Parsha Podcasts

Behar – Times of Judgment, Times of Balance

What is the prohibition of Ona’as Devarim-Causing pain through our words? What is the prohitibiton of Ona’as Mamon-Causing pain through our money? Why does Hashem appear to the prophet Amos in front of a ‘balanced wall’ holding a builders ‘balance tool?’ Why does the Anach-Balance tool have the same root as the word Ona’ah-Pain? How…

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Bitachon 161 – The Wicked Fall, Israel Rises

We continue studying Tehillim chapter 37 verse 40, which speaks of the double salvation that comes to someone who trusts in Hashem, and the fall of the wicked who try to circumvent Hashem’s will. CLICK HERE to listen to the audio Running time: 24:11

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Emor – Hashem Saves the Humans and Beasts

Why does the Torah require that an animal be eight days old before being used as a Korban (sacrifice)? How does this parallel the human being who needs to be eight days old to be given a bris (circumcision)? What is the concept of our desire to be ‘drawn after Hashem’ like an animal is…

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Kedoshim – Planting Our Lives in Israel

How does planting a tree in Israel constitute the fulfillment of a mitzvah – a commandment? What is the idea of Yishuv Ha’aretz – settling the land of Israel? How does waiting three years before eating from a new fruit tree rectify the sin of Adam? If everything was already prepared for us when we…

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Bitachon 159 – Rabbi Perr zt”l and Bitachon

We continue exploring the passuk in Tehillim 37 passuk 34 which exhorts us to hope to Hashem and keep His way. The result will be that we will inherit the land and we will see the fall of the wicked. We also share a few thoughts about Rabbi Perr zt”l after his recent petirah (passing).…

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Acharei Mos – Israel – Rose Among Thorns

How is Rebecca, our matriarch, compared to a rose among thorns? How was she able to remain steadfast despite being surrounded by charlatans and liars? Why was it so difficult for Hashem, as it were, to take ‘one nation out from another nation’ at the Exodus? How are the people of Israel like a Rose…

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Pesach – Israel is Hashem’s Song

Why is Shir Hashirim called the greatest of all songs? How do the other books of Shlomo Hamelech (Kong Solomon) – Koheles and Mishlei – have a message for the nations of the world, and yet Shir Hashirim is exclusive to the Jewish people? How does this correspond to Shabbos and the month of Nissan,…

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Metzora-Pesach – Hashem Brings Justice and Redeems

Why does the Torah refer to the time that a woman is impure after a flow as ‘many days’ if it is only a few days? What does Hashem reassure the Jewish people after telling them that they will be in exile for ‘many days?’ Why is He referred to as the ‘G-d of Truth’…

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