In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the reasons of G-d counting the Jewish People in this week’s parsha.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen continues to study Shaar Avodas Elokim of the Sefer Chovot Halevavot. This class discusses the ways and opportunities man can focus on G-d.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the four kingdoms that oppressed the Jewish People. Each kingdom had a specific negative characteristic which the Jewish People must fight against.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen continues with Shaar Avodas Elokim, from Sefer Chovot Halevavot. This class focuses on practical applications of using one’s self in actively serving G-d.
Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller explains how Torah, symbolized by fire and light, is on one side of reality, while darkness, naturalism, and chachma chitzonit (external wisdom) form its counterpart.
Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller discusses the deeper implications of anava (humility) and yirah (fear of Hashem), and how Torah develops them.
Parshat Tzav relays the importance of the inner spiritual service of G-d.
Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller explains how Torah is so to speak the ‘garment’ of Hashem. Based on the Sefer Maalot HaTorah, Rebbetzin Heller outlines the prerequisites for wearing Hashem’s garment of Torah; yirah (awareness of G-d), and anavah (humbleness).
In ths shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen begins a new shaar (chapter) in Sefer Chovot HaLevavtot. This shaar, shaar Avodat Hashem, focuses on the methods of serving G-d with one’s whole being.
In this shiur (Torah class), by Rabbi Hershel Reichman, the sin of the Golden Calf is explained from a Chassidic point of view.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen discusses the factors that inhibit one from recognizing G-d. Based on the Chovot Halevatot, this class wraps up Shaar HaBechina.
In discussing Parshat Tetzave, Rabbi Reichman analyzes the making of the Menorah in the Mishkan and provides insight into our ultimate relationship with G-d.
In this shiur (Torah class) on Parshat Tetzaveh, Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the clothing of the Kohen Gadol. The Shem MiShmuel explains the significance of these unique garments.
Parshat Ki Tisa contains a puzzling passage referring to the Tefillin of G-d. The Shem Mishmuel explains this allegory in terms of the Jewish people’s complete connection to their Creator.
Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller describes how the yetzer hara, our evil inclination, seeks out the most vulnerable areas of the human psyche for his attacks, such as the human need to communicate and sexual desire. The Torah, and the clarity it provides us, helps us to emerge successfully from these existential struggles, and enables our refinement of ourselves us in these areas.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen explains the unique characteristics of Am Yisrael based on the ideas of the Chovot Halevavot.
Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller explains the Sefer Maalot Hatorah’s discussion of the power of Torah. Torah study enables one to uproot the initial base nature one is born with, and uplift oneself to the highest levels.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the meaning of the half shekel and what it represents.
In discussing this weeks`s parsha, Parshat Mishpatim, Rabbi Reichman relays the laws of a Jewish servant and provides a critical perspective on our relationship with G-d and the Torah.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen discusses the ability of Torah to connect one to G-d.
In this Torah shiur (class), Rabbi Reichman discusses this week’s Torah portion, Parshat Mishpatim, in accordance with the interpretation of the Shem MiShmuel.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen continues the theme of recognizing G-d from His creations. Taken from the Chovot Halevavot, this class presents living proof of G-d’s greatness.
Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller explains the section of Sefer Maalot Hatorah which describes how learning Torah transforms a person. Through studying G-d’s wisdom, one becomes closer to Him, to the point that one begins to think and behave in a G-dly manner.
In his discussion on this week’s parsha, Parshat Yitro, Rabbi Hershel Reichman addresses the question of why the Torah was given on Shabbat.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains the significance of various names of Yitro, Moshe Rabbeinu’s father in law. The names of Yitro teach us important elements of his spiritual makeup which affected Moshe and the entire Jewish People.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen details the joy when one contemplates the greatness of G-d’s handiwork in this world. This joy enhances one’s appreciation of G-d and helps bring him or her closer to the Almighty.
Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller elaborates on the comparison of the Torah to a tree. Just as a seed has every aspect of the tree in its potential, and the tree’s existence gives us access to the fruit. The Torah has deep layers of potential wisdom within it, and every aspect of a Torah scholar’s world exudes this wisdom.
Rabbi Hershel Reichman talks about the position of Parshat Shekalim in the Jewish Calender and provides insight into the dual nature of our relationship with G-d.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen continues exploring the theme of recognizing G-d through our own bodies and lives.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen presents the fifth chapter of Chovot Halevavot, Shaar HaBechina. In this class, Rabbi Cohen discusses how one can perceive G-d from within one’s own life and the lives around him.