113 episodes

These lectures cover the entire Midrash Pirkei de-Rabbi Eliezer, including reading and elucidating the Hebrew text of that fascinating rabbinic work. The shiurim were delivered by Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein at the Zlatipoli Beis Midrash in Beitar Illit (West Bank, Israel) during the years 2013-2016. It is highly recommended to follow along inside the actual book in order to get a better appreciation of the material being taught. Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein is the author of the books God versus Gods: Judaism in the Age of Idolatry (Mosaica Press, 2018) and Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness, & Hebrew (Mosaica Press, 2014). He is a graduate of Emek Hebrew Academy and Yeshiva Gedolah of Los Angeles, and studied for many years at Yeshivas Mir in Jerusalem and Beth Medrash Govoha of America in Lakewood, NJ. He currently resides in Beitar Illit, Israel where he works for the Veromemanu Foundation, while continuing to deliver lectures and publish articles. He can be reached via email at rabbircklein@gmail.com

Shiurim on Pirkei DeRabbi Eliezer by Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein

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These lectures cover the entire Midrash Pirkei de-Rabbi Eliezer, including reading and elucidating the Hebrew text of that fascinating rabbinic work. The shiurim were delivered by Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein at the Zlatipoli Beis Midrash in Beitar Illit (West Bank, Israel) during the years 2013-2016. It is highly recommended to follow along inside the actual book in order to get a better appreciation of the material being taught. Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein is the author of the books God versus Gods: Judaism in the Age of Idolatry (Mosaica Press, 2018) and Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness, & Hebrew (Mosaica Press, 2014). He is a graduate of Emek Hebrew Academy and Yeshiva Gedolah of Los Angeles, and studied for many years at Yeshivas Mir in Jerusalem and Beth Medrash Govoha of America in Lakewood, NJ. He currently resides in Beitar Illit, Israel where he works for the Veromemanu Foundation, while continuing to deliver lectures and publish articles. He can be reached via email at rabbircklein@gmail.com

    Episode 113: Chapter 54 - The Sin of Lashon HaRa

    Episode 113: Chapter 54 - The Sin of Lashon HaRa

    Hashem comes to the Ohel Moed to chastise Miriam & Aharon for slandering Moses (Yeridah #8 or #9) / Aaron suffers through Miriam's tzarat (leprosy) / Moshe prays for Miriam to be healed / Spitting in the eye of the Metzora / Different 7-day Halachot (Metzora, Zav, Zavah, Aveilut) / Ending off with the word Tahor / Rav Zeira/Ze'ira: A Niddah (menstruating woman) needs seven clean days to become pure / The Copper Snake heals those who spoke Lashon HaRa / Rofeh Cholei Amo Yisrael (summary of the Brachos of the Amidah in Pirkei deRabbi Eliezer) / Missing Parts of Pirkei deRabbi Eliezer: Avraham is beaten up for teaching up monotheism, Atlantic Ocean cannot be measured, not writing the Oral Torah so that it won't be translated, King Solomon and the two-headed half demon, stipulating at the time of creation that seas will split, the Throne of Glory carries the Chayos, the Eitz Chaim is in the middle of Gan Eden, Michael is the Sar HaOlam, a segulah for fertily by eating a rabbit's stomach) / Making a Siyum on Pirkei deRabbi Eliezer

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 112: Chapter 53b - The Sin of Lashon HaRa

    Episode 112: Chapter 53b - The Sin of Lashon HaRa

    Was Ziporah a Cushite? / In what way did Miriam & Aharon slander Moses? / The Jews are called Cushites because of their good deeds / Jeremiah is saved by Eved-Melech the Cushite (= Baruch ben Neriah) / Zedekiah is called a Cushite King / Was Tzidkiyahu a righteou king or not? / Mahari Kara: Jeremiah is saved by a slave of the Cushite King / A Jewish Kushi tells King David that Absalom was killed / The Righteous & Loyal Cushi / People with super-human Adam-like qualities (Shimshon = Strong, Shaul = Height, Asahel = Speed, Yoshiyahu = Good nose, Zedekiah = Eyes, Avshalom = Hair, Asa = Feet, Uzziyahu = Forehead, Zerubavel = Voice) / Avshalom sees the entrance to Gehinnom beneath himself / King David prays to take Avshalom out of Hell

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 111: Chapter 53a - The Sin of Lashon HaRa

    Episode 111: Chapter 53a - The Sin of Lashon HaRa

    Sexual restraint & verbal restrain during the month of Shvat and Shovavim / Yosef is the paragon of the Tzaddik (Yesod) / One who slanders forfeits his portion in the World to Come / A real picture of the Chafetz Chaim / A "curse" as a lower-level prohibition / Speaking Lashon HaRa is destructive / The Jews complain about Hashem & the manna only to be punished by fire / The Jews prefer a plague to a fire / The Divine Fire of Punishment rests underground & consumes Nadav & Avihu, plus Korach's congregation / The Chronology of the Mitonnenim (Complainers) Story / The Divine fire also helps those who die achieve atonement

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 110: Chapter 52b - The 7 Wonders of the World

    Episode 110: Chapter 52b - The 7 Wonders of the World

    #6 Joshua stops the sun at Gibeon to delay the onset of Shabbos & neutralize witchcraft / Why didn't Yehoshua want to fight in Givon on Shabbos like he did in Yericho? / Other times the sun stood still (the first Shabbos during creation of the world, when Moshe fought Sichon) / A solar eclipse at Gibeon / When did the story at Gibeon happen (in October or in Tammuz)? / #7 Chizkiyahu overcomes his deathly illness through prayer / Isaiah gives Hezekiah a sign by moving the sun / Hezekiah shows off to the Babylonian king Merodach Baladan by opening the Ark in the Temple / Was the Ark of the Covenent captured by the Babylonians or hidden elsewhere? / Rabbi Eliyahu of Izmir: Lessons from the 7 Wonders of the World & explaining which miracles make the cut

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Episode 109: Chapter 52a - The 7 Wonders of the World

    Episode 109: Chapter 52a - The 7 Wonders of the World

    #1 Abraham is saved from a fiery furnace / #2 Sarah gives birth at the advanced age of 90 / What was the great miracle behind Sarah's pregnancy? / Sarah nurses everybody's babies / #3 Yitzchak looks like Avraham, Avraham asks God to make himself look visibly old / #4 Jacob prays for people to get sick before they die / Blessing a person who sneezes (Chaim, Gesundheit, Asuta) / #5 The Red Sea turns into Dryland at the Exodus

    • 57 min
    Episode 108: Chapter 51b - The Future Messianic Era

    Episode 108: Chapter 51b - The Future Messianic Era

    Will the Third Beis HaMikdash come down from Heaven already built or will man need to build it? / A special gate in the Temple only opens on Shabbat & Rosh Chodesh / Kiddush on Shabbos & Rosh Chodesh / A special gate for Hashem that is supposed to remain closed / Only the righteous will be renewed / Ezekiel sees a river flowing from the future Temple in Jerusalem / Sweeting the Salt Water Seas

    • 48 min

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