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The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Category: Machshava/Jewish Thought

Akeidat Yitzchak: What Was God Thinking?!

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on September 14, 2020

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Teshuva and Yishuv Daat: The Transformative Possibilities of Elul

by Rabbi Dr. Erin Leib-Smokler
Posted on September 14, 2020

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A Time to Tear and a Time to Mend: Reimagining Teshuva in Light of Rabbinic Narratives

by Dr. Tammy Jacobowitz
Posted on September 14, 2020

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“Mizmor L’David” as a Framework for Coping With Life’s Challenges

by Rabbi Avi Weiss
Posted on September 14, 2020

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Jonah in Ninveh

The Value of Truth: Jonah b. Amittai, Les Miserables, and Kafka

by Shira Hecht-Koller
Posted on September 14, 2020

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Panim el Panim: Moshe and the High Priest on Yom Kippur

by Dr. Yael Ziegler
Posted on September 11, 2020

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Teshuvah, Yom Kippur Machzor, Ne'ilah

Teshuva and Theories of Change

by Rabbanit Sara Wolkenfeld
Posted on September 11, 2020

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Chana: The Transformative Power of Tefilla

by Dr. Yael Ziegler
Posted on September 11, 2020

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Blessing of Ephraim

Surely, Ephraim is My Precious Child: Haftarah and History (Jeremiah 31)

by Dr. Shalom Holtz
Posted on September 11, 2020

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Moving from the Real to the Ideal

In the Time of Coronavirus

The Torah commands us in the laws of Shmita for the first time in Shemot 23:11: “And six years you shall sow thy land, and shall gather in the fruits thereof. But the seventh year you shall relinquish it; that the poor of your people may eat: and what they leave the beasts of the field shall eat.…

Mezuzot: Divine Protection or Human Perfection?

In the Time of Coronavirus

The mitzvah of mezuzah appears at the end of this week’s parasha in what we know of as the second paragraph of Shema: “And you shall write them (these words) on the doorposts of your house and of your gates.” (Deut.…

Go Easy on the Kids? Children and Tisha B’Av

Rabbi Moshe Feinstein zt”l (1895-1986) was the preeminent posek for North American Jewry for most of the 20th century, both for the yeshivish and Modern Orthodox communities. Rav Moshe was born in Russia in 1895, where he served as rabbi making great personal sacrifices on behalf of his community until he emigrated to the U.S.…