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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.

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Smelling The Fragrance Of Hope
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Twin Peaks
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Getting What You Pay For
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A Little Oil Goes a Long Way
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann, 5766
Torah Study - - Doing It Our Way
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The Kedusha of Galus - Thinking in Parallel
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To Beat 'Em - You Can't Join 'Em
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann, 5764
Shadowy Existence
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann, 5763
A Matter of Honour
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann, 5763
Horns and Hedonism
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann, 5763
Chanukah Oil: A Real No-Know
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann, 5762
Giving it All We Have
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann, 5762
The Inns and Outs of Galus
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann, 5761
Every Last Drop
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann, 5760
Lighting Up the Streets
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann, 5760
Physical or Spiritual - Who's In Control?
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann, 5759

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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