Rebbetzin Heller starts a new series on the meaning of mitzvot, concentrating this week on the mitzva of brachot, blessings on foods.
Rebbetzin Heller discusses how the first bracha of “bircat hamazon” describes the ultimate giving- the giving of G-d to His creations.
Rebbetzin Heller discusses mitzvot relating to our relationships with fellow Jews.
The idea of tzniut, modesty, is in essence a balanced outlook on the world. Reb. Heller explores the meaning of tzniut and its function in speech, thought and action.
Rebbetzin Heller discusses the second and third brachot of “Bircat Hamazon,” which express our soul’s inner desire to recognize holiness and to connect to Hashem.
Rebbetzin Heller discusses how the fourth bracha of “Birchat Hamazon” deepens our appreciation for the G-dliness found in this world and its ultimate supremacy over physicality.
The Torah forces us to acknowledge the power of a woman physical attributes in creating soul connections and bonding within a male/female relationship. This shiur entails a discussion of why this is so, and practical applications of the Torah’s guidelines for appropriate male/female interactions.
Finishing the discussion of “Bircat Hamazon”, Rebbetzin Heller explains the additions for Shabbat and Yom Tov, as well as the final requests after the fourth bracha.