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Yaffe Shlomo What generally is the role of holiday parshiyot? 

How are the Torah Readings on Rosh Hashanah different from all the other holiday Torah Readings? 

How are the particular readings on Rosh Hashanah (The Expulsion of Hagar and Ishmael on the first day, and The Binding of  Isaac on the second) related to the holiday, and to each other? 

What does this mean for us?

An in-depth analysis by Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe.

Chofetz Chaim - Rav Meir Israel KaginRabbi Mansoor's presentation is an excerpt from The Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation's 2013 worldwide Tisha B'av video event, entitled Step by Step.  

The Adams Street Shul presents this video by the kind permission of the Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation.

Mansoor Rabbi EliRabbi Eli Joseph Mansour is the Sephardic Rabbi of Congregation Bet Yaakob in Brooklyn, New York.  He is an eminent Torah scholar, internationally renowned and a highly sought after speaker.

After absorbing Rabbi Mansoor's vigorous and original presentation, you'll never look at your computer the same way again. 

Although the original occasion for this shiur was Tisha B'Av, its inspiration is relevant and welcome at any time.

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Founded in 1989, the Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation develops innovative methods of promoting the Torah's wisdom on human relations and personal development, increasing goodness and compassion in the world.

For more information, or to donate to their worthy cause, visit them at http://ChofetzChaimUSA.org

The Adams Street Shul is an orthodox synagogue located near Boston, Massachusetts.  We are now in our second century of service to the community.  

Your donations to support our educational programs and their online availability are greatly appreciated.

Chofetz Chaim - Rav Meir Israel KaginRabbi Frand's presentation, entitled Choosing to Care, is an excerpt from The Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation's 2013 worldwide Tisha B'av video event, entitled Step by Step.  

The Adams Street Shul presents this video by the kind permission of the Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation.

FrandRabbiYissocherRabbi Yissocher Frand, a maggid shiur in Yeshivas Ner Yisroel in Baltimore, Maryland, has given hundreds of lectures over the past decades.  Here he shines a bright light on one aspect of the mitzvah of Klal Yisroel, “nosei ohl b’chaveiro, “bearing the yoke” of another’s burden.  

Beginning with a discussion of Tu B'Av and Tisha B'Av, Rabbi Frand derives an original perspective on one paramount middah of HaShem.  Rabbi Frand then demonstrates with practical examples how the power of human imagination, yoked in the service of walking in HaShem's ways, can transform interpersonal relations and alter the perception of reality by those we interact with.

Although the original occasion for this shiur was Tisha B'Av, its inspiration is relevant and welcome at any time

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Founded in 1989, the Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation develops innovative methods of promoting the Torah's wisdom on human relations and personal development, increasing goodness and compassion in the world.

For more information, or to donate to their worthy cause, visit them at http://ChofetzChaimUSA.org

The Adams Street Shul is an orthodox synagogue located near Boston, Massachusetts.  We are now in our second century of service to the community.  

Your donations to support our educational programs and their online availability are greatly appreciated.

YaffeShlomo02Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe's classes on Pirke Avot, from the spring and summer of 2013:

2013-07-25  Pirke Avot, chapter 3, verse 1.


(74 minutes)

 

 

 

Jewish wisdom from the second century.

The text under discussion is as follows:

Chapter 3

1.

Akavya ben Mahalalel said: Reflect upon three things and you will not come to sin:
Know from where you came, and where you are going, and before whom you are destined to give account and reckoning.
From where have you come?
--from a putrid drop.
Where are you going?
--to the place of dust, worm, and maggot.
Before whom are you destined to give account and reckoning?
--before the supreme King of kings, the Holy One, blessed be He.

 

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