? (10:15)
Did you ever wonder why your parents picked your name? Rav Dovid tells how his name was chosen for him... for reasons his parents didn't even know...
13 Tevet 5766 listen Rabbi Akiva and the Ten Martyrs (8:54)
Rav Dovid tells the story of Rabbi Akiva and the Ten Martyrs, rabbinic leaders killed by the Romans during the Hadrianic persecution. This emotional story lays the ground for deep theological concepts concerning Torah, martyrdom, and justice.
12 Tevet 5766 listen Maimonides' 13 Principles of Faith - Part 1 (44:15)
Rav Dovid leads a discussion of the Rambam's Thirteen Principles of Faith. What are the Thirteen Principles of Faith? How did the Rambam derive them? Are they universally accepted? What does a Jew think about G-d, Torah, Ressurection, Moshiach (Messiah)?
Sources: The 13 Principleas of Faith: ou.org
26 Cheshvan 5766 listen Ma'seh b'Emunah (20:17)
By way of a true story from his own experience, Rav Dovid explains the basics of emunah and bitachon. If we pay attention in our daily lives, we will see Hashem's hand in His personal supervision of our lives. Coincidence? There is no such thing for a Torah Jew.
11 Elul 5765 listen Spirituality and Mysticism (54:36)
What does it mean to seek "spirituality" in our lives? What does religion have to do with spirituality? What role does ritual play? In this lecture Rav Dovid explores the Torah's path for spiritual growth and mystical understanding.
20 Tamuz 5765 listen Why do bad things happen to good people? - Part 3 (1:01:34)
Why do bad things happen to good people? It is a question that has perplexed humanity since the time of Job if not earlier. Rav Dovid hosted a series of "Lunch and Learn" discussions on the topic which are available here.
5 Tamuz 5765 listen Why do bad things happen to good people? - Part 2 (55:54)
Why do bad things happen to good people? It is a question that has perplexed humanity since the time of Job if not earlier. Rav Dovid hosted a series of "Lunch and Learn" discussions on the topic which are available here.

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Wake Up! | Kavanah | Zmanim | Tzitzit | Tefillin | Brachot
Pesukei d'Zimra | Kriat Shema | Amidah | Geshem and Tal | Mincha
Kaddish | Amen! | Shabbos | Kiddush | Shofar | Teshuva
Rosh HaShana | Ten Days | Yom Kippur | Sukkos | Pesach | Sefirat HaOmer
Shavuot | Chanukah | Purim | Rosh Chodesh | Tu B'Shvat
Fast Days | The Three Weeks | Tisha B'Av | The Four Parshiyot | Parshat HaShavua
The Kosher Kitchen | Issur v'Heter | Speaking to G-d | Spiritual Reality, Spiritual Freedom
The Jewish Calendar | Chinuch: Education | A Practical Guide to Shabbos | Rav Dovid's Shiurim
True or False? | Respect for Parents, Elders, and Torah Scholars | Ben Adam l'Chaveiro
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