Thursday, June 21, 2018

Chukas - Water's Song

Why do the Jewish people sing a song at the end of their 40 years for the miraculous well that accompanied them throughout that time? What were the awesome miracles that occurred at this time that paralleled the miracles at the Yam Suf (sea of reeds)? Why were the waters of the well used to inform the Jewish people about the miracle that had been done for them? Why did the mountain on the side of Israel extend out toward the mountain outside of Israel?

Find out in this week's Parsha Podcast.

Running time: 21:06

Friday, June 15, 2018

Korach - Finding Good

How were the sons of Korach saved from the depths of Gehenom? Where do we see their 'thoughts of repentance?' How did Moshe spark these very thoughts? Why does Korach return to life in the future world? What is the lesson for us in all of this?

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Running time: 24:26

Friday, June 8, 2018

Shlach - Learning to Wait

Who was included in the decree of wandering and dying in the wilderness for 40 years? What is the idea that some were decreed for death, but in the end did not die? How does this parallel the darkness of exile and the claim of the nations of the world to have replaced the Jewish people as chosen by God? What is the idea behind the atonement of Yom Kippur? How can one gain atonement even without repentance? What is the power of waiting?

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Running time: 24:23


Friday, May 18, 2018

Bamidbar-Shavuos - True Power

Why do the nations of the world ask the Jewish people to be their leaders? What is behind the response of the Jewish people when they say that they prefer the encampments and flags of the wilderness? How does this relate to the holiday of Shavuos? What is the idea of power? How does one direct and protect one's power?

Find out in this week's Parsha Podcast.

Running time: 22:44

Friday, May 11, 2018

Behar-Bechukosai - Facing Redemption with Faith

What is the concept of faith as opposed to 'keri' - happenstance? How does the challenge of faith apply someone who already has faith in Hashem? Why is the punishment for lack of faith worse than just not doing Hashem's will? What is the unique challenge of our times - the lead up to the Messianic age?
 
Find out in this week's Parsha Podcast.
 
Running time: 27:11

Friday, May 4, 2018

Emor - Running and Building

Why does the Jewish people run out of Egypt? Why are we not allowed to have any semblence of Chametz (leavening) in our possession during Pesach? What is the understanding of the aspect of counting to Shavuos? Why when we get to Shavuos are we enjoined to bring an offering that is Chametz? What are the two stages in leaving Egypt? How can we use these lessons in our efforts to leave the power of the Evil Inclination? How can we understand the time of Sefiras Ha'omer?

Find out in this week's parsha podcast.

Running time: 26:03

Friday, April 27, 2018

Acharei-Kedoshim - Holy Extremes

Why are the countries of Egypt and Canaan pointed out for their moral decadence in regards to forbidden marital relationships? Why does the Torah seem to indicate that this is true because the Jewish people were there? Why must the Jewish people encounter such moral impurity? What is the net effect on each of the sides - holiness and impurity? What is the lesson for ourselves in the times before Moshiach? How can we defend ourselves from the decadence of our current society?

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Running time: 26:38

Friday, April 20, 2018

Tazria-Metzora - Love vs Gossip

What can we uncover by looking at the punishment the Torah metes out for the sin of gossip? Why is he sent out of the encampment when he is stricken with spiritual leprosy (tzara'as)? Why does he call out 'impure, impure?' Why are the merits of the one who spoke gossip taken away and transferred to the one he spoke about? What is the depth of the concept of loving one's neighbor as oneself? How does one develop that love?

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Running time: 29:12

Friday, April 13, 2018

Shmini - Mishkan and Creation

What is the construct of the form through which Hashem creates the world and we create the Mishkan (Tabernacle)? How does this also parallel the way we receive the Torah, and the final war of Armageddon that precedes the construction of the third Temple? What is the aspect of Binah, which is the 8th aspect, and how does it relate to the first seven?

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Running time: 25:38

Friday, March 30, 2018

Pesach - Seder-Order

Why is the entire body of customs we perform on the first night of Pesach referred to as the Seder (Order)? Why does the goat (that Abba bought for two coins) die and never come back to life if it represents the Jewish people? Why is the building of the Beis Hamikdash (temple) mentioned in Dayeinu if it was not built until 480 years after the exodus? What is the core concept of Pesach and how does it relate to the concept of Moshiach ben Dovid? 

Find out in this week's parsha podcast.

Running time: 23:07