Deluge Delusion

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This video is class 1 of 29 in the series Living the Parsha 5775.

Examines the verse in Parshat Noach, “And Noah went in and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him into the ark because of the flood waters.” This class discusses how Noach only had intellectual emunah and did not believe the flood would actually come until the waters were at his feet. Mrs. Smile discusses how to live with true emunah and integrate it into our essence.

Greatness Guaranteed

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Chumash Bereishit, Parashat Toldot
This video is class 5 of 29 in the series Living the Parsha 5775.

In this class (shiur) on Parshat Toldot, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the verse, “The man became great and kept becoming greater until he was very great. He had acquired flocks and herds and many enterprises; and the Philistines envied him.” Mrs. Smiles explains what true greatness means and how it was actualized through Yitzchak who sanctified the name of Hashem by his example and by reaching out to others.

Unraveling The Urim and Tumim

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Chumash Shemot, Parshat Tetzave
This video is class 18 of 29 in the series Living the Parsha 5775.

In this class (shiur) on Parshat Tetzaveh, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the Urim V’tumim, the holy breastplate, worn by the high priest that contained the Divine Name. The class further explains that although Hashem took away the tangible medium through which He spoke to us, He left us with the Torah through which He speaks to us constantly.

Completely Covered

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Chumash Vayikra, Parshat Tazria-Metzora
This video is class 20 of 29 in the series Living the Parsha 5775.

In this class (Shiur) on Parshat Tazria-Metzorah, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses how the laws of tzoraat teach us that the most dangerous information is that in which truth and falsehood are combined. The class further examines how when all seems lost and there appears no hope, Hashem Himself will help us.