Rabbi Rosner on Parsha – OU Torah

Rabbi Rosner on Parsha – OU Torah

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Mikeitz 5779

Dec 5, 2018

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Vayeishev 5779

Nov 28, 2018

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Vayishlach 5779

Nov 21, 2018

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Shechem is one of the three places bought by our ancestors and therefore no one can say we stole – Shechem, Chevron, and Yerushalayim. Bereshit as a sefer on angels and dreams and the two categories of malachim (the ones we create by our actions and the ones created on day two of creation) – […]

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Vayetze 5779

Nov 14, 2018

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Toldos 5779

Nov 7, 2018

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The Dubner Maggid on Yitzchak’s love for Esav vs. Rivkah’s love for Yaakov. The first interaction between Yaakov and Esav. Darash Dovid on the difference between the meal Yaakov gave Esav and the meal he served to Yitzchak. Bnei Yissachar: Why did Yitzchak need to eat before giving a bracha? The parallel between the three […]

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Chayei Sarah 5779

Oct 31, 2018

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Imrei Baruch: Chesed and mitzvot aren’t just about doing the mitzvah but about the way in which it’s done. Beit HaLevi explains how Eliezer’s test demonstrated her chesed and wisdom. When Sarah heard Yitzchak almost died in the ultimate act of serving Hashem, she was in shock not because he almost died but because she […]

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Vayera 5779

Oct 24, 2018

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Rav Zevin: The connection between the seemingly polar opposite episodes of Avraham’s welcoming guests at the beginning of the Parsha and Akeidat Yitzchak at the end of Parsha. Why did the angel whose job was to destroy Sodom come to Avraham? Why did Avraham keep davening for Sodom so many times? Did Avraham feel responsible […]

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Lech Lecha 5779

Oct 17, 2018

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מעט מן האור (Rav Chanan Porat): The first words Hashem says to Avraham, to Yitzchak, and to Yaakov is not about belief or commandments but about the Land of Israel. Already before the command of Lech Lecha, Terach and Avraham are headed towards Canaan. Why? Rabbi Norman Lamm on “Lech Lecha” as the name of […]

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Noach 5779

Oct 10, 2018

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Tosefet Bracha: Why was theft what sealed the fate of the dor hamabul, they committed worse sins? צוהר: if it was a window why not just say חלון? Maharal on the ark as a microcosm of the universe. Rav Schwab: Why is it fair to compare Noach to Avraham – we don’t compare people!

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Bereishis 5779

Oct 3, 2018

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Oznayim LaTorah on the order of creation of fish-birds-animals-man. Why did Hashem preserve the original Leviathan to serve the tzadikim in the future rather than serve them a new one? Ramban/Emet L’Yaakov on why only two humans were created versus many different species of each animal. How did Matan Torah complete the creation of the […]

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Vayelech 5779

Sep 12, 2018

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The Lubavitcher Rebbe on the transfer of leadership from Moshe to Yehoshua Why are we commanded to bring young children who don’t understand to Hakhel just so we receive reward? Why does Hashem say that even after we encounter hardships He will continue הסתר פנים? Why is the Torah called a שירה and how does […]

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Nitzavim 5778

Sep 5, 2018

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Pre Selichos 5778

Sep 2, 2018

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Ki Tavo 5778

Aug 29, 2018

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The purpose of Bikkurim, hakarat hatov, and the importance of doing mitzvot with joy, especially giving tzedakah. Why is the third year called “שנת המעשר” – the year of Maaser? Oznaim L’Torah: why do we give maaser sheni twice as often as maaser ani? Why is the statement made called Vidui Maaser, what does it […]

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Ki Teitzei 5778

Aug 22, 2018

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Shem MiShmuel on Ben Sorer uMoreh and the message for us during Elul, that beginnings are crucial. Why does the first pasuk of the parsha begin in the plural (your enemies) and switch to the singular (gives him into your hands)? Kli Yakar: if Ben Sorer uMoreh can never happen, what is the message for […]

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Shoftim 5778

Aug 15, 2018

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Re’eh 5778

Aug 8, 2018

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Devarim 5778

Jul 18, 2018

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Matos Maasei 5778

Jul 11, 2018

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Netziv on the difference between “זה הדבר” and “כה אמר” הגיונה של תורה: The תנאי made by Bnei Gad and Reuven seems unfair – either way they get land! If the conquest was miraculous why did they need to come? What do we learn from the names of the מסעות When someone goes into exile […]

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Pinchas 5778

Jul 4, 2018

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Radbaz: If Pinchas is Eliyahu that means he is a Kohen, how could he have become tamei met to revive the child? What is the מדה כנגד מדה in Pinchas receiving ברית כהונת עולם for his act? What happened to Bnei Korach – did they do Teshuva or not? Leadership lessons from Yehoshua’s appointment.

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Balak 5778

Jun 27, 2018

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Why does Balaam say ה’ אלוקי here and not in other places? Did Balak’s messengers see/hear the miracle of Balaam’s donkey and the malach? Why did Hashem convey His message through a donkey, one of the special creations on the first Erev Shabbos? Why did Hashem choose Balaam, who was evil? “מי מנה עפר יעקב”

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Chukas 5778

Jun 21, 2018

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Rabbeinu Bachya on the meaning of Chukkim, Eidot, and Mishpatim. Mishkan Betzalel on why a Kohen has to shecht the Parah Adumah and why is the Parah Adumah, which atones for chet haegel connected to death? Why is the erez which represents haughtiness part of the Parah Adumah process? The Chofetz Chaim on “על כן […]

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Korach 5778

Jun 13, 2018

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Eleh HaDevarim on the root of Korach’s sin. Rav Schwab on what Korach “took”. What does the 2nd pasuk seem to be a repetition of the first? Rav Soloveitchik on how the machloket of Korach is alive and well in our day. Kli Yakar on the command not to be like Korach like Hashem told […]

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Shelach 5778

Jun 5, 2018

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What can we learn from the story of the spies? What was the root of their sin? Aish Kodesh on why Calev didn’t address the spies’ false claims directly. Sefat Emet on why they had to wait 40 years. Why sometimes Yehoshua is listed first and sometimes Calev is listed first. תוספת ברכה: One word […]

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Behaaloscha 5778

May 30, 2018

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The aggadeta of throwing the keys up to heaven at churban bayit sheni. Why is Aharon praised for not changing the process of lighting the menorah? The 3 times the Torah uses the word מקשה. The different sounds made with the חצוצרות.

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Naso 5778

May 24, 2018

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Divrei Mordechai: Why is this Parsha called Naso, meaning “lifting up”? Rav Zevin: The message of Isru Chag and its connection to Naso. Bnei Yissaschar: Why the Torah repeats how many Leviim there are after listing the number from each family? The leadership-jealousy connection as the theme of the Parsha. Why does Moshe have to […]

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Bamidbar-Shavuos 5778

May 17, 2018

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Rav Hirsch: Bamidbar takes what was taught in Sefer Vayikra and applies it to everyday life. Why does Bamidbar begin with counting? Rav Meir Shapiro on the 3 events in history that typify our sacrifice for Torah represented by fire, water, and desert. Why Aharon’s children are listed and Moshe’s children are generally omitted?

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Bechukosai 5778

May 10, 2018

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Why are all the rewards listed in this week’s parsha physical rewards if they aren’t the real reward for following the Torah? An answer from the Ketav Sofer. The Kli Yakar writes that part of the punishment of exile is that we don’t feel unified, even though human nature is to feel more unified in […]

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Behar 5778

May 2, 2018

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Why is Shemitah in Sefer Vayikra (Torat Kohanim)? Rav Nissin Alpert, R’ Aharon Levine (the Reisha Rav), the Meshech Chochmah. The real theme of Sefer Vayikra is Kedusha, Parshat Behar focuses on Kedushat Ha’aretz. The parallel between Shemitah-Yovel and Shabbat-Yom Tov. Why does Yovel require all of Bnei Yisrael to be living in Eretz Yisrael while […]

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Emor 5778

Apr 26, 2018

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Acharei Mos Kedoshim 5778

Apr 18, 2018

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Tazria Metzorah 5778

Apr 11, 2018

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Haggadah 5778

Mar 22, 2018

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Vayikra 5778

Mar 15, 2018

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Vayakhel Pekudei Parah 5778

Mar 8, 2018

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Tetzaveh Purim 5778

Feb 22, 2018

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Teruma 5778

Feb 15, 2018

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Yisro 5778

Feb 1, 2018

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Beshalach 5778

Jan 24, 2018

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Bo 5778

Jan 18, 2018

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Vaera 5778

Jan 11, 2018

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Shemos 5778

Jan 4, 2018

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Vayechi 5778

Dec 28, 2017

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Vayigash 5778

Dec 21, 2017

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Mikeitz 5778

Dec 13, 2017

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Vayeishev 5778

Dec 7, 2017

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Vayetze 5778

Nov 23, 2017

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Toldos 5778

Nov 16, 2017

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Chayei Sarah 5778

Nov 6, 2017

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Vayera 5778

Nov 2, 2017

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Lech Lecha 5778

Oct 26, 2017

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Noach 5778

Oct 19, 2017

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Selichos 5777

Sep 17, 2017

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God doesn’t spring Rosh Hashanah on us suddenly, He grants us a generous adjustment period to prepare ourselves.

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NItzavim Vayelech 5777

Sep 14, 2017

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Ki Tavo 5777

Sep 6, 2017

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