The weekly Torah class expounds on one or more topics found in the weekly
Sidrah (Torah reading) and delves deeper, going beneath the surface and
striving to tap the hidden wellsprings of knowledge found in the Torah. All
different types of sources are used: drush, mussar (ethics), chassidus,
etc. A wide base of Torah commentaries is used, from the earliest Rishonim
Rather than simply creating an entertaining intellectual challenge, a
strong emphasis is placed on grasping what the Torah has to say to us, and
implementing it in our everyday lives. Halachic sources are often quoted,
and stories of Gedolim (Torah Giants) and Tzaddikim (righteous individuals)
are used generously to enhance the class material.
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann is currently a Maggid Shiur (teacher) and Menahel
(principal) in Mesivta Chassidei Bobov of Toronto.
The electronic version of Olas Shabbos BeShabbato is taken from the English
section of a weekly publication distributed to synagogues throughout the
Greater Toronto Area and by fax around the world.
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If you'd like, you can see the list of all archived Olas-Shabbos articles, or the index to all archived Torah Portion articles.
EMOR AND THE OMER:
Seven Perfect Weeks
Rabbi Yosey Goldstein - 5756
The Secret of the Survival of the Jewish People as the Chosen
Rabbi Yosef Kalatzky - 5772
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5757
Shlomo Katz - 5767
Kiddush Hashem: The Great Sanctifiers
Rabbi Osher Chaim Levene - 5766
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5760
The Importance of Having Role Models
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5765
Intent and Purpose
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5760
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5769
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5773
Rabbi Label Lam - 5773
Shlomo Katz - 5761
One Who Curses The Name of G-d is Not An Atheist
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5773
Why Can't I Play Ball Near the Cemetery?
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5767
What is "Holy"!?
Rabbi Label Lam - 5763
An Elitest Nation?
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5761