Parsha Podcasts

Breishis – From Beginning to End

What is the secret of the five double letters referred to by the acronym MaNTsPaCh? What do the sages mean when they say they were given over to Moshe at Sinai, and then forgotten and re-instituted by the prophets? What is the special understanding the children were able to come to when their teachers did…

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Bitachon 81 – Faith of the Lion Cub

We continue to explore lessons in Bitachon from the Zohar. The righteous trust in Hashem like a lion cub which is strong, but does not depend on its own strength, and their Bitachon is like the mountain of Tzion, whose strength endures forever. CLICK HERE to listen Running time: 22:08

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Succos – Trading Temporal for Eternal

Why does the Torah use the language ‘take for yourself’ in regards to the mitzvah of the arba minim (four species)? What is the loss one incurs when giving up the ‘bread and wine of Torah’ for the ‘silver of Esav?’ Why did R’ Yochanan sell his fields, his vineyards and his olive orchards? How…

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Bitachon 80 – Directed Bitachon

We complete the section of the sefer Bitach Bashem which quotes from our sages in the medrash and Gemara, and we begin a section from the Zohar. We discuss the proper direction of Bitachon – not to get what ‘you want,’ per se, but to be able to better do Hashem’s will. CLICK HERE to…

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Ha’azinu – Hearing and Being Heard

Can one break Shabbos to cure one’s ear? How does listening to Torah give life to one’s entire body? What happens when someone turns away from listening to Torah, Heaven forbid? What is the idea behind the teaching that if one listens to Torah, that person will be heard by others? What is the depth…

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Bitachon 79 – Getting into a Bitachon Mindset

We touch on a number of important points – how the righteous pour out their hearts to Hashem about their troubles, how the one who trusts in Hashem is promised that this trust will last forever, how Hashem the one who trusts is blessed, how the one who trusts avoids pain and sickness, and how…

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Vayelech – All of Us as One

What is the concept of the word today? How does it relate to the fact that Moshe speaks to ‘all of you’ – all of the Jewish people as one? What is the unique power of Jewish Unity? How does this bring about redemption, which is synonymous with the concept of the dwelling of the…

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Bitachon 78 – Absolute Bitachon

We discuss some ideas based on pesukim in Tehillim (Psalms). Dovid Hamelech was the one of the greatest to ever live, and still he did not wish to depend on any of his own merits, but rather to put his complete faith in Hashem, to strengthen himself in times of trouble, even when he was…

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Nitsavim-Rosh Hashana – The Torah’s Awesome Power

What is the concept of the blessings we say before and after reading the Torah? Why do they mention the choseness of the people of Israel and qualify the Torah as a gift? Why do the Heavenly Angels desire the Torah if it seems to serve to help the Human Being to refine his character…

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Bitachon 77 – Bitachon, our National Treasure

We continue in sources from our sages for the idea of Bitachon. Among the ideas we discuss is that we were chosen by Hashem and given outstanding wisdom in order to have Bitachon. Furthermore, we have the ability, just as did Avraham, Sarah, Rivka, Rochel, Leah and Dovid – to access the power of Bitachon.…

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