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Shiurim by Rabbi Brovender on Kavana

During the recent Halacha Mastery Program, Yarchei Kalla, Rabbi Brovender taught a series of shiurim on kavana. They can be listened to below online or downloaded. The source sheets are HERE. Kavana 1 Kavana 2 Kavana 3 Kavana 4    

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Hassidic Insights into Tefillah

Shiur at Torah in Motion, Toronto. https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/webyeshivamedia/rcb/Hassidic_Insights_into_Tefillah.MP3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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11 Shevat: Including Non-Religious Jews in a Minyan, and Its Discontents

On the 11th of Shevat, 5712 (1952), R. Isaac Herzog, z”l, the first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi of the State of Israel, answered a question about including non-religious Jews in a minyan.  The question, published in Heichal Yitschak Orach Chayim 2, came from Copenhagen, from R. Ib Nathan Bamberger, whom I have come to know personally. […]

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Putting Customs in Their Proper Place: Two Responsa of R. Moshe Feinstein Written on 7 Kislev

I have been writing this series based on serendipity, on finding responsa written on a certain random date in the Jewish calendar (the date of the Shabbat on which I am delivering that shiur). One of the interesting discoveries I have made is that certain dates are dominated by specific rabbis—I have found dates on […]

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LeDavid Explained

Since Rosh Hodesh Elul we have been  reciting LeDavid Hashem Ori (Tehillim 27) which we will say twice a day until Hoshanah Rabbah. It’s important that we understand, and teach, what it means. Our friend Rabbi Mark Smilowitz points out the importance of getting the translations right (and the value of Da’at Mikrain helping with that)… […]

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