Women & Tefilla

Attempting to understand the obligations of women to the Mitzva of Tefilla by seeing Tefilla at the root of the human spiritual condition, and the role of women in shaping the development of Tefilla itself.

תלמוד בבלי מסכת חולין דף ס עמוד ב

רב אסי רמי, כתיב: +בראשית א'+ ותוצא הארץ דשא בתלת בשבתא, וכתיב, +בראשית ב'+ וכל שיח השדה טרם יהיה בארץ במעלי שבתא! מלמד שיצאו דשאים ועמדו על פתח קרקע, עד שבא אדם הראשון ובקש עליהם רחמים, וירדו גשמים וצמחו; ללמדך: שהקב"ה מתאוה לתפלתן של צדיקים.

 This shiur was originally presented at the YUTMK Women's Yarchei Kallah at Or Torah, Tammuz 5771.

Remembering 9-10 November 1938

Let us not only remember the tragic losses of the Jewish People, fulfilling zachor et asher asa lecha amalek – ‘Remember what Amalek did to you’, let us also respond to these losses by redoubling our efforts to enhance our own observance of the mitzvot, especially zachor et yom ha-shabbat l’kadesho – ‘Remember the Shabbat day to sanctify it’.

With Open Arms or Clenched Fists: Could Haman Convert to Judaism?

(For a copy of the sourcesheet, please email me directly.)

This shiur was delivered at Congregation Or Torah on 7 Adar 5770 - February 21, 2010 as part of the YUTMK's Kollel Yom Rishon Program.

To access the audio of this shiur, please click here: YUTORAH.ORG For a timely article from the NYT of February 28, 2010, please click here: "Changing Face in Poland - Skinhead Puts on Skullcap"