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Shavuot Journal

Why Learn Gemara? By Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt”l
Rashi as a Teacher of Values, by Dr. Avigail Rock
The Purpose of Talmud Torahby Rav Tzvi Sinensky


  The Meaning of Shavuot
HaRav Yehuda Amital zt"l Why Was Coercion Necessary in the Giving of the Torah?
HaRav Yehuda Amital zt"l "He Held the Mountain Over Them"
HaRav Yehuda Amital zt"l Two Essential Lessons Before Receiving the Torah
HaRav Yehuda Amital zt"l Shavuot and Soulsearching
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l Torah of Fire and Water
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l On Conversion
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l Accepting the Torah - Then and Now
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l "The Day that You Stood before the Lord at Chorev"
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l "Lest You Forget What You Have Seen"
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l Remembering the Revelation at Sinai
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l The Challenges of Accepting the Torah
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l Shavuot and the Golden Calf
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l Master and Beloved
Harav Yoel Bin-Nun The Meaning of Shavuot and its Unique Offering
Rav David Brofsky The Customs of Shavuot
Rav Elaykim Krumbein Shavuot: Learning to Say No
Rav Elaykim Krumbein "Greater is One Who is Commanded and Fulfills"
Rav Elaykim Krumbein Compulsory Love: Free Will and our Acceptance of the Torah
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Marriage of God and Israel - The Haftara for Shavuot
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Shavuot and the Mitzva of Charity
Rav Asher Meir The Medium and the Message
Rav Binyamin Tabory The Kingdom of the House of David
Rav Moshe Taragin Torah Reading and Mount Sinai



Torah Study

HaRav Yehuda Amital zt"l Torah Study in the Modern World
HaRav Yehuda Amital zt"l The Importance of In-Depth Torah Study
HaRav Yehuda Amital zt"l Torah Values and Torah Commandments
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l Vitality in the Service of God
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l Hunger for the Word of God
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l Torah and Life
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l The Nature and Value of Torah Study
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l Reflections Upon Birkot HaTorah
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l "Make Your Torah Permanent:" The Centrality of Torah Study
By Dr. Aharon Ahrend R. Yehuda Amital on Torah Study
Rav Yair Kahn Birkat Ha-Torah: The Highest of Blessings
Rav Moshe Taragin Maintaining the Boundaries of Written and Oral Law



Standing at Sinai

Harav Yaakov Medan To Whom Did God Speak at Sinai
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l "Moshe Hid His Face, For He Was Afraid to Look at God"
Rav Itamar Eldar "And All the People Saw the Sounds"
Rav Tamir Granot The Dual Revelation at Sinai
Rav Yonatan Grossman The Shofar of Sinai
Rav Alex Israel How to Divide the Ten Commandments
Rav Yair Kahn Moshe and the Giving of the Torah
Rav Menachem Leibtag Matan Torah - Parshat Yitro
Rav Menachem Leibtag Study Questions for Tikun Leil Shavuot
Rav Menachem Leibtag Shavuot and Matan Torah
HaRav Yaakov Medan When Were the 3 Days of Preparation for Matan Torah?
Rav Jonathan Mishkin "Examine it Through and Through - For All is Contained Therein"
Rav Avraham Shama God's Descent unto Mt. Sinai
Rav Elchanan Samet The Tenth Commandment: "You Shall Not Covet"
Rav Moshe Taragin A Desert Gift
Rav Chanoch Waxman The Covenant at Sinai


Rav Michael Hattin The Bringing of the First Fruits
Rav Moshe Taragin The Sacrifices of Shavuot: Shtei ha-Lechem and Kevasim
Rav Moshe Taragin The Essential Nature of Bikkurim
Rav Moshe Taragin Bikkurim Brought by A Convert
Rav Moshe Taragin Bikkurim as a Sacrifice


  Megillat Ruth
Rav Amnon Bazak A Comparison of Ruth and Iyov
Harav Yaakov Medan Redemption in Megillat Ruth
Rav Mordechai Sabato The Night at the Threshing Floor: Uncovering the Motives of Naomi, Ruth and Boaz
Rav Moshe Taragin The Process of Geirut
Dr. Yael Ziegler Ruth and Boaz: Mirror Characters
Dr. Yael Ziegler Three Forms of Redemption in Megillat Ruth
Dr. Yael Ziegler Megillat Ruth: Whats in a Name?
Dr. Yael Ziegler The Roots of Megillat Ruth: Lot and Avraham


  Sefirat Ha-Omer: Halakha
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l Two Aspects of the Mitzva of Counting the Omer
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l Shaving for Shabbat during Sefira
Rav Shlomo Brin Sefirat HaOmer at Night
Rav David Brofsky Sefirat Ha-Omer: Mourning Practices During the Omer
Rav David Brofsky Sefirat Ha-Omer: The Reasons and the Scope of the Mitzva
Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon Sefirat HaOmer: A Biblical or Rabbinic Obligation
Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon Sefirat HaOmer: Miscellaneous Issues
Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon Sefirat HaOmer: Practices of Mourning During Sefira
Rav Elchanan Samet "From the Day Following Shabbat"
Rav Doniel Schreiber Forgetting to Count the Omer
Rav Moshe Taragin Counting Days and Weeks of the Omer
Rav Moshe Taragin Counting Days and Weeks of the Omer Part 2
Rav Moshe Taragin Sefirat Ha-Omer Without Beit Ha-Mikdash
Rav Moshe Taragin
Rav Moshe Taragin  Is Sefirat Ha-omer a Time-Bound Mitzva?
Rav Moshe Taragin Methods of Performing Sefirat Ha-omer


  Sefirat Ha-Omer: Jewish Thought
Rav Yitzchak Etshalom Understanding the Rambam's Approach to Sefirat HaOmer
HaRav Yaakov Medan The Agricultural and Historical Significance of Sefirat HaOmer
Rav Shlomo Levy Days of Tikkun Ha-middot
Rav Asher Meir Lag Ba-Omer and the "Sefirat Ha-Omer Jew"
Rav Yehuda Rock The Waving of the Omer, the Counting of the Omer, and the Festival of Shavuot
Rav Zvi Shimon The Counting of the Omer


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