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The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Category: Sefer Shemot

Two (Or Three) Versions of the Plague of Blood (Hebrew)

by Dr. Leeor Gottlieb Posted on October 27, 2016

Fire on Fire: What the Burning Bush Reveals to Us About Sinai

by Rabbi David Fohrman Posted on October 27, 2016

The Eigel Narrative in Shemot and Melakhim (Hebrew)

by Rabbi Elchanan Samet Posted on October 26, 2016

Miriam’s Unique Contribution to the Redemption

by Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom Posted on October 26, 2016

Rav Breuer on the Ten Plagues (Hebrew)

by Dr. Leeor Gottlieb Posted on October 26, 2016

Adoption and Birth in the Exodus Story

by Dean Rachel Friedman Posted on October 26, 2016

Reexamining Makkat Bekhorot in Light of Makkat Hoshekh

by Rabbi Menachem Leibtag Posted on October 26, 2016

The “Tentacles” of Sefer Shemot in Vayikra, Bamidbar, and Devarim

by Rabbi Menachem Leibtag Posted on October 21, 2016

What’s Wrong with a Corporeal God?

by Rabbi Haggai Resnikoff Posted on September 9, 2016

The idea that plain matter can be imbued with divine essence is a fundamentally dangerous doctrine according to the Torah. It leads to the fallacy that matter, and particularly humans can speak with the divine voice. This is problematic both from a practical and a theological point of view.…

All that Glitters…

by Rabbi Haggai Resnikoff Posted on September 9, 2016

The building of the Mishkan naturally raises the question of why God needs all that gold and silver. What happened to מזבח אדמה תעשו לי? And if God doesn’t need it, is it to address a human need? And if that is true, why is there so little “splendor” in our בתי כנסת today?…

Whose Religion is this?

by Rabbi Haggai Resnikoff Posted on September 9, 2016

It is a truism among us that keeping the Halakha is synonymous with doing God’s will. However, our sources provide a strong argument that this is not always the case. Some sources (like the Grand Inquisitor) suggest that God’s will should trump rabbinic authority.…