Friday, April 24, 2020

Tazria-Metzora - Protecting our Health

Why are birds part of the process of recovery for a persona afflicted with Tzaraas? What are we to learn from the Kohanim, who receive 24 gifts and act on our behalf? Why is it that the spiritual affliction is 'in the hands' of the person who comes to purify himself? How do we avoid the spiritual disease that manifests as a physical disease? How do we protect our spiritual and physical health?

Find out in this week's Parsha Podcast.

Running time: 20:21

Friday, April 17, 2020

Shmini - On Wings of the Righteous

Why are the zekenim-elders called to take part in the dedication of the mishkan alongside Moshe, Aharon and his sons? What is the idea behind them being the wings of the Jewish people? What is the idea of a 'young' elder? What is the idea behind their being called in numerous circumstances, including in the future time, at the advent of Moshiach? What is the idea behind the circle they form around Hashem, as it were, and their pointing to Him?

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Running time: 17:13

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Pesach - Spiritual Light and Judgment

Why does the gemara in Rosh Hashana say that all three of the holidays are times of judgment - Pesach, Shavuos, and Succos? Why are they specifically linked to a judgment around our physical sustenance? Why are there special commandments to fulfill for these holidays? Why did the same angels come to inform Avraham of the impending miraculous birth of Yitzchak, and also to destroy Sodom? Why was Sodom destroyed at the same moment in history as the advent of Am Yisrael? Why were the Egyptians decimated by the very same spiritual power that freed the Jewish people from bandage?

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Running time: 23:40

Friday, April 3, 2020

Tzav - Expansion within Corona's Constriction

How were all of the Jewish people able to fit in the small space in front of the entrance of the Mishkan-Tabernacle? Why specifically at this moment in time was this miraculous experience shown to them? What did Hashem want to teach His people as he did this again when they were entering the land and the entire nation fit between the staves of the ark? How will all the nations of the world gather in the times of the Moshiach to the Throne of Hashem in Jerusalem - where will they fit? What is the depth of the concept that in the spiritual realms something expansive can fit into a constricted place?

Find out in this week's Parsha Podcast.