Question: whats the story doing here? Whats the nature of the
relationship of the story and want preceded the story.
Point of the story is to disagree. Its as if theres a machloket in the
gemara. Dont get drunk because you can lose control of y
Booklet 4 - what the Chachamim use their authority for. Mishna in RH -we dont blow the Shofar on RH when it falls out on Shabbat - we are
worreid that someone might carry. They undid something that is in the
Torah (there should be Shofar blowing). We saw
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Modern Jewish Problems Part 2
Authority and autonomy, experience of the mitzvah and the act of the
mitzvah are important
What image would you choose for Matan Torah?
On Shavuot we discuss the story of Matan Tor
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Rambam (Page 20)
We dip the matzah and maror in to charoset at the pesach seder, and then
shake it off.
(Shulchan aruch says you dip it in and then shake it off.)
Sefer Hamanheig (Page 20)- Rav Avraham Bar Natan Hayirechy
Gemara Bavli (Page 4)
This holiday is 8 days before, and 8 days after tekufa.
Story: Adam is sitting and sees every day is getting shorter and shorter. He
thinks that one day they are just going to disappear. So he is very upset,
and fasts for 8 days. And
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Final: What is your religion and essence on Shavuot? Categories of
essence and manifestation.
Different aspects of the seder, have a different understanding and
experience. The dialectical tnesiosn of the Seder night, redemptio
Where do the 4 cups of wine appear in the Seder? The answer is they are
*You expect we would work in chronological order, by first starting out
telling the story, and then work towards redemption.
Midrash (Page 16)
Thursday, December 19, 2013
religion and essence of Shavuot
Religion and essence of Pesach (25 points) a. servitude and
redemption. B. Yosef
religion and essence of Purim
religion and essence of Chanukah
What is your own pers
Why 4 cups of wine?
4 words of redemption
4 cups of Pharoh in the Yosef story (it has everything to do with me)
We have karpas the name and dipping remind us of Yosef
Thats why we have 4 cups of wine at the seder to remind us of the
Cominbation of both now
Recognize its a real deal
So when we think about it on shavuot we see theres 2 parts. Its giving us
a gift to appreciate our commitment and letting us know God cares about
J. Carlin and S. Mendlovitz (p.3)
Rav S. religion and essence on Shavuout:
Beauty of Torah, Protection of Torah, meaning it gives us in life. Same time
need to understand at the end of the day we submit to the will of God.
Commandent, something obligated to do, we must do it.
Redemption (Leaving Egypt)
Matzah (poor mans bread)
Matzah (didnt have time to rise)
4 cups of wine (drink to remind us were like kings) vihotzeiti,
vihitzalit, vigaalti, vilakachti
Dipping the karpas (salt water = tears) Act of d
If you have a question go to a place where god chooses - that is a key
point, where Sanhedrin would sit in the BHM (the place where God
chooses) - Then it says whatever you tell you to do, you do what they tell
you and whatever they decide you