Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Most Important Shiur You'll Ever Hear in Your Jewish Life

I have to share with you a certain speech given by Rav Moshe Weinberger at the Philadelphia Community Kollel (former link was to this shiur - now different). It was given at exacly this time of year, right after parshas Behar and leading up to Shavuos. If you're not already a "chassid" of Rav Weinberger, (or even if you are, as a reminder) you have to hear this speech. Much of it is the same as the shiur I first heard by him at a Hashevaynu Retreat about 10 years ago, that first made me "fall in love" with what he was teaching. When you listen, you will see why.

CLICK HERE to listen to or download the shiur. This has a couple of classic stories from Rav Weinberger, including the hilarious "jukim" story, and the must-listen "Lost Horse" story. It is so fundamental to Yiddishkeit to hear this shiur.

Update 3/16/10: It was pointed out by a commenter and in an e-mail today that the shiur that I had previously linked to here is no longer hosted by the Philadeplphia Community Kollel website. Therefore, I just changed the link above to another shiur which is equally fundamental. Enjoy.

A big thank you to Yoni Henner who (originally) pointed me to this shiur!

-Dixie Yid

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CHAVA said...

Dear Dixie Yid,
Love your articles many thanks for
including me in your emails.

Would very much like to know where I can download R.WEINBERGER'S DEVEIKUS speech? Is it at downloads Aish Kodesh ?

Best wishes

DixieYid said...


Thank you for your very kind words.

I'm not sure which speech you mean though. I think that every speech of his is about deveikus. I'm not sure which speech you mean though, or whether it is at's downloads page or not. I'm sorry!

-Dixie Yid

Anonymous said...

No link to shiur there

DixieYid said...

Anon, sorry you had trouble. I just double check the link and it works. The link is there. Make sure you clicked on where it says "CLICK HERE" or "a certain speech." And NOT on the "Philadelphia Community Kollel" link. That link goes to their main page, not to the page with the shiurim. Hatzlacha raba in connecting to the shiur!

-Dixie Yid

stacey said...

Dear Dixie Yid, I live in Philly and this was my first intro to Rav Moshe Weinberger, and have been a hasida ever since. I have gained so much from his parenting classes. thanks for reminding me of this lecture.

Leah Shaindel said...

Wow thats crazy I just listened to this shiur because you made the link in your "revolutionary" post- and at first when he was talking about how just having a moment of Hashem speaking to iyov helps to clear all the clouds I was thinking, wow, Hashem is really talking to me because the question I asked about what are we doing here with all these secondary things, there is no real real answer the type that makes you feel all better about it.

So I was just wishing Hashem would just show me Himself for a sec and I knew it would all be ok. And then today I hear this shiur and I am thinking wow Hashem is speaking straight to me, because this is exactly how I am feeling!

And then Rav Weinberger starts talking about how Hashem speaks to us through all of what we hear! From ayeh to azamra! Hooray!

And besides for all of that, it was such a beautiful shiur- thanx

Elie said...

Hi, I was wondering how to get a copy of this shiur. The link to the Philly site doesnt seem to be working anymore?
Much appreciated

DixieYid (يهودي جنوبي) said...

Yes, it's no longer hosted. I don't have it saved so I changed the link to another really fundamental shiur. Thanks for letting me know about the broken link!

Elie said...

Thank you so much!

rebecca said...

I would love to download this shiur to listen but for some reason I'm not able to is there any other way of downloading it besides the link on this page?

DixieYid (يهودي جنوبي) said...

Did you try right clicking and selecting "Save Target As" to download? Let me know if that doesn't work for you.

rebecca said...

I was opening it first before right clicking so it opened this time thank you so much!

Unknown said...

Where I can found the link for the shiour