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The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Category: Torah

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What Is the Purpose of Animal Sacrifice?

by Rabbi Aryeh Klapper
Posted on December 9, 2016

Structure and Context in Parashat Mishpatim

by Adina Luber
Posted on December 9, 2016

Yaakov: A Bitter Old Man in Pharoh’s Court?

by Dr. Leeor Gottlieb
Posted on December 9, 2016

How a Baby Is Made

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on December 8, 2016

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How is a Baby Made?  More specifically, what determines the future characteristics of the child?  One answer emerges from the story of Yaakov’s breeding of the sheep, an answer that seems to be endorsed by the Talmud: a child’s character is shaped by what the mother and father were thinking and doing at the time of conception.…

The Expulsion of Yishmael: The Problem of a God’s Eye View

by Rabbi Chanoch Waxman
Posted on December 7, 2016

The Man Who Would Not Be King: Insights into the Gideon Narrative

by Rabbi David Silber
Posted on December 7, 2016

Lions and Tigers and Bears Oh My!; Makat Arov in Hazal

by Dr. Leeor Gottlieb
Posted on December 7, 2016

Abraham’s Ninth Test

by Rabbi Francis Nataf
Posted on December 7, 2016

Understanding the Enigmatic “Hatan Damim” Episode of Ch. 4

by Rivka Kahan
Posted on December 7, 2016

Don’t Just Do Something; Stand There!

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on December 2, 2016

In many ways, Yitzchak’s life parallels that of Avraham.  He travels to a foreign land to avoid a famine where he then claims that his wife is his sister to prevent her abduction and is subsequently blessed with great wealth.  He renews the covenant that Avraham made with Avimelekh, affirming his role as Avraham’s heir. …

Unpacking the Parasha of Ve-Zot Ha-Berakhah (Hebrew)

by Rabbi Dr. Yoel Bin-Nun
Posted on November 30, 2016

Resolving Problems of the “Bekhor Behaimah” and the Contradictions in the Torah

by Rabbi David Bigman
Posted on November 30, 2016