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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VAYEITZEI AND CHANUKAH:
Light From Darkness, Take Two
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5766
Bread Is for Eating
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5767
Physical or Spiritual - Who's In Control?
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5759
Some on Chariots, and Some on Horses
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5758
Straightening Out The Cause And The Effect
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5773
Can You Pass The Test?
Shlomo Katz - 5763
Rabbi Label Lam - 5771
Just Five More Minutes of Sleep!
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5759
A Little Background Information
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5755
Rabbi Wein - 5768
Rabbi Osher Chaim Levene - 5766
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5764
Giving it All We Have
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5762
Leaving Ya’akov For Yisroel
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5765
Yesurim (Suffering) is Good For Our Souls
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5774
Of Climbing Ladders and Tugging Ropes
Rabbi Osher Chaim Levene - 5768