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.
In addition to his duties at Diaspora Yeshiva, Rabbi Sprecher writes a regular column on various Judaic topics in Torah Tidbits, 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. As far as I know, I can't put them here.
More about the Rabbi HERE (what a story!)!
Posted approximately weekly here, as my schedule permits and as the Rav holds class.
UPCOMING VIDEOS and AUDIOS: 
Thursday, 18 January 2018: Current Events in the Haftarah: Parashath Bo




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


Current Events in the Parasha & Haftarah: 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 & 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

Yonah's Castor Oil Plant
4 Tishrei 5778 / 24 September 2017

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


Netzavim-Vayelekh...and Moshe went
 23 Elul 5777 / 14 September 2017


Rosh haShana's Double Cover Up
19 Elul 5777 / 10 September 2017


Current Events in the Haftarah: Ki Thavo
16 Elul 5777 / 7 September 2017


Rosh haShana: Strict Judgment, or Let's Make a Deal?
12 Elul 5777 / 3 September 2017

Current Events in the Haftarah: Ki Thetze
9 Elul 5777 / 31 August 2017

Is Touring a Church Kosher?
5 Elul 5777 / 27 August 2017

Current Events in the Haftarah: Parashath Shof'tim
2 Elul 5777 / 24 August 2017

Is There a Mitzvah to Speak Hebrew?
28 Menahem Av 5777 / 20 August 2017

Current Events in the Haftarah: Parashath Re'eh
25 Menahem Av 5777 / 17 August 2017

Is Visiting the Temple Mount Kosher?
21 Menahem Av 5777 / 13 August 2017

Current Events in the Haftarah: Parashath Ekev
18 Menahem Av 5777 / 10 August 2017

T"u B'Av: Our Greatest Yom Tov?
14 Av 5777 / 6 August 2017


Did a Rabbi's Humility Destroy the Temple?
7 Menahem Av 5777 / 30 July 2017

Current Events on the Parashah: Devarim & Shabbat Chazon
4 Menahem Av 5777 / 27 July 2017

Why did G-d make Himself homeless?
29 Tammuz 5777 / 23 July 2017

Current Events on the Parashah: Matot-Ma'sei
26Tammuz 5777 / 20 July 2017

Revenge is Sweet - So Why does the Torah Forbid It?
22 Tammuz 5777 / 16 July 2017

Current Events in the Haftarah: Parashath Pinhas
 19 Tammuz 5777 / 13 July 2017


Bil'am's Legacy: Belief in Mashiah
15 Tammuz 5777 / 9 July 2017


Current Events in the Haftarah: Parashath Balak
12 Tammuz 5777 / 6 July 2017


Early Shabbat: Must a Wife Join Her Husband?
8 Tammuz 5777 / 2 July 2017

Current Events in the Haftarah: Parashath Hukath
 5 Tammuz 5777 / 29 June 2017

Tammuz: Why name a month after an idol?
Rosh Hodesh Tammuz 5777 / 25 June 2017


Current Events in the Haftaroth: Parashath Qorah & Rosh Hodesh
28 Sivan 5777 / 22 June 2017

How Kaddish Helps G-d Forgive Us for the Sin of the Spies
24 Sivan 5777 / 18 June 2017
 
Current Events in the Haftarah: Parashath Sh'lah Lekha
21 Sivan 5777 / 15 June 2017


When is Lashon haRa a Mitzvah?
17 Sivan 5777 / 11 June 2017


Current Events in the Haftarah: Parashath BeHa'alothekha
14 Sivan 5777 / 8 June 2017

Ps. 34:15: Depart from Evil and Do Good — Which comes first?
10 Sivan 5777 / 4 June 2017


Parashath Naso and Hag Matan Torah
7 Sivan 5777 / 1 June 2017


Did we change the Alef-Bet of the Ten Commandments?
3 Sivan 5777 / 28 May 2017


Current Events in the Haftarah: Parashath BaMidbar
29 Iyyar 5777 / 25 May 2017


Why is Yerushalayim mentioned 667 times in NA"KH, but not once in Torah?
 25 Iyyar 5777 / 21 May 2017


Why Jerusalem's name will change when Mashiah comes
22 Iyyar 5777 / 18 May 2017


Why Get Fired Up on La"G baOmer?
15 Iyyar 5777 / 11 May 2017


Current Events in the Haftarah: Parashath Aharey Mot/Qedoshim
8 Iyyar 5777 / 4 May 2017

Yom haAtzma'ut: Our Triple Victory over Hitler
4 Iyyar 5777 / 30 April 2017

Current Events in the Haftarah: Tazri'a-Metzorah
1 Iyyar (Rosh Hodesh B) 5777 / 27 April 2017

Animal Rights in Judaism
27 Nisan 5777 / 23 April 2017

Current Events in the Haftarah: Parashath Shemini
24 Nisan 5777 / 20 April 2017

Digital Slavery
10 Nisan 5777 / 6 April 2017

The Exodus: You CAN take it with you!
6 Nisan 5777 / 2 April 2017

Why is Moshe Rabbeinu missing in the Hagada?

3 Nisan 5777 / 30 March 2017

Can we revive the dead?
29 Adar 5777 / 26 March 2017
In honor of the occasion of the soul's anniversary (yahrzeit) of R' Sprecher's son, Asher Shmuel Chaim ben Ziona v'Ephraim.בכגוד העירוא של יום נשמת אשר שמואל חיים בן ציונה ואפריים

The Iron Ladies of the Exodus
25 Adar 5777 / 23 March 2017
For the elevation of the soul of R' Sprecher's brother Shlomo Zalman ben Pesach Moshe, zz"l
לעילוי נשמת אח ר" שפרכר שלמה זלמן בן פסח משה, זצ"ל

Ta'anit Esther 5777, part 2: Esther - Is Sin a Virtue?
11 Adar 5777 / 9 March 2017

Ta'anit Esther 5777, part 1: Amalek - How to Make Enemies
11 Adar 5777 / 9 March 2017

PURIM: Be Happy with your LOT!
7 Adar 5777 - 5 March 2017

The Mishkan: A Portable Har Sinai
4 Adar 5777 / 2 March 2017

Can DNA Determine a Mamzer?
30 Shevat 5777 (Rosh Hodesh Adar Alef) / 26 February 2017

 
Current Events in the Haftarah: Parashath Mishpatim
27 Shevat 5777 / 23 February 2017


Is a Kiddush Club Kosher?
23 Shevat 5777 / 19 February 2017



Current Events in the Haftarah: Parashath Yithro
20 Shevat 5777 / 16 February 2017

Was Yael Trump's Church Visit Kosher?
16 Shevat 5777 / 12 February 2017


Parashath BeShalah and T"U b'Shevat
13 Shevat 5777 / 9 February 2017


Can non-Jewish IDF soldiers be buried with Jewish soldiers?
9 Shevat 5777 / 5 February 2017

Current Events in the Haftarah: Bo
6 Shevat 5777 / 2 February 2017


May a Beit Din give a GET without a husband's consent?
2 Shevat 5777 / 29 January 2016

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