The Genius of the 19th Century Series 2

Torah Commentators’ Response to Modernity

JLE Jan – Mar 2012

Part 8: Mikketz, VaYigash & VaYechi

Part 9: Shemot

Part 10: VaEra

Part 11: Bo

Part 12: BeShallach

Part 13: Yitro & Mishpatim

Part 14: Terumah & Tetzaveh

Part 15: Ki Tisa, VaYakhel & Pekudey


The Genius of the 19th Century

Torah Commentators’ Response to Modernity

JLE Oct - Dec 2011

Part 1: Introduction, BeReishit & Noach

Part 2: Netziv's Introduction and Lech Lecha

Part 3: Introduction to Ketav VeHaKabbalah and VaYera

Part 4: Chayey Sarah and Toldot

Part 5: Introduction to Malbim and VaYetzey Part 6: Introduction to HaKetav VeHaKabbalah (2) and VaYishlach

Part 7: Introduction to Malbim (2) and VaYeshev


The Genius of the Machzor

Yamim Norayim 5772

JLE September – October 2011

Additions to the Regular Brachot

Session 1

Session 2 Session 3 Additions to Third Brachah - Encountering the Divine

Session 4 Session 5

The Genius of the Ramban

Ramban’s Torah Commentary: its Method and Mindset

JLE May – June 2011

Session 1 & 2: Ramban’s Introductions

Session 1: Ramban’s Introduction to BeReishit

Session 2: Ramban's Introductions to Shemot, BeMidbar and Devarim Session 3: Tackling Rambam

Session 4: Tackling Rashi


The Genius of Rashi

Rashi's Torah Commentary: its Method and Mindset

JLE February - March 2011

Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: Extra Words and Phrases

Part 3: Missing Words and Phrase

Part 4: When Rashi offers only Derush: a new look at Peshat

Part 5: Multiple Explanations

Part 6: Super-commentaries to Rashi