Friday, June 24, 2022

Shlach & Korach - Grab the Lifeline

What is the powerful concept behind the mitzvah of Tzitzis - the strings that are tied onto the four cornered garment? How can we control our natural inclination to be drawn after our heart and eyes? What is the analogy of holding onto the Torah as a drowning person holds onto a lifeline? How do we engage our emotion and intellect to offset the natural inclinations of our base desires? What was the mistake of Korach? Why does the Torah use the phrase 'Korach took' if he did not really 'take' anything? How do we use spiritual inspiration as a motivator?

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Running time: 26:12

Friday, June 17, 2022

Behaaloscha & Shlach - Spirit of Courage

What is the depth of the idea of Ruach Hakodesh-Divine Inspiration? What does it mean that Moshe's Ruach Hakodesh was spread onto the seventy elders? Why was it that on one hand Hashem was joyous when the elders received this Ruach, but on the other hand it seems that Moshe was chastised for requesting help? What is the Ruach Hakodesh that Esther, Dovid and Shimshon received? Why did Hashem instruct Moshe to send a spy from each tribe instead of only sending two all together, as Yehoshua did 40 years later?

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Running time: 28:19

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Bitachon 63 - Yiras Hashem and Bitachon

Rabenu Yonah speaks about the parallel powers of Yiras Hashem - fear of Heaven - and Bitachon. He also speaks of the power of renewal that a person receives when he invests his heart into Bitachon.

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Friday, June 10, 2022

Naso & Behaaloscha - Foundation of Life

Why is the revelation of Hashem, where He speaks to Moshe from on top of the Ark, directly after the sacrifices brought by the 12 princes of the tribes? What is the idea behind the human being who is able to hear the voice of Hashem, while the spiritual angels are not able to do so? What is the depth in the teaching that Aharon and the Kohanim were given the mitzvah to light the Menorah in contrast to the Nesi'im (princes) who brought their sacrifices in the Mishkan's inauguration? Why does Aharon's lighting of the menorah immediately follow these sacrifices? What is the parallel between the Levi'im as the 'beloved' of Hashem, in contrast to the twelve tribes, and the Jewish people as the 'beloved' of Hashem in contrast to the seventy nations?

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Running time: 27:46

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Bitachon 62 - Rewards of Bitachon

We are back in the Rabenu Yonah who speaks about the result of the wealthy man's faith in his own wealth, versus the reward of the one who places his sole faith in Hashem, and the obligation that is fulfilled in doing so.

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Running time: 20:01

Friday, June 3, 2022

Shavuos-Bamidbar-Naso - Carrying the Torah

Why did the Jewish people need to be forced to accept the Torah if they were ready to accept it willingly? Why did they receive the Torah willingly in the time of Esther and Mordechai, especially in light of the fact that they had fallen to such a low level? Why does Hashem ask first for a count of the family of Kehos, before Gershon and Merrari, if Gershon was the oldest of the sons of Levi? What was special about the family of Kehos that entitled them to be able to carry the Aron Habris (Ark of the Covenant)?

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Running time: 27:57

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Bitachon 61 - Singing Before Salvation

We talk about the idea of thanking Hashem, or singing, before the salvation of Hashem arrives, which represents a very high level of Bitachon, where the confidence in Hashem is strong, and can also be the reason for the help to arrive.

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Running time: 19:55