Mountain Momentum

What do the Sages mean when they state that the Torah was given 'by force', as Hashem held Mt. Sinai over the Jewish nation and provided a seeming ultimatum on accepting the Torah? An in-depth journey into this topic.


Respect- Sum-up

In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller sums up the topic of respect in the book Ohel Rachel


Mutuality

In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller continues in the book of Ohel Rachel and this weeks topic is Mutuality


Copyright And Midat Sdom

In this class (shiur) Dayan Shlomo Cohen the topic Of Copyrighting And Midat Sdom


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FEATURED VIDEOS Rebbetzin Shira Smiles Yom Kippur: Persistent Prattle This video is class 48 of 50 in the series Elul, Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. An in-depth exploration of the ‘al chet’ recited during Yom Kippur, ‘b’siach siftotenu’, ‘with our endless prattling’. Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller Yom Kippur, Succot, and Simchat Torah for Children This video […]


Inheritance

In this class (shiur) Dayan Shlomo cohen begins the topic focusing on the laws of Inheritance


The Firstborn

In this class (shiur) Dayan Shlomo Cohen discuses the topic of the Firstborn


Theft Part 1

In this class (shiur) Dayan Shlomo Cohen starts a new topic on theft


Stolen Sukkah

Rabbi Hershel Reichman begins teaching topics discussed in his Sefer Reshimos Shiurim on Masechet Succah.


Sale of Real Estate

In this Torah shiur (class) on the halacha of business dealings, Dayan Shlomo Cohen begins the topic of kinyanim, acquisitions, beginning with the acquisition of real estate.


Verbal Agreements

In this shiur (Torah class) on business halacha, Dayan Shlomo Cohen discusses the laws of verbal agreements. This fascinating topic is also extensively discussed in Chapter 4 of Pure Money by Rabbi Cohen.


Inspired Introspection

On Parshat Miketz, Mrs. Shira Smiles connects the episode of the brothers in Egypt with Yosef, with the topic of Chanukah.


Why Can’t I Just be a Good Person?

In this Torah class on Sefer Ahavat Chesed, Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg introduces the topic of doing chessed. He begins with a discussion of the haskama, the letter of approbation, which the Netziv wrote for Sefer Ahavat Chesed. In his haskama, the netziv writes about the two fold obligation to do chesed, as it is both the right thing to do, and its a mitzva. He explains that chesed is more than just 'being a kind person' according to the standards of general society, because Hashem has much higher standards of Chesed.


Science of Speech

On Parshiyot Matot and Masei, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the topic of vows.


Triumphant Travels

On Parsha Beha'alotcha, Mrs. Shira Smiles focuses on the description of how the Jewish people camped in the desert, and on the topic of the 'chatzotzrot', the trumpets.


The One Who Cursed

Mrs. Chana Prero analyzes the topic of a person who "blessed G-d" and the relevant laws.


Judging Favorably

In this short Torah shiur (class) on respecting others, Rabbi Hanoch Teller weaves together stories and lessons on the topic of judging others favorably.


Understanding the Yetzer Hara

In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen begins learning the introduction to Michtav Me'eliyahu. This mussar work, authored by Rav Eliyahu Dessler, covers a variety of topics relating to one's character, relationships and faith. This class focuses on understanding the nature of the yetzer hara and our struggle in this world.


Yehuda’s Descent from his Brothers

In this Torah class (shiur) on the story of Yehuda and Tamar, Mrs. Shira Smiles begins the topic by exploring why this episode is placed in the middle of the narrative of the sale of Yosef


Understanding Hashgachat Hashem

In this Torah shiur (class) on Sefer Yirmiyahu, Perek 32, Rabbi Avishai David explains pasuk 19 in depth. This verse talks about G-d's constant supervision of mankind, and His Divine Intervention in the world as a reaction to our deeds. Rabbi David uses pasuk 19 as a basis for an exploration of the topic of Hashgacha, Divine Providence.


Perek 32, Part III: Redemption of Chanamel’s Field

In this shiur (Torah class) on Sefer Yirmiyahu, Rabbi Avishai David completes his analysis of chapter 32. Rabbi David delves into the Torah law of redeeming one's relatives inherited field, and ties in this episode with the parts of Megillat Rut and Parshat Behar that deal with this topic.


Rachav – Redefined Role

On Parshat Shlach, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the Haftorah, and discusses the topic of Teshuva.


Meat and Fish

In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Michael Taubes discusses the idea of not eating meat together with fish. Based on a vague Gemara, Rabbi Taubes delves into this topic , with practical as well as underlying understandings.


Rashi’s Discussion of ‘Female’ Nouns

Mrs. Yehudith Weiss continues her discussion of the topic of nouns as they are addressed in Rashi's commentary. This class explains and cites examples of nouns that have 'female' conjugations. This unique class, given in simple Hebrew, sheds light on the important but often neglected section of Rashi's commentary - the grammatical Rashis.


Questions And Answers for Today’s Jewish Woman, Part 45

In this online Torah class (shiur) Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller answers the questions that were sent from Naaleh members around the world. This shiur covers topics such as guidelines for lashon hara when sharing one's inner life with another, making sense of the loss of a relative at a young age, the question of whether to teach children questions and answers relating to emunah and how to prevent kids at risk, the existence of the soul after death, coming to terms with the trauma of a medical emergency resulting in loss of fertility, and questions of where to settle one's family, in a larger, broader community, or a smaller, more insular one.


Questions and Answers for Today’s Jewish Woman, Part 40

In this question and answer session, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller addresses real issues facing Jewish women today. This session includes how to relate to threats of war in Israel, coping with trauma associated with a son's bris, balancing sibling rivalry, perspectives on following current events, and other topics of interest.


Questions and Answers for Today’s Jewish Woman, Part 36

Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller answers real questions on contemporary issues sent in by Naaleh members throughout the world. This class addresses the challenge of shiduchim, handling chutzpah in children, natural childbirth, kollel life, tefilla, and other topics. Rebbetzin Heller responds to each question with compassion, wisdom, and clarity.


Questions and Answers for Today’s Jewish Woman, Part 35

Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller answers real questions sent in by Naaleh students around the world. This class addresses the pain of being childless, improving one's self-image, how to send questions and requests for brachot to great Rabbis, the issue of family planning, and how to encourage young children to daven, among other topics. All questions are answered with Rebbetzin Heller's inimitable wisdom and wit.


Questions and Answers for Today’s Jewish Woman, Part 34

In this question and answer session with Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller, Naaleh's students from around the world send in philosophical and practical questions on topics ranging from how to eliminate bad thoughts, to the correct way to recite Perek Shira, including questions on raising children, relationships in a marriage, and the significance of rain in Eretz Yisrael. All of the questions are addressed with Rebbetzin Heller's inimitable humor and understanding.


Davening with a Minyan

In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Ari Jacobson continues learning the topic of a minyan, from the Sefer Kitzur Shulchan Aruch. The class discusses the halachot of who exactly can be counted for a minyan, and which prayers need a minyan to be recited.