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מרצה Title תקציר סידרה
Harav Yaakov Medan Two Ways to Understand Avraham Why was Avraham chosen? The Kuzari and the Rambam present two different views, and the Rambam's is especially relevant for us today. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "Avraham, Avraham!" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital The Joining of Heaven and Earth Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Way of God Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "And Abraham Returned to His Place" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Tzedaka and Sedom Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yaakov Medan Sedom's Verdict Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yaakov Medan The Banishment of Hagar: Did Avraham and Sarah Sin? Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "To Serve You In Truth" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital The Faiths of Yitzchak and Yishmael What lesson are we to learn from the akeida, and how does Avraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son differ from that of Moslems today? Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital “Caught in the Thicket” After being commanded not to harm Yitzchak, Avraham "lifted his eyes" and saw a ram caught in the thicket. This is the third time he lifts his eyes. What is he looking for? The Kuzari and Rav Kook help us understand. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Studies in the Akeda Why did God command the Akeda? Did God entertain any doubt concerning Abraham’s fear of God? What is unique about the story of the Akeda in a generation where the sacrifice of children to Moloch was an accepted norm of pagan worship? And is blind obedience to God the main message of the Akeda? Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yaakov Medan Avraham vs. Iyov The midrash regarding Avraham's three-day journey to Mt. Moriya leads us to compare Avraham's and Iyov's responses to loss, and helps us understand why Avraham protested regarding Sedom but not regarding the command to sacrifice his son. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital The Message of Mila Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital An Exalted Faith Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Lessons of the Akeida Sichot Roshei Yeshiva