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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 to present-day.

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.

Articles on Emor and The Omer
Extremism - Taking Things Too Far
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann, 5763
Going Against the Tide
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann, 5762
Jump Right In!
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann, 5761
You Can Say That Again!
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann, 5759
With All Due Respect
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann, 5758

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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ARTICLES ON EMOR AND THE OMER:

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Seven Perfect Weeks
Rabbi Yosey Goldstein - 5756

The Secret of the Survival of the Jewish People as the Chosen
Rabbi Yosef Kalatzky - 5772

Whose Holiday?
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5757

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Designating Time
Shlomo Katz - 5767

Kiddush Hashem: The Great Sanctifiers
Rabbi Osher Chaim Levene - 5766

Mitzvah-Watch
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5760

> The Importance of Having Role Models
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5765

Intent and Purpose
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5760

A Warning
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5769

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Divine Distribution
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5773

Nonnegotiable Boundaries
Rabbi Label Lam - 5773

Two-Part Sins
Shlomo Katz - 5761

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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



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