An exploration of the women in the desert who were rewarded for their eagerness to contribute to the Mishkan in contrast to their refusal to participate or contribute to the Golden Calf, and their reward for their choices.
Understanding the comparison of the gift of Torah to a Kalla, a bride.
A discussion of the bells sewn on the bottom of the clothing of the Kohen Gadol, and their purpose in heralding his arrival and departure at the Beis Hamikdash.
The Aron Hakodesh in the Mishkan as an allegorical paradigm for the character of a Talmid Chacham, and every Jew dedicated to perfecting his or her character.
The key to accepting the Torah.
An exploration of the prohibition to bear false witness.
In this Torah class Rebbetzin Shira Smiles discusses Eliyahu Hanavi and the Gift of flour and oil he gave
In this Torah class Rebbetzin Tzipora Smiles discuses Eliyahu Hanavi and Shulamit
In this Torah class Rebbetzin Shira Smiles discusses the Power of Love
An exploration of the gift of mann in the desert, and the double portion which fell on Fridays.
Discussion of plague of the firstborn
We explore the messages that can be learned from the plague of hail, makas barad.
An exploration of the self-sacrifice of the midwives Shifra and Puah in Egypt, and the reward that they merited for their actions.
An overview of Yaakov’s bracha and rebuke to Reuven regarding his midda of ‘pachaz kamayim’.
The passuk which describes the vision which Yaakov had on his down to Egypt switches from Yisrael to Yaakov. In this class, we explore the significance of the shift from Yisrael to Yaakov, and what each name represents.
An exploration of the miracle of the oil on Chanuka.
The relationship between Yaakov, Esav, and Yosef, based on the Midrash, and how this Midrash relates to Chanuka.
Mrs. Smiles discusses Yaakov’s decision to leave Charan.
What was the essence of Esav’s error in during the episode of his selling his birthright to Yaakov for a bowl of lentil soup?
Influencing , Indulging and Inculcating
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles teaches important lessons from Parshat Balak, specifically from the brachot/ blessings of Bilaam.
Source of Sustenance:
Song & Struggle
Behukosai class which is about Shavuos