Torah Learning with Ari

Acharei Mos – Israel – Rose Among Thorns

By Ari Goldwag | May 3, 2024

How is Rebecca, our matriarch, compared to a rose among thorns? How was she able to remain steadfast despite being surrounded by charlatans and liars? Why was it so difficult for Hashem, as it were, to take ‘one nation out from another nation’ at the Exodus? How are the people of Israel like a Rose…

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Bitachon 158 – Israel Will See Her Enemies Fall

By Ari Goldwag | May 1, 2024

We explore 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. CLICK HERE to listen to the audio Running time: 22:44

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Pesach – Israel is Hashem’s Song

By Ari Goldwag | April 26, 2024

Why is Shir Hashirim called the greatest of all songs? How do the other books of Shlomo Hamelech (Kong Solomon) – Koheles and Mishlei – have a message for the nations of the world, and yet Shir Hashirim is exclusive to the Jewish people? How does this correspond to Shabbos and the month of Nissan,…

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Metzora-Pesach – Hashem Brings Justice and Redeems

By Ari Goldwag | April 19, 2024

Why does the Torah refer to the time that a woman is impure after a flow as ‘many days’ if it is only a few days? What does Hashem reassure the Jewish people after telling them that they will be in exile for ‘many days?’ Why is He referred to as the ‘G-d of Truth’…

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Bitachon 157 – Israel is Guided by Hashem

By Ari Goldwag | April 16, 2024

We continue exploring the passuk in Tehillim ch. 37 passuk 7 where King David says that we are to be quiet and hope to Hashem. This indicates that whatever happens in our life – Hashem is blazing our path and guiding us to the future He envisions for us. We need not put in the…

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Tazria – Israel Balances the Stormy Winds

By Ari Goldwag | April 12, 2024

Why does the Torah use the word Adam-Man in reference to the person who has Tzara’as-Leprosy? What is the imbalance in the person who suffers from this spiritual malady? Why was there a threatening ‘stormy wind’ in the times of Iyov, Yonah and Eliyahu? What is the concept of the souls that need to manifest…

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Bitachon 156 – Israel’s Victory Is In The End

By Ari Goldwag | April 9, 2024

We continue exploring the passuk in Tehillim ch. 37 passuk 7 where King David says that we are to be quiet and hope to Hashem. This indicates that although it seems others are succeeding without depending on Hashem, we need to know that the Jewish people’s success comes in the end when we are totally…

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Shmini – Why Israel is Despised

By Ari Goldwag | April 5, 2024

Why are there special foods that are permitted and forbidden to the Jewish people to be eaten? What is the ‘measuring’ that Hashem did to determine who would receive the Torah? How does this parallel the ‘measuring’ He did of Mount Sinai and the land of Israel, which would be given to the Jewish people?…

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Bitachon 155 – Israel Needs Torah’s Protection

By Ari Goldwag | April 2, 2024

We continue exploring the passuk in Tehillim ch. 37 passuk 6 & 7 where King David says that the one who trusts in Hashem – Hashem will cause their light to come out and shine, and that we are to be quiet and hope to Hashem. Both of these ideas express that we are to…

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Tzav – Israel’s Gift of Peace

By Ari Goldwag | March 29, 2024

Why is the Korban Toda (thanks offering) the only one that will remain in the future time? What is the concept of the korban Shelamim, whose root is related to Shalom-Peace? Why is it the last of the korbanos spoken of in the parsha? How does it bring about peace between all those involved in…

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