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An in-depth exploration of the 'al chet' recited during Yom Kippur, 'b'siach siftotenu', 'with our endless prattling'.Yom Kippur: Persistent PrattleDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Shira Smiles2019-10-06 01:03:01

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What do the Sages mean when they state that the Torah was given 'by force', as Hashem held Mt. Sinai over the Jewish nation and provided a seeming ultimatum on accepting the Torah? An in-depth journey into this topic.Mountain MomentumDescriptionShavuotRebbetzin Shira Smiles2019-06-03 1:03:15

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An exploration of the miracle of the oil on Chanuka.Fiery Facets and FacesDescriptionChanukaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2018-12-02 1:04:23

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In this Torah shiur (class), Rebbetzin Heller explores the relationship between Rosh Chodesh and women. We learn in the Torah, that the women's faith was greater than the men's, since they did not take part in the sin of the Golden Calf. Because of this, the women were rewarded with a "partial holiday" of Rosh Chodesh.Rosh Chodesh and WomenDescriptionRosh ChodeshRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2018-11-22 47:31

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Focuses on the incredible phenomenon of mass suicide in various Jewish communities faced with the choice of death or conversion to Christianity.Kinna 22: Mass Suicide For Hashem's NameDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRabbi Avishai David2018-10-09 56:38

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Explains the background and meaning of the kinna by Elazar haKalir entitled 'V'ata amarta, heitiv eitiv imach'. In this kinna, the special relationship of the Jewish People with Hashem as promised seems to be shattered, as troubles and tribulations are unleashed on the Jewish nation during the time of the Churban.Kinna 18: Broken RelationshipDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRabbi Avishai David2018-10-09 55:51

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Explains kinna number nine, "Eicha Tifarti", in detail. The kinna describes the tragedies of Jewish history, and the terrible consequences of distorting its causes.The Lessons of Jewish HistoryDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRabbi Avishai David2018-10-09 54:34

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Explicates the themes and structure of the kinna "Eicha Atzta B'Apecha", Examining the reaction of the Jewish people to the destruction of the exile.Bemoaning G-d's AngerDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRabbi Avishai David2018-10-09 54:13

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Analyzes the themes of the first kinna. This Kinna describes the sudden shock of the Churban, as well as the mourning of both Hashem and the Jewish People at the unbelievable loss of the Beit Hamikdash.Spiritual DestructionDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRabbi Avishai David2018-10-09 52:48

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An overview of the dual nature of Tisha B'av as a day of mourning and a public fast day. Rabbi David then reviews Megillat Eicha, and shows how it parallels many of the themes of the Kinnot.Eicha: Yirmiyahu's KinnaDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRabbi Avishai David2018-10-09 53:29

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An in-depth look at galus (exile) and what it means today.Four Exiles, Four Challenges and Four Pathways - Part 2DescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRebbetzin Leah Kohn2018-06-07 1:00:47

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An introductory look at golus (exile).Four Exiles, Four Challenges and Four Pathways - Part 1DescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRebbetzin Leah Kohn2018-05-31 1:00:07

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Behukosai class which is about ShavuosFortuitous FruitsDescriptionShavuotRebbetzin Shira Smiles2018-05-13 48:58

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Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses The holiday of Chanuka.Final FlamesDescriptionChanukaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2017-12-14 1:04:11

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In honor of Lag BaOmer, Rebbetzin Heller delves into the idea of the beauty of each individual and how that theme relates to us. In this class, Rebbetzin Heller explains the deeper messages behind the deaths of the 24,000 students of Rabbi Akiva, and the gift that Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai bequeathed to us.The Beauty of Every JewDescriptionLag BaOmerRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2017-12-14 47:18

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Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses a period in the Jewish calendar known as Shovavim.Shovavim - Self ImprovementDescriptionShovavimRebbetzin Shira Smiles2017-12-13 45:37

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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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In this Torah shiur (class) on Tu B'shvat, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller describes the nature of the day, its relationship to Eretz Yisrael (the land of Israel), and how we can connect to the day in our own lives. The class also explains the concept of the number 15. Tu B'Shvat: Focus on Eretz YisraelDescriptionTu B'ShvatRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2017-12-12 30:27

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In this Torah shiur (class) Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg discusses Parshat Shekalim, Parshat Zachor, Parshat Parah, and Parshat Hachodesh, which are read in the weeks surrounding Purim, leading up to Rosh Chodesh Nissan. The Four ParshiyotDescriptionPurimRabbi Beinish Ginsburg2017-12-11 42:15

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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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In this shiur (Torah class), Rebbetzin Heller discusses the unique essence of the mitzvah of Rosh Chodesh, as described in the Torah. Rosh Chodesh: A Time of RenewalDescriptionRosh ChodeshRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2017-12-11 41:59

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In this Shiur (Torah class) Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the special event that occured on Erev Pesach; Birkat Hachama. Birkat HachamaDescriptionBirkat HachamaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2017-12-11 1:01:43

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Michael Taubes presents an overview of the unique Bikat Hachama, blessing on the sun. This bracha is only said once every 28 years, and falls out this year on Erev Pesach. Rabbi Taubes explains the reason and calculations behind the bracha, as well as provides insight into the significance of the event. Birkat Hachama: Blessing on the SunDescriptionBirkat HachamaRabbi Michael Taubes2017-12-11 58:26

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Shimon Isaacson speaks about the special event that occured on Erev Pesach; Birkat Hachama. Birkat HachamaDescriptionBirkat HachamaRabbi Shimon Isaacson2017-12-11 41:31

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In this class (Shiur) Mrs Shira smiles discusses Hoshana Rabba.Hoshana RabbaDescriptionHoshana RabbaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2017-12-11 1:04:44

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In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses Tu B'Av.Tu B'AvDescriptionTu B'AvRebbetzin Shira Smiles2017-12-11 1:03:06

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Rebbetzin Leah Kohn discusses The power of the oral law on the holiday of Chanukah.Chanukah The Power Of The Oral LawDescriptionChanukaRebbetzin Leah Kohn2017-12-10 59:51

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By studying the battle of the Chashmonaim against the Greeks, we can apply that to our own everyday lives.Chanukah: Learning About Our Own Struggle with EvilDescriptionChanukaRebbetzin Leah Kohn2017-12-09 1:01:30

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In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the Holiday of Chanuka.Vintage VesselDescriptionChanukaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2017-12-08 1:05:20

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Rabbi Michael Taubes discusses the unique aspect of publicizing the miracle of Chanukah.Chanukah: Publicizing The MiracleDescriptionChanukaRabbi Michael Taubes2017-12-07 41:32

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Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the significance of the fifth night of Chanukah.The Fifth LightDescriptionChanukaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2017-12-06 1:01:45

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In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Leah Kohn discusses the holiday Of Chanuka.ChanukaDescriptionChanukaRebbetzin Leah Kohn2017-12-05 1:01:03

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Commitment And ContainmentChanukaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2017-12-05 1:04:52

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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 shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Michael Taubes explains the halachik holiness of the menorah lights during Chanuka. The Holiness of the LightsDescriptionChanukaRabbi Michael Taubes2017-12-05 52:14

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In this shiur (Torah class) on Chanuka, Mrs. Shira Smiles raises a number of questions about the holiday. Firstly, why is the miracle of the oil the main focus, instead of the miraculous military victory? Secondly, what is the significance of 'zot Chanuka', the last day of Chanuka. Chanuka: Affectionate LightDescriptionChanukaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2017-12-05 1:04:17

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Chanuka, Rabbi Avishai David continues his explication of Maoz Tzur, the hymn sung after candle lighting on Chanuka. Part of the obligation to publicize the miracles of Chanuka (pirsumei nisa) is to verbally praise Hashem for them. Maoz Tzur incorporates praise for the miracle of the oil, as well as for the victory on battle, and also discusses the hardships and salvation experienced by the Jewish nation throughout history. Appreciating Miracles: Maoz Tzur, Part 2DescriptionChanukaRabbi Avishai David2017-12-05 55:01

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Chanuka, Rabbi Avishai David explicates the beautiful poem sung by Jewish families throughout the world after candle lighting, known as Maoz Tzur. Rabbi David discusses the historical background of the liturgical poem, how it became customary to recite it during Chanuka, its roots in Tanach, as well as its structure and its themes of galut (exile) and geula (redemption). Maoz Tzur, Part 1DescriptionChanukaRabbi Avishai David2017-12-05 59:02

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Chanuka, Rabbi Moshe Nechemia Reichman delves into the deeper meaning behind the mitzvah to light the menorah.The Preciousness of ChanukaDescriptionChanukaRabbi Moshe N. Reichman2017-12-05 48:10

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Rebbitzin Tziporah Heller discusses the Holiday of Chanukah.ChanukahDescriptionChanukaRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2017-12-03 39:45

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Mrs. Shoshie Nissenbam discusses the month Of Tevet At the walls surrounding Old City of Jerusalem.Surrounding GoodnessDescriptionTenth of TevetMrs. Shoshie Nissenbaum2015-12-23 20:22

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Mrs. Shoshie Nissenbam discusses the tenth day Of Tevet.The Inheritance Of Goodness 2DescriptionTenth of TevetMrs. Shoshie Nissenbaum2015-12-22 13:17

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Mrs. Shoshie Nissenbam continues discussing the month Of Tevet.The Inheritance Of GoodnessDescriptionTenth of TevetMrs. Shoshie Nissenbaum2015-12-21 11:11

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Mrs. shoshie Nissenbam discusses the month Of Tevet.Collecting The Good In TevetDescriptionTenth of TevetMrs. Shoshie Nissenbaum2015-12-20 13:14

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Mrs. Shoshie Nissenbaum provides inspirational insights about the message of the dreidel, live from the Old City of Jerusalem. (Because of the unusual venue of the shiur, there are lots of authentic 'Old City' background sounds.)Inspiration for Chanuka Night 7DescriptionChanukaMrs. Shoshie Nissenbaum2015-12-14 5:01

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Mrs. Shoshie Nissenbaum provides inspirational insights about the message of the dreidel, live from the Old City of Jerusalem. (Because of the unusual venue of the shiur, there are lots of authentic 'Old City' background sounds.)Inspiration for Chanuka Night 6DescriptionChanukaMrs. Shoshie Nissenbaum2015-12-13 5:01

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Mrs. Shoshie Nissenbaum provides inspirational insights about the message of the dreidel, live from the Old City of Jerusalem. (Because of the unusual venue of the shiur, there are lots of authentic 'Old City' background sounds.)Inspiration for Chanuka Night 5DescriptionChanukaMrs. Shoshie Nissenbaum2015-12-12 5:01

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Inspiration for Chanuka Night 4ChanukaMrs. Shoshie Nissenbaum2015-12-11 11:11

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Inspiration for Chanuka Night 3ChanukaMrs. Shoshie Nissenbaum2015-12-10 6:34

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Mrs. Shoshie Nissenbaum shares more wisdom from beside the tomb of the Maccabees in the anceint town of Modiin.Inspiration for Chanuka Night 2DescriptionChanukaMrs. Shoshie Nissenbaum2015-12-09 6:34

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The First Night Of ChanukahChanukaMrs. Shoshie Nissenbaum2015-12-08 15:11

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Rebbetzin Leah Kohn discusses the Holiday of Chanukah.Chanukah - The Yom Tov Of The Talmudic Oral LawDescriptionChanukaRebbetzin Leah Kohn2014-12-18 1:01:53

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Chanuka, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller shows us how to incorporate the lessons of Chanuka, and the struggle with the forces of Yavan (Hellenism), into our daily existence.Chanuka: The Inner BattleDescriptionChanukaRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2014-12-11 50:13

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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 shiur (Torah class) on Chanuka, Mrs. Shira Smiles raises the question of what is so unique and special about the miracle of Chanuka? Additionally, why are we thanking G-d for the war in the prayer of Al Hanissim? Chanuka: Wonders of WarDescriptionChanukaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2014-12-09 1:01:25

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In this Torah shiur (class) on the connection between Chanuka and the parshiot of Vayeishev and Mikeitz, Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg explains five ways in which the themes of Chanuka and the story of Yosef being sent down to Egypt are intrinsically related.Chanuka, Vayeishev, and MikeitzDescriptionChanukaRabbi Beinish Ginsburg2014-12-08 51:27

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Chanuka, Mrs. Shira Smiles raises the question of why, in Al HaNissim, we give thanks to Hashem for wars. Chanukah: Light of ClarityDescriptionChanukaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2014-12-06 51:59

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Chanuka, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the idea that within the galut of Yavan, there was rectification of the sale of Yosef.Yosef and YavanDescriptionChanukaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2014-12-05 1:03:45

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In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira smiles gives insight into Chanuka.Chanuka - Pieces Of PeaceDescriptionChanukaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2014-12-05 1:02:15

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

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Rebbetzin Leah Kohn discusses what is the judgment of Rosh Hashana focused on.The Judgment Of Rosh HashanaDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Leah Kohn2014-09-22 1:03:31

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Rebbetzin Leah Kohn discusses the Students Of Rabbi Akiva.The Students Of Rabbi AkivaDescriptionSefirahRebbetzin Leah Kohn2014-05-22 1:01:31

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Rebbetzin Leah Kohn discusses The Power Of The Month Of Iyar.The Power Of The Month Of IyarDescriptionLag BaOmerRebbetzin Leah Kohn2014-03-28 58:38

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Rebbetzin Leah Kohn discusses the Holiday of Pesach.PesachDescriptionPesachRebbetzin Leah Kohn2014-03-27 1:01:48

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Rebbetzin Leah Kohn discusses the Connection between the Month Of Adar and Nissan.The Connection Between The Month Of Adar And NissanDescriptionPurim, PesachRebbetzin Leah Kohn2014-03-24 1:01:48

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Rebbetzin Leah Kohn discusses Happiness in the month of Adar.SimchaDescriptionPurimRebbetzin Leah Kohn2014-03-21 57:13

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Rebbetzin Leah Kohn the Month Of Adar.The Power Of The Month Of AdarDescriptionPurimRebbetzin Leah Kohn2014-02-27 1:04:40

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Rebbetzin Leah Kohn gives insight into the month of Kislev as it relates to the month of Chanuka, as well as the power of the Tribe of Binyamin.The Power of The Month of KislevDescriptionChanukaRebbetzin Leah Kohn2013-11-21 1:03:19

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In this class (shiur) Mrs. Dina Schoonmaker gives insight into Chanuka and gratitudeThe Attitude of GratitudeDescriptionChanukaMrs Dina Schoonmaker2013-11-20 55:20

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Sefirat HaOmer, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the statement of the Sfas Emes that the entire year is spiritually dependent on these days. Sefira: Setting the StageDescriptionSefirahRebbetzin Shira Smiles2011-05-01 1:00:42

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In this shiur (Torah class) on chinuch, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller guides parents and educators on how to make Chanukah meaningful for our children, with age-appropriate stories and discussions which will deepen their appreciation for this holiday. Teaching Children the Beauty of ChanukaDescriptionChanukaRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2009-12-01 31:52

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In this Torah class (shiur) on the story of Yehuda and Tamar, Mrs. Shira Smiles begins the topic by exploring why this episode is placed in the middle of the narrative of the sale of YosefYehuda's Descent from his BrothersDescriptionOtherRebbetzin Shira Smiles2009-10-26 47:28

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In this chinuch class on making Torah concepts real to children of all ages, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller guides parents on how to introduce children to the mindset of Elul and the themes of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur on three levels; early childhood, middle childhood, and teens. Elul, Rosh Hashana, and Yom Kippur for ChildrenDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2009-09-09 51:31

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The final class on the Haftora of Shabbat Shuva, discussing the centrality of Eretz Yisrael and the meaning of the verse 'Hashem's ways are straight'. The lesson for us is to take every circumstance in life and utilize it to better serve Hashem.Hashem's Ways are StraightDescriptionShabbat ShuvaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2009-09-05 57:28

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On the Haforah of Shabbat Shuva, Mrs. Shira Smiles explains the beautiful imagery in the perek, as illustrations of G-d's eternal love for His people, Am Yisrael.Images of Hashem's Love for His PeopleDescriptionShabbat ShuvaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2009-09-04 47:55

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On the essence of teshuva, based on the Haftara of Shabbat Shuva, Mrs. Shira Smiles demonstrates the important role of tefilla (prayer) and Torah study in enabling a person to repent completely.Torah and Tefilla: Components of TeshuvaDescriptionShabbat ShuvaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2009-09-03 52:15

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On the Haftarah of Shabbat Shuva from where we learn that teshuva/repentance is a dynamic process with Hashem, and that every Jew's soul is intrinsically pure, which means that even sin does not become part of its essence. When embarking on the teshuva process, one should have an image of who they want to be, so that they have a goal to aspire to.The Intrinsic Purity of Every JewDescriptionShabbat ShuvaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2009-09-02 52:18

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In this Torah shiur on marriage and shidduchim, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller speaks about what the 15th day of Av represents. On this day, the heavenly attributes of Chochma and Binah combine, as do the middot of Tiferet and Malchut. This merging of forces represents the completion of the soul through marriage. Tu B'Av and the Essence of MarriageDescriptionTu B'AvRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2009-07-21 51:28

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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 FourDescriptionPesachRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-04-01 37:53

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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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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 PesachDescriptionPesachRabbi 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 SoulDescriptionPesachRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-03-25 55:33

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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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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 FaithDescriptionPesachRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-03-22 50:21

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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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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 ChametzDescriptionPesachRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-03-15 54:27

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In this question and answer session, Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller addresses real issues and struggles sent in by Naaleh students all over the world. Issues such as how to relate to the war in Southern Israel, dealing with the loneliness of singlehood, strategies to deal with the 'off the derech' phenomenon, how to create the right atmosphere on Shabbat and many others, are related to with sensitivity, wisdom, and humor. Questions and Answers for Today's Jewish Woman, Part 13DescriptionShabbatRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2009-01-05 58:09

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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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Mrs. Shira Smiles talks about the inner and outer connections of Chanuka.Chanuka: Inner and Outer ConnectionDescriptionChanukaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2008-12-22 1:01:07

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Rabbi Avishai David expounds on the various miracles of Chanuka, and on the anava (humbleness) of the Maccabees, which was the responsible for their victory. Chanuka: Humble WarriorsDescriptionChanukaRabbi Avishai David2008-12-20 51:53

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Mrs. Shira Smiles examines the symbolism of putting the mezuza on the right, the channukiah on the left, and the person lighting the candles in the middle. Chanuka: Expansion of IDescriptionChanukaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2008-12-17 56:42

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Rebbetzin Heller speaks about the Greek way of thinking, which is a fragmented outlook on the world, versus the Jewish unified perspective, and how this distinction relates to the miracles of the war and the lights. Greek Fragmentation and Jewish UnityDescriptionChanukaRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-12-16 48:04

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Rabbi Avishai David discusses the background of Chanuka, the distinctions between Chanuka and Purim, Pirsumei Nisa, the Yesod of Chanuka, and the difference of order between the Rambam and the Shulchan Aruch, in memorial of the Mumbai victims.Chanukah: Essence of the JoyDescriptionChanukaRabbi Avishai David2008-12-08 1:00:27

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Mrs. Shira Smiles reveals its essence and inner depth in memory of the Mumbai Victims.Chanukah: Revealing the EssenceDescriptionChanukaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2008-12-03 53:33

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Rabbi Michael Taubes explores the final moments of the Yom Kippur davening (prayers) and the joy that comes with true forgiveness.Joy of RepentanceDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRabbi Michael Taubes2008-09-26 55:18

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Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller sums up the philosophical truths and principles of life that are presented by Shlomo Hamelech (King Solomon) in Sefer Kohelet.Recognizing Reality: Summary of Megillat KoheletDescriptionSukkotRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-09-26 44:11

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Rabbi Michael Taubes examines how the bulk of the Yom Kippur davening (prayers) is comprised of Mussaf, in which the details of the Yom Kippur service are described.True AtonementDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRabbi Michael Taubes2008-09-25 48:44

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Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller speaks about the transience of all physical goals and even our own bodies' eventual demise. Only Yirat Hashem endures.Physical Transience vs. Spiritual EternityDescriptionSukkotRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-09-25 47:26

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Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller shows how complex people and situations can be remedied by using the mind, heart, and body in the right way.Solving the Complexities of LifeDescriptionSukkotRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-09-24 53:08

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller explores the difficulty in resolving the seeming similarity between the fate of the Tzaddik and Rasha.Perek 9: The Fate of the Righteous and the WickedDescriptionSukkotRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-09-23 59:31

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller talks about how living a life of morality and awareness makes life better in this world, even though we often see Tzaddikim who suffer n this world.Perek 8: Quality of LifeDescriptionSukkotRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-09-22 52:00

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller continues an anaylsis of Perek 7.Megillat Kohelet: Perek 7, Part 2DescriptionSukkotRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-09-21 41:46

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller explores Perek 7.Megillat Kohelet: Perek 7DescriptionSukkotRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-09-20 49:15

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Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller continues teaching the fifth perek (chapter) of the megilla. Shlomo Hamelech (King Solomon) speaks about seeing the big picture as one lives one life and finding proper focus in both material and spiritual areas.The Big PictureDescriptionSukkotRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-09-19 40:26

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On Megillat Kohelet, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller reads and explains the fifth chapter of the Megilla. This chapter begins with admonishments not to speak disrespectfully of Hashem if one doesn't understand His ways, and of the importance of keeping one's word.Guard Your WordsDescriptionSukkotRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-09-18 49:15

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On Megillat Kohelet, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller teaches the fourth perek of the Megilla.  In this perek, Shlomo Hamelech (King Solomon) discusses the falsehood of this material world and its accompanying fantasies, the tikkun (fixing) of Gehinom (Hell), and the strength of togetherness and positive human relationships.Justice and BrotherhoodDescriptionSukkotRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-09-17 56:51

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On Megillat Kohelet, Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller discusses our relationship with time. Time is a backdrop for many of life's challenges. If we respond to our current challenges with a realization that our response forms us, we will be able to maximize the opportunities we encounter.A Time for All ThingsDescriptionSukkotRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-09-16 58:49

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Rabbi Michael Taubes discusses the fundamental aspects of the Yom Kippur Davening (prayers), in particular Kol nidrei and viddui (confession).Returning to G-dDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRabbi Michael Taubes2008-09-15 57:58

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On Megillat Kohelet, continuing the first perek (chapter) and the beginning of the second perekMegillat Kohelet, Perek 1, Part 2DescriptionSukkotRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-09-15 49:36

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On Megillat Kohelet, Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller discusses the uniqueness of the five Megillot, and the specific theme of this Megilla. She begins learning the first perek (chapter) inside the text, analyzing the words of the pesukim and delving into their timely messages.Megillat Kohelet, Perek 1DescriptionSukkotRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-09-14 47:22

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Rabbi Michael Taubes discusses the Musaf prayer of Rosh HaShana, which contains essential themes of the holiday.Crowning Our KingDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRabbi Michael Taubes2008-09-11 58:26

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Rabbi Taubes discusses the significance of the Shofar that is blown during the Rosh HaShanah davening. Rabbi Taubes also discusses the custom to eat the simanim, the signs of Rosh Hashana.Shofar: A Call to ReturnDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRabbi Michael Taubes2008-09-05 1:07:26

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In this question and answer session by Rebbetzin Heller, Jewish women throughout the world reach out with their daily challenges. Rebbetzin Heller addresses each question with sensitivity, wisdom, and humor. Some of the question included in this class are how to feel ready for judgement without attending shul on Rosh Hashana, how to cope with children who are struggling with their Judaism, and how one should deal with the attraction of secular novels and music. Questions and Answers for Today's Jewish Women, Part 4DescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-08-20 49:35

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller addresses questions and struggles shared with her by our female members. This shiur (class) touches on many topics, including women's education, personal conflicts in keeping the halachot of tzniut, getting ready for Shabbos, bitachon and doing chessed outside the home. Questions and Answers for Today's Jewish Women, Part 3DescriptionShabbatRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-08-16 1:25:19

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Rabbi Taubes discusses the obligation for prayer. He points out that Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur are specifically designated as days of prayer. However, these days are also deemed as days of joy.Themes of Rosh HaShanaDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRabbi Michael Taubes2008-08-15 1:08:37

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In this Torah shiur (class), Mrs. Shira Smiles explores the underlying theme of the Three Weeks of Mourning between the 17th of Tammuz and Tisha B'av.The Three Weeks: Continuous CryingDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRebbetzin Shira Smiles2008-07-26 58:19

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Rabbi Moshe N. Reichman discusses the causes for the Churban, as discussed in the Gemara, and how we can correct ourselves to bring the Geulah.The Causes of Churban HabayitDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRabbi Moshe N. Reichman2008-07-09 57:07

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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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In this Torah shiur (class), Rabbi Shimon Isaacson examines whether Sefirat Haomer is a Torah law or a Rabbinic law, and the halacha regarding one who misses a day of counting. Halachot of Sefirat HaomerDescriptionSefirahRabbi Shimon Isaacson2008-04-02 57:31

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller finishes her discussion of Megillat Esther, and reviews the four mitzvot of Purim.Megillat Esther, Perakim 7-10DescriptionPurimRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-03-10 52:29

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller speaks about 'hester panim', hashgacha, and the effect of Tzadikim on their generation.Perakim 6 & 7: Hidden InterventionDescriptionPurimRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-03-03 47:57

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller explains how Esther became the epitome of Midat Malchut (characteristic of kingship), and why she needed preparation for this role.Esther: True RoyaltyDescriptionPurimRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-02-29 51:49

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller speaks about the nature of doing Teshuva by looking at the methods used by Esther and Mordechai.Returning from the DepthsDescriptionPurimRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-02-26 50:53

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In perek 3, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller examines Hashem's Hashgacha, the purpose of Amalek, and the spiritual forces at battle.Spiritual BattleDescriptionPurimRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-02-18 48:50

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller examines Perek 2, with an introduction to Mordechai and Esther, and a deepening of our understanding of the galut, exile, and the specific roles of Haman and Mordechai.Eternal Struggle: Mordechai and HamanDescriptionPurimRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-02-11 57:40

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller describes Megillat Esther as a means of understanding our relationship to everything the Persian exile represents, and Hashem's plan in exposing us to it.Luxurious ExileDescriptionPurimRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-02-04 1:02:48

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Redemption from slavery in Egypt freed us from purposeless work to embrace a life of purpose with the Torah. Achieving happiness is a battle of self control. Rabbi Teller discusses how reducing expectations, and feeling gratitude for what we have, will lead us to realize true appreciation, and this will put us on the road to living a life full of happiness. That is real liberation. Available online in streaming video. To purchase mp3 downloads of Rabbi Teller's classes, go to www.ishiur.com.Sefirat HaOmer: Liberation of the MindDescriptionSefirahRabbi Hanoch Teller2008-01-12 47:16

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Mrs. Shira Smiles talks about the fast day of the Tenth of Tevet, as well as the parsha for this week, Parshat Vayechi.Parshat Vayechi & The Tenth of TevetDescriptionTenth of TevetRebbetzin Shira Smiles2007-12-17 59:45

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen expounds upon the idea that understanding the obligation of beautifying the mitzvah of Chanuka helps us understand the miracles that took place in the time of Chanuka. Light Up the SoulDescriptionChanukaRabbi Yitzchak Cohen2007-12-05 47:41

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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 ChanukahDescriptionChanukaRabbi Hershel Reichman2007-12-04 50:45

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller extrapolates on the following idea by the Sfas Emes: waging war against each of the four types of concealment makes us more aware of Hashem's presence in every facet of ourselves, others, and all the tribes of Israel. Chanuka: Sfas Emes Part 3DescriptionChanukaRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-12-02 59:01

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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), Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses the Torah insights of the Sfas Emes for the fourth, fifth, and sixth nights of Chanuka, dealing with moving beyond everything that is 'Greek'. Chanuka: Sfas Emes Part 2DescriptionChanukaRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-11-25 54:36

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller shares the Torah insights of the Sfas Emes, as he discusses the theme of each night of Chanuka. This class, the first in a three-part series, discusses the first three nights of Chanuka. Chanuka: Sfas Emes Part 1DescriptionChanukaRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-11-25 1:01:50

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The Nations rejected the Torah, while the Jewish People said "Na'aseh V'nishma." Exploring the secret of those who say "Hineini!"Shavuos: Orpa Left, Ruth StayedDescriptionShavuotRebbetzin Leah Kohn2007-05-24 57:59

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Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses that G-d commands us in the Torah to count 50 days from Pesach until Shavuot. There is intense preparation for this holiday, for everything spiritual is determined that dayShavuot- Short IdeaDescriptionSefirahRebbetzin Shira Smiles2007-05-21 4:04

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In this class, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses a great Torah lesson to be learned from the story of Rabbi Akiva's students, who were illustrious scholars and who perished during Sefirat HaOmer.Rabbi Akiva's Students - Sefirat HaOmer VortDescriptionSefirahRebbetzin Shira Smiles2007-05-13 5:26

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The time of Sefirat HaOmer is a time of working on oneself. Mrs. Shira Smiles describes the particular character traits we must attain in order to make our acceptance of the Torah on Shavuot a lasting one.Building Oneself - Sefirat HaOmerDescriptionSefirahRebbetzin Shira Smiles2007-05-06 6:51

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Rebbetzin Leah Kohn discusses the Holiday of Shavous.Re- Experiencing Receiving of The TorahDescriptionShavuotRebbetzin Leah Kohn2007-04-29 1:00:10

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Rebbetzin Shira Smiles discusses the Holiday of Shavous.Propitious PrayerDescriptionShavuotRebbetzin Shira Smiles2007-04-29 1:03:37

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Mrs. Shira Smiles Discusses Shavuot.Shavuot Milchig MysteryDescriptionShavuotRebbetzin Shira Smiles2007-04-28 1:01:35

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Rebbetzin Leah Kohn discusses Sfirat Haomer.The Counting of The OmerDescriptionSefirahRebbetzin Leah Kohn2007-04-28 1:01:43

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In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses why the holiday of Shavuot is called Atzeret.Atzeret AtunementDescriptionSefirahRebbetzin Shira Smiles2007-04-28 1:03:43

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Preparing for ShavuotSefirahRebbetzin Leah Kohn2007-04-28 59:08

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In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Shira Smiles discusses the Holiday of Shavout.Struggle and SupplicationDescriptionSefirahRebbetzin Shira Smiles2007-04-23 55:59

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In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discuses the Holiday of Shavout.Accepting The TorahDescriptionShavuotRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-03-18 41:44

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In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Shira Smiles discusses Shavuot.Essential Essence ShavuotDescriptionSefirahRebbetzin Shira Smiles2007-03-11 1:01:35

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Looking at the holiday of Pesach to help us gain knowledge of Hashem.Pesach: The Journey from "And You Shall Know That I Am Hashem" to "The World Will Be Filled with the Knowledge of Hashem"DescriptionJewish calendar, PesachRebbetzin Leah Kohn2007-01-14 59:42

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Why is the recitation of Hallel split into two parts at the Seder?Seder: Splitting of SongsDescriptionPesachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2007-01-07 1:00:51

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Connection between Pesach and Avraham Avinu.Compassion and ConnectionDescriptionPesachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2007-01-07 58:06

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We learn in the Torah that Yaakov "took" the blessing from Yitzchak on the Seder night. Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses how, during this time, we need to tap into the tremendous blessings that are ready to be bestowed upon us by G-d and his accompanying angels. The Seder night is a time to daven, pray for our children and for future generations.Pesach: 4 minutes of InspirationDescriptionPesachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-12-31 3:44

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In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Shira Smiles discusses the holiday of PesachRecognition and RejoicingDescriptionPesachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-12-31 59:08

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PesachPesachRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-12-25 10:21

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In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the Holiday of Pesach. Silver SettingDescriptionPesachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-12-24 58:20

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Rabbi Avishai David discusses the origins of the holiday of Chanuka.ChanukaDescriptionChanukaRabbi Avishai David2006-12-18 57:48

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In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Leah Kohn discusses the Holiday Of Pesach.Who Knows OneDescriptionPesachRebbetzin Leah Kohn2006-12-18 1:01:27

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In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Shira Smiles discusses the time between Pesach and Shavuot.Mesorah And MiddotDescriptionSefirahRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-12-18 1:05:18

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller delves into the idea of courage on Chanukah.The Courage of ChanukahDescriptionChanukaRabbi Hanoch Teller2006-12-17 43:39

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In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the Holiday of Pesach.Returning To RootsDescriptionPesachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-12-17 1:04:31

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In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Shira Smiles discusses the Holiday of Shavuot.Everlasting ExperienceDescriptionSefirahRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-12-17 1:06:23

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A unique look into the Yomim Noraim period.Elul Through Yom Kippur: 40 Days of Recreating Our RealityDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Leah Kohn2006-12-17 1:00:59

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If we are judged every day, why do we have a day of judgment on Rosh Hashanah?Days of Judgement Unlike Any Others - Part 1DescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Leah Kohn2006-12-17 00:57:11

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Understanding the monumental prayer of Aleinu L'shabai'ach recited in a unique fashion during the Yamim Noraim.Alenu L'shabeyach: Gigantic GratitidueDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-12-17 01:02:27

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Rabbi Yehoshua Hartman explains why the victory over the Greeks had to come though the Kohanim.The Unique Role of the KohenDescriptionChanukaRabbi Yehoshua Hartman2006-12-17 38:02

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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 class (shiur) Rebbetzin Leah Kohn discusses the holiday of Shavuot.ShavuotDescriptionSefirahRebbetzin Leah Kohn2006-12-17 1:03:34

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In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira Smiles gives insight into the holy day of Yom Kippur.Yom Kippur - Hardened HeartsDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-12-14 1:04:16

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In this class, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller expounds upon the Torah concept of Teshuva, repentance.TeshuvaDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-12-14 27:06

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In this class (Shiur) Mrs Shira smiles discusses the Holy Day of Yom Kippur.Super SensitivityDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-12-14 1:05:51

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In this class (Shiur) Rebbetzin Leah Kohn discusses the importance of Teshuva.TeshuvaDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Leah Kohn2006-12-14 1:05:54

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In this class (shiur) on Yom Kippur, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the Al Cheit of Chillul Hashem, the terrible sin of disgracing the name of Hashem, and how we can live a life of bringing honor to His name.Divine DisgraceDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-12-14 1:05:12

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In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the holy day of Yom Kippur.Victorious VisionDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-12-14 54:08

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The immense opportunity of the month of Elul.Incredible InvestmentDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-12-14 01:01:07

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hartman explains that the battle of Chanuka was a metaphysical as well as a material one. On Chanuka, we successfully affirmed our desire to connect to the will of G-d through our awareness of the intangible. The Battle over the Oral TorahDescriptionChanukaRabbi Yehoshua Hartman2006-12-14 50:25

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In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the holiday Of Pesach.Capitulation Chessed And ChinuchDescriptionPesachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-12-14 1:02:53

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In this Torah shiur (class), Mrs. Shira Smiles explains that Lag BaOmer awakens within us a passion to understand the significance of our personal importance to G-d, and recognize His Love and Devotion to us. She urges us to use this time of intimacy with G-d to pour out our hearts through supplication, prayer and Torah.Lag BaOmer Vort: Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai's LegacyDescriptionSefirahRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-12-14 7:48

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This Torah shiur (class) on Rosh Hashana and Teshuva (repentance) by Rabbi Shimon Isaacson is packed with halachot (laws) and hashkafot (perspectives) relating to the call of the day. Hilchot TeshuvaDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRabbi Shimon Isaacson2006-12-10 46:45

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller continues his theme of Teshuva, repentance, in this shiur (Torah class). The class discusses examples of true teshuva, and a discussion of what can be expected of us over the Days of Awe. Path to TeshuvaDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRabbi Hanoch Teller2006-12-10 31:23

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In this shiur (Torah class) Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the "Al Chet" for items concerning food and drink, and focuses on the mindset one must develop through proper brachot, etiquette of eating, and netillat yadayim (washing of the hands). Soul FoodDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-12-10 1:03:13

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Rosh Hashana, Mrs. Shira Smiles examines what we are actually davening for in the prayers for Rosh Hashana.Rectification of the RecalcitrantDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-12-10 55:51

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Yom Kippur, Rabbi Avishai David explores the origins of the tradition to blow the shofar on motzei Yom Kippur, bringing to light ideas about Yom Kippur and teshuva. Blowing the Shofar on Motzei Yom KippurDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRabbi Avishai David2006-12-10 55:49

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Yom Kippur, Mrs. Shira Smiles examines the reasons for reading Sefer Yonah on Yom Kippur, to gain a deeper understanding of what Yom Kippur is about. Perception and PurificationDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-12-10 1:00:43

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Yom Kippur, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the prayer of Neilah, and in particular, the line that says that we should "refrain from the repressiveness of our hand."Yom Kippur: Sin of SwindlingDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-12-10 58:36

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In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Leah Kohn discusses the holy day of Yom Kippur.Yom Kippur: A Gift Of ClarityDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Leah Kohn2006-12-10 58:02

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In this Torah shiur (class) Rabbi Hanoch Teller talks about having true bravery in our day-to-day lives. Available online in streaming video. To purchase an mp3 download, go to www.ishiur .com.How to Be a Modern-Day MaccabeeDescriptionChanukaRabbi Hanoch Teller2006-12-10 41:41

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Pesach Sheini, Mrs. Shira Smiles examines how we can access the message of the day, and how it connects to the fifth week of Sefirat Ha'omer, the week of Hod. Pesach SheiniDescriptionPesachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-12-10 1:02:20

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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 Torah shiur (class) on the holiday of Pesach, Rabbi Shimon Isaacson looks at some of the symbols used at the Seder, such as the matza, called lechem oni, and the charoset. Rabbi Isaacson also discusses the seeming interruption of Hallel for Shulchan Orech, the eating of the festive meal. The Symbols of PesachDescriptionPesachRabbi Shimon Isaacson2006-12-03 48:40

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Ari Jacobson discusses some of the major themes in the Hagadda. Rabbi Jacobson provides a general understanding as well as specific insights in the Hagaddah.Themes of the HagaddahDescriptionPesachRabbi Ari Jacobson2006-11-26 58:36

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen presents the Pesach experience. Rabbi Cohen animatedly explains how to truly experience Pesach on a spiritual level. The Pesach ExperienceDescriptionPesachRabbi Yitzchak Cohen2006-11-26 48:50

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In this shiur (Torah class) on Pesach, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about some aspects of transformation that we can feel through the dynamic and spiritual aspects of the seder. Pesach: TransformationDescriptionPesachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-11-20 1:02:13

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Pesach, Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg learns lessons in chinuch and avodat Hashem from the questions and answers of the four sons of the Hagaddah. The class emphasizes the need to ask sincere questions throughout our lives. Lessons from the Four SonsDescriptionPesachRabbi Beinish Ginsburg2006-11-19 49:14

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In this Torah shiur (class) about the last day of Pesach, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller explains how Kriat Yam Suf (the splitting of the sea and the drowning of the Egyptian army), was different from the miracles of Egypt, why this added salvation was necessary for the Jewish people, and what we can learn from it. Lessons from the Splitting of the SeaDescriptionPesachRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-11-19 51:38

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Pesach, Rabbi Avishai David surveys the halachic opinions of the Ibn Ezra, Rambam, the Vilna Gaon, the Chizkuni, and others, in regards to the Mitzvah of Eating Matza on the night of the Seder and for the rest of the holiday of Pesach. This class thoroughly covers the topic of eating Matzah from a halachic and hashkafic perspective. The Mitzvah of Eating MatzahDescriptionPesachRabbi Avishai David2006-11-18 57:58

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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) Rebbetzin Heller discusses Rosh Hashana and the Holy days.Days Of AweDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-09-18 17:19

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In this Torah shiur (class) on the holiday of Pesach, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller speaks about the meaning of chometz, the deeper role of the Halachot (laws) pertaining to it, and how one can internalize the lessons of removing chometz and move beyond 'self'. Dedicated in memory of Jacob and Laura Elbirt, by their daughter Paula Elbirt.Chometz: Moving Beyond SelfDescriptionPesachRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-09-18 56:06

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Lag Ba'omer, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses the essence of Lag Ba'omer; why it occurs when it does, the death of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai's students, and Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai himself. Lag Ba'omerDescriptionSefirahRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-09-18 34:59

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In this shiur (class) on Teshuva, Rabbi Hanoch Teller outlines the path to true repentance. Peppered with inspirational, poignant, and humorous stories, the theme of Teshuva is masterfully illustrated with real life examples. Path to Teshuva, Part IDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRabbi Hanoch Teller2006-09-17 29:03

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Purim: Learning how to open the gates of heaven by examining the prayers of Mordechai, Esther and the Jewish ChildrenPurim 5779DescriptionPurimRebbetzin Leah Kohn2006-09-17 56:39

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In this Torah shiur on the holiday of Pesach, Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg discusses the dual symbolism of Matzah, and the themes of Galut and Geula at the Seder night. The Dual Symbolism of MatzahDescriptionPesachRabbi Beinish Ginsburg2006-09-17 47:49

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In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the Holiday Of Shavout.Clarity And ConfusionDescriptionSefirahRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-09-17 1:03:14

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In this shiur (Torah class), Mrs. Shira Smiles explains the concept of Teshuva, Tefillah, and Tzedaka, and their ability to annul the evil decree. Multi-Dimensional TeshuvaDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-09-16 58:38

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The role of prayer in the Purim story, and its lessons for prioritizing prayer on Purim.Purim: Petition and PerspectiveDescriptionPurimRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-09-16 57:22

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Pesach, Mrs. Shira Smiles asks a number of questions on the haggadah, to develop a proper mindset for the Seder night. Pesach: Wine and Wheat WhispersDescriptionPesachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-09-16 1:01:40

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller speaks about the value of individual choices as they relate to the holiday of Shavuot, when the Jewish people exercised their Free Will by wholeheartedly accepting the Torah.Personal Kabbalat HaTorahDescriptionSefirahRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-09-16 5:38

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In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller discusses the Holy day of Yom Kippuer and the woek the Cohen Gadol does on that dayYom Kippur The Avoda of the Cohen GadolDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-09-15 30:59

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In this Torah shiur (class) Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg discusses Esther's role in the megillah, and the seeming switch in her persona. Purim: Esther's RoleDescriptionPurimRabbi Beinish Ginsburg2006-09-15 42:30

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In this class on Pesach, Rabbi Avishai David discusses the ideas behind the song of Echad Mi Yode'a, which is said at the end of the Seder.Echad Mi Yode'aDescriptionPesachRabbi Avishai David2006-09-15 44:28

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Sefirat HaOmer, Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg discusses some of the ideas of Sefirat HaOmer, and in particular Rabbi Akiva's students.Derech Eretz Kadma l'TorahDescriptionSefirahRabbi Beinish Ginsburg2006-09-15 46:37

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In this class Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses the importance of taking advantage of this special time of yearDays of AweDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-09-14 00:36:32

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in this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira smiles discusses the Holiday of PurimPoors PortionDescriptionPurimRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-09-14 1:01:52

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Pesach, Rabbi Shimon Isaacson speaks about the concept of not bundling mitzvot together, which comes up in a number of areas in the Seder. Bundling MitzvotDescriptionPesachRabbi Shimon Isaacson2006-09-14 47:03

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In this shiur (Torah class) on Shavuot, Mrs. Shira Smiles points out that the Torah was supposed to be given on Friday, the fiftieth day of the omer, but was in fact given on Shabbat, the fifty-first. Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses some of the questions regarding this reality. Why did Moshe add an extra day of preparation at har sinai? If the world was waiting since creation for the acceptance of the Torah on Friday, how could Moshe push it off? If the Torah was given on the seventh day of Sivan, then why is the sixth day of Sivan referred to as the day we received the Torah? Shavuot: Expanding RealityDescriptionSefirahRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-09-14 59:59

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Shimon Isaacson discusses the lessons of Sefer Yonah, which is read on Yom Kipur. Rabbi Isaacson delves into the many messages of the sefer, and how they relate to the essence of Yom Kippur.Maftir YonahDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRabbi Shimon Isaacson2006-09-13 46:21

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Purim, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the Gemara that asks where Haman, Mordechai, and Esther are hinted at in the Torah. Mrs. Shira Smiles also examines the mitzvah of Mishloach Manot. Purim: Pride and PrayerDescriptionPurimRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-09-13 1:00:29

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Pesach, Rabbi Avishai David explores the piyut of Vayehi B'Chatzi Halayla, which is said at the end of the Pesach Seder. Vayehi B'Chatzi HalaylaDescriptionPesachRabbi Avishai David2006-09-13 47:53

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Shavuot, Mrs. Shira Smiles examines the different names of the holiday, to get a better understanding of what our service on Shavuot is about. Additionally, Mrs. Smiles speaks about why we have the custom of reading Megillat Rut on Shavuot. Shavuot & Rut: Inner DimensionDescriptionSefirahRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-09-13 58:10

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In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses the depth of Maftir Yona which is read on Yom KippurMaftir YonaDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-09-13 19:00

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In this Torah shiur (class) on the month of Adar, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about what we can learn from having two months of Adar. Mrs. Smiles also speaks about the sign of Adar, the fish. Adar: Achieving AlignmentDescriptionPurimRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-09-13 1:00:19

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In this Torah shiur (class) on the Pesach Seder, Mrs. Shira Smiles how, on a festival that represents an erratic type of movement, we call the first night of Pesach Leil HaSeder, the night of order.Pesach Seder: Higher OrderDescriptionPesachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-09-13 1:01:58

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rebbetzin Shoshie Nissenbaum provides guidance on how to prepare oneself to receive the Torah on Shavuot. Making Ourselves a Vessel for Receiving TorahDescriptionSefirahMrs. Shoshie Nissenbaum2006-09-13 33:09

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Yom KippurYom KippurDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-09-12 1:01:35

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In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Leah Kohn discusses Happiness as the essence of Purim.Simcha - The Essence Of PurimDescriptionPurimRebbetzin Leah Kohn2006-09-12 59:52

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Pesach, Rabbi Shimon Isaacson discusses the mitzvah of matza, and the idea of 'lechem oni.' Lechem OniDescriptionPesachRabbi Shimon Isaacson2006-09-12 24:41

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Shavuot, Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg speaks about the striking facts that the Torah does not give a date for Shavuot, and that there is a disagreement over the actual date of matan Torah.Every Day is Matan TorahDescriptionSefirahRabbi Beinish Ginsburg2006-09-12 48:10

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In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses why Rosh Hashana is a two day holiday. Double DaysDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-09-11 55:57

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In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the Holiday of Purim.Esther - Everlasting ExperienceDescriptionPurimRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-09-11 1:03:15

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Pesach, Rabbi Shimon Isaacson discusses some of the halachot and some of the hashkafa surrounding the mitzva of four cups of wine.The Four CupsDescriptionPesachRabbi Shimon Isaacson2006-09-11 48:27

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In this shiur (Torah class) on preparing for Shavuot, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller explains how Matan Torah (the giving of the Torah) at Har Sinai formed the core of our Emunah, demonstrating that Hashem is the Source of everything in this world, including what is usually described as Nature. Har Sinai: Foundation of EmunahDescriptionSefirahRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-09-11 45:34

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The Silent Sound Of The ShofarElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-09-10 1:05:51

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In this shiur (Torah class), by Rabbi Michael Taubes, the halachic nature of the Megillah reading is discussed. Rabbi Taubes differentiates between the reading at night and the reading during the day, and why each one is significant.Megillah Reading During the Night and DayDescriptionPurimRabbi Michael Taubes2006-09-10 51:07

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Pesach, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller speaks about the splitting of the sea, which took place on the seventh day of Pesach.Shvi'i Shel Pesach: The Splitting of the SeaDescriptionPesachRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-09-10 47:38

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Shavuot, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the idea that receiving the Torah is re-enacted every year on Shavuot.Shavuot: Acceptance, ActionDescriptionSefirahRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-09-10 1:02:56

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In this class (shiur) Dayan Shlomo Cohen discusses the business approach to Rosh Hashana.The Businessman's Approach To Rosh HashanaDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurDayan Shlomo Cohen2006-09-09 29:37

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Parshat Zachor, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the mitzva to eradicate Amalek. Amalek: Eradicating EvilDescriptionPurimRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-09-09 1:03:15

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Pesach, Rabbi Shimon Isaacson discusses the mitzva of reciting Hallel at the Seder.Hallel at the SederDescriptionPesachRabbi Shimon Isaacson2006-09-09 34:08

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Shavuot, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the custom of decorating our homes and shuls with greenery on Shavuot. Shavuot: Regeneration & RejoicingDescriptionSefirahRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-09-09 57:48

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In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses Rosh Hashana.Rosh Hashana - Recognizing RealityDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-09-08 1:02:16

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In this Torah class (shiur) on Purim, Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg takes us a journey through the megilla, showing the myriad miracles buried in the seemingly mundane parts of the story of Purim. Hidden Miracles in the MegillaDescriptionPurimRabbi Beinish Ginsburg2006-09-08 50:55

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Pesach, Rabbi Avishai David continues exploring the recitation of Hallel on Pesach. Hallel on Pesach, Part 2DescriptionPesachRabbi Avishai David2006-09-08 49:09

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In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira smiles discusses the holiday of Shavout.Aspiring AcceptanceDescriptionSefirahRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-09-08 1:03:43

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Rosh Hashana, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the minhag of dipping challah and apples into honey, and what the significance is of the honey.Sovereignty and SweetnessDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-09-07 59:06

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In this class(shiur) Rebbetzin Shira Smiles discusses Purim.Purim- Trees TreasonDescriptionPurimRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-09-07 1:02:38

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Pesach, Rabbi Avishai David speaks about the mitzvah of reciting Hallel on Pesach. Hallel on PesachDescriptionPesachRabbi Avishai David2006-09-07 49:32

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In this Torah class (shiur) on the holiday of Shavuot, Mrs. Shira Smiles talks about the connection between Megillat Rut and Matan Torah. Ruth: Core of ChessedDescriptionSefirahRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-09-07 1:01:17

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In this shiur (Torah class) on Rosh Hashana, Mrs. Shira Smiles raises some questions and answers to remind us of the basic ideas of the holiday. Rosh Hashana: Our TurnDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-09-06 1:01:11

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In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the Holiday of Purim.Lots of Luck - PurimDescriptionPurimRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-09-06 1:02:19

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Pesach, Mrs. Shira Smiles examines what Pesach is about, based on the way the Rabbis have described the name of the holiday. Freedom from Self to SelfDescriptionPesachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-09-06 59:27

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In this Torah shiur (class) on the holiday of Shavuot, Mrs. Shira Smiles talks about the message behind the minhag, custom, of staying up all night on Shavuot night, learning Torah.Shavuot: Rectifying the ReposeDescriptionSefirahRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-09-06 59:16

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In this interactive Torah class (shiur) on the simanim of Rosh Hashana, Rabbi Shimon Isaacson discusses the concept of eating symbolic foods during the evening meal of Rosh Hashana.Harbingers of Blessing: A Practical Guide to the Simanim of Rosh HashanaDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRabbi Shimon Isaacson2006-09-05 22:23

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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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In this Torah shiur (class) on Pesach, Rabbi Beinsh Ginsburg explains the connections between the statements of the Sages of the Mishna, which make up much of the narrative of the Haggadah, and the written Torah. The Seder night is an opportunity to strengthen our emunah, belief, in the truth of the words of Chazal, our Sages. This is part of the mesorah, the spiritual heritage, which we pass along at the Seder. The Seder: Exploring the Greatness of Our SagesDescriptionPesachRabbi Beinish Ginsburg2006-09-05 46:42

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Shavuot - Na'aseh V'NishmaSefirahRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-09-05 55:17

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Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses Zichronot, the verses in the Rosh Hashana davening which focus on our remembrance rising up before Hashem.Joy of RemembranceDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-09-04 1:00:44

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In this Torah class (shiur) on the holiday of Purim, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller explains the important role Esther played after the salvation, when she remained in the palace, forced to stay married to Achashveirosh. Her sacrifice bears an important message to the Jews throughout the exile. Esther's Fate: The Day After PurimDescriptionPurimRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-09-04 24:59

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Pesach, Mrs. Shira Smiles focuses on the section of the Haggadah which tells about the Rabbis in Bnei Brak who spoke about the exodus from Egypt all night long.Bnei Brak BountyDescriptionPesachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-09-04 1:01:19

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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 Rosh Hashana, Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg discusses the aspects of simcha (joy), and din (judgment) that are intrinsic to the day. Rabbi Ginsburg also explains why Rosh Hashana an important predecessor to Aseret Yemai Teshuva and Yom Kippur.Rosh Hashana: Dual Aspects of the DayDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRabbi Beinish Ginsburg2006-09-02 48:00

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In this Torah shiur, class, Mrs. Shira Smiles talks about the main focus of Purim, accepting the Torah through joy. Accentuating the AcceptanceDescriptionPurimRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-09-02 1:00:37

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In this class (shiur) Dayan Shlomo Cohen discusses the holiday of Pesach.PesachDescriptionPesachDayan Shlomo Cohen2006-09-02 30:01

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In this Torah shiur (class) in honor of Shavuot, Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg discusses three possible ways to understand the words 'Naaseh V'Nishma', the declaration made by the Jewish People as they accepted the Torah. Rabbi Ginsburg explains how these words can help each individual prepare for their personal Kabbalat HaTorah on Shavuot. Shavuot: Naaseh V'NishmaDescriptionSefirahRabbi Beinish Ginsburg2006-09-02 49:55

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In this shiur (Torah class) on the prayer of 'Unetaneh Tokef', Rabbi Avishai David discusses three possible ways of understanding this powerful prayer. The theme of this prayer is the awesomeness of judgment, which evokes fear and terror, followed by the relief that is felt upon the declaration that we can turn judgment into mercy through Teshuva, Tefilla, and Tzedaka.Merciful JudgmentDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRabbi Avishai David2006-09-01 52:37

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Purim, Rebbetzin Heller discusses women's special connection to the depth of this holiday.Women and PurimDescriptionPurimRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-09-01 49:17

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In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses the Holiday of Pesach.The Holiday Of PesachDescriptionPesachRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-09-01 40:43

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Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the upcoming holiday of Shavuot. Shavuot: Glimpses of RedemptionDescriptionSefirahRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-09-01 58:52

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The BeginningElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Leah Kohn2006-08-31 1:02:14

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In this shiur (Torah class) on Purim, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the concept of "nichnas yayin, yatza sod" - when the wine enters, the secret comes out. Mrs. Smiles elaborates on what this secret is. Purim: Living the SecretDescriptionPurimRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-31 53:05

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In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira smiles discusses the Holiday Of Pesach.Concealed CandleDescriptionPesachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-31 1:08:15

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In this Shavuot inspired class, Rabbi Hanoch Teller continues his discussion of the gadol, Rav Chaim Ozer Grodzinsky. Torah Leadership, Part 2DescriptionSefirahRabbi Hanoch Teller2006-08-31 42:58

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Connecting To The CoreElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-30 1:07:39

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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 class (shiur) Mrs. Shira Smiles Discusses the Potency Of Prayer.Pesach: Potency of PrayerDescriptionPesachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-30 1:03:37

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller speaks about the life of Rav Chaim Ozer Grodzinsky.Torah Leadership, Part 1DescriptionSefirahRabbi Hanoch Teller2006-08-30 43:04

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RoshRosh HashanaDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-29 1:07:47

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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 Torah shiur (class), in honor of the holiday of Shavuot, Rabbi Cohen explains the nature of true acceptance and performance of Torah. Shavuot: True Acceptance of TorahDescriptionSefirahRabbi Yitzchak Cohen2006-08-29 47:55

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Presenting Rosh Hashana, Malchiyos Shofros and Zichronos.Rosh HashanaDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-08-28 31:53

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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 shiur (Torah class),Rabbi Ari Jacobson presents an overview of the mitzva of Sefirat HaOmer. Rabbi Jacobson explains the meaning of the mitzva and presents an overview of its related halachot.The Mitzvah of Sefiras HaOmerDescriptionSefirahRabbi Ari Jacobson2006-08-28 48:51

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In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the holy day of Yom Kippur and how we must work on judging others favorably so that Hashem will act the same with us. Judging JudiciouslyDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-27 1:06:26

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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 Torah class (shiur) about the last days of Pesach, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller talks about the essence of the day and the unique joy brought by the Splitting of the Sea.The Seventh Day of PesachDescriptionPesachRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-08-27 46:19

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller speaks about working on Midot and affording respect. Sefirat Haomer: Affording RespectDescriptionSefirahRabbi Hanoch Teller2006-08-27 52:35

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In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the month of ElulSolidarity And SensitivityDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-26 1:01:37

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Rabbetzin Heller discusses Purim, the party of our connection with Hashem, and our willingness to get closer.Purim and GeulahDescriptionPurimRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-08-26 53:28

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In this class Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses Pesach and Lail HaSeder.Significant Symbol - PesachDescriptionPesachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-26 1:00:55

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Rabbi Avishai David examines the mitzvah of Sefirat HaOmer, and discusses the two types of "zecher le'mikdash". Sefirat HaOmerDescriptionSefirahRabbi Avishai David2006-08-26 55:43

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Rabbi Avishai David explains that, on Shavuot, we not only commemorate the giving of the Torah, but we also try to relive the experience itself. We re-experience the drama of our receiving the Torah at Sinai.Reliving the Giving of the TorahDescriptionShavuotRabbi Avishai David2006-08-26 6:31

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In this Torah shiur (class) on the Selichot prayers, Rabbi Avishai David explicates the Selichot, specifically the themes of repentance and forgiveness. One of the main themes of the Selichos is that our neshama is incorruptable, and we must use this opportunity to return the part of ourselves that remains pure despite our sins. Selichot: Keys to Forgiveness, Part IIDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRabbi Avishai David2006-08-25 51:05

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Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the holiday of Sukkot.Exalted EntourageDescriptionSukkotRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-25 1:04:07

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Rebbetzin Heller provides an overview and explanation of the Book of Esther.A Deeper Look into the Purim StoryDescriptionPurimRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-08-25 54:05

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Pesach (Passover), Mrs. Shira Smiles talks about our focus and perspective for the days following the Seder night.After the Seder: What's Next?DescriptionPesachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-25 57:36

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In this class, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses that we cannot get caught up only in the technical requirements of counting each night of the Omer and the customs of mourning during this time. Sefirat Haomer is a time for spiritual accounting in preparation for receiving the Torah, specifically in the areas of loving one's fellow man and increasing our consciousness of G-d.Dimensions of Sefirat HaOmerDescriptionSefirahRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-25 58:35

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Shavuos ClassShavuos Propitious PrayerDescriptionShavuotRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-25 1:03:37

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In this Torah shiur (class) on the Selichot prayers recited before Rosh Hashana and during the Yamim Noraim, Rabbi Avishai David presents an overview of Selichot. Rabbi David discusses the content of the Selichot, their themes, and their purpose. He also discusses why Selichot are recited at night and not during the daySelichot: Keys to Forgiveness, Part IDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRabbi Avishai David2006-08-24 52:19

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Mrs. Shira Smiles examines the connection between Succot and the previous holidays of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Mrs. Smiles also speaks about the idea that Succot is the time of our rejoicing.Succot: Unity UnderscoredDescriptionSukkotRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-24 1:01:45

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Mrs. Shira Smiles addresses the question: What is Purim all about?The Essence of PurimDescriptionPurimRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-24 43:39

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In this Torah shiur (class) about Passover (Pesach), Mrs. Shira Smiles talks about the Maggid section of the Hagaddah, specifically the section which speaks about Lavan and his role in the history of the Jewish people.The Seder: Lessons Learned from LavanDescriptionPesachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-24 59:32

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In this shiur (Torah class) on Sefirat HaOmer, Mrs. Shira Smiles delves into the commentaries that speak about the death of Rabbi Avkiva's students, thereby getting a sense of the depth and breadth of Torah. Sefirat HaOmer: Striking a BalanceDescriptionSefirahRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-24 1:02:18

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The last five Commandments all deal with man's relationship to his fellow man. Yet a deeper look into these commandments reveals an outlook on the divinity found in every person and situation.Between Man and ManDescriptionShavuotRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-08-24 50:14

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Avishai David contrasts the different levels of repentance and forgiveness, as seen through the various examples of penitents described in the Book of Yona.Elul: Universal Teshuva-Lessons of Yona Part 2DescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRabbi Avishai David2006-08-23 59:55

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Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses how the Sukkah is a paradigm for seeing the stars within ourselves. We must recognize the inherent greatness that Hashem imparted to us and that He believes in us and shines His light through us.Sukkot- Reaching For The StarsDescriptionSukkotRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-23 1:01:41

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Where is Haman in the Torah? Rabbi Hanoch Teller sheds light on this question. This Torah class is available online in streaming video. To purchase mp3 of Rabbi Teller's shiurim go to www.ishiur.comAvoiding HamanismDescriptionPurimRabbi Hanoch Teller2006-08-23 39:55

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Mrs. Shira Smiles talks about the mitzva to experience redemption during the holiday of Pesach.Re-Experiencing the RedemptionDescriptionPesachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-23 1:00:23

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In this class on Sefirat Haomer, Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg discusses the dichotomy of sefirat haomer; on one hand, it is a time of joyous anticipation before Matan Torah, and on the other hand, it is a time of mourning for the deaths of the students of Rabbi Akiva. The class explains how it all fits together. Sefirat Haomer: Joy and MourningDescriptionSefirahRabbi Beinish Ginsburg2006-08-23 54:59

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller explains how the way we keep Shabbos is designed to ensure that it becomes a spiritually meaningful day.Day of RestDescriptionShavuotRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-08-23 48:16

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In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses the Holiday of SukkotSukkotDescriptionJewish calendar, SukkotRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-08-22 36:03

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In this class Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses the month of Elul in the midst of summerElul In the Midst of SummerDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-08-22 31:53

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Mrs. Shira Smiles addresses the following questions: What is the Jewish vision of joy? Specifically, how do we understand the joy inherent in the day of Purim?Simchat PurimDescriptionPurimRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-22 58:53

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller speaks about the the light of Pesach, and begins discussing the Haggadah. Pesach: Redemption through FaithDescriptionPesachRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-08-22 48:56

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Michael Taubes delves int the exact halachik nature of the mitzva of counting the omer. Through an understanding of it's halachik definition, one comes to understand the purpose of this mitzva.The Halachic Essence of Sefirat HaOmerDescriptionSefirahRabbi Michael Taubes2006-08-22 55:01

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Rebbetzin Heller discusses the concepts of honoring G-d and one's parents.Honor and RespectDescriptionShavuotRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-08-22 44:52

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Avishai David explores the essence of the mitzva of teshuva and it's everlasting effects, as illustrated in the Book of Yona.Elul: The Unique Teshuva of Yona Part 1DescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRabbi Avishai David2006-08-21 59:55

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In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses Rosh Hashana,Elul - Smooth SailingDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-19 1:02:16

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Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the Holiday Of Succos.Yaakov's YerushaDescriptionSukkotRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-19 1:01:03

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Purim, Rabbi Hanoch Teller provides a basic reading of the Megilla, which provides great insight. Simply PurimDescriptionPurimRabbi Hanoch Teller2006-08-19 47:48

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Mrs. Shira Smiles delves into the deeper meaning of the Seder. The Seder ExperienceDescriptionPesachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-19 50:45

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Rebbetzin Heller discusses how Sefirat HaOmer teaches us to utilize the Middot (attributes) of Hashem, in our attempt towards self perfection.Spiritual CountingDescriptionSefirahRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-08-19 39:11

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Tu B'Av, Mrs. Shira Smiles examines the greatness of the holiday. Tu B'AvDescriptionTu B'AvRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-19 1:02:12

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Rebbetzin Heller expounds on the deeper understanding of the Ten Commandments.The Ten CommandmentsDescriptionShavuotRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-08-19 47:39

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This Torah class by Mrs.Shira Smiles is describes the unique relationship between Hashem and the Jewish people in the Chodesh of Elul. Elul: Restraint and RelationshipDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-18 51:10

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Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses how Succot is a continuation of the holidays that precede it, and how they are connected.Cycle of TeshuvaDescriptionSukkotRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-18 1:00:52

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Why is the holiday of Purim named after Haman's Lottery? Mrs. Shira Smiles describes the mindset of Haman and Amalek, who ascribe all events to mere chance, as opposed to the Jewish mindset of seeing the Divine plan in every event.Lottery of LifeDescriptionPurimRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-18 52:54

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller continues with a review of the Haggadah.HaggadahDescriptionPesachRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-08-18 51:56

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Preparing for ShavuotSefirahRebbetzin Leah Kohn2006-08-18 59:08

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Rebbetzin Heller discusses the last chapter in the Book of Ruth, which describes the unique process in which the Mashiach is brought into this world and its relevance for our own personal redemption.The Makings of MashiachDescriptionShavuotRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-08-18 46:54

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Why does Yom Kippur, the Day of Forgiveness, come after the Day of Judgment? Shouldn't it be the other way around?Days of Judgement Unlike Any Others - Part 2DescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Leah Kohn2006-08-17 00:59:03

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Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg outlines four reasons that we celebrate the holiday of Succot in the month of Tishrei, and explains how they relate to the Simcha (joy) of the holiday.The Joy of SuccotDescriptionSukkotRabbi Beinish Ginsburg2006-08-17 56:48

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Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the holiday of Purim and how the day is a unique once-a-year opportunity where Hashem opens his vaults for our prayers to ascend unhindered. The Gan Eden ExperienceDescriptionPurimRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-17 58:17

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In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Leah Kohn discusses the Jews in Egypt.EgyptDescriptionPesachRebbetzin Leah Kohn2006-08-17 1:04:00

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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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Rebbetzin Heller discusses Ruth's mysterious midnight visit to Boaz in his fields and unravels the depth of this seemingly inexplicable episode.Midnight MeetingDescriptionShavuotRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-08-17 49:42

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In this shiur (Torah class), which focuses on the month of Elul, Mrs. Shira Smiles explores the mood of the month, and examines the seeming 'trickery' of being on our best behavior during the month of Elul, when the judgment is approaching.Elul: Recognizing the RelationshipDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-16 58:04

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In this Torah shiur (class) on the month of Elul, Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg connects the message of the blowing of the shofar, which is done every day of the month, to the essence of the month of Elul.Elul: The Shofar's Wake Up CallDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRabbi Beinish Ginsburg2006-08-15 50:56

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In this Torah shiur (class), Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses that during the month of Elul, the month of building our relationship with G-d, we must focus on negating our will before G-d`s Will, and strengthening the deep bond that connects us to Him. Elul: Month of RelationshipsDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-14 51:23

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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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Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the month of Adar.Adar: Sanctity of ShekalimDescriptionPurimRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-14 59:12

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In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira Smiles continues to discuss the Holiday Of Pesach.Introverted InquirerDescriptionPesachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-14 1:06:22

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In this Pesach shiur, Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg continues to point out various hints and connections to Matan Torah found in the Haggadah. The Seder and Matan Torah, Part 2DescriptionSefirahRabbi Beinish Ginsburg2006-08-14 50:03

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In this class (shiur) on the period of Bein Hamitzarim, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the aveilut for the churban and how it is not a lament for the past but a way of bringing us to the reality of the geulah within us. Desiring And DelvingDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-14 1:01:14

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In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses the 3 Weeks.The Three WeeksDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-08-14 29:14

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In this class Dayan Shlomo Cohen discusses When to be smart and when to be right.When To Be Smart And When To Be RightDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avDayan Shlomo Cohen2006-08-14 40:23

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In this class (Shiur) Rebbetzin Tzipora Helps us get a deeper understanding of the churban and how it relates to our livesRelating To The ChurbanDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-08-14 53:13

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In this class (Shiur) Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses how on this day of mourning we have to create unity Building Ourselves Building Our NationDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-08-14 48:10

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In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the 3 weeks.Breaking BarriersDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-14 1:06:12

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In this Torah class Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses the time Between the SiegesBetween the SiegesDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'av, Shiva Asar B'TamuzRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-08-14 00:32:42

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In this class Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses the The Essence & Rectification of the 3 WeeksThe Essence & Rectification of the 3 WeeksDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'av, Shiva Asar B'TamuzRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-08-14 00:38:06

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Rebbetzin Heller discusses Boaz's unique understanding of Ruth's greatness.Encounter in the FieldDescriptionShavuotRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-08-14 47:29

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In this shiur (Torah class), Mrs. Shira Smiles examines three different acronyms used to describe the month of Elul. In this class, Mrs. Smiles focuses on the verse, "Ani L'dodi V'dodi Li."Elul: Roses of LoveDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-13 57:12

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller speaks about how to attain real happiness in honor of the joyous festival of Sukkot.Sukkot: Achieving JoyDescriptionSukkotRabbi Hanoch Teller2006-08-13 52:14

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Rabbi Eliezer Miller describes the unique inner joy that comes with this month.The Unique Joy of AdarDescriptionPurimRabbi Eliezer Yehuda Miller2006-08-13 50:27

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In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Leah Kohn discusses the correlation between Pesach and SpringPesach And SpringDescriptionPesachRebbetzin Leah Kohn2006-08-13 1:05:22

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Pesach, Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg discusses the connection between the Pesach seder and Matan Torah. The Pesach Seder and Matan TorahDescriptionSefirahRabbi Beinish Ginsburg2006-08-13 41:33

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In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the underlying message of the 3 weeks.Reality Of RedemptionDescriptionSefirahRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-13 1:01:59

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In this Torah class (shiur) on the Three Weeks of mourning between the Seventeenth of Tammuz and the Ninth of Av, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller explains the causes for the destruction of the Beit Hamikdash. Why Destroy Our Sanctuary?DescriptionSefirahRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-08-13 46:34

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller discusses the mournful atmosphere of the Three Weeks, the causes for the destruction, and how we can attain redemption. The Three WeeksDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRabbi Hanoch Teller2006-08-13 49:38

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In this class on the Three Weeks and Tisha B'Av, Rabbi Avishai David discusses the background, content, purpose, and structure of Megillat Eicha. Rabbi David discusses the Tannaic disagreement over whether the Megilla is written as a rebuke or as a lament, and if it was written before or after the actual destruction of Yerushalayim. Rabbi David then reviews the content of each perek of the Megilla, and contrasts Perek Bet, which focuses on the Beit Hamikdash, with Perek Daled, which speaks about the fate of Klal Yisrael. Rabbi David ends this overview with an examination of the hopeful element found throughout the Megilla. Overview of Megillat EichaDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRabbi Avishai David2006-08-13 50:05

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Rebbetzin Heller speaks about the sad atmosphere of the Three Weeks, and how we can feel the reality of destruction and exile.Feeling the ChurbanDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-08-13 49:13

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller talks about what we are mourning for on Tisha B'Av, and how to feel the tragedy of the Churban today.Why Cry?DescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRabbi Hanoch Teller2006-08-13 46:14

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In this shiur on Tisha B'av, Rabbi Shimon Isaacson demonstrates how the halachot of the day are designed to arouse one to awareness of our national tragedy and feelings of mourning for our loss.Halachot of Tisha B'Av: A Window to the Essence of the DayDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRabbi Shimon Isaacson2006-08-13 58:09

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In this Torah shiur (class) on the Three Weeks, Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg explains what the true mourning for Jerusalem should be, a yearning for the deep spirituality that was once intrinsic to the city, and is no longer there. True mourning for Jerusalem will help us merit its rebuilding. Mourning Over the Real JerusalemDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRabbi Beinish Ginsburg2006-08-13 48:10

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In this guest lecture by Rabbi Ilan Segal of Afikei Torah Seminary in Jerusalem, Rabbi Segal explores Bein Hamitzarim as part of a pattern of three week time periods which recur in Nissan and Tishrei. For more information about Afikei Torah, go to www.Afikeitorah.org. The Three Weeks, A Recurring PatternDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRabbi Ilan Segal2006-08-13 43:29

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In this guest lecture in honor of the Three Weeks, Rabbi Ilan Segal of Afikei Torah Seminary of Jerusalem completes his overview of the period of mourning between the 17th day of Tammuz and Tisha B'av. For more information about Afikei Torah, go to www.Afikeitorah.org. Overview of the Three Weeks, Part 2DescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRabbi Ilan Segal2006-08-13 50:22

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In this shiur (Torah class) Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the Shabbat before Tisha B'Av, known as Shabbat Chazon, and expounds on the nature of Shabbat Chazon and how it characterizes what the three weeks is about.Shabbat Chazon: Valuable VisionDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-13 1:01:54

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In this Torah class on the aftermath Tisha B'Av, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller teaches the prophesies of Yishayahu Hanavi which describe the Redemption. Nachamu Nachamu Ami: Our DestinyDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-08-13 46:58

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In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the 3 weeks.Destructive Divisiveness the 3 WeeksDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-13 1:01:29

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In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discuses the Proper Mentality For The 3 WeeksThe Proper Mentality For The 3 WeeksDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-08-13 27:10

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In this Torah shiur (class) on the Three Weeks, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the concept of sinning doubly, getting punished doubly, and being comforted doubly. Odyssey of ObliviousnessDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-13 1:02:41

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Tisha B'av, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about accessing the aveilut of the churban, when we are so distant from the reality of it. Mrs. Smiles also examines why the keruvim (the angelic figures above the aron) were facing eachother when the Beit Hamikdash was destroyed, when we know that keruvim faced each other when the Jewish People were doing Hashem's will.Holiday of DistanceDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-13 1:01:07

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In this guest lecture on Tisha B'av, Mrs. Shoshie Nissenbaum explains the secret of redemption hidden within the destruction of Tisha B'av. From Apher to Pe'erDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avMrs. Shoshie Nissenbaum2006-08-13 59:27

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In this Torah shiur (class) on the Three Weeks, Mrs. Shira Smiles examines the issue of sinat chinam, one of the things that led to the churban, and how we can begin to rectify the sinat chinam. Surmounting Sinat ChinamDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-13 1:02:56

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In this Torah shiur (class) on the three weeks, Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg discusses a few different ideas relating to the time between the seventeenth of Tamuz, and the ninth of Av. Growing in Ruchniyus During the Three WeeksDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRabbi Beinish Ginsburg2006-08-13 54:05

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In this guest lecture, Rabbi Alexander Cohen of Shearim College of Jewish Studies for Women discusses the opportunity for gaining dveikut with Hashem during the Three Weeks.The Three Weeks: Attaining DveikutDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRabbi Alexander Cohen2006-08-13 57:00

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Mrs. Shira Smiles gives us a deeper understanding of Tisha B'Av, the day that we mourn the destruction of the two Batei Hamikdash, Holy Temples. Tisha B'Av - Short Idea with Big ImpactDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-13 4:27

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Mrs. Shira Smiles explores the message of the month of Av. Chodesh Av - Focus on FaithDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-13 58:31

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In analyzing our obligation of personal and communal mourning of the Churban (destruction of the Beit HaMikdash), Rabbi Avishai David gives us a legal and philosophical understanding of the Torah's approach to mourning.Personal and Communal MourningDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRabbi Avishai David2006-08-13 56:41

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Following last week's class, Rabbi Avishai David delves into the philosophical perspectives on mourning and consolation.Expressing PainDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRabbi Avishai David2006-08-13 58:59

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In this class, Rabbi Avishai David discusses The Haftarot of the seven weeks following the Ninth of Av as a poignant Torah message of hope and comfort to the Exiled Jewish Nation. Rabbi David gives an in-depth analysis of these portions of Navi.Message of HopeDescriptionThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avRabbi Avishai David2006-08-13 1:03:00

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The Halochot Of The 3 WeeksThe Three Weeks, Tisha B'avDayan Shlomo Cohen2006-08-13 48:35

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller teaches the first chapter, discussing Elimelech's abandonment of the Jewish People and the effect of his desertion on his family's future.Ramifications of DesertionDescriptionShavuotRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-08-13 51:35

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In this shiur (Torah class), Mrs. Shira Smiles examines three different acronyms used to describe the month of Elul. In this class, Mrs. Smiles focuses on the verse, "Ina Le'yado, V'Samti Lecha". Mrs. Smiles explains how Elul is the place we run to when we realize how inadequate our service of Hashem has become. Through ELul, Hahem fills the vacuum created by our failings, and helps us to rise to our true potential.Elul: Island of RefugeDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-08-12 1:00:57

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Elul and repentance, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller describes the sweetness of returning to Hashem through correcting one's character traits, and outlines four systems for Tikun Hamidot. The methods of the Rambam, the Ba'al HaTanya, Sefer Cheshbon Hanefesh, and R' Nachman MiBreslov are all described in detail. Elul: The Sweetness of Tikkun HamidotDescriptionElul, Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-08-11 56:31

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