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Hebrew In Israel | Purim – T2U – Learn Torah

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The book of Esther presents a story that is celebrated every year in the holiday of Purim.  Yoel and Jono discuss Esther & Mordechai’s names, the historic accuracy of the book, walk us through the profound events with the Persians and how the holiday is celebrated.

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Hebrew In Israel | Sukkot – Learn Torah

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“We were taken out of Egypt to make sure we receive the promise to Abraham of the good land…  The days of Sukkot are actually a celebration of the gift and the goodness that God gives us by allowing us to sit on the land.”  Yoel and Jono Vandor discuss the textual evidence and traditional opinions of what 

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Hebrew In Israel | Yom Kippur – Learn Torah

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How do we know we are to fast?  What constitutes afflicting the soul in the Rabbinic world?  Is Blood Required For All Atonement?  Yoel answers these questions as well as

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Hebrew In Israel | Yom Teruah – Learn Torah

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Every year when we come to the time of Yom Teruah (aka Rosh HaShanah), I get into the discussion of what is the תרועה– Teruah which the Torah is speaking of.  Though for many the argument has never been settled, I want to suggest a possible argument.

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Hebrew In Israel | Elul And The Seventh Month – Learn Torah

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In this special podcast Yoel explains the historical background of the practices of the 6th month of Elul.

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Hebrew In Israel | Shavuot: An Historical Perspective – Learn Torah

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Yoel continues the discussion of Shavuot (Feast of Weeks) by expounding on the debate over counting the Omer.  Learn about the factors in the language, history and social structure surrounding this debate.  

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Hebrew In Israel | Shavuot – Feast of Weeks – Learn Torah

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Yoel explains the p’shat (simple) meaning of the verses on Shavout (The Feast of Weeks) in this specially recorded private class.

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Hebrew In Israel | Purim – Learn Torah

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Why is Purim misunderstood?

Before reading this it is important for the reader to understand that sometimes one must be critical of things.  When I see what some people do with Purim, it shows how little they focus on the meaning of what happened.  None of what I say here is intended to offend anyone, but rather to give a better understanding of how Purim is misunderstood.

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