Friday, February 09, 2007

Remember 6 - Mount Sinai

This is the final shiur in the series on the Six Remembrances that I gave at Midreshet Rachel (I know that there are only 4 shiurim and there are 6 remembrances, but I only had a four week slot). It deals with the mitzvah to remember the Giving of the Torah and the Sinai experience.
The shiur discusses the famous Gemara in Menachot where Moshe Rabbeinu goes to see Rabbi Akiva giving shiur, and the contrast with the other gemarot which show that Moshe received all of the Torah on Mount Sinai, including the laws that the Rabbis would create in the future.
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By coincidence (or not really coincidence) these Six Remembrances are the topics that I am researching and writing about for Have a look at their website for their current products, and hopefully in the next couple of months we will be adding several new series of shiurim. Your feedback is greatly appreciated on these shiurim.


Shabbat Shalom

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Remember Amalek

This is the latest in my series of shiurim on the Six Remembrances. It is about remembering what Amalek did to us when we left Egypt (and therefore is also connected to Parshat Hashavua). I talk about Amalek, Purim, masks, time, Moshe, atomic half-life, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle and patterns in randomness.
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Shabbat Shalom and enjoy

Rabbi Sedley