Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses the legacy of the Jews’ role as the Chosen People as beginning with the Promise of G-d to Abraham at the Brit Bein Habetarim.
Abraham, father of the belief in the G-d of Israel, asked G-d “How will I know that my children will want the legacy of Faith You are promising me?” G-d answered him through the symbolism of the animals sacrificed at the Brit Bein Habetarim.
Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses the story of Yishmael’s banishment from Avraham’s household and how Avraham was given the status of chosen, but only one of his sons inherited that status.
In this class, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller expounds on the idea that Yaakov and Esav were both born potential tzadikim, though each one was meant to focus on a different aspect of serving G-d.
Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses how Eisav’s sale of the birthright to Yaakov reflected the opposing life choices of both Yaakov and Eisav.
Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller uses the Maharal’s interpretation to go over the Pesukim in Parshat Yitro that describe our being chosen.
Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller explains how each Jew has a distinct role to play in the collective destiny of the Jewish people and how each role must be performed on behalf of our brethren.
Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller explains how our ‘choseness’ is different from the centrality of ‘Esav’ in the world’s spiritual evolution.
Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller explains that if we want to fulfill our mission as a chosen people, we must have enough sense of direction to give the choseness expression, personally and collectively.
Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller examines the spiritual nature of Emunah in Achdut Hashem, which Jews use to discover Hashem through the cycle of exile and redemption.
Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller speaks about exile and redemption, as well as how and why the covenant can lead us to teshuvah. Rebbetzin Heller then reviews the concept of ‘choseness’.