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Video Classes

  • Judaism for Beginners: 50 Jewish Phrases - Part 4

  • Judaism for Beginners: 50 Jewish Phrases - Part 3

  • Judaism for Beginners: 50 Jewish Phrases - Part 2

  • Judaism for Beginners: 50 Jewish Phrases - Part 1

  • Why We Light the Memorial (Yahrzeit) Candle

  • Tu B'Shevat: Blessings over Fruits and Why We Say Them


Audio Classes

  • Birkat HaMazon: The Order of the Blessings

    Understanding the literal meaning of the first three blessings. and two ways to understand their order. (8 min.)

  • Birkat HaMazon: Who Wrote It?

    Birkat HaMazon Basics. Who authored the four blessings and why does the Torah only obligate a blessing after bread consumption and not before? (7:30 min.)

  • Three Foundations of Rabbi Avi Weiss' Activism

    Protest, Am Yisrael as family, and encountering the other -- three foundations of Rabbi Avi Weiss' activism. (11:30 min.)

  • Cities of Refuge: Why Until the Death of the High Priest?

    Four appraoches to why the sentence of the unintentional murderer hinges on the life span of the High Priest--with a practical takeaway from the final approach. (6:30 min.)

  • How to Rebuke

    Three tips for rebuking others -- addressing indirectly (hinting), padding the rebuke with kind words, and tactful language. (6 min.)

  • Some Laws of Tisha B'Av Postponed to Sunday

  • Three Rulings of Rav Ben Tzion Abba Shaul

    Laws of washing hands. Davening alone if it improves one's intention. What to do if one made the wrong blessing over the Torah, saying asher bachar banu instead of asher natan lanu after one's aliyah to the Torah. (14 min.)

  • Excitement for Torah!

    What do getting an aliyah to the Torah and Shabbos have in common? (1:30 min.)

  • Lashon Hara 3: Constructive L"H and Lashon HaTov

  • Overview of Tevilas Keilim Laws

  • The Halachic Status of Today's Semicha

  • Consuming Lab Generated Meat with Milk

    Can we eat this meat with milk - preliminary halachic thoughts (7 min.).

  • Explaining the HaMakom Blessing

    Two brief thoughts on the place of this blessing in the house of mourning (2:30 minutes)

  • Lashon Hara 1: Basics

    Three types of lashon hara and some related anecdotes (8:40 min.)

  • Lashon Hara 2: Examples and Misconceptions

    On the seriousness of lashon hara, examples of the prohibition, and related misconceptions (9:45 min.).

  • What if women spies were sent to survey the Land?

    Kli Yakar on sending women spies (8:20 min.).

  • Yizkor Customs

    Can I say Yizkor in the first year? For whom do we recite Yizkor? What if I can't find a minyan? And more... (5:40 min.)

  • Structure and Meaning of Aleinu

    A way to understand what we are saying in Aleinu. The prayer is separated into two parts and the inner structure of each part is explored. (9 min.)

  • The Order of the Shema

    The Shema prayer is comprised of three parts. Why did the Sages put these parts in this order and what is the lesson behind this for our lives? (7 min.)

  • On the Importance of Kabbalah for Our Generation


Source Sheets

  • Pesach Numbers Game
    How to play: Write down several numbers, ranging from 0-18, on blank paper, one number per sheet. Lift up one of the sheets in front of the participants and ask them to name things associated with that number connected to Pesach and the Seder. Use the associations on this sheet to enhance the conversation.
  • Pesach Jokes
    Knock knock jokes. Funny matzah jokes. Bubby jokes. And more!
  • Fun Pesach Seder Guide 2019
    Games, jokes, songs, activities, trivia, and more for your enhanced Seder experience!

Articles & Divrei Torah

JMORE Podcast with Rabbi Yoggev: "Hey Rabbi, What's Up With That?"


    • Rabbi Eli Yoggev

      Rabbi Eli Yoggev is the most recent addition to the BT clergy. He is a 2017 graduate of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah. In addition to sharing responsibility for all aspects of synagogue life, Rabbi Yoggev delivers a daily Daf Yomi class, teaches Mercaz classes for adults, teaches students and parents in our Hebrew School, and is actively involved with our BT Young Professionals.

Beth Tfiloh Congregation
Roz & Marvin H. Weiner Family Campus | 3300 Old Court Road, Baltimore, MD 21208 | 410-486-1900 | mail@bethtfiloh.com
Celebrating the Joy of Judaism. Embracing all Jews.
One of the leading Modern Orthodox synagogues in America, with a diverse membership, and an extensive offering of religious services, classes and year-round Jewish programming for all ages.