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The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Category: Ketuvim

Ezra the Priest-Scribe Against the Backdrop of Babylonian Temple Officials

by Dr. Tova Ganzel
Posted on September 29, 2022

David’s Journey to Jerusalem: Exploring Divrei Havamim for the Foundations of Our Siddur (Audio Only)

by Rabbi Dovi Nadel
Posted on September 22, 2022

Recording Nature’s Song in Sefer Tehillim (Audio Only)

by Dr. Michelle Levine
Posted on September 22, 2022

Did the King Know of Haman’s Plot? (Audio Only)

by Dr. Yonatan Grossman
Posted on September 22, 2022

“Am Elokei Avraham”: Text Study of Psalm 47 (Audio Only)

by Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom
Posted on September 21, 2022

Questions as Prayer in Sefer Tehillim (Audio Only)

by Dr. Shalom Holtz
Posted on September 21, 2022

Anguish and Anger: Structure and Theology in the Book of Eikha

by Dr. Yael Ziegler
Posted on September 21, 2022

Encountering Tehillim Through God’s World: Insight Into Tehillim Through A Camera’s Lens

by Rabbi Dovi Nadel
Posted on September 21, 2022

Metaphors of Sin and Forgiveness in Tehillim 130: Shir HaMa’alot MiMa’amakim

by Dr. Shalom Holtz
Posted on September 21, 2022

Tisha B’Av in the Time of Cholera

Rabbi Moshe Schick (1807-1879) was a major Hungarian halakhic authority during the second half of the 19th century. He was also a close pupil of the Chatam Sofer (Rav Moshe Sofer, Hungary, 1762-1839), with whom he studied in the Pressburg Yeshiva.…

A Time of New Beginnings

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on May 13, 2021

Dear Friends, Shavuot is a time of renewal. During the era of the Temple, this period marked the time when the community would offer two loaves of wheat to signify the ripening of the wheat throughout the land, and the individual would bring his own first fruit to the Temple.…

Can a Person Write a Megillah in English? – Purim, Unity, and Diversity

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on February 25, 2021

We know that a sefer Torah must be written in Hebrew. But what about a Megillah? The answer to this question is rooted in how we look at Purim. Is Purim a holiday of unity or one of diversity? The theme at the end of the Megillah is one of unity.…