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Rabbi Hershel Reichman

A veteran student of Rabbi Yosef Dov Halevi Soloveitchik, Rabbi Hershel Reichman has been a Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshiva University for over forty years. In addition to directing and inspiring hundreds of students in his Talmud class, he has also written six books, entitled Reshimos Shiurim, based on the notes of the Talmud classes of Rabbi Soloveitchik. Additionally, Rabbi Herschel Reichman is a teacher of Hasidism, and is particularly fond of the philosophy of the Shem Mishmuel. Rabbi Reichman has been involved in founding and contributing to various Jewish organizations over the past forty years, including founding T’chiya and the Beis Midrash of Queens, as well as involvement in Yeshivat Shilo, Michlol, and Mishkan - the Jewish Board.

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Last lecture in series on Shem Mishmuel. Chelek Sefer Devarim daf mem-gimel on Parshat Ve'etchanan. Analyzing the Two Versions of Aseret Hadibrot with respect to Mitzvas Shabbat. Parshat Yisro vs. Parshat Ve'etchananParshat Ve'etchanan: The Second Version of Aseret Hadibrot (Insights On Mitzvas Shabbat)DescriptionChassidut on the Parsha, Shem MishmuelRabbi Hershel Reichman2019-02-18 45:03

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the holiday of Tu B'Shvat. From a Chassidic perspective, this class delves into the spiritual meaning and function of the day. Just as a tree, acts as a conduit between the rain-soaked earth and the blossoming fruit, Man's purpose in this world is to use the word of G-d to galvanize himself to positive action. This class also discusses deep significance of each of the Seven Species that are unique to the Land of Israel. Tu B'shvat: Combining Heaven and EarthDescriptionTu B'ShvatRabbi Hershel Reichman2017-12-12 46:09

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Using Halacha and Chassidus, Rabbi Hershel Reichman expounds on the differences between the destruction of the First Jewish Temple and the Second Temple. The Fast of the Tenth of TevetDescriptionTenth of TevetRabbi Hershel Reichman2017-12-11 52:20

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the zman of lighting the Chanuka lights.The Zman of Chanuka LightingDescriptionChanukaRabbi Hershel Reichman2017-12-05 43:43

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In this class (Shiur) Rabbi Reichman discusses the Holy Day Of Shabbos and the nature of the holiness.The Holiness Of ShabbosDescriptionEssence of ShabbatRabbi Hershel Reichman2015-01-26 45:19

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the underlying spiritual conflict between the Jews and the Greeks. Based on the Shem MiShmuel, this class provides an understanding of the basic Jewish belief system.Chanuka; Faith over FateDescriptionChanukaRabbi Hershel Reichman2014-12-10 46:02

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In this class (shiur) Rabbi Hershel Riechman discusses Receiving The Shabbos Receiving The ShabbosDescriptionEssence of ShabbatRabbi Hershel Reichman2014-11-13 43:21

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In this class (shiur) Rabbi Hershel Riechman discusses the Holy Day Of Shabbos.The Holy Day Of ShabbosDescriptionChasidut, ShabbatRabbi Hershel Reichman2014-10-22 56:07

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In this class (shiur) Rabbi Hershel Reichman describes the loyalty of a king and of a father in the blessing Hashivainu in Shemoneh EsraiHashivainu - The Loyalty As King And As A FatherDescriptionTefillaRabbi Hershel Reichman2014-10-02 15:00

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman gives insight into Parshat Vayikra.The Mishkan and The Mikdash Parshat VayikraDescriptionChassidic SparksRabbi Hershel Reichman2013-03-12 1:04:13

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses Parshat Vayikra.Proper Thinking Parshat VayikraDescriptionChassidic SparksRabbi Hershel Reichman2013-03-11 1:04:13

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Rabbi Hershel Riechman discusses Parshat Ki Tisa.Lighting the Holy Fire Parshat Ki TisaDescriptionChassidic SparksRabbi Hershel Reichman2013-02-27 13:43

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Rabbi Hershel Riechman discusses Parshat Ki Tisa.The Divine Light on Moshes Face Parshat Ki TisaDescriptionChassidic SparksRabbi Hershel Reichman2013-02-26 9:50

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The Two Mitzvot of The Mishkan Parshat TezaveChassidic SparksRabbi Hershel Reichman2013-02-19 14:05

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman talks about the eved Ivri, the Jewish man sold into slavery to a fellow Jew, which is described in Parshat Mishpatim. The Torah helps rehabilitate and give him two paths to repentance.Parshat Mishpatim: Two Sources of Repentance - Eved IvriDescriptionChassidic SparksRabbi Hershel Reichman2013-02-04 1:04:13

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Rabbi Hershel Riechman discusses Parshat Mishpatim.Spiritual Garments Parshat MishpatimDescriptionChassidic SparksRabbi Hershel Reichman2013-02-04 11:44

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Eating From a Table Outside a SukkahGemaraRabbi Hershel Reichman2011-11-12 53:20

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Rabbi Reichman discusses the machloket between Beit Hillel and Beit Shammai regarding the dimensions of the floor of the Succah which is found in Gemara Sukka Daf 3A. Using the Sefer Reshimot Shiurim of Rav Yosef Dov Halevi Soloveitchik, Rabbi Reichman presents the machloket according to explanations of Rav Soloveitchik.Dimensions of a SukkahDescriptionGemaraRabbi Hershel Reichman2011-11-01 49:28

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains the opinion of Rabba about a sukkah which is too high - over 20 amot high. He also presents the exposition of Rav Yosef B. Soloveitchik on this statement.A Too-Tall SukkahDescriptionGemaraRabbi Hershel Reichman2011-09-26 48:13

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman talks about the first Rashi on Daf 2A, which discusses the definition of sukkah as being s'chach, and talks about a sukkah in which there is inadequate shade from the s'chach, the roof.A Partially Covered SukkahDescriptionGemaraRabbi Hershel Reichman2011-09-21 44:23

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman begins teaching topics discussed in his Sefer Reshimos Shiurim on Masechet Succah.Stolen SukkahDescriptionGemaraRabbi Hershel Reichman2011-09-13 39:58

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Rabbi Hershel Riechman discusses Parshat Pekudei.Parshat Pekudei: G-d's Cloud of GloryDescriptionChassidic SparksRabbi Hershel Reichman2011-03-02 8:26

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the power of prayer despite one's own spiritual shortcomings.Parshat Vayigash: Prayer Despite SinDescriptionChassidic SparksRabbi Hershel Reichman2010-12-06 10:53

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains the Nesivos Shalom's essay of how one can overcome the yetzer hara, drawing on lessons found in Parshat Vayishlach.The Gift to the Yetzer HaraDescriptionChassidic SparksRabbi Hershel Reichman2010-11-19 13:47

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains two forms of the Yetzer Hara and how one can defeat them both.Parshat Vayishlach: Two Types of Yetzer HaraDescriptionChassidic SparksRabbi Hershel Reichman2010-11-18 15:41

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains why Yitzchak wanted to give Eisav the blessings.Parshat Toldot: The Potential of EisavDescriptionChassidic SparksRabbi Hershel Reichman2010-11-02 12:50

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains how the Teiva, the Ark, represents the power of surrounding ourselves with our community. By doing so, we are protected from the various outside negative influences.Parshat Noach: Strength of Our CommunityDescriptionChassidic SparksRabbi Hershel Reichman2010-10-06 5:12

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In this short Torah class (shiur) on the Shemoneh Esrai, Rabbi Hershel Reichman describes the two kinds of kedusha which Man can access. There is a heavenly, inviolate kedusha which never changes, and kedusha which can be brought down to this world, or lost, through Man's actions. Heavenly vs. Earthly KedushaDescriptionTefillaRabbi Hershel Reichman2010-10-05 5:12

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains how Torah protects us throughout our lives.Torah's ProtectionDescriptionChassidic SparksRabbi Hershel Reichman2010-10-05 3:50

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses how one can find refuge from the overwhelming influence of the secular world.Parshat Noach: Seeking RefugeDescriptionChassidic SparksRabbi Hershel Reichman2010-10-04 6:20

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In this short shiur (Torah class) on the Shemoneh Esrai, Rabbi Hershel Reichman introduces the third bracha of the Shemoneh Esrai, the bracha of Kedusha, Holiness. Introduction to Bracha of KedushaDescriptionTefillaRabbi Hershel Reichman2010-09-06 8:04

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In this short Torah shiur (class) on the Shemoneh Esrai, Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains the second bracha of Shemoneh Esrai, which describes Hashem as the source of all life, and shows our absolute dependence on Him in every respect. G-d as the Source of Life: Mechayeh HamaitimDescriptionTefillaRabbi Hershel Reichman2010-08-29 8:34

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In this short Torah class (shiur) on the Amida, Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains the first bracha, the blessing of Magen Avraham. We are only able to approach Hashem in prayer because our forefather's created prayer, and we follow in their footsteps as we approach G-d. Forefather's Merit: Magen AvrahamDescriptionTefillaRabbi Hershel Reichman2010-08-25 8:39

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In this short shiur (Torah class) on Shemoneh Esrai, Rabbi Hershel Reichman demonstrates the logical sequence of the brachot leading up to the silent, personal prayer of Shemoneh Esrai. This class explicates the bracha of Gaal Yisrael, which describes Hashem as the redeemer of Israel throughout history. Preparation for Amida, Part 3: Redeemer Throughout HistoryDescriptionTefillaRabbi Hershel Reichman2010-08-22 6:48

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In this short Torah class (shiur) on the Shemoneh Esrai prayer, Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains how the prayers before Shemoneh Esrai serve as a fitting preparation for the intimate tefilla of Shemone Esrai. This shiur focuses on the bracha of Ahava Rabba, which speaks of G-d's love of Israel, as demonstrated by His gift of Torah. Preparation for the Amida, Part 2: G-d's Love of IsraelDescriptionTefillaRabbi Hershel Reichman2010-08-17 7:20

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In this short Torah shiur on Tefilla, prayer, Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains how the prayers preceding the Shemoneh Esrai help to prepare one for an encounter with G-d. This class talks about the bracha before Shema, Yotzer Or, which praises Hashem as Creator of light and darkness, and the amazing creation of the sun. Preparation for Shemoneh Esrai: G-d as CreatorDescriptionTefillaRabbi Hershel Reichman2010-08-15 6:45

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In this short shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the importance of gratitude and thankfulness towards G-d, and how we incorporate this concept into our daily prayers.ThankfulnessDescriptionTefillaRabbi Hershel Reichman2010-07-28 5:08

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In this short shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman demonstrates how asking for G-d's mercy is an integral part of our daily prayer.Asking for MercyDescriptionTefillaRabbi Hershel Reichman2010-07-12 6:18

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In this short shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains how prayer helps us recognize G-d's greatness. Recognizing G-d's GreatnessDescriptionTefillaRabbi Hershel Reichman2010-07-12 8:36

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the concept of thanking G-d and how it is incorporated into our daily prayers.Thanking G-dDescriptionTefillaRabbi Hershel Reichman2010-06-27 4:44

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In this short shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the concept of human beings requests from G-d and how this concept is integrated into our daily prayers. Requests from G-dDescriptionTefillaRabbi Hershel Reichman2010-06-16 5:17

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In this short Torah shiur (class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman continues his discussion on tefilla, prayer. Rabbi Reichman focuses on the three parts of the Shemoneh Esrei prayer. Three Parts of Shemoneh EsreiDescriptionTefillaRabbi Hershel Reichman2010-06-14 5:26

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In this short shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains the idea of how prayer is a privilege bestowed upon man.Prayer as a PrivilegeDescriptionTefillaRabbi Hershel Reichman2010-06-08 4:18

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman continues to learn the Chassidic understanding of exile. In this class, Rabbi Reichman discusses the gifts the Jewish People earn through the experience of Galut, exile. Gifts Earned from ExileDescriptionGalut/ ExileRabbi Hershel Reichman2010-03-14 50:31

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman continues his series on the Chassidut interpretation of exile.Lessons of ExileDescriptionGalut/ ExileRabbi Hershel Reichman2010-03-08 52:41

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the concept of prayer as a weapon.Prayer as a WeaponDescriptionTefillaRabbi Hershel Reichman2010-02-09 9:13

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In this short shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains the three essential parts of prayer.Three Elements of PrayerDescriptionTefillaRabbi Hershel Reichman2010-02-08 6:55

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the importance of consistency of prayer. Consistent DedicationDescriptionTefillaRabbi Hershel Reichman2010-02-07 8:42

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the prayers of our Forefathers, Abraham, Issac and Jacob, and how those prayers affected the institution of prayer today.Prayers of Our ForefathersDescriptionTefillaRabbi Hershel Reichman2010-01-27 13:36

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In this short shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains the background of the mitzvah of prayer. The Mitzvah of PrayerDescriptionTefillaRabbi Hershel Reichman2010-01-26 10:38

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman continues to explain the concept of Galut, exile, from a Chassidic perspective. In this lesson, Rabbi Reichman explores how exile is an integral part of G-d's Master Plan for the Jewish People and the World's history.Exile as Part of the Master PlanDescriptionGalut/ ExileRabbi Hershel Reichman2010-01-23 49:29

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In this shiur (Torah class) Rabbi Hershel Reichman delves into the stages of exile the Jewish People experienced in Egypt.Four Stages of ExileDescriptionGalut/ ExileRabbi Hershel Reichman2010-01-13 50:56

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the spiritual underpinnings of Akeidat Yitzchak, the binding of Yitzchak. The events that lead up to that test provide insight in our present day understanding of life and its challenges.Parshat Vayeira: Understanding JudgementDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat VayeiraRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-11-05 59:40

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the character of Lot and his journey from Avraham's prime student to a member of the wicked city of Sodom. Based on the teachings of the Shem MiShmuel, Rabbi Reichman explores the differences between Lot and Avraham and how it affected each one's path.Parshat Lech Lecha: The Mystery of LotDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat Lech LechaRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-10-27 40:02

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Parshat NoachShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat NoachRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-10-23 53:14

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains the concept of Creation, in which G-d created the world from nothingness. Based on the Kedushas Levi, the Chassidic work of Reb Levi Yitzchak Miberdichev, this class explores fundamental concepts of G-d's goal in creation,and man's purpose in this worldParshat Breishit: Yaysh V'Ayin: Being SomethingDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat BereishitRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-10-15 57:37

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the holidays of Hoshana Raba and Shemini Atzeret. While each day has its unique characteristics, the underlying theme of both days is the incredible love G-d has for the Jewish People.Love Beyond ReasonDescriptionChassidut on the HolidaysRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-10-08 43:39

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses how the various mitzvot of Sukkot demonstrate our love for the Almighty.Sukkot: Demonstrating Our LoveDescriptionChassidut on the HolidaysRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-10-05 47:27

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains the significance of a Sukkah, based on Chassidic thought. Although flimsy in nature, the Sukkah is representative of G-d's protection and love for the Jewish People. The Protection of SukkotDescriptionChassidut on the HolidaysRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-10-01 48:36

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In this shiur (Torah class) Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the Chassidic understanding of the essence of Sukkot. Based on the Shem MiShmuel, Rabbi Reichman delves into explaining how one can best serve G-d with both mind and soul.Sukkot: Service of the Mind and HeartDescriptionChassidut on the HolidaysRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-09-30 45:48

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In this Torah class (shiur) on the Chassidic outlook on marriage, Rabbi Hershel Reichman presents the marriage of Avraham and Sarah, the first Jewish marriage, as the prototype for all Jewish marriages. Avraham Avinu's main trait was his intellect. Sarah's main trait was strength of character. Thus, the wife primarily deals with the physical/emotional level, and the husband with the intellectual/Torah level. The First Jewish MarriageDescriptionChassidut on MarriageRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-08-06 56:18

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In the shiur (Torah class) on the inner meanings of a Jewish marriage, according to the philosophy of Chassidut, Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains the connection between the seven days of Creation and the seven days of celebration following a Jewish wedding, known as Sheva Brachot. The Shem Mishmuel explains that marriage completes the human being's creation. The couple emerges from two individual identities to one collective identity. Completing CreationDescriptionChassidut on MarriageRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-08-04 56:15

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In this Torah shiur (class) on the true meaning of marriage, according to the Chassidic discourses of the Shem Mishmuel, Rabbi Hershel Reichman describes marriage as the solution to the human problem called death, as children are both a physical and spiritual continuation of their parents. A marriage is a re-enactment of Creation, and the primary vehicle for Chessed, which is the basic trait of G-d's creation. Marriage: The Eternal StructureDescriptionChassidut on MarriageRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-08-03 47:16

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In this Torah shiur (class) on the nature of marriage based on the Torah thought of the Chassidic masters, Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains how the three levels of a Jewish Marriage - Kiddushin, Chuppah, and Yichud, correlate to the three levels of holiness and connection between Man and G-d. The essence of marriage is experiencing these levels of holiness. Marriage: Echoes of our Bond with HashemDescriptionChassidut on MarriageRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-08-02 49:40

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In this Torah shiur (class) on the Torah view of marriage based on the philosophy of Chassidut, Rabbi Hershel Reichman describes marriage as a central theme in the Torah. The first story regarding people in the Torah is the narrative of Adam marrying Chava (Eve.) The first mitzva given Man in the Torah is the mitzva to bear children, "pru u'revu". Chassidut explains that this world is characterized by a confrontation between physicality and spirituality. The fundamental purpose of humanity is to discover the 'holy sparks' of the Divine in the physical reality. Marriage is the central arena for achieving this goal.Spiritual Elevation of Physical RealityDescriptionChassidut on MarriageRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-07-22 49:02

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains the underlying motives for Korach's rebellion.Parshat Korach: The Source of Korach's RebellionDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat KorachRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-06-24 53:45

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Parshat Shlach: Dual Relationships with G-dShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat ShlachRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-06-15 49:16

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses three types of tumah which causes a person to leave the three camps of Israel. These types of tumah represent three types of yetzer hara which affects individuals. Rabbi Reichman, based on the Shem Mishmuel, discusses how one can fight these internal evils. Parshat Naso: Three Types of EvilDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat NasoRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-06-02 53:45

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the reasons of G-d counting the Jewish People in this week's parsha.Parshat Bamidbar: The Strength of TorahDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat BamidbarRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-05-19 41:48

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the four kingdoms that oppressed the Jewish People. Each kingdom had a specific negative characteristic which the Jewish People must fight against.Parshat Emor: The Four KingdomsDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat EmorRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-05-04 52:16

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Parshat Tzav relays the importance of the inner spiritual service of G-d.Parshat Tzav: Inner Service of G-dDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat TzavRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-04-03 44:35

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the significance of the Four Questions, based on the Shem Mishmuel explanation of the concept of number four.The Significance of FourDescriptionPesach, Chassidut on the HolidaysRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-04-01 37:53

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman presents the Chassidic view of the Korban Pesach, the Pascal sacrifice. Rabbi Reichman explains how we can still incorporate the effects and lessons of the korban Pesach even when we no longer have a Temple.Korban PesachDescriptionPesach, Chassidut on the HolidaysRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-03-27 58:22

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains the significance of the number four which prominently appears in the Seder. Specifically focusing in the four cups of wine, this class gives a Chassidic interpretation of the levels of the soul and how each cup represents a particular level.The Four Cups: Levels of the SoulDescriptionPesach, Chassidut on the HolidaysRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-03-25 55:33

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the spiritual understanding of matzah. According to Chassidic thought, matzah represents ultimate faith in G-d, which was seen in the Jewish Nation's redemption from Egypt.Matzah: The Essence of FaithDescriptionPesach, Chassidut on the HolidaysRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-03-22 50:21

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In this Torah shiur (class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses how this week's Torah reading involves the prohibition of work on Shabbat. Through a unique understanding of the sin of the Golden Calf, the Shem Mishmuel understands the essence of Shabbat. Parshat Vayakhel: The Secret of OneDescriptionChassidut on the Parsha, Shem Mishmuel, Parshat Vayakhel-PekudeiRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-03-16 46:41

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains the prohibition of chametz from a Chassidic perspective. The Shem MiShmuel presents the negative spiritual characteristics which chametz represents, and explains how one should work on eradicating those characteristics during the time of Pesach.The Spritual Characteristics of ChametzDescriptionPesach, Chassidut on the HolidaysRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-03-15 54:27

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In this shiur (Torah class), by Rabbi Hershel Reichman, the sin of the Golden Calf is explained from a Chassidic point of view. Ki Tisa: Reaching for HolinessDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat Ki TisaRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-03-10 44:55

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In this shiur (Torah class) on Parshat Tetzaveh, Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the clothing of the Kohen Gadol. The Shem MiShmuel explains the significance of these unique garments.Parshat Tetzaveh: Spiritual ClothingDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat TetzaveRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-03-03 46:23

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Parshat Ki Tisa contains a puzzling passage referring to the Tefillin of G-d. The Shem Mishmuel explains this allegory in terms of the Jewish people's complete connection to their Creator.Parshat Ki Tisa: Bound to Our CreatorDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat Ki TisaRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-03-03 43:49

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In his shiur on Parshat Teruma, Rabbi Reichman discusses the concept of the Mishkan as the physical representative of our connection to the One Above.Parshat Teruma: The MishkanDescriptionChassidut on the Parsha, Shem Mishmuel, Parshat TerumaRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-02-23 50:26

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the meaning of the half shekel and what it represents.Parshat Shekalim: Safeguarding Our HolinessDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat ShekalimRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-02-17 52:26

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In discussing this weeks`s parsha, Parshat Mishpatim, Rabbi Reichman relays the laws of a Jewish servant and provides a critical perspective on our relationship with G-d and the Torah.Parshat Mishpatim: The Seventh PointDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat MishpatimRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-02-16 39:37

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In this Torah shiur (class), Rabbi Reichman discusses this week's Torah portion, Parshat Mishpatim, in accordance with the interpretation of the Shem MiShmuel. Parshat Mishpatim: G-d's Emblem of TruthDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat MishpatimRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-02-14 48:09

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In his discussion on this week's parsha, Parshat Yitro, Rabbi Hershel Reichman addresses the question of why the Torah was given on Shabbat. Parshat Yitro: Torah and ShabbatDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat YitroRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-02-10 52:03

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains the significance of various names of Yitro, Moshe Rabbeinu's father in law. The names of Yitro teach us important elements of his spiritual makeup which affected Moshe and the entire Jewish People.Parshat Yitro: The Origin of Yitro's SoulDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat YitroRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-02-10 54:01

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman talks about the position of Parshat Shekalim in the Jewish Calender and provides insight into the dual nature of our relationship with G-d.Parshat Shekalim: Love and FearDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the ParshaRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-02-02 45:29

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In this shiur (Torah class) on this week's parsha, Parshat Bo, Rabbi Reichman uses the interpretation of the Shem Mishmuel to expound on both our physical and spiritual freedom from Egypt. Parshat Bo: Freedom from Slave MentalityDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat BoRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-01-25 46:30

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In this shiur (Torah class) on Parshat Shemot, Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the fundamental question of whether the Jewish people deserved to be redeemed, or if it was an act of Divine Kindness. Parshat Shemot: Fundamentals of Hashem's ChessedDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parashat ShemotRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-01-13 1:00:04

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman explores this week's parsha, Parshat Vayigash, in which the confrontation between Yosef and Yehuda reveals two forms of leadership and service of G-d. Parshat Vayigash: Two Forms of LeadershipDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat VayigashRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-12-31 52:02

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman expounds on the mystical source of Yosef's unshakable faith.Parshat VayigashDescriptionChassidut on the Parsha, Shem Mishmuel, Parshat VayigashRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-12-29 52:02

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In this Torah shiur (class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman learns the halachik topic of candle lighting of the menorah right before Shabbat. Delivered in a classroom setting, this shiur provides a elemental understanding of the issue as well as relevant questions.Shabbat and Chanuka LightingDescriptionChanukaRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-12-28 44:32

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman provides a Chassidic outlook on the essence of the light of Chanuka. taken from the Bnei Yissaschar, a classic Chassidic work, this shiur enlightens and inspires the soul.The Hidden Light of ChanukaDescriptionChanukaRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-12-27 55:58

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the halachik concept of mehadrin min mehadrin in relation to the Chanuka menorah. Mehadrin Min HaMehadrinDescriptionChanukaRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-12-26 43:18

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman analyzes the differences between the lights of Chanuka and the lights of Shabbat. Halachik Analysis of Lighting CandlesDescriptionChanukaRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-12-25 43:41

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In his class on this week's parsha, Parshat Vayeishev, Rabbi Hershel Reichman explores Yaakov's mission, which became the mission of the entire Jewish People: to gather the hidden sparks of holiness found in all corners of the world.Parshat Vayeishev: Gathering the SparksDescriptionChassidut on the Parsha, Shem Mishmuel, Parshat VayeshevRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-12-13 51:41

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In this shiur (class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains the Medrash which says that the angels of Yakov's dream represent the four kingdoms which will subjugate the Jewish people. Based on the Shem MiShmuel's understanding of this medrash, Rabbi Reichman explains how Yaakov Avinu paved the way for our survival in the trying times of exile.Parshat Vayeitzei: Surviving DarknessDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat VayeitzeiRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-12-03 54:43

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In this Torah shiur (class), Rabbi Reichman discusses this week's parsha, Parshat Vayeitzei, according to the interpretation of the Shem MiShmuel. Parshat Vayeitzei: A Holy NationDescriptionChassidut on the ParshaRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-11-30 57:17

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In his discussion on Parshat Vayetzei, Rabbi Hershel Reichman expounds upon Yaakov Avinu's dream of angels going up and down the ladder from heaven. In addition, he explains this dream's particular significance in our understanding of crossroads in our lives. Parshat Vayetzei: Crossroads of LifeDescriptionChassidut on the ParshaRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-11-30 52:26

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains the fundamental difference between Yaakov and Eisav and why Yitzchak wanted to bless Eisav. Based on the teachings of the Shem MiShmuel, this class presents two approaches towards dealing with evil. Parshat Toldot: Approaches to EvilDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parashat ToldotRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-11-25 51:39

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In his discussion on Parshat Toldot, Rabbi Hershel Reichman uses the interpretation of the Shem MiShmuel to explain the puzzling phenomenon of how Eisav could become so wicked while having been brought up in the home of Yitzchak and Rivka.Parshat Toldot: Obstacles in the Path of G-dDescriptionChassidut on the ParshaRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-11-23 56:22

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses Eliezer's mission to find a wife for Yitzchak. The Shem MiShmuel focuses on Eliezer's ability to overcome his own interest and his subsequent success. Parshat Chayei Sarah: Overcoming Self InterestDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat Chayei SaraRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-11-18 51:27

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Avraham's essence was one of pure chessed, total giving to another. Yet despite his desire for complete chessed, Avraham Avinu was able to combine din (justice) within his chessed personality. This class on Parshat Chayei Sarah discusses Avraham's ability to combine the attributes of din and chessed. Parshat Chayei Sarah: Avraham - Combination of Din and ChessedDescriptionChassidut on the Parsha, Parshat Chayei SaraRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-11-17 38:27

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Reichman explains how Avraham, the epitome of Chessed (kindness) has a son, Yitzchak who is the epitome of Din (judgement). Based on the Shem MiShmuel, this class analyzes the essence of our forefathers and mothers. Parshat Vayeira: Chessed and DinDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat VayeiraRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-11-10 57:58

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In this shiur (Torah Class) Rabbi Reichman discussing this week's parsha, Parshat Vayeira, in accordance with the interpretation of Chassidut using the Shem MiShmuel.Parshat Vayeira: Overflowing RewardDescriptionChassidut on the Parsha, Parshat VayeiraRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-11-06 44:01

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains the underlying motives of Avraham's quest to find G-d. Based on the Shem MiShmuel, Rabbi Reichman demonstrates that Avraham's journey is symbolic of all mankind's search for meaning in life. Parshat Lech Lecha: Man's Search for MeaningDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat Lech LechaRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-11-05 54:10

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman delves into the personality of Noach and his unique righteousness. Based on the teachings of the Shem MiShmuel, the class explains three levels of soul and the mitzvot which correspond to each level.Parshat Noach: Perfection of Three Levels of SoulDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat NoachRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-10-27 53:21

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In this shiur (class), , Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains the significance of the episode in this week's parsha, Parshat Breishit, where Adam and Chava (Eve)'s sin upon eating from the Eitz HaDaaS (Tree of Knowledge). based on the Shem Mishmuel, Rabbi Reichman discusses man's fundamental purpose of life according to Chassidic thought.Parshat Breishit: Gathering the SparksDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat BereishitRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-10-24 55:58

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses Hashem's offer to Moshe Rabbeinu to look at the Land of Israel. Moshe Rabbeinu's look was not just a physical act; it's spiritual significance is analyzed according to the Shem MiShmuel.Parshat V'zot Habracha: The Look of Moshe RabbeinuDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat Vzot HabrachaRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-10-23 47:35

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In this Torah class on Parshat Bereishit, Rabbi Hershel Reichman teaches that the mystery of the Creation of the world involved Divine withdrawal and mercy which brought about the establishment of law within the universe. Parshat Bereishit: Factors of CreationDescriptionChassidut on the ParshaRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-10-22 1:12:37

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In this class on Parshat Bereishit, Rabbi Reichman discusses how the banishment of Adam from the Garden of Eden teaches us lifelong lessons, and in particular helps us understand the purpose of Jewish exile and suffering. Parshat Bereishit: Purposeful PainDescriptionChassidut on the Parsha, Parshat BereishitRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-10-20 1:10:42

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman analyzes Moshe Rabbeinu's comparison of Heaven and Earth to fulfilling the Torah's commandments. The Shem MiShmuel explains the symbolism of heaven and Earth as bodies which act completely in accordance with G-d's Will, an ideal which we all aspire to.Parshat Haazinu: Beyond Free WillDescriptionChassidut on the Parsha, Shem Mishmuel, Parshat Ha'azinuRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-10-07 50:49

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In this shiur(class) Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains an enigmatic Midrash which explains the word Vayeilech as a form of a rebuke. Based on the Shem Mishmuel, Rabbi Reichman launches into a discussion about the causes of sin and how to prevent sinning.Parshat Vayeilech: Causes of SinDescriptionChassidut on the Parsha, Shem Mishmuel, Parshat Nitzavim-VayeilechRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-10-06 49:23

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In this shiur (class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman analyzes the essay concerning viddui (confession) in Rav Soleveitchik's sefer (book), Al Hateshuva. Viddui's unique characteristics lie in its halachik significance and its requirement in the teshuva process. The Power of VidduiDescriptionAl HateshuvaRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-09-28 52:48

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In this Torah shiur (class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman expounds on the idea of bowing before G-d. This discussion is prompted by a difficult Midrash found in reference to this week's parsha, Parshat Ki Tavo. Based on the Shem Mishmuel, this class provides a Chassidic interpretation of an essential act of prayer. Parshat Ki Tavo: Submission to G-dDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat Ki TavoRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-09-17 55:54

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman delves into the meaning of the bris (covenant) that takes place between Hashem and the Jewish People, in this week's parsha, Parshat Nitzavim. The Shem MiShmuel explains the underlying essence of the bris as the commitment to Hashem in all circumstances, both positive and negative.Parshat Nitzavim: Steadfast FaithDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat Nitzavim-VayeilechRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-09-14 48:42

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In this Torah class (shiur), Rabbi Hershel Reichman delves into Rabbi Soleveitchik's essay on Kaparah (atonement) and Tahara (purification), in his classic work, Al HaTeshuva. The uniqeness of the teshuva process on Yom Kippur lies within the added dimension of Tahara, when one sincerely repents. Returning to Our EssenceDescriptionAl HateshuvaRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-09-14 55:01

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In this Torah shiur (class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman expounds on this week's parsha, Parshat Ki Teizei, based on the Shem MiShmuel, which explains the secret to the Jewish people's success in war as a function of unity within us.Ki Teitzei: The Power of UnityDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat Ki TeitzeiRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-09-09 50:01

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In this shiur (Torah class) Rabbi Reichman discusses the idea of teshuva, where past misdeeds have the ability to actually become merits. Turning Evil into GoodnessDescriptionAl HateshuvaRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-09-03 52:03

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This week's Parsha, Parshat Shoftim, discusses the Torah concept and details of war. Rashi writes that the merit of Shema Yisrael will protect Jewish soldiers. Rabbi Reichman explains this idea, based on the Shem MiShmuel, in terms of the connection between the mind and the heart of every Jew.Parshat Shoftim: Shema YisraelDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat ShoftimRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-09-02 49:50

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In this Torah shiur (class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman reveals the the oath aspect of teshuva and the new bris between Hashem and the individual created via teshuva, as discussed in Sefer Al Hateshuva. Hashem as a Witness to TeshuvaDescriptionAl HateshuvaRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-09-01 53:37

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This week's Parsha of Re'eh, the Torah discusses a dwelling for G-d within this world. In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Reichman compares the spiritual significance between the Mishkan in Shilo and the Beis HaMikdash in Jerusalem based on the explanation of the Shem Mishmuel. Parshat Re'eh: Dwelling of G-d: Shilo vs. JerusalemDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat Re'ehRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-08-29 56:10

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In this Torah shiur (class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman teaches Chassidut on the parsha, Parshat Eikev. The elements of mind and heart often conflict with one another. Yet, the Torah teaches how to combine mind and heart creating one powerful drive in the service of G-d. Parshat Eikev: Mind and Heart UnitedDescriptionChassidut on the Parsha, Shem Mishmuel, Parshat EikevRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-08-27 52:05

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In this Torah shiur (class) Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the two forms of Teshuva described by Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik in his sefer, Al Hateshuva. Rabbi Soloveitchik speaks about intellectual teshuva and emotional teshuva as two possible processes of teshuva, and describes the nature of each process. Two Processes of TeshuvaDescriptionAl HateshuvaRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-08-25 59:41

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In this Torah shiur (class) Rabbi Hershel Reichman begins his course on Al Hateshuva with an explanation of Rabbi Soloveitchik's essay on the Atonement of Yom Kippur today and in the times of the Beit Hamikdash, and the differences between communal and individual kaparah. Atonement of the Individual vs. Atonement of the CommunityDescriptionAl HateshuvaRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-08-18 55:58

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In this class on the Chassidic thought on Parshat Devarim, Rabbi Hershel Reichman elaborates on the interpretations of the Shem Mishmuel to Parshat Devarim. In this shiur, Rabbi Reichman discusses why the appointment of judges is part of the story of the Meraglim, and explains that Jewish wars involve a spiritual war as well as a physical war. Rabbi Reichman expands the topic with an analysis of the two types of yetzer hara, and reveals how the method of defeating all yitzrei hara is commitment to truth.Parshat Devarim: The Spiritual Wars of IsraelDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat DevarimRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-08-07 56:16

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman teaches the final chapter of Mishnayot Taanit, perek 4. The perek speaks about the times of Birchat Kohanim, special holidays of the Temple Era such as the holiday of completing the wood-chopping for the mizbe'ach, the fasts of Shiva Asar B'Tamuz and Tisha B'Av, and the holiday of the fifteenth of Av in memory of Jean Relevy, 68, of Jerusalem, who was killed by a brutal terrorist on Rosh Chodesh Tammuz 5768, in the infamous Jerusalem Bulldozer Attack.Mishnayot Taanit, Perek 4DescriptionMishna, In Memorial: Response to TragedyRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-07-30 26:15

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman learns the third chapter of Mishnayot Taanit, which discusses other fasts for national catastrophes and the story of Choni Hamaagel in memoryof Lili (Devora bat Hillel) Goren Friedman, a 54 year old teacher and mother who was killed during the Bulldozer Attack in Jerusalem on Rosh Chodesh Tamuz, 5768. Mishnayot Taanit, Perek 3DescriptionMishna, In Memorial: Response to TragedyRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-07-30 30:16

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In this week's Parsha, Parshat Masei, Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the significance of the Torah's listing of all of the places where the Jewish People camped during their 40 year sojourn in the desert. The stops in the Desert are symbols of confrontations with evil, either by fleeing from evil or by confronting it. Yosef Hatzadik's test in Egypt can be seen as reflecting the two methods. In conclusion, Rabbi Reichman discusses living in Eretz Yisael and conquering the forces of evil. Parshat Masei: Two Approaches to EvilDescriptionChassidut on the Parsha, Shem MishmuelRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-07-29 56:23

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In the second chapter of Mishnayot Taanit, our Rabbis teach us the prayers for rain during fast days in Israel, the rules for the Kohanim on duty in the Temple, and rules for Jewish people on the watch in the Temple. The Chapter also discusses minor holidays of the Second Temple Era. May the learning of this class be a zchut for a refuah shleima for Yehoshua ben Esther, who was seriously injured in the second Jerusalem bulldozer attack. Mishnayot Taanit, Perek 2DescriptionMishna, In Memorial: Response to TragedyRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-07-29 31:53

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In the first chapter on Mishnayot Taanit, the Rabbis describe praying for rain in Israel, and the procedure for declaring public fasts and days of repentance during times of drought in memory of Batsheva bat Nechama Unterman, a 33 year old kindergarten teacher from Jerusalem, who was killed by an Arab terrorist on Rosh Chodesh Tamuz 5768, in the infamous Jerusalem Bulldozer Attack. Mishnayot Taanit, Perek 1DescriptionMishna, In Memorial: Response to TragedyRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-07-29 29:12

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In this class on Parshat Matos, Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains how one perfects every level of the Jewish soul. He then discusses how the Jewish holidays focus on the various aspects of the soul. Parshat Matot: The Three Levels of the Jewish SoulDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat MatotRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-07-24 50:42

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In this class on Parshat Matot, Rabbi Hershel Reichman talks about the Shem Mishmuel's discussion of the Torah law permitting personal vows and promises. These personal nedarim do not violate the commandment not to add any commandments to the Torah. The Shem Mishmuel develops this discussion into an exposition on the power of any words uttered by a Jew. Included in this shiur is a discourse on the two types of holiness, individual and communal, and the two types of Jewish leaders described by the Shem Mishmuel. Parshat Matot: The Power of SpeechDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat MatotRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-07-23 55:33

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In this Torah shiur (class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the week's parsha in which the the qualifications a leader of the Jewish nation is explained. Rabbi Reichman explains these qualifications based on the Shem MiShmuel. Parshat Pinchas: Leader of the NationDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat PinchasRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-07-16 5:36

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In this Torah shiur (class) on the weekly Torah portion Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains the hatred Balak and Bilaam had towards the Jewish People, based on the explanation of the Shem MiShmuel. Parshat Balak: Bringing Spirituality into the MundaneDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat BalakRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-07-10 46:51

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman gives a Chassidic explanation on the relationship between Bnei Yisrael and Edom, based on the natures of Yaakov and Yisrael.Parshat Chukat: The Destiny of Yisrael and EdomDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat ChukatRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-07-01 50:43

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In this Torah shiur (class) on the complex episode of mei meriva, which cost Moshe Rabbeinu entrance to the land of Israel, is explained by Rabbi Hershel Reichman as a product of the dual nature of miracles.Parshat Chukat: Miracles of FaithDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat ChukatRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-07-01 52:48

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In this Torah shiur (class) Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses this week's Torah portion, Parshat Korach, in which we read of the rebellion of Korach. Rabbi Reichman gives a deeper, Chassidic understanding of Korach's actions and thoughts, based on the Shem MiShmuel.Parshat Korach: Bedrock of FaithDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat KorachRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-06-23 51:33

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In this Torah shiur (class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses this week's Torah portion, Parshat Shlach, in which the tragic episode of the meraglim, spies takes place. Rabbi Reichman, based on the Shem MiShmuel, explains the underpinnings of sin of the spies and the Jewish People. Parshat Shelach: Simple FaithDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat ShlachRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-06-16 49:16

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Rabbi Reichman discusses Aharon and Hashem's interchange, in this week's Parsha, regarding his service in the Mishkan, based on the Shem Mishmuel's understanding of the essence of a Kohen's role among the Jewish People. Parshat Behaalotecha: Aharon's Unique MissionDescriptionChassidut on the Parsha, Shem Mishmuel, Parshat BehaalotechaRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-06-12 51:30

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In this Torah class on Parshat Naso, Rabbi Hershel Reichman uses a Chassidic approach based on the Shem MiShmuel,to explain the differences of service of G-d among the sons of Levi.Parshat Nasso: Fighting EvilDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat NasoRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-06-04 45:36

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The Shem MiShmuel explains in reference to this week's parsha the unique connection every Jew has to the entire Jewish PeopleParshat Bamidbar: Unique but UnitedDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat BamidbarRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-05-27 45:44

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In Parshat Bechukotai, the Torah lists the rewards for following in Hashem's path. While discussing this week's parsha, Rabbi Reichman uses the commentary of the Shem MiShmuel to explain these rewards and what exactly is incumbent upon us.Parshat Bechukotai: Blessings of TorahDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat Behar-BechukotaiRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-05-21 45:49

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The Shem MiShmuel explains the significance of Lag BaOmer and it's practical relevance for our lives.Lag BaOmer: Connecting to Our PeopleDescriptionSefirahRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-05-18 55:24

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Rabbi Reichman continues his discussion of the Shem MiShmuel's theme of the individual vs. the community, focusing on how the individual manages to be part of the community without losing his self.Parshat Behar: Relinquishing the IDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat Behar-BechukotaiRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-05-13 53:38

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In this shiur (Torah class) Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the Shem MiShmuel's comparison between shemitah and yovel and explains the difference between the individual's and the community's commitment to Torah.Parshat Behar: Personal and Communal Commitment to TorahDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat Behar-BechukotaiRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-05-12 49:52

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Based on the double usage of the instruction to tell the Kohanim in the first passuk, Rabbi Reichman discusses the connection between intellect and emotion and how to bridge the gap.Parshat Emor: Bridging the GapDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat EmorRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-05-08 50:18

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In this Torah shiur (class), Rabbi Reichman uses the interpretation of the Shem MiShmuel to explain the commandment of "Kedoshim Tihiyu," (Be Holy) as a specific pathway of achieving holiness. Parshat Kedoshim: Pathways to HolinessDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat Achrei Mot-KedoshimRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-05-01 42:40

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the purpose of the land of Israel and elaborates on its unique characteristics.Parshat Kedoshim: The Purpose of IsraelDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat Achrei Mot-KedoshimRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-04-28 51:08

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman teaches Parshat Acharei Mot which deals with the deaths of Aharon HaCohen's sons, Nadav and Avihu. The Shem MiShmuel learns lessons of our approach to G-d from their untimely deaths.Parshat Acharei Mot: Fear before LoveDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat Achrei MotRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-04-15 45:01

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains that through a unique understanding of the affliction of tzaraas, Shem MiShmuel expounds on fundamental ideas of how to view our fellow Jew. Parshat Metzora: Seeing the GoodDescriptionChassidut on the Parsha, Shem Mishmuel, Parshat Tazria-MetzoraRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-04-10 49:15

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In this shiur (Torah class) Rabbi Reichman discusses how this week's parsha,Parshat Tazria teaches us about our constant relationship with Hashem. Parshat Tazria: Fresh BeginningsDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat Tazria-MetzoraRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-04-02 47:48

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In this Torah shiur (class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses Moshe's unique characteristic- his ability to give all for the Almighty. Parshat Vayikra: Giving for G-dDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat VayikraRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-03-14 55:13

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In this Torah shiur (class) Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the Shem Mishmuel which compares Moshe and Aharon's styles of leadership and spirituality, invoking lessons of our own spiritual methods.Parshat Shemini: Moshe and Aharon - Two Forms of StrengthDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat ShminiRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-03-12 56:00

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Parshat Ki Tisa: Mind and Heart ConnectionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat Ki TisaRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-02-21 52:51

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In his discussion on this week's parsha, Parshat Yitro, Rabbi Hershel Reichman examines the Jewish people's lack of self-confidence at Refidim, as well as their method of overcoming the depressed feelings by thinking of the bright future. Parshat Yitro: Leaving Refidim, Coming to SinaiDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat YitroRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-01-23 49:46

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses this parsha, Parshat Beshalach.Parshat Beshalach: Emancipation of the Mind and of the HeartDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat BeshalachRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-01-14 59:10

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses this weeks Torah portion, Parshat Beshalach.Parshat Beshalach: Spiritual EmancipationDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat BeshalachRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-01-13 54:45

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In his discussion on this week's parsha, Parshat Vaeira, Rabbi Reichman uses the interpretation of the Shem MiShmuel to explain a puzzling Midrash (Oral Torah explanation) regarding Moshe's role in our redemption from slavery in Egypt.Parshat Vaeira: Understanding the Will of G-dDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat VaeiraRabbi Hershel Reichman2007-12-30 49:35

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In his discussion on this week's parsha, Parshat Vaeira, Rabbi Hershel Reichman talks about how the Torah describes the increasing hardship of the slavery in Egypt in order to increase the Jewish People's loyalty to G-d and their leader Moshe Rabbeinu.Parshat Vaeira: Sole RelianceDescriptionChassidut on the Parsha, Shem Mishmuel, Parshat VaeiraRabbi Hershel Reichman2007-12-28 44:21

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In his discussion on this week's parsha, Parshat Shemot, Rabbi Hershel Reichman presents a perplexing conversation in the Torah that takes place between G-d and Moshe Rabbeinu, by the burning bush. Rabbi Reichman uses the interpretation of the Shem Mishmuel to delve into the deeper meaning of the exchange.Parshat Shemot: Three Signs of Moshe RabbeinuDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parashat ShemotRabbi Hershel Reichman2007-12-24 55:36

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses this weeks parsha. Parshat Shemot presents the original exile of the Jewish People in Egypt and its precedence and purpose in our existence as a nation. Parshat Shemot: Purpose of ExileDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parashat ShemotRabbi Hershel Reichman2007-12-17 54:03

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In discussing this week's parsha, Parshat Vayechi, Rabbi Hershel Reichman speaks about the individual strengths of each of the Tribes of Israel and their beauty as a whole nation.Parshat Vayechi: The Kaleidescope of the Jewish Land and PeopleDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat VayechiRabbi Hershel Reichman2007-12-11 43:34

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In this Torah shiur (class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses this week's parsha, Parshat Vayigash. Rabbi Reichman teaches that Yosef's greatness lies in his ability to be a perfect tzadik unbeknown to the outside world.Parshat Vayigash: Hidden TzadikimDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat VayigashRabbi Hershel Reichman2007-12-09 49:21

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman talks about how Parshat Mikeitz - which is read during Chanukah - is uniquely connected to the themes of the Chanukah holiday. Parshat Mikeitz: Yosef and ChanukahDescriptionChanuka, Chassidut on the ParshaRabbi Hershel Reichman2007-12-04 50:45

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In his discussion on this week's parsha, Parshat Vayeishev, Rabbi Hershel Reichman uses the commentary of the Shem MiShmuel to address the troubling story of Yosef and his brothers. Parshat Vayeishev: Yosef and the BrothersDescriptionChassidut on the ParshaRabbi Hershel Reichman2007-11-27 50:17

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman delves into the Shem MiShmuel's explanation of the significance of the conflict between Greece and the Jews and discusses this conflict as a battle between the Greek and Jewish intellects. The Wisdom of Greece Vs. The Wisdom of the TorahDescriptionChanukaRabbi Hershel Reichman2007-11-26 52:20

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In this shiur (Torah class) on Parshat Vayishlach, Rabbi Hershel Reichman expounds upon the Shem MiShmuel's explanation of the significance of Yaakov sending angels to his brother Eisav, as well as the relevance of this act to our lives. Parshat Vayishlach: Angels Knocking at Our DoorDescriptionChassidut on the ParshaRabbi Hershel Reichman2007-11-19 48:15

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In his class on Parshat Toldot, Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the Shem MiShmuel's explanation of the incidents regarding the wells that Yitzchak Avinu dug, and then explains these incidents as lessons in our spirituality.Parshat Toldot: Wells of FaithDescriptionChassidut on the ParshaRabbi Hershel Reichman2007-11-07 48:02

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In his shiur (Torah class) on this week's parsha, Parshat Chayei Sarah, Rabbi Hershel Reichman uses the teachings of Rabbi Moshe Wolfson to explore the spiritual power of the city of Chevron. Parshat Chayei Sarah: Chevron, Connecting Us AllDescriptionChassidut on the ParshaRabbi Hershel Reichman2007-11-01 39:58

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In this class on Parshat Lech Lecha, Rabbi Herschel Reichman discusses how earth's desire to reach the heavens, and heaven's force in holding her back, is a spiritual reality that applies to our own lives as well. Parshat Lech Lecha: Relationship of Heaven and EarthDescriptionChassidut on the Parsha, Parshat Lech LechaRabbi Hershel Reichman2007-10-23 45:05

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In this Torah shiur (class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses Parshat Vayeira using the commentary of the Shem MiShmuel. Parshat Vayeira teaches us the differences between service of kindness and service of justice, as well as the need for both of them in our service of Hashem. Parshat Vayeira: Two Paths of Serving G-dDescriptionChassidut on the ParshaRabbi Hershel Reichman2007-10-22 46:42

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Rabbi Reichman discusses this week's Torah portion, Parshat Noach, in accordance with the interpretation of the Shem MiShmuel.Parshat Noach: Born or Bred TzaddikDescriptionChassidut on the ParshaRabbi Hershel Reichman2007-09-24 47:34

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In this class, Rabbi Herschel Reichman discusses this week's Parsha, Parshat Noach, using the commentary of the Shem MiShmuel.Parshat Noach: Four Heavenly GiftsDescriptionChassidut on the ParshaRabbi Hershel Reichman2007-09-23 45:38

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In this class (shiur) Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the parenting approach to the Seder.Pesach Seder ParentingDescriptionPesachRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-12-17 34:28

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains the spiritual characteristics of Lag BaOmer. Taken from the Shem MiShmuel, this class describes the lessons taught by Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai and how one can incorporate those teachings in our present day lives. Lag BaOmer: Balancing the Individual and the NationDescriptionSefirahRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-12-10 52:18

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the spiritual significance of the last days of Pesach. Based on the Shem MiShmuel, Rabbi Reichman explains how the last days of Pesach represent a holiday celebrating the tzibur, nation of Israel as a whole.Shevi'i Shel PesachDescriptionPesachRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-11-13 47:20

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In this class (shiur) Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the great redemption of Purim.Purim The Great Test Before The Great RedemptionDescriptionPurimRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-09-05 10:01

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains three divrei Torah concerning Shavuot from the Shem MiShmuel. Shavuot: Torah Throughout Our LivesDescriptionSefirahRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-09-04 52:37

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Purim, Rabbi Hershel Reichman teaches an essay by the Shem Mishmuel, which discusses the mystical reasons for the two separate Purim celebrations, on the fourteenth and fifteenth days of Adar. Two PurimsDescriptionPurimRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-30 48:35

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Purim, the Shem Mishmuel explains the differences in the Purim celebrations between those cities with walls and those without. Walled CelebrationsDescriptionPurimRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-29 49:23

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In this class (shiur) Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the four cups.The Four CupsDescriptionPesachRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-29 7:46

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In this class (shiur) Rabbi Hershel Riechman discusses the issue of discipline in Parenting. DisciplineDescriptionChinuchRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-29 26:03

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In this Torah shiur (class), the Shem Mishmuel explains Amalek's significance and gives us instructions on how to fight Amalek in our times. Amalek: Inner and Outer EnemyDescriptionPurimRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-28 51:58

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In this class (shiur) Rabbi Hershel Reichman gives us insight into the four languages of redemption.Four Languages of RedemptionDescriptionPesachRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-28 11:26

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In this class (shiur) Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the connection between Noach to our day Parenting. NoachDescriptionChinuchRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-28 20:49

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Rebbi Hershel Reichman discusses the holiday of Purim which involved a fight against Amalek, our evil enemy. The fight was not only physical but a spiritual war against Amalek within us. The outcome determined the extent of the Purim redemption. Partial RedemptionDescriptionPurimRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-27 41:38

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In this class (shiur) Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the Path of Hashem as it relates to parenting. G-d's TruthDescriptionChinuchRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-27 29:01

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In this class (shiur) Rabbi Hershel Reichman discuses The 13 Attributes in connection to parenting.The 13 AttributesDescriptionChinuchRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-26 28:29

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In this shiur (Torah class) Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the 10th Perek of Mishanyot Pesachim as a zchut for a complete and speedy recovery for Shimon ben Ruth and Eliyahu ben Miriam who were critically wounded in the attack on Yeshivat Merkaz HaRav on Rosh Chodesh Adar bet 5768.Mishnayot Pesachim, Perek TenDescriptionMishna, In Memorial: Response to TragedyRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-26 16:29

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KindnessChinuchRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-25 39:26

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In this shiur (Torah class) Rabbi Reichman discusses the ninth perek of Mishnayot Pesachim as a zchut for a complete and speedy recovery for Naftali ben Gila, Shimon Yechiel ben Tirtza, and Nadav ben Hadassa, who were critically wounded in the attack in Yeshivat Merkaz HaRav, Rosh Chodesh Adar bet 5768Mishnayot Pesachim, Perek NineDescriptionMishna, In Memorial: Response to TragedyRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-25 21:03

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In this class (shiur) Rabbi Hershel Reichman continues to teach Jewish Parenting.The Path Of GodDescriptionChinuchRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-24 34:28

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman learns the eighth perek (chapter) of Mishnayot Brachot in memory and in the zechut of Naomi Sherr HY"D, who was killed in Mumbai, India.Mishnayot Brachot Perek EightDescriptionMishna, In Memorial: Response to TragedyRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-24 11:15

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the eighth perek of Mishnayot Pesachim in memory of Neria ben Yitzchak Cohen, who lost his life during the terror attack on Yeshivat Merkaz Harav.Mishnayot Pesachim, Perek EightDescriptionMishna, In Memorial: Response to TragedyRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-24 17:03

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In this class (shiur) Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the big project called Parenting.The Project Of ParentingDescriptionChinuchRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-23 27:01

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman learns the seventh perek (chapter) of Mishnayot Brachot in memory and in the zechut of Allan Sherr , HY"D, who was killed in Mumbai, India .Mishnayot Brachot Perek SevenDescriptionMishna, In Memorial: Response to TragedyRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-23 4:57

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Reichman discusses the seventh Perek of Mishnayot Pesachim in memory of Yonadav Chaim ben Tzemach Hirschfeld, who lost his life during the terror attack on Yeshivat Merkaz Harav.Mishnayot Pesachim, Perek SevenDescriptionMishna, In Memorial: Response to TragedyRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-23 17:57

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In this class (shiur) Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses how to give kids individual attention.Individual AttentionDescriptionChinuchRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-22 21:03

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In this shuir (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman learns the sixth perek (chapter) of Mishnayot Brachot in memory and in the zechut of Norma Shvartzburg-Rabinowich HY"D, who was killed in the Chabad House in Mumbai, India.Mishnayot Brachot Perek SixDescriptionMishna, In Memorial: Response to TragedyRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-22 6:38

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the sixth perek of Mishnayot Pesachim in memory of Yochai ben Tuvia Lipshutz, who lost his life during the terror attack on Yeshivat Merkaz Harav.Mishnayot Pesachim, Perek SixDescriptionMishna, In Memorial: Response to TragedyRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-22 21:54

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In this class (shiur) Rebbi Hershel Reichman discusses the way Parents should treat the kids in an equal manner.Equal Treatment Of KidsDescriptionChinuchRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-19 27:20

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In this shiur (class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman learns the fifth perek (chapter) of Mishnayot Brachot in memory and in the zechut of Rabbi Leibish Teitelbaum , HY"D, 37, who was killed in the Chabad House in Mumbai, India.Mishnayot Brachot Perek FiveDescriptionMishna, In Memorial: Response to TragedyRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-19 4:47

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In this Shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Reichman discusses the fifth Perek of Mishnayot Pesachim in memory of Doron ben Mekonet Mehereta, who lost his life during the terror attack on Yeshivat Merkaz Harav.Mishnayot Pesachim, Perek FiveDescriptionMishna, In Memorial: Response to TragedyRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-19 21:21

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In this class (shiur) Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the importance of team work in parentingTeam WorkDescriptionChinuchRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-18 34:28

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In this shiur (class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman learns the fourth perek (chapter) of Mishnayot Brachot in memory of Yocheved Orpaz, 62, who was killed in a terror attack in the Chabad House of Mumbai, India.Mishnayot Brachot Perek FourDescriptionMishna, In Memorial: Response to TragedyRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-18 4:20

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the fourth Perek of Mishanyot Pesachim in memory of Ro'i ben Yaakov Roth, from Elkanah, Israel, who lost his life at the age of 18 during the terror attack on Yeshivat Merkaz Harav on Rosh Chodesh Adar bet, 5768.Mishnayot Pesachim, Perek FourDescriptionMishna, In Memorial: Response to TragedyRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-18 21:07

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the unique spiritual characteristics of the month of Iyar. As the month in between Pesach and Shavuot, Iyar represents a more distant relationship with G-d. Yet, despite this distance, Rabbi Reichman explains the strong connection that bonds the Jewish people with the Almighty.Chodesh Iyar: Love from a DistanceDescriptionSefirahRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-17 50:17

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In this class (shiur) Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the different roles involved in parenting.The Roles In ParentingDescriptionChinuchRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-17 30:10

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In this shiur (class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman learns the third perek (chapter) of Mishnayot Brachot in memory of Reb BenTzion Kruman , HY"D, 28, who was killed in the Chabad House in Mumbai, India.Mishnayot Brachot Perek ThreeDescriptionMishna, In Memorial: Response to TragedyRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-17 8:15

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the third perek of Mishnayot Pesachim in memory of Yehonatan Yitzchak ben Dror Eldar, who lost his life during the terror attack on Yeshivat Merkaz Harav.Mishnayot Pesachim, Perek ThreeDescriptionMishna, In Memorial: Response to TragedyRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-17 30:56

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In this class (shiur) Rabbi Hershel Reichman deepens our understanding of the Mitzvah to teach our children Torah. He states that Jewish parenting is essentially the commandment to teach Torah to our children.Teaching Our Children TorahDescriptionChinuchRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-14 25:46

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In this shiur (class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman learns Mishnayot Brachot Perek Bet in memory of the victims of the tragedy in MumbaiMishnayot Brachot Perek TwoDescriptionMishna, In Memorial: Response to TragedyRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-14 9:26

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the second chapter of Mishnayot Pesachim in memory of Gavriel Sandler, HY'D, who was killed by a terrorist on the Otzar Hatorah School in Toulouse, France and Avraham David ben Naftali Moses, who lost his life during the terror attack on Yeshivat Merkaz Harav.Mishnayot Pesachim, Perek TwoDescriptionMishna, In Memorial: Response to TragedyRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-14 33:57

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains true joy of Sukkot, which emanates from serving G-d with one's full heart.Sukkot: Service of the HeartDescriptionSukkotRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-14 48:05

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In this class (shiur) Rabbi Reichman starts a new series on Parenting. Rabbi Reichman explains that Jewish Parenting is defined as v'shinantam l'vanecha, teaching Torah to children and students. Torah Parenting - An IntroductionDescriptionChinuchRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-13 23:31

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In this shiur (class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman learns Mishnayot Brachot, Perek Alef in memory of the victims of the Mumbai tragedy.Mishnayot Brachot Perek OneDescriptionMishna, In Memorial: Response to TragedyRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-13 9:05

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In this shiur (Torah class) Rabbi Reichman discusses the first chapter of Mishnayot Pesachim which deals with the prohibition of chametz. This shiur is dedicated in memory of Rabbi Yonatan Sandler, who was killed by a terrorist at the Otzar Hatorah School in Toulouse France as well as Segev Pniel ben Elyashav Avichail, who lost his life during the terror attack on Yeshivat Merkaz Harav.Mishnayot Pesachim, Perek OneDescriptionMishna, In Memorial: Response to TragedyRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-08-13 26:15

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In discussing this week's parsha, Parshat Bo, Rabbi Reichman uses the commentary of the Shem Mishmuel to explain the puzzling traditional interpretation that G-d took away Pharoh's free will.Parshat Bo: Hardening Pharoh's HeartDescriptionShem Mishmuel, Chassidut on the Parsha, Parshat BoRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-01-06 49:12

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