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Tanach Shiurim

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Ashrei, the answer to a prayer

This analysis explores a fascinating dimension of "Ashrei" (Tehillah LeDavid) and its realtionship to other sections of Tanach.

Shaul's finest hour!

The ostensibly very bizzare story of Shaul and the witch of Endor contains the key to the life (and death) of Shaul.

The Essence of Torah and Mitzvot

This analysis of an aspect of Matan Torah (in Shemot and Devarim) sheds light on the meaning of learning Torah and doing Mitzvot.

Nachamu

An analysis of the order and meaning in this incredibly beautiful chapter of Tanach. What is the relationship between Geula and Avodah Zarah? The answer is of critical importance for us! 

 

Discovery in Education

The best form of teaching is causing your students to discover for themselves. This brief mp3 provides a very powerful example of this methodology.This sample is very sneaky- but highly effective! 

Pharaoh's Mikdash: an analysis of a subtle aspect of Parshat Beshalach

This shiur explores a fascinating hidden theme in Parshat Besahlach, clarifiying issues of peshat and derash (disecting a fascinating midrash in Vayikra Rabbah).

Note: This shiur adds new insights and clarifications to the version found in Amittah Shel Torah.

Shmuel

Critical perspectives on Shmuel.

Mizmor Shir Chanukat Habayit LeDavid

An analysis of Mizmor Shir Chanukat Habayit LeDavid and other mizmorim in the broader context of Tanach. Through this analysis, we come to understand how Mizmor Shir Chanukat Habayit LeDavid serves as an introduction to Tefillah. The mizmorim  associated with returning the sefer Torah are also explained. All of this will help us better apprecaite our tefillah in general.

Detzach, Adash BeAchav: The Deeper Meaning of the Makkot

The structure, meaning and significance of the 10 Makkot- and much more- explained.

The Keys to Understanding Sefer Yishayahu

The keys that unlock the structure and meaning of Sefer Yishayahu.