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Supporting Characters: Yael

The following podcast is part of our series ‘Supporting Characters,’ by Mrs Ilana Saks. In this podcast Mrs. Saks covers the personality of Yael. Ilana Goldstein Saks is a teacher of Tanakh in Jerusalem at the Tehilla High School. She has taught at Machon Pardes, Midreshet Lindenbaum, and Midreshet Harova in Jerusalem, written curricula for the Melton […]

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A Visit to Rashi’s Workshop

Dr Lisa Fredman will be giving a special min-series at WebYeshiva.org beginning January 26 called ‘A Visit to Rashi’s Workshop.’ Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki (1040 – 1105), otherwise known as Rashi, was the great medieval French rabbi who wrote what is considered to be the most popular and comprehensive commentary on the Torah and Talmud. In delving into why […]

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Literature and Spirituality: R. Aharon Lichtenstein’s Legacy

R Lichtenstein zt”l (died summer 2015) was the most articulate spokesman and role model for the value of the humanities, and literature in particular, in achieving goals advantageous to the religious and spiritual personality.   Recorded at the Limmud UK Conference, December 2015, this session was given by R. Jeffrey Saks and covers an appreciation and […]

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The Rabbi and the Scribe – Between Rav Kook and S.Y. Agnon

Live from Limmud in the UK, WebYeshiva’s Rabbi Jeffrey Saks’s session on:  Rav Kook, the mystic and rabbi, and SY Agnon, the Nobel laureate author, shared a special relationship, each plumbing the depths of Jewish modernity, and the religious meaning of expression. What drew them together, how did they differ, and how did they view […]

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Episode 7 of ‘These are the voyages’ podcast on Rav Kook traveling Eretz Yisrael

  Listen to Shmittah, the seventh and final episode to WebYeshiva.org’s new podcast series called These are the voyages on Rav Kook and Rav Sonnenfeld’s historic 1913 trip through the pioneering settlements in the North and Center of Eretz Yisrael. (LEFT: Rav Kook’s letter regarding Shmittah) Episode 7 Shmittah in summary: The rabbis stopped in Tzfat to pay a nichum avel call […]

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