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
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.

More about the Rabbi HERE (what a story!)!
Posted approximately weekly here, as my schedule permits.
UPCOMING VIDEOS and AUDIOS: 

Thursday, 30 March 2017: Current Events in the Haftarah: Vayikra





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


Current Events in the Haftarah: Va'Era
28 Tevet 5777 / 26 January 2017


How Free is Our Free Will?
24 Tevet 5777 / 22 January 2017


Current Events in the Haftarah: Sh'moth
21 Tevet 5777 / 19 January 2017


How to Deal with Bad Dreams
17 Tevet 5777 / 15 January 2017


Current Events in the Haftarah: VaY'hi
14 Tevet 5777 / 12 January 2017


Double Header for Tzom Asarah b'Tevet part 2: Kaddish: Do the Dead Inherit the Living?
10 Tevet 5777 / 8 January 2017


Double Header for Tzom Asarah b'Tevet part 1: Shaming in Public: A Sin to Die For?
10 Tevet 5777 / 8 January 2017


Current Events in the Haftarah: VaYigash
 7 Tevet 5777 / 5 January 2017


Is Yehudit the Esther of Hanukkah?
3 Tevet 5777 / 1 January 2017

Current Events in the Haftarah: Miketz / Hanukkah
29 Kislev 5777 / 29 December 2016

25 Kislev 5777 / 25 December 2016
Hanukkah Sheds Light on the Miracle of a Jewish State in '48


Current Events in the Haftarah: VaYeshev
 22 Kislev 5777 / 22 December 2016

Are Female Rabbis Kosher?
18 Kislev 5777 / 18 December 2016

Current Events in the Haftarah: VaYishlah
 15 Kislev 5777 / 15 December 2016

Rain: A Greater Miracle than Revival of the Dead
 10 Kislev 5777 / 10 December 2016

Current Events in the Haftarah: VaYetze'
 8 Kislev 5777 / 8 December 2016


Rivkah fell for Yitzhak: Love at First Sight?
4 Kislev 5777 / 4 December 2016


Current Events in the Haftarah: Toledoth
Rosh Hodesh Kislev 5777 / 1 December 2016


What's It Like in the Afterlife?
26 Heshvan 5777 / 27 November 2016


Current Events in the Haftarah: Hayye Sarah
23 Heshvan 5777 / 24 November 2016


May we lie for shalom bayit [peace at home]?
 19 Heshvan 5777 / 20 November 2016



Current Events in the Haftarah: VaYera
16 Heshvan 5777 / 17 November 2016


Avraham's Dilemma: Leave Elderly Parents to Make Aliyah
12 Heshvan 5777 / 13 November 2016


Current Events in the Haftarah: Lekh Lekha
9 Heshvan 5777 / 10 November 2016


Are Dinosaurs Kosher?
5 Heshvan 5777 / 6 November 2016


Current Events in the Haftarah: Noah
2 Heshvan 5777 / 3 November 2016

Did G-d Create Evil?
 28 Tishrei 5777 / 30 October 2016

Current Events in the Haftarah: Bereshith
25 Tishrei 5777 / 27 October 2016

Sukkah: The Honeymoon Hut
11 Tishrei 5777 / 13 October 2016

The Scapegoat: A Bribe to Satan?
7 Tishrei 5777 / 9 October 2016


Current Events in the Haftarah: Shabbath Shuvah
4 Tishrei 5777 / 6 October 2016

Yom Kippur: The Original Soul Food
3 Tishrei 5777 (Tzom Gedalya) / 5 October 2016

Rosh haShana 5777
26 Elul 5776 / 29 September 2016

Yonah: Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide
22 Elul 5776 / 25 September 2016

Current Events in the Haftarah: Ki Thavo
19 Elul 5776 / 22 September 2016

Is there an insurance policy for Judgment Day? 
16 Elul 5776 / 18 September 2016

Current Events in the Haftarah: Ki Thetze
12 Elul 5776 - 15 September 2016


Why Good People Suffer: A Special Shi'ur for 9-11
8 Elul 5776 / 11 September 2016

Current Events in the Haftarah: Shof'tim
 5 Elul 5776 / 8 September 2016

Does G-d Wear Tallith and Tefillin?
1 Elul (Rosh Hodesh Bet) 5776 / 4 September 2016


Current Events in the Haftarah: Re'eh
Shabbat Rosh Hodesh
28 Menahem Av 5776 / 1 September 2016

Mazel Tov! Do we believe in luck?
24 Menahem Av 5776 / 28 August 2016

Current Events in the Haftarah: Eikev
21 Menahem Av 5776 / 25 August 2016

May a Kohen see his "Mummy" at the Israel Museum?
17 Menahem Av 5776 / 21 August 2016


Current Events in the Haftarah: D'varim
7 Menahem Av 5776 / 11 August 2016

T"U b'Av: A Tikun for Tish'a b'Av
3 Menahem Av 5776 / 7 August 2016

Current Events in the Haftarah: Mas'ei
29 Tammuz 5776 / 4 August 2016

Current Events in the Haftarah: Matoth
22 Tammuz / 28 July 2016

Is Being Angry with G-d Kosher?
18 Tammuz 5776 / 24 July 2016

Did a Rabbi's Humility Destroy the Temple?
18 Tammuz 5776 / 24 July 2016

Can the Chief Rabbinate Revoke Ms. [Ivanka] Trump's Gerut?
11 Tammuz 5776 / 17 July 2016

When does the soul enter the fetus?
4 Tammuz 5776 / 10 July 5776

Current Events in the Haftarah: Hukat
1 Tammuz 5776 (Rosh Hodesh Bet) / 7 July 2016


The Red Cow: The Ultimate Paradox
23 Sivan 5776 / 3 July 2016


Current Events in the Haftarah: Korah
 24 Sivan 5776 / 30 June 2016

Our Reply to the Spies: Buy One - Get 613!
20 Sivan 5776 / 26 June 2016

Current Events in the Haftarah: Shelah
17 Sivan 5776 / 23 June 2016
 
Early Shabbat: Must a Wife Follow her Husband?
 13 Sivan 5776 / 19 June 2016

Current Events in the Haftarah: Beha'alothkha
10 Sivan 5776 / 16 June 2016

Why is Shavuoth not called Hag Mathan Torah?
3 Sivan 5776 / 9 June 2016

Why is Jerusalem, D.C. not in the Torah?
Yom Yerushalayim / 28 Iyyar 2776 / 5 June 2016

Current Events in the Haftarah: BaMidbar
25 Iyyar 5776 / 2 June 2016

Why is Shavuoth the day BEFORE Matan Torah?
21 Iyyar 5776 / 29 May 2016

La"G baOmer: Why Play with Fire?
18 Iyyar 5776 / 26 May 2016

S'firath haOmer: A 7-Week Course in Kabala
14 Iyyar 5776 - Pesach Sheni / 22 May 2016


Current Events in the Haftarah: Behar 5776
11 Iyyar 5776 / 19 May 2016

Death: The Ultimate Falsehood
7 Iyyar 5776 / 15 May 2016

Yom HaAtzma'ut - Our Double Victory over Hitler
30 Nisan (Alef Rosh Hodesh Iyyar) 5776 / 8 May 2016

The Mystery of Qaddish: How It Helps the Dead
27 Nisan 5776 / 5 May 2016

Did Astrology Play a Role in the Exodus?
9 Nisan 5776 / 17 April 2016

Current Events in the Haftarah: Shabbat haGadol 5776
6 Nisan 5776 / 14 April 2016

The Torah View: Mercy for Terrorists?
2 Nisan 5776 / 10 April 2016

Current Events in the Haftarah: Tazria-HaHodesh
28 Adar Bet 5776 / 7 April 2016

When Is it a Mitzva to Lie?
24 Adar Bet 5776 / 3 April 2016

Current Events in the Haftarah: Shemini/Parah
21 Adar Bet 5776 / 31 March 2016

Did Rejection of a Ger Bring Amaleq?
17 Adar Bet 5776 / 27 March 2016

May a Woman Read Megila for a Man?
13 Adar Bet 5776 / 23 March 2016

 Purim: Sleep Like a Baby?
10 Adar Bet 5776 / 20 March 2016

Current Events in the Haftarah: Vayiqra-Zachor
7 Adar Bet 5776 / 17 March 2016

Does G-d Have a Sense of Humor?
3 Adar Bet 5776 / 13 March 2016

Current Events in the Haftarah:  P'kudei
30 Adar Alef 5776 / 10 March 2016

The Mishkan: Plan A or Plan B?
26 Adar Alef 5776 / 6 March 2016

Why does the Megilah call Mordechai 'The Jew Boy'?
19 Adar Alef 5776 / 28 February 2016

Current Events in the Haftarah: Ki Tisa
16 Adar Alef 5776 / 25 February 2016

Why is Living in Israel the Greatest Mitzvah?
12 Adar Alef 5776 / 21 February 2016
 
Current Events in the Haftarah: Tetzaveh
9 Adar Alef 5776 / 18 February 2016

Yahrzeit or Bar Mitzva in Adar: Which Adar?
5 Adar Alef 5776 / 14 February 2016


Current Events in the Haftarah: Terumah 5776
2 Adar Alef 5776 / 11 February 2016

Does Halacha OK DNA Testing?
28 Shevat 5776 / 7 February 2016


Current Events in the Haftarah: Mishpatim 5776
25 Shevat 5776 / 4 February 2016



Was Moshe punished for not serving in the IDF? 
21 Shevat 5776 / 31 January 2016



Current Events in the Haftarah: Yithro 5776
18 Shevat 5776 / 28 January 2016


Did the Torah Warn Us about Arab Terror?
14 Shevat 5776 / 24 January 2016



Current Events in the Haftarah: BeShalah 5776
11 Shevat 5776 / 21 January 2016



May We Turn In the Duma Suspects?
7 Shevat 5776 / 17 January 2016


Current Events in the Haftarah: Bo 5776
4 Shevat 5776 / 14 January 2016


Why is Israel Chosen to Suffer?
29 Tevet 5776 / 10 January 2016
Erev Rosh Hodesh Shevat


Current Events in the Haftara: VaEra
26 Tevet 5776 / 7 January 2016


The Iron Ladies of the Exodus
22 Tevet 5776 / 3 January 2016


Current Events in the Haftara(s): Sh'moth 5776
31 December 2015 / 19 Tevet 5776


How and when to give rebuke
27 December 2015 / 15 Tevet 5776


Current Events in the Chumash: VaYelech
24 December 2015 / 12 Tevet 5776


Why do we fast on the 10th of Tevet?
22 December 2015 / Tzom Asarah b'Tevet 5776


Sweet Dreams and Bad Dreams: Do they have a message?
20 December 2015 / 8 Tevet 5776

Current Events in the Haftarah: Vayigash 
17 December 2015 / 5 Tevet 5776

Why didn't Mashiach come after Nes Hanukkah?
13 December 2015 / Rosh Hodesh Bet, 1 Tevet 5776

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