Category Archives: Nach

To Stop this Plague, Avoid Social Distancing

I recently had the fortune of finishing two areas of learning right around the same time with my 8th graders – Parshat Korach and the book of Shmuel Bet. Much to our surprise, we discovered that the two sections, separated … Continue reading

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The Disappearance and Reappearance of Pesach in Tanach

I was privileged to give a shiur in my shul the last afternoon of Pesach on “The Appearance and Disappearance of Pesach in Tanach,” focusing on whether Pesach was celebrated in the midbar and on the disappearance and reappearance of … Continue reading

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Still Rock and Roll to Me: Reflections on New Wave Tanach

A few weeks ago, to my surprise, I was invited to share a 15-minute D’var Torah in the coveted Thursday night pre-Maariv slot at my local right-of-center community Beis Medrash. In the days leading up to my D’var Torah, I … Continue reading

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On the Death of a Leader

Remarkably, I wrote, titled, and published this post just hours before hearing of the death of Steve Jobs. Whether the sentiments expressed in this post apply as well to that leader will only be apparent with the passage of time; … Continue reading

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Iyov Archive

Here are the complete audio files for the recent series on Iyov. The first file in this list is the source sheets. Download that first so you can follow along with the audio. To listen to the audio files, click … Continue reading

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