- 1 hr 0 min 5 sec
Venue: Nofei HaShemesh
References: Berachot: 5a, Berachot: 3a, Shulchan Aruch: Yora Deah 179:6
a. The Steipler on tzfardeia and the destructive power of anger. b. Rav Zevin's explanation of "v'lakachti eschem mitachas sivlos mitzrayim": the power of doing things by rote. c. Rav Melech Schachter on the machlokes Rav Yochanan and Reish Lakish in Brachos 5a on the source that yesurim cleanse a person in this world. d. The Machlokes between the Ibn Ezra and Radbaz about whether the first 3 plagues affected the Jews, and the Lubavitcher Rebbe's support for the Ibn Ezra. e. Why Pharoh hardened his heart after the plague of pestilence, according to Rav Leib Chasman and the Malbim. f. Rav Yaacov Kaminetsky's defense of the Rambam's opinion that there's no such thing as magic.