On Parshat Noach, Mrs. Shira Smiles delves into the episode of the dove bringing Noach the olive branch and its symbolism for our lives.
On Parshat Lech Lecha, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses Sarah’s relationship with Hagar and its ramifications for future generations.
on Parshat Vayeira, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the concept of Hashem Yireh, the name Avraham gave the site of Akeidat Yitzchak.
On Parshat Chayei Sara, Mrs. Shira Smiles talks about Avraham Avinu at the end of his life.
Mrs. Shira Smile discusses forgiveness and fortitude from within Parshat Toldot.
On Parshat Vayeitzei, Mr. Shira Smiles examines the verse, “And Yaaakov departed from Be’er Sheva and went towards Charan,” and the impression a righteous person has on his surroundings.
Mrs. Shira Smile discusses the significance of Yaakov Avinu’s sinew being targeted during the struggle with the angel of Esav in Parshat Vayishlach.
Mrs. Shira smile discusses Parshat Vayigash and Yosef’s surprising revelation to his brothers.
On Parshat Vayechi, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses Yosef’s oath to Yaakov to bury him in the land of Israel.
on Parshat Shemot Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses Moshe’s reluctance to take on the role of redeeming the Jews from Egypt.
On Parshat Vaeira, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the equality and humility of Moshe and Aharon.
On Parshat Bo, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses how Torah and the world parallel each other, specifically as it relates to the exodus of Egypt which occurred in the spring time.
on Parshat Beshalach, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the nature of Miriam’s song at the splitting of the Red Sea.
On Parshat Yisro, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the first commandment, “Onochi Hashem Elokecha,” and the different facets of emunah.
on Parshat Mishpatim, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses how studying the laws of damages leads to kindness and perfection of character.
On Parshat Teruma, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the significance of the Shulchan that was positioned near the northern wall of the Tabernacle.
On Parshat Ki Tisa, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses Moshe’s request to Hashem, “Show me now Your glory.” The class examines the nature of divine acts and man’s true purpose on this world.
On Parshat Shmini, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the idea that first a Jew must dedicate himself to do the will of Hashem. Only then will blessing flow from above.
Mrs. Shira smile discuses Parshat Tazria – Metzora.
On Parshat Acharei Mot – Kedushim, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the prohibition of orlah.
On Parshat Emor, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses that how much we try to accomplish in our service of Hashem is less important than the wholeness and perfection of mind toward that service.
On Parshat Behar – Bechukosai, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses atonement of sins and the connection to our forefathers.
On Parshat Behaloscha, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the Levites inauguration to the service of the Mishkan.
On Parashat Shelach, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the Sin of the Spies and how it led to exile.
On Parshat Chukas, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the failed attack of the Amorites on the Jews and the song of gratitude the Jews sang for the Well of Miriam.
Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses how the licentiousness of the daughters of Moav lured the Jews into worshiping the Baal Peor.