Torah Learning with Ari

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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Shmini – Youthful Service

By Ari Goldwag | March 25, 2022

What is the connection between the Mishkan-Taernacle’s completion and the creation of the world? What are the parallels between them insofar as the ‘wisdom with which the house is built,’ the ‘seven pillars,’ and the various ‘preparations for the meal,’ made for the ‘youthful ones?’ What was the sin of Adam and Chava, and how…

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Bitachon 52 – Birthpangs of Moshiach II

By Ari Goldwag | March 22, 2022

The Chofetz Chaim continues to explain what merit we have to ask Hashem to bless us and protect us – the merit of Kiddush Hashem – sanctification of His name. With this recognition we can be assured that He will protect us in the face of the Birthpangs of Moshiach. Running time: 19:28 CLICK HERE to…

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Tzav – Offering of the Broken Hearted

By Ari Goldwag | March 17, 2022

What is the concept of the ‘offering of the broken hearted?’ How does Dovid Hamelech (King David) know that his son will build the Beis Hamikdash? How can we be assured that we are considered as if we have also done so, and brought offerings therein? Why does the ‘insignificant’ offering have significance? Why does…

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Bitachon 51 – Birthpangs of Moshiach

By Ari Goldwag | March 16, 2022

The Chofetz Chaim teaches us that the most powerful and important attribute to grab onto during times of upheaval and challenge is the midah of Bitachon. CLICK HERE to listen Running time: 16:28

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Vayikra – Living Like Angels

By Ari Goldwag | March 10, 2022

Who are the angels/messengers that the verse speaks of? Why are the prophets, and specifically Moshe, among them, referred to as angels? Why are those who keep Shmitah referred to as ‘Mighty of Strength?’ How is it that a burden that could not be held by 600,000 people could be held by one person alone…

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Bitachon Podcasts #49 & 50

By Ari Goldwag | March 9, 2022

Bitachon 49 – Bitachon Saves from Sin The Beis Halevi speaks of a number of sins that one is saved from when he has Bitachon, the greatest of which is the sin of false flattery. CLICK HERE to listen Bitachon 50 – Choose Your Toil We complete the essay of the Beis Halevi, who shows…

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Pekudei – Exactly the Right Amount

By Ari Goldwag | March 3, 2022

What is behind the accounting that Moshe makes for all that the collected donations were used for? What is the concept of the ‘trustworthy person’ who has ‘many blessings in his hand?’ What are the blessings – when there is more than enough, or when there is exactly enough? How does this contrast with Korach,…

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Vayakhel – A Good Name

By Ari Goldwag | February 25, 2022

What is the concept of a good name? How does one get a good name? Why is a ‘good name better than oil?’ What does oil represent? What is the difference between a superficial appointment to power, versus a leader who is connected to his spiritual essence? Why are the words shemo-name, mekor-root, and ratzon-desire…

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