Parsha Podcasts

Bitachon 68 – Stay Spiritually Centered

We start learning together a section in the sefer “Bitach Bashem” where he quotes from sources in the Gemara and Midrash that speak about the idea of Bitachon. We start with a section that speaks of the importance of maintaining our relationship with Hashem at the center of our life through our Bitachon, in order…

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Balak & Pinchas – Challenge of Redemption

What is the unique challenge that presents itself at the transition time of Redemption? How does this play out when the Jews are redeemed from Egypt, as opposed to their imminent arrival in the Holy Land? How was this manifest before the Second Temple was built in the times of Esther? What protected the Jewish…

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Bitachon 67 – Bitachon is the Greatest Level

We study some more ideas from the Gra about Bitachon, among them is that Bitachon is a mitzvah that includes and impacts all the other Mitzvos (commandments), and it is an exalted level, especially when accompanied by righteousness (though Bitachon can be used by anyone). CLICK HERE to listen Running time: 21:20

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Chukas & Balak – The War of Og After Succos

What is the significance of the fact that the war with Sichon happened during Elul and that the war with Og happened right after Succos, as the Jews stood at the border of the land of Israel? Why was Moshe concerned about this war with Og – what merit did the Jewish people lack, and…

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Bitachon 64 – 65 – 66

Bitachon 66 – Childlike Faith We continue reading from the Gra, who gives us a paradigm for what true Bitachon looks like – a childlike innocence and trust – and to the degree we trust, Hashem is there for us. CLICK HERE to listen to the audio   Bitachon 65 – Bitachon with All Your…

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Korach & Chukas – Staff of Moshiach

What is the concept of the staff of Aharon that proves his specialness? Why is this the same staff that was used by Yehuda, Moshe, the kings of Israel, and will be used in the future by Moshiach? What is the concept of the two different versions of the letter ‘tzadi?’ How does this relate…

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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…

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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?…

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Naso & Behaaloscha – Foundations of Light

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…

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