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VaYakhel/Pekudei
Teacher Title Abstract Course
Rav Yoel Bin-Nun Obligation and Self-Expression Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Ability and Vision Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yaakov Medan The Temple, the Jewish People and Torah Study Throughout the period of the First Temple, the prophets rebuked the Jewish People for viewing the Temple as an end in and of itself, instead of a means of achieving closeness with God. Later in Jewish history, this inappropriate emphasis was transferred to a different realm. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Why "Gather the Entire People"? Moshe gathered the entire people of Israel, and he said to them, "These are the things that God has said to do." (Shemot 35:1) What is the purpose of this gathering? A gathering of all the people is rare during these years in the desert, and it begs for an explanation. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Rav Yoel Bin-Nun How Do We Arrive at 39 Categories of Labor? Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yaakov Medan "Their Shekalim Preceded His" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Baruch Gigi Understanding of the Heart Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Why Were the People Involved in Building the Mishkan? Our parasha emphasizes that the Jewish people were heavily involved in donating to and building the Mishkan. Why is this so important? We shall explore three reasons. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Mishkan and the Vessels According to Chazal, Moshe commanded Betzalel to construct the vessels before the structure of the Mishkan itself, whereas Betzalel argued that the opposite order was more reasonable. What is the significance of this disagreement, and what can we learn from it? Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Renewing the Relationship Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "You Shall Worship Him with All Your Heart" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Haftara of Vayakhel The haftara for Parashat Vayakhel (according to Sephardic custom, Melakhim I 7:13-39; according to Ashkenazic custom, Melakhim I 7:40-50) is yet another entry in the series of haftarot taken from the chapters of Melakhim dealing with Shlomo's Temple. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Mending a Damaged Relationship Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "And God's Glory Filled the Mishkan" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Rav Binyamin Tabory Dwellers and Guests Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Moshe Builds the Mishkan The midrash and Rashi present two different reasons why Moshe set up the Mishkan in place of those who had fashioned its elements. These two reasons are relevant to each of us as we try to build our own inner mishkan. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "Men of Spirit and Men of Action" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Haftara of Pekudei The haftara for Parashat Pekudei (I Melakhim 7:51-8:21) is the last haftara in the series of haftarot connected to the Temple. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva