Rav Ezra Bick

Rav Ezra Bick a Ram at Yeshivat Har Etzion since his aliya from New York in 1977, currently teaches a second-year shiur for Israeli students. He is Director of the Yeshiva's Israel Koschitzky Virtual Beit Midrash Project, with more than 20 shiurim on varying levels reaching tens of thousands of individuals worldwide. Rav Bick earned his Semicha from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, and holds an M.S. degree in Jewish Philosophy from YU and a M. Phil. degree in Philosophy from Columbia University. He is the author of Yud-Gimel Middot Shel Rachamim [hebrew], 10 shiurim on the human condition and man's relationship with the Ribbono Shel Olam.

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Rav Ezra Bick The Menorah and the Inauguration by the Princes of the Tribes Rashi (citing a midrash) famously explains the juxtaposition of the sacrifices offered by the princes of the tribes in Parashat Naso and the command to Aharon to light the menorah in the beginning of Parashat Beha'alotekha. What does this midrash teach us about the different roles of the Mishkan, and the role of Aharon in particular? 01- פרשת השבוע
Rav Ezra Bick Parashat Tazria-Metzora Introduction to Parashat HaShavua
Rav Ezra Bick The Holy Constitution Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick Bilam and Balak Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick The Leviim and the Firstborn The opening parasha of Sefer Bamidbar is famous for being mostly a series of censuses, some quite detailed, of the entire Jewish people, of the individual tribes, of the Levites, and of the firstborn. The usual understanding of the divisions is that God likes to count the Jews (based on the Rashi to the opening verse), the firstborn were meant to be the servants of the mishkan and are here being switched with the Levites, because of their respective roles in the sin of the golden calf, and the Levites are not included in the general census because they are sanctified in place of the firstborn. I would like to show that these assumptions are either wrong or at least incomplete, and that is the theme of today's shiur. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick Raising Cain and Hevel Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick What?! Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick The Confrontation of Moshe and Par'o Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick When Rivka Met Yitzchak Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick Eikev Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick Ha'azinu Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick Ki Tisa Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick The Election of the Tribe of Levi Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick Sarai and Hagar Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick Moshe and Midyan Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick Yaakov and Yehuda Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick God, the Angel, and the Jews Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick Completing the Machane Parashat Naso completes the construction of the machane, the encampment of the Jewish people around the mishkan. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick Nitzavim-Vayelekh Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick Unity and Individualism Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick Families Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick Aliya Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick Darosh Darash Why is Moshe so upset that Aharon and his sons have not eaten the sacrifice? Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick From Egyptian Prince to Israelite Redeemer Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Ezra Bick Taharat Ha-Metzora Parashat Tazria, like parashat Metzora, which follows it, deals exclusively with tum'a and tahara. Tum'a is a state which interferes and prevents the relationship of a man with the sacred, with kedusha. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading

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