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Mrs. Chana Prero

Mrs. Chana Prero, originally from New York, is an energetic and creative teacher of Torah. She is the founding Dean of Naaleh College since 2011. For several years, Mrs. Prero has been teaching basic Parshanut, Biblical commentary, to English-speakers with limited knowledge of Torah texts. Mrs. Prero blends sophisticated analysis of texts along with exploring basic Torah concepts, creating a stimulating class for anyone interested in delving into Torah study, regardless of past experience. Mrs. Prero lives in Mevo Choron, Israel with her husband and family.

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Mrs. Chana Prero analyzes Yaakov and Lavan's conversation after Lavan fails to find his idols.Truth or Lies?DescriptionParshat VayeitzeiMrs. Chana Prero2011-11-30 53:45

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Mrs. Chana Prero addresses the questions of why does G-d command Yitzchak to remain in Israel and why does Yitzchak receive the blessings of Avraham?The Non-Wandering JewDescriptionParashat ToldotMrs. Chana Prero2011-11-21 51:56

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Mrs. Chana Prero discusses the concept of prophecy, analyzing what exactly constitutes a prophet and what is the basis of believing in prophets.True ProphecyDescriptionParshat ShoftimMrs. Chana Prero2010-08-09 44:10

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Mrs. Chana Prero analyzes the command to keep the "entire mitzva" and the description of the desert experience in our parsha.Manna, Bread of Affliction?DescriptionParshat EikevMrs. Chana Prero2010-07-26 53:01

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Mrs. Chana Prero analyzes the dimensions of the Leviim's cities and their fields.Cities of LeviimDescriptionParshat Matot-MaseiMrs. Chana Prero2010-07-07 34:41

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Mrs. Chana Prero analyzes Bilaam's first blessing to the Jewish People.Strong RootsDescriptionParshat BalakMrs. Chana Prero2010-06-23 52:20

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Mrs. Chana Prero analyzes the motivations of Korach and his congregation.Reasons for RebellionDescriptionParshat KorachMrs. Chana Prero2010-06-09 1:02:55

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Mrs. Chana Prero analyzes the first words of the parsha and whether Moshe was guilty for the sin of the Spies.Send for YourselfDescriptionParshat ShlachMrs. Chana Prero2010-06-01 1:04:44

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Mrs. Chana Prero analyzes the conversation between Yitro and Moshe when Moshe urges Yitro to join the Jewish Nation on their journey to the Promised Land.Yitro's VisitDescriptionParshat BehaalotechaMrs. Chana Prero2010-05-24 55:10

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Mrs. Chana Prero discusses the jobs of the Leviim in the Mishkan (Tabernacle) and Beit Hamikdash (Temple).The Leviim's JobDescriptionParshat BamidbarMrs. Chana Prero2010-05-10 48:43

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Mrs. Chana Prero analyzes the curses in parshat Bechukotai and discusses when they were fulfilled.The Curses: A Historical PerspectiveDescriptionParshat Behar-BechukotaiMrs. Chana Prero2010-05-06 1:06:27

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Mrs. Chana Prero analyzes the topic of a person who "blessed G-d" and the relevant laws.The One Who CursedDescriptionParshat EmorMrs. Chana Prero2010-04-26 1:04:12

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Mrs. Chana Prero discusses the requirements to live in the Land of Israel.Purity in the Land of IsraelDescriptionParshat Achrei Mot-KedoshimMrs. Chana Prero2010-04-20 52:25

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Mrs. Chana Prero analyzes the incident of Moshe removing his tent from the camp of the Jewish People.Moshe's TentDescriptionParshat Ki TisaMrs. Chana Prero2010-03-02 1:01:50

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Mrs. Chana Prero discusses the Tzitz and its function.Holy for G-dDescriptionParshat TetzaveMrs. Chana Prero2010-02-23 1:02:09

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Mrs. Chana Prero discusses the physical and symbolic components of the kerashim, beams, of the Mishkan.Beams of UnityDescriptionParshat TerumaMrs. Chana Prero2010-02-15 53:06

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Mrs. Chana Prero contrasts the two times G-d says He is sending an angel to lead the Jews both before and after the Sin of Golden Calf.Two AngelsDescriptionParshat MishpatimMrs. Chana Prero2010-02-08 55:22

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Mrs. Chana Prero analyzes the first commandment after the Revelation at Sinai, Matan Torah.Altar AnalysisDescriptionParshat YitroMrs. Chana Prero2010-02-01 1:04:34

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Mrs. Chana Prero teaches the classical commentaries in analyzing Amalek's attack on the Jewish People.Two BattlesDescriptionParshat BeshalachMrs. Chana Prero2010-01-25 56:43

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Mrs. Chana Prero analyzes the Jews' exit from Egypt.Pyramidal GeometryDescriptionParshat BoMrs. Chana Prero2010-01-20 1:12:59

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Mrs. Chana Prero analyzes the use of G-d's different names at the beginning of parsha.What Your Parents Never SawDescriptionParshat VaeiraMrs. Chana Prero2010-01-12 1:09:28

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Mrs. Chana Prero analyzes Moshe's actions after he leaves the burning bush.The Immortal Donkey?DescriptionParashat ShemotMrs. Chana Prero2010-01-03 1:04:16

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Mrs. Chana Prero discusses why the blessings to Yaakov invoke Hashem as G-d of Yitzchak and not as G-d of Avraham.Father's MeritDescriptionParshat VayigashMrs. Chana Prero2009-12-23 44:21

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Mrs. Chana Prero analyzes Yosef's dreams. (This class, based on classical Biblical commentaries, does not assume any prior knowledge of Hebrew or familiarity with textual study.)Yosef's DreamsDescriptionParshat VayeshevMrs. Chana Prero2009-12-08 59:42

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Chana Prero analyzes the six blessings G-d gives Avraham, Yitzchak, and Yaakov.Our Forefathers' BlessingsDescriptionParshat VayishlachMrs. Chana Prero2009-12-03 55:05

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Mrs. Chana Prero explores the classical commentaries to gain a deeper understanding of the events surrounding Yaakov's departure from Lavan.Yaakov's Escape from LavanDescriptionParshat VayeitzeiMrs. Chana Prero2009-11-25 53:25

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Mrs. Chana Prero explores the classical commentaries to gain a deeper understanding of the blessings that Yaakov and Eisav received from Yitzchak.Parshat ToldotDescriptionParashat ToldotMrs. Chana Prero2009-11-19 46:40

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Mrs. Chana Prero discusses the incident of Korach's rebellion specifically G-d's proving of the Leviites' status.Chosen by G-dDescriptionParshat KorachMrs. Chana Prero2009-06-24 43:26

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Mrs. Chana Prero speaks about Moshe's prayer to Hashem and his request that Hashem not punish the Jewish people.Parshat ShlachDescriptionParshat ShlachMrs. Chana Prero2009-06-08 47:43

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Mrs. Chana Prero discusses the episode of the Jews' complaints about the Manna, and Moshe Rabbenu's reaction to it.Moshe Rabbenu and the ComplainersDescriptionParshat BehaalotechaMrs. Chana Prero2009-06-01 58:55

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Mrs. Chana Prero discusses the nature of the Nazir, based on a thorough reading and explication of the basic commentaries.Nazir - Saint or Sinner?DescriptionParshat NasoMrs. Chana Prero2009-05-25 57:53

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Mrs. Chana Prero discusses the tasks of the Levites in the Mishkan and in the Temple, and explains the connection between the Bechorim, the firstborns, and the Levi'im.The Levites and the FirstbornDescriptionParshat BamidbarMrs. Chana Prero2009-05-18 53:17

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Mrs. Chana Prero delves into the blessings listed in this parsha.Blessings from G-dDescriptionParshat Behar-BechukotaiMrs. Chana Prero2009-05-11 58:54

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Mrs. Chana Prero discusses the mitzvah of Peah, leaving a corner of one's filed unharvested, to benefit the poor. The mitzvah is mentioned in the previous parsha as well. Mrs. Prero explains the root of this mitzva, and analyzes its repetition in the Chumash.The Mitzvah of PeahDescriptionParshat EmorMrs. Chana Prero2009-05-05 58:05

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Parshat Acharei Mot & KedoshimParshat Achrei Mot-KedoshimMrs. Chana Prero2009-04-26 55:45

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Mrs. Chana Prero gives an overview of the affliction of tzaraat, and its causes.More than MoldDescriptionParshat Tazria-MetzoraMrs. Chana Prero2009-04-20 1:09:38

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Mrs. Chana Prero explains the section of Maggid, which contains the story of the slavery and oppression of the Jewish people, the ten plagues, the miraculous redemption, and the discussion of the obligations of the Seder night.Explication of MaggidDescriptionPesachMrs. Chana Prero2009-03-28 1:00:03

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Mrs. Chana Prero explains a cryptic episode in Parshat Shemini, where it seems that the revered Moshe Rabbeinu and his holy brother Aharon the Kohen Gadol, have an intense disagreement. This class does not assume any prior knowledge of Hebrew or familiarity with Biblical texts.Moshe and Aharon's DisagreementDescriptionParshat ShminiMrs. Chana Prero2009-03-24 37:40

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Mrs. Chana Prero discusses why the story of the redemption from Egypt begins with the lowly beginnings of the Jewish people as the children of idol-worshipers.Lowly OriginsDescriptionPesachMrs. Chana Prero2009-03-23 32:41

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Mrs. Chana Prero traces the development of the Hagaddah which is used at the Pesach Seder.History of the HaggadahDescriptionPesachMrs. Chana Prero2009-03-16 38:27

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Mrs. Chana Prero discusses the cloud of glory that rested on the Mishkan, and analyzes the last verses in the Book of Shmot. This class delves into the commentaries in a clear and simple manner, and does not assume any prior knowledge of Hebrew.The Cloud of GloryDescriptionParshat Vayakhel-PekudeiMrs. Chana Prero2009-03-09 53:32

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Mrs. Chana Prero discusses the brit (covenant) between Hashem and the Jewish people at Har Sinai vs. the brit that took place after the chet ha'egel (sin of Golden Calf).Two CovenantsDescriptionParshat Ki TisaMrs. Chana Prero2009-03-02 53:42

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Mrs. Chana Prero explains why the Kohanim wore special garments during their service, the Bigdei Kehunah, and then focuses on the significance of the Eifod (holy apron worn by the Kohen Gadol), according to the Malbim and other commentaries.The Eifod (Holy Apron)DescriptionParshat TetzaveMrs. Chana Prero2009-02-23 52:22

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Mrs. Chana Prero discusses the reasons for building a Mikdash or Mishkan, a physical place for Hashem's Presence, and also discusses the dimensions and symbolism of the Shulchan, the holy table.Why Build a Sanctuary?DescriptionParshat TerumaMrs. Chana Prero2009-02-17 52:25

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Mrs. Chana Prero analyzes the Torah prohibitions against oppressing the vulnerable elements of society, and the obligation to lend money.Protecting the VulnerableDescriptionParshat MishpatimMrs. Chana Prero2009-02-16 54:37

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Mrs. Chana Prero explains each of the Ten Commandments and their applications. The class does not asume familiarity with Torah study or knowledge of Hebrew.The Ten CommandmentsDescriptionParshat YitroMrs. Chana Prero2009-02-09 1:09:36

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Mrs. Chana Prero discusses the test the Jewish people encountered at Mara, and the laws they were taught there.Mara - Bittersweet WatersDescriptionParshat BeshalachMrs. Chana Prero2009-02-02 58:14

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Mrs. Chana Prero explains some of the reasons for the plagues.The PlaguesDescriptionParshat BoMrs. Chana Prero2009-01-26 52:38

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Mrs. Chana Prero explores the justification for hardening Pharoah's heart, and restricting his free will.Pharoah's Iron HeartDescriptionParshat VaeiraMrs. Chana Prero2009-01-19 43:49

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Mrs. Chana Prero dissects the episode of the Burning Bush, Hashem's command to Moshe, and Moshe's refusal. This Torah shiur does not assume any previous knowledge of Hebrew or experience with Biblical texts.Reluctant MessengerDescriptionParashat ShemotMrs. Chana Prero2009-01-12 1:12:01

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Mrs. Chana Prero analyzes the brachot (blessings) that Yaakov Avinu bestowed on his grandsons Ephraim and Menashe.The Blessing to Ephraim and MenasheDescriptionParshat VayechiMrs. Chana Prero2009-01-05 52:19

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Mrs. Chana Prero explores why Yosef chose to falsely accuse and imprison his brother Binyamin. The class is based on the text of the verses of the Parsha along with the comments of Rashi. No previous knowledge of Hebrew or textual skills are required for the class.False AccusationsDescriptionParshat VayigashMrs. Chana Prero2008-12-31 47:54

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Mrs. Chana Prero explains the verses and comments of Rashi and others which describe the first encounter between Yosef and his brothers, twenty two years after he was sold into slavery. This class assumes no prior knowledge of Hebrew or experience with reading Biblical texts.Bewildering EncountersDescriptionParshat MikeitzMrs. Chana Prero2008-12-22 55:15

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Mrs. Chana Prero delves into the enigmatic topic of Yehuda and Tamar's relationship. Why did their relationship need to develop in an extraordinary way, and was their behavior considered appropriate?Yehuda and TamarDescriptionParshat VayeshevMrs. Chana Prero2008-12-15 1:03:57

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Mrs. Chana Prero discusses the beginning of Parshat Vayishlach. Mrs. Prero analyzes Yaakov's preparation for meeting Eisav. Each of Yaakov Avinu's actions set a precedent for later events in Jewish history. In the course of the class, Mrs. Prero also expound on the concept of Maaseh Avot Siman Labanim.Preparation for BattleDescriptionParshat VayishlachMrs. Chana Prero2008-12-08 1:00:19

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Mrs. Chana Prero discusses Yaakov's dream of the angels ascending and descending a ladder to Heaven, as he travels to Charan. This class, which does not assume any knowledge of Hebrew or familiarity with textual study, discusses why Yaakov received the vision at this juncture, and what this dream represents.Dreaming of AngelsDescriptionParshat VayeitzeiMrs. Chana Prero2008-12-02 1:02:17

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Mrs. Chana Prero discusses the blessings that Yitzchak wanted to bestow on Esav. This class, which does not assume any prior knowledge of the text or of Hebrew language, answers questions such as why Yitzchak wanted to give Esav the brachot (blessings), why Rivka intervened, and why Yaakov did not tell the truth.Stolen BlessingsDescriptionParashat ToldotMrs. Chana Prero2008-11-24 54:40

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Mrs. Chana Prero elucidates Avraham Avinu's instruction to his servant Eliezer, as Eliezer embarks on a mission to find a wife for Yitzchak Avinu. The class discusses why Yitzchak could not marry a Cananite woman, and why Eliezer chose to use a sign to help him complete his mission. The class, which assumes no prior knowledge of the Chumash or of the Hebrew language, encourages use of the Artscroll Sapirstein Rashi Chumash.Eliezer's MissionDescriptionParshat Chayei SaraMrs. Chana Prero2008-11-17 55:40

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Mrs. Chana Prero compares Avraham, Sara, and Ishmael's tzchok (laughter), to determine which laughter is appropriate in different situations. She also discusses Hagar's behavior when she is sent out of Avraham's home.Laughter LessonsDescriptionParshat VayeiraMrs. Chana Prero2008-11-10 47:38

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Mrs. Chana Prero explores Parshat Lech Lecha. This class, based on the verses with the commentary of Rashi, talks about the commandment to Avraham to perform a brit mila (circumcision) on himself. No prior textual skills or knowledge of Hebrew required for this class.Parshat Lech Lecha- Brit MillaDescriptionParshat Lech LechaMrs. Chana Prero2008-11-05 52:58

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Mrs. Chana Prero analyzes the sin and the punishment of the Dor Haflagah, the generation after the Flood that built the Tower of Bavel. The class goes through the relevant verses and the corresponding comments of Rashi. This class is suitable to anyone wanting to explore the topic inside, regardless of knowledge of Hebrew or level of textual skills.The Tower of BavelDescriptionParshat NoachMrs. Chana Prero2008-11-04 45:49

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Mrs. Chana Prero discusses the story of Kayin and Hevel, the sons of Adam and Chava. The actions of Hevel and Kayin teach us how to serve G-d and do Teshuva (return to Him). This class does not assume any previous knowledge of Hebrew or of the Parsha.Kayin and HevelDescriptionParshat BereishitMrs. Chana Prero2008-11-03 51:40

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