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Reuven Spolter
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Want to Sell More Jewish Books? Give them Away for Free.
As the Mishnah Yomit cycle nears the conclusion of Seder Zeraim, I found myself looking for a resource that could help visually represent some of the more confusing aspects of Masechet Shabbat for my MishnahYomit video series on YouTube . (This is a great o...

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Audio Shiur: Parshat Bo - Metaphysical Systems Running the World
Audio Shiur: Parshat Bo - Metaphysical Systems Running the World An unusual Midrash quoted by Rashi leads us to a number of different teachings of Chazal that relate to a broader question: are there innate systems upon which the world functions? Did Paroh k...

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Parashat Va'era - the Leadership of Moshe vs the Leadership of Aharon
Audio Shiur: Parashat Vaera - the Leadership of Moshe vs the Leadership of Aharon The Torah seems to repeat a number of apparently innocuous verses, also switiching the order in which Moshe and Aharon are listed. Is this simply innocuous repetition, as Rash...

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One of My Favorite Parshah Riddles: Elastigirl in the Torah
During my pulpit years in Oak Park, I would ask a Parshat Hashavua riddle before the Torah reading. While I have forgotten most of them, one that I remember well and is one of my favorites is the following: Which member of the Incredibles appears in Parasha...

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Audio Shiur: Parshat Shemot: From Elastigirl to Excalibur - Moshe's Origin Stor
Audio Shiur: Parshat Shemot: From Elastigirl to Excalibur - Moshe's Origin Stor According to Ramban, in the span of one verse the Torah skips sixty years of Moshe's life. What happened during all that time? Click here to navigate to the shiur on YUTorah.org...

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Audio Shiur: Parshat Vayechi - The Essence of Yehudah
Audio Shiur: Parshat Vayechi - The Essence of Yehudah Entrenched in the language of Yaakov's blessings to Yehuda are truths about his past, his suspicions of his sons, and even about the secret of pure souls trapped in evil. Get ready for a mind-blowing thr...

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Audio Shiur: Parashat Vayigash - Yosef's Revelation
Audio Shiur: Parashat Vayigash - Yosef's Revelation What does Yehuda's speech tell Yosef that he did not already know? Why does Yosef then reveal himself? Click here to navigate to the shiur on YUTorah.org. Click on the player below to play the Shiur or rig...

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Parashat Vayeshav: Sharing in the Pain of the Goldin and Shaul Families
Fallen IDF soldiers Sgt. Oron Shaul and Lt. Hadar Goldin During Operation Protective Edge, in the summer of 2014, which was aimed at halting the rain of Hamas rockets and mortars on Israel’s southern population, Hamas captured the remains of two soldiers wh...

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Audio Shiur: Parshat Vayeshev - What's the Plan?
Audio Shiur: Parshat Vayeshev - What's the Plan? On the way to meet his brothers, we learn of a strange meeting with between Yosef and an unidentified man who points him in the right direction. Who is this strange man, and why does he help Yosef at all? The...

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Audio Shiur - Parshat Vayishlach - Projecting Power
Audio Shiur: Parshat Vayishlach - Projecting Power The different responses - and seemingly contradictory responses from Yaakov and his sons towards the abduction of Dina leads us to important conclusions about the use of power in the world. Click here to na...
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