This is the fourth volume of the five volume series on the Torah, presenting a selection of shiurim given on the parasha by different lecturers, all of whom are connected in one way or another with Yeshivat Har Etzion.
The Shemona Esrei is one of the basic texts of Chazal relating to all aspects of the life of a Jew. An extensive analysis of each of the blessings discloses the principles of Jewish thought embedded in the text and leads to a deeper understanding of prayer and of Jewish values in general.
Ostensibly, the world could exist even without snow. Rainfall would suffice to water the soil, for trees, flowers, vegetables and fruits to grow. But if the world did not have snow, to what else could a person compare the natural human desire for purity, cleanliness, repair and repentance? Does the world have a more appropriate image than "Purify me with a hyssop, and I will become pure; wash me, and I will become whiter than snow"? Is there a greater promise than "If your sins prove to be like crimson, they will become white as snow"? It is good that in God's world, especially in the wonderfully temperate climate of Israel, we occasionally are granted a phenomenon whose single value is pure beauty and its impact on the heart and soul of man. [Thanks to Rav Amnon Bazak. 9Tevet5774] Click here for more pictures!
HAR ETZION IN RA'ANANA
Dr. Yael Ziegler gave a shiur in English Yetziat Mitzrayim: Paradise Lost at Kehillat Shivtei Yisrael, Ra'anana Monday March 31st @8:30pm.
2 NEW BOOKS!
Et Ratzon by Harav Yehuda Amtal zt"l Be'er Miryam - Yom HaKippurim