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: 



Thursday, 27 June 2019 - Current Events in Parashath Korah



Why do we remember Miriam's Sin every day?
20 Sivan 5779 / 23 June 2019

Current Events in Parashath Shelach Lecha 5779

17 Sivan 5779 / 20 June 2019


The Awesome Power of Amen (אמן)
13 Sivan 5779 / 16 June 2019


Parashath b'Ha'alot'cha 5779
10 Sivan 5779 / 13 June 2019


Parashath Naso and Hag Shavuoth

3 Sivan 5779 / 6 June 2019

Jerusalem: A Tale of 2 Cities
28 Iyyar 5779 - Yom Yerushalayim / 2 June 2019

Current Events in BaMidbar: Parasha and Haftarah
25 Iyyar 5779 / 30 May 2019

How to Personally Accept the Torah
21 Iyyar 5779 / 26 May 2019

Lag BaOmer: Why Get Fired Up?
18 Iyyar 5779 / 23 May 2019


When did Moshe Rabbeinu receive and write the Torah?
14 Iyyar 5779 / 19 May 2019


Parashath BeHar 5779
11 Iyyar 5779 / 16 May 2019


Why the IDF Sacrifice their Lives for Us
7 Iyyar 5779 / 12 May 2019


Sefirath haOmer: 49 Portals to Heaven
30 Nisan 5779 (Rosh Hodesh Iyyar A) / 5 May 2019

Did the Holocaust Birth the State of Israel?
27 Nisan 5779 / 2 May 2019

The Wonder Women of the Exodus
9 Nisan 5779 / 14 April 2019

Current Events in the Hagadah, part 2
6 Nisan 5779 / 11 April 2019

 Bitul Hametz: Changing Reality?
2 Nisan 5779 / 7 April 2019



G-d's Accounting After Death
28 Adar B 5779 / 4 April 2019
In honor of the 6th yahrzeit of the Rabbi's beloved son
Asher Shmuel Chaim ben Ziona v'Rav Ephraim


May Women Lead a Seder for Men?
24 Adar B 5779 / 31 March 2019



Current Events in the Hagadah
21 Adar B 5779 / 28 March 2019


Did Astrology Play a Role in the Exodus?
17 Adar B 5779 / 24 March 2019


Esther: When is sin a virtue?
13 Adar B / Ta'anit Esther / 20 March 2019

Why is G-d MIA in the Megilla?
10 Adar B 5779 / 17 March 2019

Parashath Vayikra - Shabbath Zachor
7 Adar B 5779 / 14 March 2019

Did Rejecting a GER bring AMALEK?
3 Adar B 5779 / 10 March 2019

Parashath Pikudei
30 Adar A 5779 / 7 March 2019


Why the Megilah Calls Us YEHUDIM
26 Adar A 5779 / 3 March 2019


Shabbat Mevorchim - Parashath VaYakhel
23 Adar A 5779 / 28 February 2019

Can Halacha Free an Abused Wife Without a Get?
19 Adar A 5779 / 24 February 2019

Parashath Ki Thisá
16 Adar A 5779 / 21 February 2019

The Yetzer haRa': Master of Disguise
12 Adar A 5779 / 17 February 2019

Parashath Tetzaveh 5779
9 Adar A 5779 / 14 February 2019

Why does the Torah spend so many p'sukim on the Mishkan?
5 Adar A 5779 / 10 February 2019


Are the Dead Aware of Us? - In honor of R' Sprecher's mother, Rivka bat Yitzhak, a"h
2 Adar A 5779 / 7 February 2019


Moshe's Identity Crisis
28 Shevat 5779 / 3 February 2019

Parashath Mishpatim
25 Shevat 5779 / 31 January 2019

Matan Torah: A Shotgun Wedding?
21 Shevat 5779 / 27 January 2019

Parashath Yithro
18 Shevat 5779 / 24 January 2019

Shabbath Shira - Parashath B'Shalah
11 Shevat 5779 / 17 January 2019

Public Shaming: A Sin to Die For?
7 Shevat 5779 / 13 January 2019


Parashath Bo 5779
4 Shevat 5779 / 10 January 2019

The Non-Jewish Heroines of the Exodus
29 Tevet 5779 / 6 January 2019


Parashath Va'Era
26 Tevet 5779 / 3 January 2019

Parashath Shemoth
19 Tevet 5779 / 27 December 2018

Shortcut to Gan Eden: Make Me Laugh!
15 Tevet 5779 / 23 December 2018

Why G-d Creates Evil
10 Tevet 5779 / 18 December 2018

Why Pray at the Grave of a Tzadik?
8 Tevet 5779 / 16 December 2018

Parashath VaYigash - Yehezkel 37
5 Tevet 5779 / 13 December 2018

Hanukkah Party 5779 (Videotaped in Ashqelon)
2 Tevet 5779 / 10 December 2018 - Zoth Hanukkah

Chanukah and Sukkot: What's the Connection?
1 Tevet 5779 / 9 December 2018


Is Yehudit the Esther of Hanukkah?
24 Kislev 5779 / 2 December 2018


Parashath VaYeshev
21 Kislev 5779 / 29 November 2018

Is Touring a Church Kosher?
17 Kislev 5779 / 25 November 2018

Parashath Vayishlah
14 Kislev 5779 / 22 November 2018

Does the USA owe its independence to Chanukah?
10 Kislev 5779 / 18 November 2018

Why is Revival of the Dead Essential to Judaism?
7 Kislev 5779 / 15 November 2018

Does Judaism believe in love at first sight?
3 Kislev 5779 / 11 November 2018


Parashath Toledoth
30 Heshvan 5779 / 8 November 2018


Truth vs. Shalom Bayit
26 Heshvan 5779 / 4 November 2018

Parashath Hayyei Sarah
23 Heshvan 5779 / 1 November 2018

Tal uMatar: When to Pray for Rain
19 Heshvan 5779 / 28 October 2018


Parashath Vayera
16 Heshvan 5779 / 25 October 2018


Adam's first prayer: LET IT RAIN!
12 Heshvan 5779 / 21 October 2018


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

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