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Archive: November 2016

Ein Yaakov – Lesson 013b – Shabbat 156 – Astrology Does Not Dictate Jewish Destiny; the Brilliance of Rabbi Meir; Why a Jewish Man Covers His Head; Prerequisites of the Sanhedrin

Posted on November 24, 2016

Ain mazal l’Yisrael (astrology does not dictate the fate/future of a Jew). “There is no horoscope for a Jew.” Prayer, charity and fear of Heaven can improve a Jew’s destiny. Rabbi Meir’s sharp mind. Why a Jew covers his head. Every rabbi of the Sanhedrin had to be able to find forty-eight (or one hundred Continue Reading »

Ein Yaakov – Lesson 013a – Shabbat 152 – Aging; Death; Olam Haba (The Next world); Teshuvah (Repentance), A Jew Can Rise Above the Influence of the Stars

Posted on November 24, 2016

Speaker: Rabbi Tzvi Aryeh Rosenfeld z”l. Aging, death, Olam Haba (the next world), teshuvah (repentance), astrology. 00:00 – In old age, one’s senses become less acute. Talmidei chachamim (Torah sages) remain alert in old age. 05:40 – Every tzaddik that passes away receives a place in Gan Eden according to the level he deserves. 07:00 Continue Reading »

Ein Yaakov – Lesson 012b – Shabbat 149 – Why Does Poverty Exist? The Greatest Blessing is Compassion; Why Animals Fear People; Eating Well After the Age of 40

Posted on November 24, 2016

Speaker: Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld z”l. 00:00 – Anyone who asks for justice to be meted out is himself punished by Heaven. King Achav and Navot as an example. If a person suffers harm but forgives those who harmed him, Heaven will treat the one who forgives as he treated others. 8:50 – The story Continue Reading »

Ein Yaakov – Lesson 012a – Shabbat 127-147 – Judging Others Favorably, Why the Path to Marriage is Difficult; Chava (Eve) and the Nachash (Serpent); Eliezer ben Arakh and the Waters of Perugaita

Posted on November 24, 2016

Speaker: Rabbi Tzvi Aryeh Rosenfeld z”l. 00:00 – לדון לכף זכות – L’dan l’khaf zechut – It’s a mitzvah to judge every person favorably; two stories to illustrate (Shabbat 127b). 07:19 – The case of Rabbi Yehoshua being regarded in a meritorious light by his students, no matter what appeared to be true. 11:00 – Continue Reading »

Ein Yaakov – Lesson 011b – Shabbat – Page 119 – Partnership of Yissa’char and Zevulun; Shabbat Meals and Melaveh Malkah after Shabbat; The Importance of Saying Amen to Kaddish and Berakhot; Respect for Torah Scholars

Posted on November 24, 2016

Speaker: Rabbi Tzvi Aryeh Rosenfeld z”l 00:00 – Being particular about a specific mitzvah indicates a tikkun (rectification) needed in one’s current or previous lifetime. 1:20 – New shiur (lecture). Rabbi Yossi said: “May it be my lot to cause students to sit in the beit midrash rather than cause them to stand up and Continue Reading »

Ein Yaakov – Lesson 009ab – Mitzvot Create Angels, The Life and Gilgulim (Incarnations) of Moshe Rabbeinu; Who was Iyov? Keeping Shabbat Compensates for Being Childless

Posted on November 24, 2016

Speaker: Rabbi Tzvi Aryeh Rosenfeld z”l 00:00 – Rabbeinu z”l’s words of Torah are to benefit the souls of his talmidim (students). 01:30 – Every word of Torah creates a malach (angel) who benefits him in life, death, and Gan Eden. 03:10 – Different levels of Torah in which we engage create different kinds of Continue Reading »

Ein Yaakov – Lesson 008ab – Why Do People Die? Torah Secrets Hidden in the Existence of Strange Creatures; Free Will of Moshe Rabbeinu

Posted on November 24, 2016

Speaker: Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld z”l. 00:00 – Question: Why do people die? 03:05 – Tzadikim who never sinned and nevertheless died. 05:40 – The angels’ question regarding death. 08:00 – Adam’s teshuvah for 130 years and why it wasn’t sufficient. 12:13 – Comparison between King Shaul and King David’s sins. 16:20 – Moshe Rabbeinu Continue Reading »