Torah Learning with Ari

Bitachon 136 – End of Exile

By Ari Goldwag | November 14, 2023

We continue exploring ch 31 verse 25 which speaks of the strengthening of the heart that occurs when we trust in Hashem. And this is especially important to face off with the many challenges that the Jewish people have endured throughout the millenia. CLICK HERE to listen to the audio

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Chayei Sarah – Yishmael’s Final Fall

By Ari Goldwag | November 10, 2023

Why does the Torah first use a language of ‘Shachan’ to mean ‘dwelling’ and then ‘Nafal,’ which usually means to fall? What changed for Yishmael after Avraham’s death? What is the difference between Yishmael and his offspring and how will that play out in the end of days? Why do the people of Edom and…

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Bitachon 135 – Israel’s Enemies Are a Facade

By Ari Goldwag | November 7, 2023

We continue in ch 31 passuk 15 of Tehillim which speaks of two names of Hashem – one denoting Hashem’s kindness, and one His judgment. We learn that Dovid hamelech was saying that the challenges that he faced with his enemies had nothing to do with his enemies, but only to do with his relationship…

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Vayera – Israel’s Eternal Promise

By Ari Goldwag | November 3, 2023

How does the promise Hashem made to Sarah that she would conceive parallel the promise Hashem made to the Jewish people of their final redemption? Why did the miracle birth take a typical nine months instead of taking place immediately? Why was Sarah first abducted by Avimelech before Hashem kept His promise to Sarah? How…

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Bitachon 134 – Wars Are Won by Hashem

By Ari Goldwag | October 31, 2023

We continue to explore chapter 31 of Tehillim (Psalms) this time passuk 7, which speaks of how Dovid Hamelech despises those who pursue any other means for determining their success in war. Only by trusting in Hashem can one be assured that one will succeed. CLICK HERE to listen to the audio

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Lech Lecha – The Final War

By Ari Goldwag | October 27, 2023

Why did the 4 kings and 5 kings go out to battle? Why did they capture Avraham’s nephew Lot and hold him captive? How does this war set a precedent for future wars of the Jewish people? How does it teach us about the four exiles the Jewish people would ultimately have to endure? How…

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Bitachon 133 – Hashem Fights Our War

By Ari Goldwag | October 25, 2023

We learn together Tehillim ch. 31 passuk 2, which speaks of the trust of King David, and his request to not be embarrassed. This expresses our memory of previous redemptions that Hashem did, and our return to a state of exile and embarrassment. We pray for the Final Redemption that will complete our sense of…

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Noach – Only in Israel

By Ari Goldwag | October 20, 2023

What was the difference between Noach and Avraham? Would Noach have been greater if he was in a generation where there were others who also were spiritual giants? Why does the Torah say that Noach walked ‘next to Hashem’ as opposed to Avraham, who Hashem instructed to ‘walk before Him?’ What was the difference between…

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Bitachon 132 – Redeem Us Finally!

By Ari Goldwag | October 17, 2023

We learn together Tehillim ch. 31 passuk 2, which speaks of the trust of King David, and his request to not be embarrassed. This expresses our memory of previous redemptions that Hashem did, and our return to a state of exile and embarrassment. We pray for the Final Redemption that will complete our sense of…

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Breishis – Intuiting Hashem’s Hand

By Ari Goldwag | October 13, 2023

Why does the word for building (VaYiven) have the same root as the word for intuition (Bina)? What is the idea behind the concept of women’s intuition being more advanced than men’s? How can men’s intuition become more developed as they go out into the world? Why does intuition relate to the concept of vows…

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