Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Rav Yehoshua Hartman - Maharal Shiur For Shavuos

Courtesy of an anonymous friend of Dixie Yid, here is a summary and audio shiur by Rav Yehoshua Hartman in Baltimore on Maharal in preperation for Shavuos.

The Shiur was given 5/25/09 at Shaarei Zion in Baltimore in honor of the Rav's, Rabbi Moshe Hauer's, Maharal shiur completing sefer Netzach Yisrael, and as a prelude to Shavuos.

Rabbi Hartman is the renowned author of the new (blue annotated) Maharal on Gur Aryeh and many other seforim of Maharal.

This shiur discussed three approaches of the Maharal why the Jewish people were not counted at Matan Torah. Many fascinating points were mentioned along the way such as:

How do you know when you should get engaged? (Rav Hutner)

Why are we bound by the Torah if we weren't there to accept it?

Why is the word for friend and the word for evil the same in Hebrew?

Can it ever be said that a person is 'not cut out for learning'?

Once a week we should tell our kids that we are crazy about them. You can never be 'over bal tosif' with too much love."

And much much more.
CLICK HERE for the shiur.

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1 comment:

Yosef Hakohen said...

This is one of the best shiurim I ever heard about Matan Torah - the Giving of the Torah. I hope you will post additional shiurim by Rav Yehoshua Hartman.

Have a Chag Samayach,
Yosef Ben Shlomo Hakohen