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A bite-sized podcast that discusses Modern Hebrew language gems. From slang to etymology, textual graffiti, Biblical idioms that are still around, influences from other languages, and other linguistic phenomena, host Guy Sharett shows us what we can learn about the Israeli psyche, society, and culture through its language.
 
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If a non kohen does melika, does it cause the bird to be impure? Derivations are brought for the cases in the mishna that differentiate between those that do become impure and those that don’t. Does melika of a treifa remove the status of the impurity of a neveila?
 
Today’s shiur is sponsored by Caroline Musin in honor of the Yeshivat Maharat graduates. The gemara raises questions on Rav Ada bar Ahava’s understanding of Rabbi Yehoshua and in the end explains Rabbi Yehoshua in a different manner. Depending on how or where the melika is performed, affects whether or not is has the status of a neveila of a pu ...…
 
Rabbi Yehoshua holds that a bird burnt offering that is slughtered in the place of the bird sin offering and in the way the sin offering is done and with the intent of it being a sin offering, there is no law of meila (misuse of consecrated property). There is a debate between him and Rabbi Eliezer, each bringing arguments and counter-arguments ...…
 
Tihye bari means “be well”. When do we use it, and what are the other ways to sign off a message in Hebrew? Click here for the all-Hebrew version of this episode. New Words and Expressions: Tihye bari (m.)/Tihyi bri’a (f.)/Tihyu bri’im (pl.) - All the best, be well (“Be healthy”) - תהיה בריא Ve-she-tamid tihye bari - May you always be healthy - ...…
 
Different interpretations are brought for Rabbi Elazar the son of Rabbi Shimon’s opinion that one can sever both simanim of the bird sin offering even though the Torah seems to indicate otherwise. If a bird sin offering is done in the manner of a bird burnt offering or with the intent that it be a bird burnt offering or in the location that the ...…
 
Join Our Weekly Virtual Worship Service: Midnight From Jerusalem. GMT + 2 hours. In America 5:00 pm Eastern, 4:00 pm Central, 3:00 pm Mountain, and 2:00 pm Pacific. This Week: Acts Chapter 4 Part 1
 
Parshat Chukat reports the passing of Miriam and Aaron, the brother and sister of Moshe. In remembering some of their contributions recorded in our Torah text, Rabbi Dr. Howard Markose considers how they might be emulated by our current generation. Credits: Larry Kluger – Creative Consultant Arlene Harel – Production Coordinator…
 
Study Guide Zevachim 65 How were the bird burnt offerings performed? How did they differ from the bird sin offerings?
 
There were two small ramps alongside the big ramp – what were they for? Where were the meal offerings brought? Six things were done on the southwest corner of the altar – 3 on the bottom half (from the floor) and 3 from above the midpoint of the height of the altar. The derivations for the three below are brought.…
 
When they rebuilt the second temple how did they know where the location of the altar was supposed to be? What parts of the altar are necessary for performing sacrificial rites? On which side was the ramp located? What were its dimensions? There was a space in between the altar and the ramp – the source and purpose of that space is explained.…
 
Can kodshim kalim be eaten when there is no altar? An alternative opinion is brought. Was the altar in the mishkan in Shilo made of stone? Different opinions are brought. A mishna is brought which says that the altar in the time of the seconbd temple was larger than the first temple. Why?
 
Dr. Baruch Korman presents a detailed analysis, interpretation and understanding from the Book of Genesis Chapter 24 Part 3. About Baruch: R. Baruch is the senior lecturer at the Zera Avraham Institute based in Israel. He also appears on the Israeli Television program Pdut L'amo where he teaches each week from the Bible (This program is in Hebr ...…
 
The answer brought for the contradiction against Rav was that Rava said that Rabbi Yehuda admitted that when it came to sprinkling the blood, the altar was needed. Where did Rava make that statement? A long argument between Rabbi Yehuda and Rabbi Yosi is brought to give background. Then a proof is brought for Rava but then rejected. Sources are ...…
 
The Hebrew word for partner or flatmate is שותף, and its root ש.ת.פ is especially relevant when trying to get your social media posts to go viral. On this episode, Guy shares his linguistic expertise on all things shareable. Click Here for the All-Hebrew Version of this Episode New Words and Expressions: Shutaf, shutafim - Partner/s, flatmate - ...…
 
A third interpretation of the mishna quoted previously is brought – that it was not Rabbi Yossi’s opinion but Rabbi Yosi the Galilean who held the altar was in the north and a source is brought from which it can be derived that Rabbi Yosi the Galilean, in fact, holds that position. Rav and Rabbi Yochanan have a debate regarding the status of sa ...…
 
Join our Weekly Virtual Worship Service- Midnight From Jerusalem. A collaboration between LoveIsrael.org and the Congregation of the Word. Midnight Jerusalem = GMT + 2 hours. In USA 5:00 pm Eastern, 4:00 pm Central, 3:00 pm Mountain and 2:00 pm Pacific. This week: Acts Chapter 3 Part 2
 
In the mishna Rabbi Yosi and Rabbi Yosi the son of Rabbi Yehuda debate whether kodshai kodashim can be slaughtered on the whole altar or only on the northern half. Rabbi Yochana derived from here that Rabbi Yosi holds that the altar must have been fully on the northern side of the azara. Rabbi Zeira questions this. He then tries to derive from ...…
 
Through a fanciful Gemara about an unsung heroine, the wife of On ben Peleth, Rabbi Dr. Meesh Hammer-Kossoy examines what it means to be a good friend, neighbor, or family member, as well as the complexity of Korah’s holiness claim. Can “the whole community be holy?” Credits: Larry Kluger – Creative Consultant Arlene Harel – Production Coordinator…
 
10 June 2018 - The first opposition to the ministry of Jesus was ‘very close to home,’ Rev. Aaron Eime reminds us. We are called to serve even when the going gets tough. The religious leaders are next to oppose Him, and they challenge Him at the source, saying he has a demon. God is life, and there is no death in God. They can’t control Jesus, ...…
 
What are the exact areas of the azara? There are three laws that are specifically done in the azara only – slaughtering kodshim kalim, kohanim eating kodshai kodashim and being obligated if one is impure and enters the area. Are the boundaries of what is considered the azara the same for each of these three laws? If not, why is there a distinct ...…
 
The details of other types of sacrifices are discussed and the laws are derives from verses in the Torah.
 
What area in the temple was part of Benjamin’s territory and what part was Judah’s? How does this affect the way the altar was built? Was there a base on the southern and eastern side, but it could not be used for spilling the blood or was there no base at all?
 
3 Jun 2018 - Rev. David Pileggi expounds further on the depths of the meaning behind the Shabbat for Israel and us today in the Sunday evening Sermon.By churchsecretary@cmj-israel.org (Christ Church Jerusalem).
 
The details of the sin offering and burnt offering are discussed, particularly how the sprinkling of the blood was performed.
 
Most furniture from Ikea comes with assembly instructions. On this episode, Guy provides us with an instructions manual for the root רכב, which can be found in the word להרכיב, to assemble. No assembly required on this podcast! Click Here for the All-Hebrew Version of this Episode New Words and Expressions: Rachav - He rode - רכב Rochev - He’s ...…
 
Dr. Baruch Korman presents a detailed analysis, interpretation and understanding from the Book of Genesis Chapter 24 Part 2. About Baruch: R. Baruch is the senior lecturer at the Zera Avraham Institute based in Israel. He also appears on the Israeli Television program Pdut L'amo where he teaches each week from the Bible (This program is in Hebr ...…
 
In this podcast, Yiscah Smith discusses the high value that the Jewish tradition places on bitachon atzmi–self-confidence–and being able to trust in one’s self and one’s judgment. The shiur is based on the verse in Numbers 14:24, referring to Calev as possessing “a different spirit.” If you are listening via a podcast provider, please consider ...…
 
The opinions of Rabbi Yishmael and Rabbi Akiva mentioned in the braita seem to be almost identical. Two opinions are brought to explain the difference between them. One raises the possibility that the remnants would be an essential part of the sacrifice (in the inner sin offerings). This issue is further discussed. Even if one says that neither ...…
 
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The gemara concludes the questions regarding various methods of extrapolations – whether one can learn one and then another in the realm of kodashim. The verses mentioning pouring the extra blood into the base of the altar are extrapolated.
 
Midnight From Jerusalem 9-June-2018 Join our weekly virtual Worship Service: Midnight from Jerusalem. GMT + 2 Hours, in USA 5:00 pm Eastern, 4:00 pm Central, 3:00 pm Mountain and 2:00 pm Pacific. This week: The Book of Acts Chapter 3 Part 2 Dr. Baruch Korman presents a detailed analysis, interpretation and understanding from the Book of Acts Ch ...…
 
From where do we derive that the law regarding slaughtering of the burnt offering must be in the North and if not, it’s disqualified? From where do we derive slaughtering and blood collection in the north for the guilt offering and that if it’s not done it’s disqualified? Two proofs are brought to teach the principle that a law derived through ...…
 
From where do we derive that the sin offering needs to be slaughtered and the blood collected in the north and if not, the sacrifice is disqualified.
 
3 June 2018 - If we love Jesus we will keep his commandments, reminds us Rev. David Pileggi, so it behooves us to know his life and teaching. There are disputes over the interpretation of the sabbath rules. In Jesus' day there were great debates and discussions. In no way does Jesus minimise the keeping of the sabbath. God himself rested on the ...…
 
Whose intent is important in the sacrificies – the kohen or the owner of the sacrifice? A new opinion is brought and Abaye brings two others who seem to have a similar opinion regarding other areas of halacha. The fifth perek specifies details relating to all the sacrifices regarding location of each sacrificial rite. It begins with kodshei kod ...…
 
Today’s shiur is in memory of העהע בת יצחק נחמיה From where do we derive that blood is excluded from the laws of notar and impurity? The debate between the rabbis and Rabbi Shimon regarding whether or not impurity laws apply to inedible items is further analyzed – is there debate regarding only items that become contaminated or also a person th ...…
 
Many things in life are complicated, including some people's relationship status on Facebook. How do we say “it’s complicated” in Hebrew? And what saying do we use as something gets more and more complicated? Bonus: we've included a short clip from the Hebrew version of this episode. Click Here for the All-Hebrew Version of this Episode New Wor ...…
 
Dr. Baruch Korman presents a detailed analysis, interpretation and understanding from the Book of Genesis Chapter 24 Part 1. About Baruch: R. Baruch is the senior lecturer at the Zera Avraham Institute based in Israel. He also appears on the Israeli Television program Pdut L'amo where he teaches each week from the Bible (This program is in Hebr ...…
 
In what ways are sacrifices brought by non-Jews subject to the same rules as sacrifices brought by Jews? Are the criteria for where pigul applies the same for impurity and for notar?
 
Humility has a bad name for many modern people. Many value achievement, assertiveness, self-promotion. Even when humility is discussed it’s usually to tell us that humility is a good tool to get to something else. This class looks at why humility, unvarnished, is an important character trait to strive for. If you are listening via a podcast pro ...…
 
Join us for Midnight from Jerusalem Our Weekly Virtual Worship Service. Midnight Jerusalem time, GMT + 2 hours. In USA, 5 PM Eastern Time, 4:00 PM Central, 3:00 PM Mountain, 2:00 Pacific. Acts Chapter 2 Part 3
 
Study Guide Zevachim 44 A braita is brought showing the derivation of pigul applying to all types of sacrifices even though the verse regarding pigul was stated only by a peace offering (shlamim). However it is only in cases similar to peace offerings where there is something that permits either the meat to be eaten or parts to be burned on the ...…
 
27 May 2018 - It is not by accident that Trinity Sunday comes a week after Pentecost. When we talk about the Trinity, it is abstract, intellectual and embarrassing. How do you defend and explain it? In many ways, it should be left a mystery. The context is that after the resurrection Jesus is sending his disciples out; he wants them to go into ...…
 
Study Guide Zevachim 42 Rabbi Meir says that if one has a pigul thought during the sprinkling of one of the corners of the inner altar (in the sin offerings brought on the inner altar), the meat is pigul and if one eats, it, one will get karet. The rabbis disagree. There is a debate regarding the reason for Rabbi Meir’s opinion. Sources are bro ...…
 
Drashot relating to the various inner sin offerings are discussed and comparisons are made based on various drashot.
 
Study Guide Zevachim 40 Various drashot are brought regarding the verse about the bull offering of the community and compare from there to other offerings. What comparisons are made and according to whose opinions?
 
Parshat Naso presents us with the matter of the Nazir. As the commentaries indicate, the Nazir asks us to consider the inherent tension between living a material life in this world versus cultivating a profound spiritual awareness. In this week’s Parsha Podcast by Rabbi Michael Hattin, he asks if it possible to do both? Credits: Larry Kluger – ...…
 
Rav Papa brings a proof from an inference from a mishna that if blood got on one’s clothing from the remaining 3 sprinklings (before all 3 were sprinkled), one would need to wash one’s clothing (law of kibus, laundering). The proof is questioned but ultimately resolved. A braita is brought explaining the source for the halacha in the mishna tha ...…
 
How do we say “I want to improve my Hebrew” in Hebrew? How about “improvements”? And what's the connection to the popular supermarket chain Shufersal? Guy explains. Click Here for the All-Hebrew Version of this Episode New Words and Expressions: Leshaper mashehu - To improve something - לשפר משהו Ani rotse leshaper et ha-ivrit sheli - I want to ...…
 
Dr. Baruch Korman presents a detailed analysis, interpretation and understanding from the Book of Genesis Chapter 22 Part 2 & Chapter 23. About Baruch: R. Baruch is the senior lecturer at the Zera Avraham Institute based in Israel. He also appears on the Israeli Television program Pdut L'amo where he teaches each week from the Bible (This progr ...…
 
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