Friday, December 25, 2015

Vayechi - Double Blessings

We continue with last week's discussion in this week's parsha podcast.

Running time: 16:06

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Moshiach times? Food for thought

I just watched the following video, and if you have the patience to watch the whole thing, it is a remarkable contrast to the craziness we have heard on the Moshiach blogosphere since its inception. I invite you to contemplate the full meaning of the video's closing.

The Fallen of World War II from Neil Halloran on Vimeo.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Vayigash - Counting to Seventy

Why does the Torah tell us there were 70 people who made up the Jewish people as they came down to Egypt, if there are only 69 enumerated? What is the underlying theme between all of the individuals who are the missing 70th? What is the depth of the fact that Dan's son Chushim was deaf, as well as an only child, yet he was blessed to have great numbers? Why is Dan's area referred to in words that have to do with the moon and the month? What was the secret of Serach, the daughter of Asher, and her longevity?

Find out in this week's parsha podcast.

Running time: 25:58

Friday, December 11, 2015

Miketz - Wake Up Call

Why do the brothers only start speaking about their guilt in regards to the sale of Yosef when they have been released from incarceration? Why don't they think of it at the beginning? What is the depth of the idea that Yosef is telling them when he says, "Do this and live?" What does it mean to really live both in a spiritual and physical sense? How does one answer the 'wake up call?'

Find out in this week's parsha podcast.

Running time: 20:08

Friday, December 4, 2015

Vayeshev - Free Will Spectrum (Yosef vs. Yehuda & MBY vs MBD)

What is the difference between Yosef and Yehuda's approach to free will and our level of involvement in doing God's will? Why did the brothers say that there was a difference between the dreams of Jacob and Joseph? What character attributes did they work on to receive prophetic dreams? Where does one cross the line and find oneself in God's exacting justice? What was the deeper message of the dreams of Pharaoh's baker and his winemaker?

Find out in this week's parsha podcast.

Running time: 24:40