Torah insights on the motivation behind the Akeida.
Focusing on the nature of Heavenly tests. Mrs. Smiles compares the approaches of the mefarshim who discuss the purpose of a nisayon.
Looking at the manner of Hashem’s call to Avraham Avinu, and the response Avraham’s striking response of Hineni.
Discussing the deeper meaning of the words Lech Lecha and their message for every person’s spiritual journey.
Discovering the unique character of the city of Yerushalayim, Jerusalem.
This class focuses on the topic of fulfilling a mitzvah completely which entails pure devotion,joy, and alacrity.
A Teaching of the great speed and desire with which Avraham Avinu performs the Akeida and understanding the significance of our forefather’s use of the donkey.
Why does the Torah refer to the location of the Akeida as ‘the place’?
Why would Avraham Avinu disparagingly refer to his son and servant as ‘the nation that is similar to a donkey?’
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.
Analyzing the centrality of prayer learned from Avraham Avinu’s prayer to Hashem at the top of the mountain.
Addressing many of the glaring questions that appear in the Torah’s narrative of this episode.
Discusses the poignant moments of Avraham actually performing the Akeida.
Discusses the angel’s call to Avraham to stop what he is doing and not to harm his son.
Expounds upon the topic of Akeidat Yitzchak.
Discusses the meaning of Avraham’s ram.
Explains how the ending of the episode of Akeidat Yitzchak is actually a new beginning in his Avodat Hashem.
Last installment of Akeidat Yitzchak class series, Expounds upon the topic of Akeidat Yitzchak.