Sermons & More
Torah Insights by Rabbi Yoggev

Audio Divrei Torah

  • 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.)

    Play
  • 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.)

    Play
  • 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.)

    Play
  • On the Importance of Kabbalah for Our Generation

    Play
  • Shema Trivia

    5 questions related to the Shema and their answers. (8 minutes)

    Play
  • Four Approaches to Fantastical Midrash

    How should we deal with midrash that at times seems fantastical and difficult to accept on its face value? (8 min.)

    Play
  • Was the World Created Thousands or Billions of Years Ago?

    Seven approaches to the question (in 7 minutes).

    Play
  • Is There Room for the NBA Playoffs in a Torah Lifestyle?

    What is the Torah's view on recreational activities? (6:30 min.)
    [The debate between Rabbeinu Bechaye and the Raavad is referenced in Rabbi Kook's Eyn Ayah, Brachot 1, p. 2 (entry 4).]

    Play
  • Halacha in Outer Space

    Do the mitzvahs apply outside of the Earth's stratosphere? And if so, how would one observe laws bound to time if upon space travel one orbits the earth and witnesses a sunirse and sunset every ninety minutes?

    Play
  • Some things I love about Israel

    Things I love about Israel: going with the flow, inner confidence, and the togetherness. Mixed in with some stories from my personal experience in Israel. (7:30 min.)

    Play
  • Responsa from the Holocaust on Tefillin

    Two responsa written in the middle of the Holocaust by Rabbi Oshry. More on Rabbi Oshry here

    Play
  • Dayeinu Questions

    Answers to two classic questions on the Dayeinu song. Why would it have been "enough" to split the sea but not pass us through? Why would it have been "enough" to bring us to Sinai and not give us the Torah? (6:45 min.)

    Play
  • Items on the Seder Plate

    How many items are there on the Seder plate? What is Hazeret? Why three matzahs? Explanation behind the egg and shankbone. (9:30 min.)

    Play
  • Decoding Chad Gadya

    Play
  • Pesach Kashering pt. 1: Counters and Knives

    Discussing the concept of ke-boloh ken poltoh: as it goes in, so it comes out. Alongside the reason why some kasher their knives via submersion into the earth. (8:30 min.)

    Play
  • Pesach Kashering pt. 2: Fridge, Microwave, and Oven

    Including the easy to remember acronym HAVE that teaches about not "having" chametz: Heat, As it goes in so it comes out, Vessel, Edible. (11 min.)

    Play
  • Laws of the Purim Meal

    Six M's of Purim; Source for the mitzvah of having a meal; When do we have the meal?; Two reasons for the meal; Drinking on Purim; Origins of Hamentaschen.

    Play
  • Covering the Blood

    Play
  • Psalm 48 (Monday’s Psalm)

    Play
  • Psalm 81 (Thursday’s Psalm)

    Play
Load More

Audio Classes

  • Rabbi Kook's Personal Journal Entries

    Play
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.