Yeshiva of Newark Podcast
Rischa D'Araisa -Season 2 Episode 8 -Is learning Bichavrusa an impediment to individual growth?
Season 2, Ep. 8
Unlike a teacher-student relationship, in which the student memorizes and repeats the material back in tests, chavrusa-style learning puts each student in the position of analyzing the text, organizing his thoughts into logical arguments, explaining his reasoning to his partner, hearing out his partner's reasoning, and questioning and sharpening each other's ideas, often arriving at entirely new insights into the meaning of the text.
Rabbi Kivelevitz challenges Rabbi Bechhofer on whether his individual learning and growth might have suffered by the necessary abandonment of intense multi hour chavrusa learning that is the general case of Rabbinic scholars as they advance from late adulthood to old-age.
Bechhofer feels that when a mature scholar has their focus, the time and energy expended on mutual exploration and argument detracts from important projects that are incumbent on Talmidei Chachamim. He further opines that the "chovos Adam Biolomo"
points to more teaching of younger or less experienced persons.
Kivelevitz is skeptical if his friend would embrace that idea so strongly if the remuneration that Bechhofer receives from his study partners would be withdrawn. He invokes a contra version of fulfilling God's will by charging all senior members of the Talmudic fraternity to follow the examples of Rav Shmuel Berenbaum Zt'l and Rav Yaakov Jofen Zt"l in re-examining familiar material fresh with a perspective of measured more sophisticated daas to truly bond with God through Torah study.
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Rabbi Aryeh Klapper on Parshas Bo-Harry Potter and the Plague of Darkness
Season 1, Ep. 18
In a ZOOM Shiur presented by the Young Israel of Sharon, Massachusetts,Rabbi Klapper launches an elaboration built on the Netziv's inventive rendering of Bnei Yisroel as volunteer home aides during Choshech.He moves on to analyze classic stage lighting to clarify how we perceive light and darkness.The episode culminates in a discussion centering on the relationship of the Choshechof the night before Keriyas Yam Suf and of the Choshech laying over the primal moments of Creation.Rabbi Aryeh Klapper is Dean of the Center for Modern Torah Leadership, Rosh Beit Midrash of its Summer Beit Midrash Program and a member of the Boston Beit Din.Rabbi Klapper is a widely published author in prestigious Hebrew and English journals. He is frequently consulted on issues of Jewish law from representatives of all streams of Judaism and responds from an explicit and uncompromised Orthodox stance.The Yeshiva of Newark @IDT is proud to partner with Rabbi Klapper to help spread his scholarly thoughtful ideas and Halachic insight to as wide an audience as possible .Please visithttp://www.torahleadership.org/for many more articles and audio classes from Rav Klapper and to find out about his Summer programs as well as Rabbi Klapper's own podcast sitehttps://anchor.fm/aryeh-klapper.Please leave us a review or email us at email@example.comFor more information on this podcast visityeshivaofnewark.jewishpodcasts.org
The Deeper End of the Parsha-Bo-Surging Life and Death of Makos Bechoros-Guarding the Korbon Pesach peels the crust of Idolatry away
Season 1, Ep. 19
Rabbi Worch-Co host of theChavrusaand acclaimed translator of theBnei Yessascharuses theOhr HaChaim to explain the overly familiar in a novel deep sense.We thank the Illinois Center for Jewish Studies for the use of this materialPlease leave us a review or email us at firstname.lastname@example.orgFor more information on this podcast visityeshivaofnewark.jewishpodcasts.org
Disputes in Judaism clarified by Rabbi Kalman Worch- Chizkiyah and Yeshaya-Interfering With God's Plans
Season 1, Ep. 2
With such a polarized world overwhelming measured voices and patient logic, Rabbi Kalman Worch,-Co host of theChavrusaand acclaimed translator of theBnei Yessascharpresents a series culled from our history and vast Rabbinic literature to help lower the temperature.We thank the Illinois Center for Jewish Studies for the use of this materialPlease leave us a review or email us at email@example.comFor more information on this podcast visityeshivaofnewark.jewishpodcasts.org