The final class on the Sale of Yosef, summarizing the lessons that can be gleaned from this poignant section of the Torah.
Talks about the brother’s explanation of Yosef’s absence to their father.Emphasizing how our actions have ramifications.
Mrs. Yehudit Weiss begins to explore various examples of Rashi’s explanation of Active verbs, and how the meaning of the Biblical text changes as words are conjugated in different forms. This class introduces the Dikduk of Rashi and sheds light on many of his previously inaccessible comments.
Presents a deeper view on why the brothers sold Yosef for a pair of shoes.
Talks about the sweet smelling spices that accompanied Yosef on his way down to Egypt. Emphasizing the lesson that everything Hashem does is clearly measured out.
Discussing the Bat Kol (Heavenly voice), and what we can learn from our lives with each answer.
Discussing the angel who met Yosef on his way to his brothers, as a representation of all of us.
Discussing how Hashem presents us with goodness, while it often is presented to us in ways we would not imagine.
Explaining the symbolism of Yosef’s second dream, of the sun, moon, and stars.
Discussing Yosef’s first dream, the dream of the stalks of wheat.
Exploring the motivations for Jealousy and the antidote for it.
Describing the unbelievable gifts and characteristics of Yosef Hatzadik (the Righteous).
Exploring the Sale of Yosef through the verses and the commentaries that discuss the first passuk of Parshat Vayeishev.
Mrs. Shira Smiles uncovers how humility leads a person to greatness.
Mrs. Shira Smiles analyzes the identity of the angel in Jacob’s dream and discusses the special relationship between Hashem and the Jewish people.
Continues the in depth look at Jacob’s Dream.
Shira Smiles speaks about how the stones were used as a protection, as well as the symbolism of the ladder.
Mrs. Shira Smiles explains how Yaakov placed the stones, and the symbolism of the argument between them.
Mrs. Smiles talks about Yaakov’s prayer to Hashem at night, which is the precedent for the Tefilla of Maariv.
An analysis of the Torah’s topic of Jacob’s dream.
Continues the analysis of Jacob’s dream and discusses the lessons learned from every word in the first passuk of the Parsha.
Last installment of Akeidat Yitzchak class series, Expounds upon the topic of Akeidat Yitzchak.
An in-depth study of the topic of Yaakov’s dream of the ladder.
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.
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.