The War of the 4 and 5 Kings – Relationship of Women to Tefillin and Talis
In this shiur of Parshat Lech Lecha, we exploring Avraham Avinu’s impact on his many disciples.
Influencing , Indulging and Inculcating
In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses Parshat Lech – Lecha
In this Torah shiur on Parshat Lech Lecha, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the intriguing episode of Avraham refusing to accept any of the spoils he gained in the war he joined in order to save his nephew Lot.
In this class Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses parshat Lech Lecha
Examines the verse in Parshat Lech Lecha (14:13), “And the fugitive came and he told Avraham…” This class discusses Og’s dual motives and the repercussions that resulted after he informed Avraham that Lot was captured.
Oon Parshat Lech-Lecha, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses Avraham’s legacy of faith.
On Parshat Lech Lecha, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses Sarah’s relationship with Hagar and its ramifications for future generations.
On Parshat Lech Lecha, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the first blessing in the Shemonah Esrei, the blessing of the patriarchs, which is related to the promise that Hashem gives Avraham, that Avraham “shall be a blessing”.
On Parshat Lech Lecha, Mrs. Shira Smiles focuses on Lot, whose behavior was not ideal, yet contains lessons about our character development.
On Parshat Lech Lecha, Mrs. Shira Smiles delves into the deeper understanding of Avraham’s test of Lech Lecha.
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.
Mrs. Chana Prero explores Parshat Lech Lecha. This class, based on the verses with the commentary of Rashi, talks about the commandment to Avraham to perform a brit mila (circumcision) on himself. No prior textual skills or knowledge of Hebrew required for this class.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains the underlying motives of Avraham’s quest to find G-d. Based on the Shem MiShmuel, Rabbi Reichman demonstrates that Avraham’s journey is symbolic of all mankind’s search for meaning in life.
Rabbi Hanoch Teller explains the story of Avraham’s trials and his departure to the Land of Israel. This class focuses on the narrative of Parshat Lech Lecha, with some added insights.
On Parshat Lech Lecha, Mrs. Shira Smiles focuses on the question of why Avraham Avinu was chosen as the father of our nation.
Last installment of Akeidat Yitzchak class series, Expounds upon the topic of Akeidat Yitzchak.
In this class on Parshat Lech Lecha, Rabbi Herschel Reichman discusses how earth’s desire to reach the heavens, and heaven’s force in holding her back, is a spiritual reality that applies to our own lives as well.
Explains how the ending of the episode of Akeidat Yitzchak is actually a new beginning in his Avodat Hashem.
Discusses the meaning of Avraham’s ram.
Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the fact that G-d’s command to Avraham to travel to the Land of Israel was not simply a command to move physically. She discusses that this charge instead echoes to every Jew and commands each of us to embark on an inner journey of self-perfection.
Expounds upon the topic of Akeidat Yitzchak.
Discusses the angel’s call to Avraham to stop what he is doing and not to harm his son.
Discusses the poignant moments of Avraham actually performing the Akeida.
Addressing many of the glaring questions that appear in the Torah’s narrative of this episode.
Analyzing the centrality of prayer learned from Avraham Avinu’s prayer to Hashem at the top of the mountain.
Observing the meaningful dialogue between Avraham Avinu tells Yitzchak Avinu, replete with hidden messages about love between a father and son, self-nullification before G-d and more.
Why would Avraham Avinu disparagingly refer to his son and servant as ‘the nation that is similar to a donkey?’
Why does the Torah refer to the location of the Akeida as ‘the place’?