Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Bitachon 53 - Trust in Hashem Every Moment

We begin selected explanations of Rabbenu Yonah on Mishlei on the topic of Bitachon. He speaks about having consistent Bitachon and Emunah, and not rely on our intuitive understanding of what will bring success - rather return our trust to Hashem. He also speaks about the importance of not just having Bitachon in the big things, but also in the little things.

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Running time: 14:21

Friday, March 25, 2022

Shmini - Entering the Beis Hamikdash

What is the connection between the Mishkan-Taernacle's completion and the creation of the world? What are the parallels between them insofar as the 'wisdom with which the house is built,' the 'seven pillars,' and the various 'preparations for the meal,' made for the 'youthful ones?' What was the sin of Adam and Chava, and how does it relate to the rectification made by Aharon and his sons for the sin of the Golden calf? What is the idea of serving Hashem in a 'youthful' way? How does this relate to the war of Gog U'magog and entering the Beis Hamikdash?

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Running time: 23:21

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Bitachon 52 - Birthpangs of Moshiach II

The Chofetz Chaim continues to explain what merit we have to ask Hashem to bless us and protect us - the merit of Kiddush Hashem - sanctification of His name. With this recognition we can be assured that He will protect us in the face of the Birthpangs of Moshiach.

Running time: 19:28

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Thursday, March 17, 2022

Tzav - Offering of the Broken Hearted

What is the concept of the 'offering of the broken hearted?' How does Dovid Hamelech (King David) know that his son will build the Beis Hamikdash? How can we be assured that we are considered as if we have also done so, and brought offerings therein? Why does the 'insignificant' offering have significance? Why does Hashem prefer to use 'broken vessels?'

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Running time: 18:42

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Bitachon 51 - Birthpangs of Moshiach

The Chofetz Chaim teaches us that the most powerful and important attribute to grab onto during times of upheaval and challenge is the midah of Bitachon.

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Running time: 16:28

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Vayikra - Living Like Angels

Who are the angels/messengers that the verse speaks of? Why are the prophets, and specifically Moshe, among them, referred to as angels? Why are those who keep Shmitah referred to as 'Mighty of Strength?' How is it that a burden that could not be held by 600,000 people could be held by one person alone - Moshe?

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Bitachon 49 & 50

 Bitachon 49 - Bitachon Saves from Sin

The Beis Halevi speaks of a number of sins that one is saved from when he has Bitachon, the greatest of which is the sin of false flattery.

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Bitachon 50 - Choose Your Toil

We complete the essay of the Beis Halevi, who shows us that we are made for toil and effort, and we can choose if that effort is to be expended in our study of Torah, or in other Matters, depending on our level of Bitachon. We begin a section in Sefer Shmiras Halashon of the Chofetz Chaim, where he speaks about the idea of Bitachon.

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Thursday, March 3, 2022

Pekudei - Exactly the Right Amount

What is behind the accounting that Moshe makes for all that the collected donations were used for? What is the concept of the 'trustworthy person' who has 'many blessings in his hand?' What are the blessings - when there is more than enough, or when there is exactly enough? How does this contrast with Korach, who never has enough and wants far beyond his share? Why does Moshe appoint others to help in the accounting?

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Running time: 20:17