Tanach: Book of Failure?

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Welcome to the homepage of our Tanach: Book of Failure? program, which is scheduled for Wednesday, December 25, 2019, at 159 Almore Ave. in Toronto!

We expect to deliver 14 sessions about different apparent failures in Tanach! Each session will last 30 minutes, and look at the text of Tanach and what it can teach us. The program will begin at 9 AM, and conclude before Menorah lighting. Everyone is welcome!

We intend to broadcast the sessions on Facebook Live here, and to post audio recordings on YUTorah.org.

Table of Contents
List of Classes and Dedications
General Dedications
On-Line Donation Options
Lunch Registration
The Full “Book of Failure?” Advertisement
“Book of Failure?” Trailer

The List of Classes

Source sheets should be available for download here, closer to the day of the program.
To dedicate a specific class from this list for $180, please email info@torontotorah.com.
To make a general donation of any amount, please go here, and write “Tanach” and your dedication text (optional) in the memo option.

Time Program Speaker Dedication
7:45 AM Shacharit available
9:00-9:30 AM Achan:
It Takes a Village
Ezer Diena Dedicated by Dov and Jane Goldberg in appreciation of the wonderful shiurim given by the members of Beit Midrash Zichron Dov
(multiple dedications possible)
9:30-10:00 AM Yiftach:
Just Say No to Human Sacrifice
Ezer Diena Dedicated by Robbie and Brian Schwartz
(multiple dedications possible)
10:00-10:30 AM Shimshon:
Dying on a Prayer
R’ Mordechai Torczyner Dedicated by Rabbi Avraham Witty in memory of his father, HaRav Yitzchak Gamliel Witty z”l
(multiple dedications possible)
10:30-11:00 AM Ploni Almoni:
What Will People Say?
R’ Alex Hecht (multiple dedications possible)
11:00-11:30 AM Shaul 1:
Would You Wait for Me?
R’ Mordechai Torczyner Dedicated by Rikki Blitt in honor of Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner
(multiple dedications possible)
11:30-12:00 PM Shaul 2: When Mercy is Cruel R’ Sammy Bergman (multiple dedications possible)
12:00-12:30 PM David & Batsheva:
So Why Does G-d Love You?
R’ Mordechai Torczyner Dedicated by Dr. Ellen Warner and Dr. Jeff Lipton in appreciation of the wonderful work of the Beit Midrash Zichron Dov
(multiple dedications possible)
12:30-1:30 PM DAIRY LUNCH! Free of Charge
Please RSVP below or via email to info@torontotorah.com
Dedicated by Fred and Susan Birnbaum in memory of Fred’s mother, Esther bat Shlomo Pesach z”l
12:50-1:30 PM
Optional lunchtime panel
Who Are You Calling a Failure? R’ Alex Hecht, R’ Mordechai Torczyner Dedicated by Nathan Kirsh in loving memory of his dear parents Yehuda Pesach ben Naftali HaCohain z”l & Rachel bas Mordechai z”l and his dear brother Ben-Zion ben Yehuda Pesach HaCohain z”l
(multiple dedications possible)
1:30-2:00 PM Tamar:
The Danger of Silence
R’ Sammy Bergman (multiple dedications possible)
2:00-2:30 PM Eliyahu:
A Zealot for G-d
R’ Alex Hecht (multiple dedications possible)
2:30-3:00 PM Yehoshaphat:
Strange Bedfellows
R’ Mordechai Torczyner (multiple dedications possible)
3:00-3:30 PM Uziahu:
A Lesson in Boundaries
R’ Mordechai Torczyner (multiple dedications possible)
3:30-4:00 PM Gedaliah:
Hear No Evil
Miriam Bessin (multiple dedications possible)
4:00-4:30 PM Iyov:
Unfair Expectations?
R’ Sammy Bergman (multiple dedications possible)

General Dedications

Any amount is welcome, and we are happy to list dedications here!
On-line Donation Options

All donations are tax deductible in Canada to the full extent allowed by the CRA.
Please donate at our donation page

Registration for our Pizza Lunch (children welcome)

The Full “Tanach: Book of Failure?” Advertisement

Our “Book of Failure?” Trailer!