R' Ephraim Sprecher Videos


Rabbi Ephraim Sprecher, Dean of Students and Senior Lecturer at Diaspora Yeshiva, is not only a popular speaker and teacher, but also a dynamic thinker and writer. Educated by some of the most distinguished gedolim of the previous generation, Harav Yaakov Kamenetsky, zz"l; Harav Gedalia Schorr, zz"l; and Harav Avraham Pam, zz"l, Rabbi Sprecher was granted smicha (rabbinical ordination) by Torah Vodaath Yeshiva. Prior to his current position, Rabbi Sprecher was a professor of Judaic studies at Touro College in New York, and wrote a weekly article for The Jewish Press until he made aliyah to Israel in 1994.
In addition to his duties at Diaspora Yeshiva, Rabbi Sprecher writes a regular column on various Judaic topics in Torah Tidbits (link is to the latest article only), and lectures regularly at the OU Israel Center in Jerusalem, where the videos below were recorded. His Torah teachings can also be found online at http://www.rabbisprecher.com, his YouTube channel and Facebook. NOTE: I have had to start taking videos off from the bottom of the page because it's taking too long to load! You can always view earlier videos on the YouTube link above.
Rabbi Sprecher's classes are also available as audio files here on Soundcloud. Each one corresponds with a video here, but since the Soundcloud account was started later, there are fewer of them.

The videos are now on Vimeo! You might like Vimeo's superior quality and lack of irrelevant content on the sidebar. I had begun to put them here, but it is more difficult than I'd imagined; these are "heavier" than the YouTube videos.
Short biography about the Rabbi HERE (what a story!)!
Posted approximately weekly here, as my schedule permits and as the Rav holds class. And, because I haven't made it clear before: I have had, and continue to have, open permission from Rabbi Sprecher to post these on my blog.

UPCOMING VIDEOS and AUDIOS: 


Sunday, 21 October 2018: Adam's First Prayer: LET IT RAIN! (or Why is rain greater than revival of the dead?)
 
Thursday, 25 October 2018: Parashath Vayera


Parashath Lekh Lekha
9 Heshvan 5779 / 18 October 2018

Did the Ark have dinosaurs?
5 Heshvan 5779 / 14 October 2018


Parashath Noah
2 Heshvan 5779 / 11 October 2018

The Cherubs of Gan Eden
28 Tishrei 5779 / 7 October 2018


Parashath Bereshith 5779

25 Tishrei 5779 / 4 October 2018


AZAZEL Goat: The Devil made me do it!
7 Tishrei 5779 / 16 September 2018


Parashath Vayelekh 5779
29 Elul 5778 / 9 September 2018


Yonah's Dilemma: Is G-d Jewish?
3 Tishrei 5779 - Tsom Gedalya, in honor of the Rav's father, Pesah Moshe ben Efrayim
12 September 2018


Parashat Netzavim
26 Elul 5778 / 6 September 2018


How to turn a SIN into a WIN
 22 Elul 5778 / 2 September 2018

Parashath Ki Thavo'
19 Elul 5778 / 30 August 2018


Rosh haShana: Don't mention it! (with special surprise ending! Hint: Kosher for men too.)
15 Elul 5778 / 26

Parashath Ki Tetze' 5778
12 Elul 5778 / 23 August 2018


Elul's Mandate: Keep Hope Alive!
8 Elul 5778 / 19 August 2018

Parashath Sof'tim 5778
5 Elul 5778 / 16 August 2018



May a Kohen Enter Kever Rahel?
 2 Elul 5778 / 12 August 2018

Parashath Re'eh
28 Menahem Av 5778 / 9 August 2018

The Six Remembrances: Why Include Miriam's Shame?
24 Menahem Av 5778 / 5 August 2018


Can an Aguna be freed without a 'get'?
17 Menahem Av 5778 / 29 July 2018


T"u b'Av: The Jewish Dating Game?
14 Menahem Av 5778 / 26 July 2018

Parashath D'varim 5778
7 Menahem Av 5778 / 19 July 2018

Did Rabbinic "Sounds of Silence" Burn the Temple?
3 Menahem Av 5778 / 15 July 2018


Parashath Matoth-Mas'ei
29 Tammuz 5778 / 12 July 2018


Soaring Thru Sorrow
25 Tammuz 5778 / 8 July 2018

Parashath Pinhas
22 Tammuz 5778 / 5 July 2018

Why is there a mitzvah to mourn?
18 Tammuz (fast of the 17th postponed) 5778 / 1 July 2018

Parashath Balaq
15 Tammuz 5778 / 28 June 2018

Tammuz: Why name a month after an idol?
11 Tammuz 5778 / 24 June 2018

Parashath Huqat
8 Tammuz 5778 / 21 June 2018

Moshe & Qorah: Gilgul of Qayin and Hevel?
4 Tammuz 5778 / 17 June 2018

Current Events: Parashath Qorah 
1 Tammuz (Rosh Hodesh Bet) 5778 / 14 June 2018

May a Kohen join a Kiddush Club?
27 Sivan 5778 / 10 June 2018


Current Events: Parashath Shelah Lekha
24 Sivan 5778 / 7 June 2018

 The Church and the Mosque: Kosher for Non-Jews?
20 Sivan 5778 / 3 June 2018



Current Events in the Parashah & Haftarah: Beha'alothkha
16 Sivan 5778 / 31 May 2018


The Nazir: A Holy Sinner?
13 Sivan 5778 / 27 May 2018



Current Events in the Haftarah: Naso
10 Sivan 5778 / 24 May 2018

Current Events in the Parasha & Haftarah: BaMidbar
3 Sivan 5778 / 17 May 2018

Jerusalem: A Tale of Two Cities
28 Iyyar 5778 Yom Yerushalayim / 13 May 2018

Current Events in the Parasha and Haftarah: Parashath Behukotai

25 Iyyar 5778 / 10 May 2018

Are All Deaths Decreed by G-d?
21 Iyyar 5778 / 6 May 2018

La"G baOmer: Why Play with Fire?
21 Iyyar 5778 / 6 May 2018

S'firath haOmer: Kabala Course for Men Only?
14 Iyyar 5778 / 29 April 2018

Parashath Aharey Mot-Kedoshim
7 Iyyar 5778 / 22 April 2018


Israel at 70!
30 Nisan 5778 / 15 April 2018

Parashath Tazri'a-Metzor'a
27 Nisan 5778 / 12 April 2018

Early Shabbat: What's the Halacha?
23 Nisan 5778 / 8 April 2018

SONG OF THE SEA: Our National Anthem
9 Nisan 5778 / 25 March 2018

Current Events in the Hagada
6 Nisan 5778 / 22 March 2018

PESACH: Freedom to be Slaves?
2 Nisan 5778 / 18 March 2018

Are the Dead Aware of the Living?
28 Adar 5778 / 15 March 2018

Why is Moshe MIA in the Hagada?
24 Adar 5778 / 11 March 2018

Current Events in the Haftarah: Parashath Parah
21 Adar 5778 / 8 March 2018

Is exposing a child abuser lashon hara?
17 Adar 5778 / 4 March 2018


Esther's Dilemma: Salvation through SIN?
13 Adar 5778 - Ta'anith Esther / 28 February 2018

Why didn't Mashiach come after Purim?
10 Adar 5778 / 25 February 2018

Parashath Tetzaveh and Megillath Esther
7 Adar 5778 / 22 February 2018


Mishkan: Plan A, B, or Both?
3 Adar 5778 / 18 February 2018

Current Events in Megillath Esther
30 Shevat 5778 (1st Day Rosh Hodesh Adar)/15 February 2018

Matan Torah: Religious Coercion or Persuasion?
26 Shevat 5778 / 11 February 2018

Current Events in the Haftarah & Parashah: Mishpatim/Sh'kalim
23 Shevat 5778 / 8 February 2018

Was Moshe punished for not joining the IDF?
19 Shevat 5778 / 4 February 2018

Current Events in the Haftarah: Parashath Yithro
16 Shevat 5778 / 1 February 2018

Astrology in the Exodus?
12 Shevat 5778 / 28 January 2018

Current Events in the Haftarah: Parashath BeShalah
9 Shevat 5778 / 25 January 2018


The Exodus: G-d's Finger or G-d's Hand?
5 Shevat 5778 / 21 January 2018


Current Events in the Parasha and Haftarah: Parashath Bo
2 Sh'vat 5778 / 18 January 2018


Does Sorcery Exist? Rambam vs. Egypt
27 Tevet 5778 / 14 January 2018


Current Events in the Haftarah: Parashath Va'Era
24 Tevet 5778 / 11 January 2018


Shifra and Puah: The REAL Wonder Women!
20 Tevet 5778 / 7 January 2018


Parashath Sh'moth 5778
17 Tevet 5778 / 4 January 2018


When may we test G-d?
13 Tevet 5778 / 31 December 2017


Does Halacha Ever Permit Euthanasia?
10 Tevet 5778 / 28 December 2017


What are the Super-Mitzvoth?
6 Tevet 5778 / 24 December 2017


Current Events in the Haftarah: Parashath VaYigash
3 Tevet 5778 / 21 December 2017



Hanukkah-Rosh Hodesh Tevet Message - from Ashkelon!
30 Kislev (Rosh Hodesh Tevet Alef) 5778 / 18 December 2017


Hanukkah: The Miraculous Light Shines On
22 Kislev 5778 / 10 December 2017


Current Events in the Parasha: Parashath VaYeshev
19 Kislev 5778 / 7 December 2017


Shabbat vs. the State of Israel
15 Kislev / 3 December 2017


Current Events in the Haftarah: Parashath VaYishlah
12 Kislev 5778 / 30 November 2017


A Torah View on Sexual Harassment
8 Kislev 5778 / 26 November 2017



Current Events in the Parasha: VaYetze'
5 Kislev 5778 / 23 November 2017


Why do we bless the moon?
Rosh Hodesh Kislev 5778 / 19 November 2017


Parashath Toledoth 5778 / Shabbath Erev Rosh Hodesh Kislev
27 Heshvan 5778 / 16 November 2017


Rivkah and Yitzhak: Love at First Sight?
23 Heshvan 5778 / 12 November 2017


Current Events in the Haftarah: Parashath Hayye Sarah
20 Heshvan 5778 / 9 November 2017





Avraham's Dilemma: Honor Your Parents or Make Aliyah?
16 Heshvan 5778 / 5 November 2017


Current Events in the Haftarah: Parashath Vayera 5778
13 Heshvan 5778 / 2 November 2017

Rain: Greater than Revival of the Dead?
9 Heshvan 5778 / 29 October 2017


Current Events in the Haftarah: Parashath Lekh Lekha
6 Heshvan 5778 / 26 October 2017


Rambam's Solution to Free an Agunah
2 Heshvan 5778 / 22 October 2017

Current Events in the Haftarah: Parashath Noah, Shabbath Rosh Hodesh
29 Tishrei 5778 / 19 October 2017

Did G-d use evolution in Creation?
25 Tishrei 5778 / 15 October 2017

Current Events in the Haftarah: Parashath Bereshith
21 Tishrei 5778 - Hoshannah Rabbah / 11 October 2017
Originally delivered Thursday, 25 Tishrei 5777 / 27 October 2016

Hoshannah Rabbah: Sealed with a Kiss
18 Tishrei 5778 / 8 October 2017
Originally delivered Sunday, 11 Tishrei 5775 / 5 October 2014

The Sukkah: A Virtual Gan Eden
12 Tishrei 5778 / 1 October 2017

Current Events in the Haftarah: Yom Kippur Morning
8 Tishrei 5778 / 28 September 2017


Yom Kippur: The Original Soul Food
26 Elul 5777 / 17 September 2017

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