Parsha Podcasts

Tetzaveh – Israel’s Secret Weapon

Why does the Torah use the word ‘davar’ – ‘thing’ or ‘matter’ in introducing the order of initiating Aharon and his sons into their Kohen service in the Mishkan-Tabernacle? What are the two ‘matters’ that can be used to atone and bring salvation when we do not have the ability to bring sacrifices? How do…

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Bitachon 149 – Israel’s Source of Peace

We continue exploring the passuk in Tehillim ch. 37 passuk 3 which speaks of Dovid Hamelech’s advice to not only trust in Hashem, but also do good. This means that we can not suffice ourselves only with a trusting relationship with Hashem, but His help engenders an obligation to also be honest about our negative…

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Terumah – Israel is G-d’s Child

How do we ‘take an example from Heaven’ in the construction of the Tabernacle? What are the many parallels between the ‘throne room’ of Hashem above, and the place of His Presence here on earth? What do each of these elements represent? What is the significance of Hashem calling the gold and silver of the…

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Bitachon 148 – Fear Not – Israel’s Enemies Won’t Succeed

We explore the passuk in Tehillim ch. 37 passuk 3 which speaks of Dovid Hamelech’s assurance that even if it seems that Israel’s enemies are succeeding – heaven forbid – we can rest assured that ultimately, those who truly trust in Hashem will be far more successful. CLICK HERE to lisen to the audio Running…

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Mishpatim – Creating Angels

Why does the Torah place the concept of the inclined ramp of the altar right next to the concept of the laws? Why is there concern of immodesty walking up the ramp if the Kohanim had undergarments to prevent immodesty? What is the concept of ‘walking with small steps’ versus ‘walking with large steps?’ How…

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Bitachon 147 – Bitachon Redeems Us

We continue our study in the passuk in Tehillim chapter 34 passuk 23, which speaks of how Hashem redeems the soul of His servants, and finds no guilt in those who trust in Him. This means that Bitachon has an amazing side effect – that we are judged more favorably by Hashem when we are…

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Yisro – Israel Receives the Torah

Why does it speak of Moshe ‘going up’ to receive the Torah, if Hashem ‘came down’ with all His hosts, as it were, to give the Torah? How was Moshe’s previous battle with angels now helpful in his current mission, to capture the Torah from the hands of the angels? What was the ultimate merit…

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Bitachon 146 – Taste Hashem’s Goodness

We continue our study of the passuk in Tehillim chapter 34 passuk 9, which speaks about the tangible ‘taste’ of Hashem’s goodness that we can experience when we place our full trust in Him. Doing so involves contemplation of the good, looking for the good, and in developing the state of Bitachon – confidence that…

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Beshalach – Israel Has Nowhere to Turn But to G-d

Why is Egypt compared to a fox, while the four great Kingdoms of Israel’s exiles were all compared to great animals? What was Egypt’s crafty plan for survival from the growing menace of the Israelite population in their midst? Why did it involve throwing the babies in water, as opposed to using fire or the…

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Bitachon 145 – Taste the Good of Israel’s G-d

We look at the passuk in Tehillim chapter 34 passuk 9, which speaks about the tangible ‘taste’ of Hashem’s goodness that we can experience when we place our full trust in Him. Ultimately, this has to do with our ability to focus on the broader picture, and see beyond the challenge of the moment, so…

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