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Torah Insights by Rabbi Yoggev

Audio Divrei Torah

  • 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.)

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  • 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.)

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  • 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.)

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  • 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.)

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  • How to Rebuke

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

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  • Some Laws of Tisha B'Av Postponed to Sunday

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  • 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.)

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  • Excitement for Torah!

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

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

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  • Overview of Tevilas Keilim Laws

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  • The Halachic Status of Today's Semicha

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  • Consuming Lab Generated Meat with Milk

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

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  • Explaining the HaMakom Blessing

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

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  • Lashon Hara 1: Basics

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

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  • Lashon Hara 2: Examples and Misconceptions

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

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

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

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  • 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.)

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  • 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.)

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  • 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.)

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  • On the Importance of Kabbalah for Our Generation

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Audio Classes

  • Shir Hashirim: Vast Floods Cannot Quench Love

    On two predominat strands in the book alongside practical takeaways for our spiritual lives.
    Delivered at Mercaz in the AM, Beth Tfiloh Congregation (prior to Pesach, on 03/26/18).
    Source sheet can be found here.

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  • Rabbi Kook's Personal Journal Entries

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