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The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Category: Ketuvim

Encounters with Fear: Parshat Balak

by Rabbi Ezra Seligsohn
Posted on July 18, 2019

One of the wonderful perks of having an entire Parsha dedicated to Balak and Bilam’s plot, are the numerous parallels that one finds with the stories of our Avot. At first glance every story in Tanach has references and connections all over Tanach — and yet, upon review, the Bilam story is unique.…

Accepting the Mitzvot as a Convert: Does it Matter What You’re Really Thinking?

Rabbi Yitzchak Yehuda Shmelkes (1828-1904) was one of the leading rabbis in the latter part of the 19th century in Eastern Europe. He was the head of the rabbinical court in Lvov (Lemberg) from 1869-1893. His Beit Yiẓḥak (6 vols., 1875–1908), on the four parts of the Shulkḥan Arukh, was widely acclaimed. …

Re-Examining Pesukei d’Zimra in Light of Sefer Divrei ha’Yamim

by Rabbi Menachem Leibtag Posted on April 17, 2019

The Liturgical Uses and Meanings of Psalm 23

by Rabbi Jonathan Kelsen Posted on April 17, 2019

Why is Megillat Esther in the Canon? (Hebrew)

by Dr. Orit Avnery Posted on April 17, 2019

Meaning and Melody: An Analysis of the Tehillim of Shir Shel Yom

by Dovi Nadel Posted on April 17, 2019

Teaching Megillat Esther With Honesty and Integrity

by Deborah Klapper Posted on April 17, 2019

Shir Hashirim and the Power of Metaphor: A View From Midrash

by Miriam Gedwiser Posted on April 17, 2019

Tehillim Chapters 9-10: Acrostics and Our Relationship with God

by Rabbi Hayyim Angel Posted on April 3, 2019

Why is Tehillim in Tanakh?

by Rabbi Dan Margulies Posted on July 6, 2017

The Lonely Man of Righteousness: Psalm 1 (Hebrew)

by Dr. Yonatan Grossman Posted on July 6, 2017

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Strangers in the Field — Lessons from the Nameless Characters in Breishit and Ruth

by Rabbi Yonah Berman Posted on July 5, 2017

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