Torah Learning with Ari

Bimidbar – Israel Surrounds the Mishkan

By Ari Goldwag | June 7, 2024

What is the depth behind each of the sides of the Mishkan, which was surrounded by four Levi encampments, and four corresponding Israelite ecampments? What is the significance of the West, as the source of ‘snow, sleet, extreme heat and cold? And the South, as the source of rain and dew of blessing? And the…

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Bitachon 163 – Wanting to Want Spirituality

By Ari Goldwag | June 4, 2024

We continue our study in Tehillim chapter 39 passuk 8, which speaks of our desire to connect to Hashem through Bitachon, as it is expressed in contrast to all the things we could desire that have to do with this world. CLICK HERE to listen to the audio Running time: 19:28

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Bechukosai – Israel is Hashem’s Garden

By Ari Goldwag | May 31, 2024

Why does the Torah enumerate the avos in reverse order – Yakov, Yitzchak then Avraham – in speaking of Hashem remembering His covenant? How does this relate to the idea of the grapevine, which rests upon older wood from trees no longer alive? How do the people of Israel parallel the grapevine, whose main body…

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Bitachon 162 – Hashem Wants To Connect To Us

By Ari Goldwag | May 28, 2024

We continue our study in Tehillim chapter 39 passuk 8, which speaks of the desire to connect to Hashem through Bitachon, which is strengthened by the awareness that Hashem wants to connect to us. CLICK HERE to listen to the audio

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Behar – Times of Judgment, Times of Balance

By Ari Goldwag | May 24, 2024

What is the prohibition of Ona’as Devarim-Causing pain through our words? What is the prohitibiton of Ona’as Mamon-Causing pain through our money? Why does Hashem appear to the prophet Amos in front of a ‘balanced wall’ holding a builders ‘balance tool?’ Why does the Anach-Balance tool have the same root as the word Ona’ah-Pain? How…

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Bitachon 161 – The Wicked Fall, Israel Rises

By Ari Goldwag | May 21, 2024

We continue studying Tehillim chapter 37 verse 40, which speaks of the double salvation that comes to someone who trusts in Hashem, and the fall of the wicked who try to circumvent Hashem’s will. CLICK HERE to listen to the audio Running time: 24:11

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Emor – Hashem Saves the Humans and Beasts

By Ari Goldwag | May 17, 2024

Why does the Torah require that an animal be eight days old before being used as a Korban (sacrifice)? How does this parallel the human being who needs to be eight days old to be given a bris (circumcision)? What is the concept of our desire to be ‘drawn after Hashem’ like an animal is…

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Bitachon 160 – Israel’s Double Salvation

By Ari Goldwag | May 14, 2024

We continue studying Tehillim chapter 37 verse 40, which speaks of the double salvation that comes to someone who trusts in Hashem. CLICK HERE to listen to the audio Running time: 20:40

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Kedoshim – Planting Our Lives in Israel

By Ari Goldwag | May 10, 2024

How does planting a tree in Israel constitute the fulfillment of a mitzvah – a commandment? What is the idea of Yishuv Ha’aretz – settling the land of Israel? How does waiting three years before eating from a new fruit tree rectify the sin of Adam? If everything was already prepared for us when we…

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Bitachon 159 – Rabbi Perr zt”l and Bitachon

By Ari Goldwag | May 7, 2024

We continue exploring the passuk in Tehillim 37 passuk 34 which exhorts us to hope to Hashem and keep His way. The result will be that we will inherit the land and we will see the fall of the wicked. We also share a few thoughts about Rabbi Perr zt”l after his recent petirah (passing).…

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