Torah Learning with Ari

Acharei-Kedoshim – Entering the Holy of Holies

By Ari Goldwag | April 28, 2023

What is the connection between the 1st of Nissan and Yom Kippur? When was the command given initially to contribute to the construction of the Mishkan (Tabernacle)? Why was Aharon specifically commanded about all of the service of Yom Kippur on the day of the dedication of the Mishkan (Tabernacle)? How do the offerings of…

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Bitachon 108 – Joy of Bitachon

By Ari Goldwag | April 25, 2023

We study together the passuk in Tehillim ch 16 passuk 9 which speaks of the great joy of both body and soul when we realize that Hashem is always with us and standing at our side through the good times and the challenges. CLICK HERE to listen to the audio Running time: 21:52

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Tazria-Metzora – Leadership & Responsibility

By Ari Goldwag | April 21, 2023

What is the concept of the spiritual leprosy called ‘Tzara’as?’ Why does the Torah use the word ‘Adam’ which seems to refer not just to the Jewish people, but also to the nations of the world? Why is the Queen afraid when she sees the whip hanging on the wall, and what does the King…

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Bitachon 107 – Trust Only in Hashem

By Ari Goldwag | April 19, 2023

We study together Tehillim ch 16 passuk 1 which speaks of the ‘crown’ of King David – which was the request that always ‘surrounded’ him – that Hashem protect him and fulfill his trust. Despite the personal bodyguards that a king naturally has – his only wish was to depend directly and solely on Hashem.…

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Shmini – Addicted to Torah

By Ari Goldwag | April 14, 2023

Why did the sons of Aharon – Nadav and Avihu – lose their lives on the day of the dedication of the Mishkan (Tabernacle)? What is the intense negative power of addiction to wine? What is the lesson of the story of the drunk man who was left in a cemetery and found kegs of…

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Bitachon 106 – Hope of the Hopeless

By Ari Goldwag | April 11, 2023

We explore the passuk in Tehillim ch 14 passuk 6-7 which speaks of the hope of the poor person, which sometimes can be misplaced as he hopes the rich man will help him. But the truth that remains to be revealed is that it is Hashem who ultimately helps him. And this is also true…

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Pesach – Revealing Hashem’s Light

By Ari Goldwag | April 10, 2023

What is the parallel between the Exodus from Egypt and the future Redemption in the Messianic age? How do we use the Seder and the Haggadah, not just as a reminder of what happened in the distant past, but also as preparation for the near future? What are the ten ways that Hashem will ‘renew’…

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Bitachon 105 – Trusting in His Kindness

By Ari Goldwag | April 3, 2023

We explore the well known passuk ‘va’ani b’chasdecha batachti’ – which is Dovid Hamelech’s declaration that despite it all – whether he was worthy or not – he trusted in Hashem’s kindness at every point, and he was joyous before the salvation came, and afterwards as well. CLICK HERE to listen to the audio Running…

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Tzav – Permission to Return

By Ari Goldwag | March 31, 2023

What are the differences between the Olah sacrifice and the Shelamim sacrifice? Were both in existence before the Torah was given? What is the hint to the fact that the Shelamim sacrifice was a new idea that the Torah brought forth? What are the ‘winds of the North’ that are awakened, and how do they…

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Bitachon 104 – Confidence in Hashem

By Ari Goldwag | March 29, 2023

We discuss the passuk in Tehillim – ch. 11 verse 1 – which talks of Dovid Hamelech’s confidence in Hashem, despite all the voices that claim he should ‘be like a bird flying far into the mountains’ in fear. It’s that sense of confidence that he feels that helps him know that his request for…

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