Torah Learning with Ari

Emor & Behar – How We Affect Others

By Ari Goldwag | May 13, 2022

Why is the illegitimate child punished for the sin his parents committed? How does Hashem promise that He will console this person in the future when Moshiach arrives? What is the idea behind the Shechina (Divine Presence) which accompanies us into exile, and leads us home with redemption? What is the twofold power of the…

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Bitachon 58 – Depending on Hashem’s Kindness

By Ari Goldwag | May 10, 2022

R’ Yonah teaches us that we can always have hope, no matter the challenge we face, because we know that Hashem is Compassionate and Kind, and even if we have sinned, Hashem is our Father who wants to forgive us. CLICK HERE to listen to the audio Running time: 21:22

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Kedoshim & Emor – Pure Words

By Ari Goldwag | May 6, 2022

What is the concept of Holiness? How does it relate to the Jewish People’s specialness and our ability to inhabit the land of Israel? How does it relate to the concept of the forbidden relationships, the concept of Kosher food, and the concept of finding out spiritual information from Kosher sources? How does this connect…

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Bitachon Podcasts 54-57

By Ari Goldwag | May 4, 2022

Bitachon 57: Hashem Gives the Challenge Rabenu Yonah goes into the idea that it makes a lot of sense to place our trust in Hashem, as He is the one who gives us the challenge in the first place – to help us grow and become better – so it is in Him that we…

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Acharei & Kedoshim – Shechina and Holiness

By Ari Goldwag | April 29, 2022

What is the depth that underlies the idea that when we are careful about keeping our eyes pure, we merit to have a revelation of the Shechina-Divine Presence? How does this relate to the concept of Holiness? How does the concept of Holiness relate to ‘singing to Hashem’ in all situations – the good and…

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Acharei-Pesach – Joy and Judgment

By Ari Goldwag | April 21, 2022

Why do we find that the verse tells us in Koheles that the righteous and the wicked can seem to have the same fate – be it positive or negative? Why is it that the time of joy – the holidays – coincides with a time of judgment? Why did the students of R’ Akiva…

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Pesach – Redemption Then and Now

By Ari Goldwag | April 15, 2022

Why do we speak of the Matza – the ‘bread of affliction’ in terms of our slavery, but also in terms of our freedom – the bread we ate as we hastily left Egypt? Why do we speak about the Future Redemption – Next Year in the Land of Israel – at the very beginning…

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Metzora – Stay Positive!

By Ari Goldwag | April 8, 2022

What are the causes of the spiritual leprosy called Tzara’as? What was the magical elixir of life that the peddler was ‘selling’ in R’ Yanai’s neighborhood? What is the idea of not speaking negatively – both of other people, and of one’s life situation? What is the depth of the praises that King David sang…

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Tazria – Fill the World With His Light

By Ari Goldwag | April 1, 2022

Why does the concept of a woman conceiving and giving birth follow the concept of the laws of kosher animals? What is the meaning of the verse that speaks about ‘earlier and later’ in regards to the Human being’s fashioning? What is the idea behind Adam harishon in that he filled up the whole world,…

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Bitachon 53 – Trust in Hashem Every Moment

By Ari Goldwag | March 29, 2022

We begin selected explanations of Rabbenu Yonah on Mishlei on the topic of Bitachon. He speaks about having consistent Bitachon and Emunah, and not rely on our intuitive understanding of what will bring success – rather return our trust to Hashem. He also speaks about the importance of not just having Bitachon in the big…

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