Beyond Pshat is a transcription of the daily D'var Torah given by Rabbi Yosef Kalatsky, Shlita - Dean of the Yad Avraham Institute in New York City. Beyond Pshat is a powerful and thought-provoking discussion of the week's Torah Portion, intended to stimulate the reader's internalization of Torah and understanding of its depth. Beyond Pshat is read by everyone, by people with little or no background as well as advanced Yeshiva alumni.
Rabbi Kalatsky graduated from Yeshivas Ner Yisroel in Baltimore, where he was a close Talmid of the late Rosh Hayeshiva Rabbi Yaakov I. Ruderman zt'l, founder of Ner Yisroel. Rabbi Kalatsky founded the Yad Avraham Institute in 1984 with two students; today, it serves a membership of nearly 5000 throughout the New York metropolitan area and beyond.
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Positive Speech Builds a Brighter World
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5762
Internal Beliefs Have External Effects
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5758
Perceptions - Noach
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5769
Out of the Darkness
Shlomo Katz - 5773
Back To The Daily Grind
Shlomo Katz - 5765
Lesson of the Ravens
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5763
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5760
Window to the World
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5762
Rabbi Raymond Beyda - 5766
Shlomo Katz - 5772
What Was Noach's Greatest Legacy?
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5772
Before It Rains
Rabbi Label Lam - 5767
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5763
Shlomo Katz - 5758
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5759
Great In His Own Times
Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein - 5768