Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ki Savo - Choosing Hashem

Why does the Torah speak extensively about the curses that befall those who violate the Torah? What is the contrast between the initial accepting of the Torah at Sinai, as opposed to the second acceptance in the time of Purim? How do these two stages play out in our own relationship with Hashem?

Find out in this week's Parsha Podcast.

(Running Time: 16:41)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ki Seitsei - Rejoicing in marriage

Why does the Torah place the onus of bringing about marital harmony on the man? What is the connection between marriage and prohibition of taking collateral from the debtor's means of livelihood? What is the difference between the Torah's view of marriage and the Western view of marriage?

Find out in this week's Parsha Podcast.

(Running time: 15:58)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Shoftim - Trusting the sages

Why are we enjoined to follow the words of the sages? What is the secret of why Hashem trusts them? Why are we to follow them even if they tell us something that seems to be against Hashem's will?

Find out in this week's Parsha Podcast.

(Running time: 19:15)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Re'eh - Understanding idolatry

Why is it so essential to uproot idolatry as a prerequisite to fulfilling the Torah? Why do our sage say that one who denies the validity of idolatry is considered as if he has fulfilled the entire Torah? What is the significance of the mountain in spiritual practice? Why were the blessings and curses placed on mountains?

Find out in this week's Parsha Podcast.

(Running time: 22:03)