The Mishkan as a manifestation of Creation.
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.
In Parshat Bo, the Jews leave Mitzrayim. This shiur explores the unique promises of geula and its relevance to each of us today.
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.
The Mishkan as repentance, teshuva, for the sin of the Golden Calf, chet Ha’gel.
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.
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.
In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Shira Smiles discusses Parshat Emor
Discusses Parshat Teruma
In this class (shiur) Rebbei Effy Goldman discusses Parshat Yitro
In this class (shiur) Mrs/ Shira Smiles discusses Parshat Mishpatim
In this class (shiur) Rabbi Effy Goldman discusses Parshat Shemot
In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses Parshat Yitro and the message contained in the names Moshe gave his sons, Gershom and Eliezer.
In this class (shiur) on Parshat Beshalach, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the dynamics of prayer and why Hashem silenced the Jews’ supplication at the Yam Suf.
In this class (shiur) on Parshat Bo, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the plague of darkness.
Why was this plague necessary? What purpose did it serve? What was the nature of this darkness that made it different from our standard definition of darkness as the absence of light?
In this Torah shiur (class) on Parshat Va’eira, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the seventh plague and why some Egyptians disregarded the warning to save their livestock by bringing them in.