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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.

The Yad Avraham Institute is a New York-based learning center whose mission is to disseminate Torah to Jews of all backgrounds and walks of life. The only pre-requisite is a desire to learn. Over ten classes a day are offered by the Yad Avraham on a variety of subjects and texts. If you would like a schedule you may visit, where you may also listen to almost 4,000 lectures online.

Articles on Vayikra
Gaining Hashem's Attention
Rabbi Yosef Kalatsky, 5763

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Making Sacrifices
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G-d "Called," But It's Our "Calling"
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Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Spiritual Weaklings
Shlomo Katz - 5760

The Role of a Kohain
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5764

Tears - A Watershed
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5764


Leaders - Reflection of the People
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5758

Victory Over the Animal Within
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5758

Curtain Call
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5772

> The Call
Shlomo Katz - 5763

Of Places, People and Times
Shlomo Katz - 5772

Lover of Peace
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5760

Staying "On-Line"
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5762

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