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Shavuot Journal


Torah of Fire and Water Harav Aharon Lichtenstein
Sefirat Ha-Omer: The Reasons and the Scope of the Mitzva Rav David Brofsky
Moshe and the Giving of the Torah Rav Yair Kahn
Megillat Ruth: What’s in a Name? Dr. Yael Ziegler


Audio shiurim on Megillat Ruth, by Dr. Yael Ziegler

Text shiurim: 

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

Torah Study

Torah Study in the Modern World Harav Yehuda Amital zt"l
The Importance of In-Depth Torah Study HaRav Yehuda Amital
Torah Values and Torah Commandments Harav Yehuda Amital zt"l
Torah and Life Harav Aharon Litchtenstein
The Nature and Value of Torah Study HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein
Reflections Upon Birkot HaTorah HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein
"Make Your Torah Permanent:" The Centrality of Torah Study Harav Aharon Lichtenstein
Maintaining the Boundaries of Written and Oral Law Rav Moshe Taragin

Standing at Sinai

The Shofar of Sinai Rav Yonatan Grossman
How to Divide the Ten Commandments Rav Alex Israel
Moshe Rabbeinu and Matan Torah Rav Yair Kahn
Matan Torah - Parshat Yitro Rav Menachem Leibtag
Study Questions for Tikun Leil Shavuot  Rav Menachem Leibtag
Shavuot and Matan Torah Rav Menachem Leibtag 
When Were the 3 Days of Preparation for Matan Torah? HaRav Yaakov Medan
"Examine it Through and Through - For All is Contained Therein" Rav Jonathan Mishkin
God's Descent unto Mt. Sinai Rav Avraham Sham'a
The Tenth Commandment: "You Shall Not Covet" Rav Elchanan Samet
A Desert Gift Rav Moshe Taragin
The Covenant at Sinai Rav Chanoch Waxman


The Bringing of the First Fruits Rav Michael Hattin
The Essential Nature of Bikkurim Rav Moshe Taragin
Bikkurim Brought by A Convert Rav Moshe Taragin
Bikkurim as a Sacrifice Rav Moshe Taragin

Megillat Ruth

A Comparison of Ruth and Iyov Rav Amnon Bazak
Redemption in Megillat Ruth HaRav Yaakov Medan
The Night at the Threshing Floor: Uncovering the Motives of Naomi, Ruth and Boaz Rav Mordechai Sabato
The Process of Geirut Rav Moshe Taragin

Sefirat Ha-Omer: Halakha

Two Aspects of the Mitzva of Counting the Omer Harav Aharon Lichtenstein
Shaving for Shabbat during Sefira Harav Aharon Lichtenstein
Sefirat HaOmer at Night Rav Shlomo Brin
Sefirat HaOmer: A Biblical or Rabbinic Obligation Rav Yosef Tzvi Rimon
Sefirat HaOmer: Miscellaneous Issues Rav Yosef Tzvi Rimon
Sefirat HaOmer: Practices of Mourning During Sefira Rav Yosef Tzvi Rimon
“From the Day Following Shabbat … You Shall Count Seven Weeks Rav Elchanan Samet
Forgetting to Count the Omer Rav Doniel Schreiber
Counting Days and Weeks of the Omer Rav Moshe Taragin
Is Sefirat Ha-omer a Time-Bound Mitzva? Rav Moshe Taragin
Sefirat Ha-Omer Without Beit Ha-Mikdash Rav Moshe Taragin
The Behag's Shita Rav Moshe Taragin
Counting Days and Weeks of the Omer Part 2 Rav Moshe Taragin
Methods of Performing Sefirat Ha-omer Rav Moshe Taragin

Sefirat Ha-Omer: Jewish Thought

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

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