Tefilah.org and Torah in Motion present a three-part series by Dr. Beni Gesundheit in honor of Shavuot:
- May 12: Structure & Meaning of the Chagim in the Jewish Calendar
- May 19: Maimonides’ Curriculum for the Study of the Torah
- May 26: The Difference of the Ten Commandments in Shemot & Devarim
All classes are on Zoom on Thursdays at 11:00am Eastern / 6:00pm in Israel from May 12, 19 and 26.
All classes are free of charge but registration is required.
Birkot HaTorah - Shavuot Shiur (2020)
The formulation of Birkot HaTorah in our siddurim follows the opinion of Rav Pappa (Berachot 11b) who incorporated three berachot suggested by three individual sages. The shiur will analyze the fascinating philosophies of each sage as reflected in his beracha in order to understand the ultimate formulation of the blessings for Torah study. This analysis will reveal relevant and meaningful insights into the mitzvah of daily Torah study and into Shavuot, The Festival of the Giving of the Torah.
About the Lecturer
Dr. Beni Gesundheit is an alumnus of Yeshivat Har Etzion who gives lectures on Torah content at various colleges and communities around Israel. Dr. Gesundheit is also a pediatrician in the field of oncology and research, with a PHD in medical ethics.