Torah Learning with Ari

Bitachon 67 – Bitachon is the Greatest Level

By Ari Goldwag | July 13, 2022

We study some more ideas from the Gra about Bitachon, among them is that Bitachon is a mitzvah that includes and impacts all the other Mitzvos (commandments), and it is an exalted level, especially when accompanied by righteousness (though Bitachon can be used by anyone). CLICK HERE to listen Running time: 21:20

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Chukas & Balak – The War of Og After Succos

By Ari Goldwag | July 7, 2022

What is the significance of the fact that the war with Sichon happened during Elul and that the war with Og happened right after Succos, as the Jews stood at the border of the land of Israel? Why was Moshe concerned about this war with Og – what merit did the Jewish people lack, and…

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Bitachon 64 – 65 – 66

By Ari Goldwag | July 6, 2022

Bitachon 66 – Childlike Faith We continue reading from the Gra, who gives us a paradigm for what true Bitachon looks like – a childlike innocence and trust – and to the degree we trust, Hashem is there for us. CLICK HERE to listen to the audio   Bitachon 65 – Bitachon with All Your…

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Korach & Chukas – Staff of Moshiach

By Ari Goldwag | July 1, 2022

What is the concept of the staff of Aharon that proves his specialness? Why is this the same staff that was used by Yehuda, Moshe, the kings of Israel, and will be used in the future by Moshiach? What is the concept of the two different versions of the letter ‘tzadi?’ How does this relate…

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Shlach & Korach – Grab the Lifeline

By Ari Goldwag | June 24, 2022

What is the powerful concept behind the mitzvah of Tzitzis – the strings that are tied onto the four cornered garment? How can we control our natural inclination to be drawn after our heart and eyes? What is the analogy of holding onto the Torah as a drowning person holds onto a lifeline? How do…

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Behaaloscha & Shlach – Spirit of Courage

By Ari Goldwag | June 17, 2022

What is the depth of the idea of Ruach Hakodesh-Divine Inspiration? What does it mean that Moshe’s Ruach Hakodesh was spread onto the seventy elders? Why was it that on one hand Hashem was joyous when the elders received this Ruach, but on the other hand it seems that Moshe was chastised for requesting help?…

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Bitachon 63 – Yiras Hashem and Bitachon

By Ari Goldwag | June 14, 2022

Rabenu Yonah speaks about the parallel powers of Yiras Hashem – fear of Heaven – and Bitachon. He also speaks of the power of renewal that a person receives when he invests his heart into Bitachon. CLICK HERE to listen

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Naso & Behaaloscha – Foundations of Light

By Ari Goldwag | June 10, 2022

Why is the revelation of Hashem, where He speaks to Moshe from on top of the Ark, directly after the sacrifices brought by the 12 princes of the tribes? What is the idea behind the human being who is able to hear the voice of Hashem, while the spiritual angels are not able to do…

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Bitachon 62 – Rewards of Bitachon

By Ari Goldwag | June 8, 2022

We are back in the Rabenu Yonah who speaks about the result of the wealthy man’s faith in his own wealth, versus the reward of the one who places his sole faith in Hashem, and the obligation that is fulfilled in doing so. CLICK HERE to listen Running time: 20:01

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Shavuos-Bamidbar-Naso – Carrying the Torah

By Ari Goldwag | June 2, 2022

Why did the Jewish people need to be forced to accept the Torah if they were ready to accept it willingly? Why did they receive the Torah willingly in the time of Esther and Mordechai, especially in light of the fact that they had fallen to such a low level? Why does Hashem ask first…

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