Purim

Honoring Havdala

Posted on
This video is class 35 of 35 in the series Purim Unmasked.

This class explores the connection between Havdala and Purim, as expressed in the passuk from the megilla which is included in the weekly havdaa, “layehudim haysa orah v’simcha v’sasson viykar’, ‘and the Jews had light, joy, rejoicing, and honor’.

Parshat Beshalach

Walls of Wrath

Posted on
This video is class 15 of 30 in the series Living the Parsha 5780.

In Parshat Beshalach, in the aftermath of the Splitting of the Sea, as the Egyptians entered the Yam Suf, each on received exacting punishment for their evil deeds. An exploration of why Hashem waits before punishing people for their misdeeds, and the level of exactness in all Divine retribution.

Parashat Shemot

Passionate Performance

Posted on
This video is class 12 of 30 in the series Living the Parsha 5780.

This fascinating shiur on Parshat Shemot explores the episode of Aharon Hakoehn’s joy for his brother Moshe’s appointment as the leader of the jewish people, and epands the topic of joy and passion in fulfilling mitzvot. The feeling that is put into the mitzva makes both the mitzva and its reward so much more valuable.