Last lecture in series on Shem Mishmuel. Chelek Sefer Devarim daf mem-gimel on Parshat Ve’etchanan.
Analyzing the Two Versions of Aseret Hadibrot with respect to Mitzvas Shabbat. Parshat Yisro vs. Parshat Ve’etchanan
In this class (shiur) Rabbi Hershel Riechman discusses the Holy Day Of Shabbos.
Rabbi Hershel Reichman gives insight into Parshat Vayikra.
Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses Parshat Vayikra.
Rabbi Hershel Riechman discusses Parshat Ki Tisa.
Rabbi Hershel Riechman discusses Parshat Ki Tisa.
Rabbi Hershel Reichman talks about the eved Ivri, the Jewish man sold into slavery to a fellow Jew, which is described in Parshat Mishpatim. The Torah helps rehabilitate and give him two paths to repentance.
Rabbi Hershel Riechman discusses Parshat Mishpatim.
Rabbi Hershel Riechman discusses Parshat Pekudei.
Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the power of prayer despite one’s own spiritual shortcomings.
Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains the Nesivos Shalom’s essay of how one can overcome the yetzer hara, drawing on lessons found in Parshat Vayishlach.
Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains two forms of the Yetzer Hara and how one can defeat them both.
Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains why Yitzchak wanted to give Eisav the blessings.
Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains how the Teiva, the Ark, represents the power of surrounding ourselves with our community. By doing so, we are protected from the various outside negative influences.
Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains how Torah protects us throughout our lives.
Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses how one can find refuge from the overwhelming influence of the secular world.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the spiritual underpinnings of Akeidat Yitzchak, the binding of Yitzchak. The events that lead up to that test provide insight in our present day understanding of life and its challenges.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the character of Lot and his journey from Avraham’s prime student to a member of the wicked city of Sodom. Based on the teachings of the Shem MiShmuel, Rabbi Reichman explores the differences between Lot and Avraham and how it affected each one’s path.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains the concept of Creation, in which G-d created the world from nothingness. Based on the Kedushas Levi, the Chassidic work of Reb Levi Yitzchak Miberdichev, this class explores fundamental concepts of G-d’s goal in creation,and man’s purpose in this world
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the holidays of Hoshana Raba and Shemini Atzeret. While each day has its unique characteristics, the underlying theme of both days is the incredible love G-d has for the Jewish People.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses how the various mitzvot of Sukkot demonstrate our love for the Almighty.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains the significance of a Sukkah, based on Chassidic thought. Although flimsy in nature, the Sukkah is representative of G-d’s protection and love for the Jewish People.
In this shiur (Torah class) Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the Chassidic understanding of the essence of Sukkot. Based on the Shem MiShmuel, Rabbi Reichman delves into explaining how one can best serve G-d with both mind and soul.
In this Torah class (shiur) on the Chassidic outlook on marriage, Rabbi Hershel Reichman presents the marriage of Avraham and Sarah, the first Jewish marriage, as the prototype for all Jewish marriages. Avraham Avinu’s main trait was his intellect. Sarah’s main trait was strength of character. Thus, the wife primarily deals with the physical/emotional level, and the husband with the intellectual/Torah level.
In the shiur (Torah class) on the inner meanings of a Jewish marriage, according to the philosophy of Chassidut, Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains the connection between the seven days of Creation and the seven days of celebration following a Jewish wedding, known as Sheva Brachot. The Shem Mishmuel explains that marriage completes the human being’s creation. The couple emerges from two individual identities to one collective identity.
In this Torah shiur (class) on the true meaning of marriage, according to the Chassidic discourses of the Shem Mishmuel, Rabbi Hershel Reichman describes marriage as the solution to the human problem called death, as children are both a physical and spiritual continuation of their parents. A marriage is a re-enactment of Creation, and the primary vehicle for Chessed, which is the basic trait of G-d’s creation.
In this Torah shiur (class) on the nature of marriage based on the Torah thought of the Chassidic masters, Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains how the three levels of a Jewish Marriage – Kiddushin, Chuppah, and Yichud, correlate to the three levels of holiness and connection between Man and G-d. The essence of marriage is experiencing these levels of holiness.