Before or After: Exploring the Torah's Chronological Integrity
Rabbi Menachem Leibtag
Sundays, February 12 - April 2
11:15 am Eastern, 6:15pm Israel
As students of the Torah are aware, we often find debates among the classic commentators in regard to the chronological order of certain events. Assuming that G-d intentionally places events 'out of order' in the Torah, when we learn, we must not only attempt to ascertain the correct chronological order, but we must also search for the underlying reason for the change.
In this series, we will explore some of the ‘great debates’ between the Ramban and our Sages surrounding this phenomena in search of its exegetic beauty.
February 12: Before or After the Ten Commandments - When did Bnei Yisrael Declare "Naaseh V'Nishmah"?
February 19: Before or After the Ten Commandments - When did Bnei Yisrael Request Not to Hear God Speak?
February 26: Before or After the Building of the Second Temple - When did the Story of Esther Take Place? (Part One)
March 5: Before or After the Building of the Second Temple - When did the Story of Esther Take Place? (Part Two)
March 12: Before or After the Sin of the Golden Calf? - When was the Commandment to Build the Mishkan Given?
March 19: Before or After his Famous Prayer? - When did Moshe Break the Luchot?
March 26: Before or After the Exodus from Egypt? - When was the Commandment to Eat Matza Given?
April 2: One night, or for Seven Days? - How often must we eat Matza?