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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Parshat NoachChassidut on the Parsha, Shem MishmuelRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-10-23 53:14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Parshat Shlach: Dual Relationships with G-dChassidut on the Parsha, Shem MishmuelRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-06-15 49:16

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

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

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

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Parshat Tzav relays the importance of the inner spiritual service of G-d.Parshat Tzav: Inner Service of G-dDescriptionChassidut on the Parsha, Shem MishmuelRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-04-03 44:35

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Parshat Ki Tisa: Mind and Heart ConnectionChassidut on the Parsha, Shem MishmuelRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-02-21 52:51

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

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses this parsha, Parshat Beshalach.Parshat Beshalach: Emancipation of the Mind and of the HeartDescriptionChassidut on the Parsha, Shem MishmuelRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-01-14 59:10

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses this weeks Torah portion, Parshat Beshalach.Parshat Beshalach: Spiritual EmancipationDescriptionChassidut on the Parsha, Shem MishmuelRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-01-13 54:45

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rabbi Moshe Weinberger continues the maamar of Atem Nitzavim.G-d as Part of the Jewish NationDescriptionChassidic MastersRabbi Moshe Weinberger2006-08-26 53:48

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Rabbi Moshe Weinberger continues learning the maamar Atem Nitzavim by the Alter Rebbe. In this segment, he discusses the idea of seeking out G-d with the deepest depths of one's heart.Seeking G-dDescriptionChassidic MastersRabbi Moshe Weinberger2006-08-25 53:24

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Rabbi Moshe Weinberger continues learning the ma'amar of the Alter Rebbe, Atem Nitzavim. This segment primarily focuses on various aspects of Rosh Hashana, yet its essential teachings are applicable in all times of the year.Rejuvenating Our BondDescriptionChassidic MastersRabbi Moshe Weinberger2006-08-24 54:07

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Rabbi Weinberger discusses the concept of a bris from a different chassidic source, Chassidus Mevueres.Understanding a BrisDescriptionChassidic MastersRabbi Moshe Weinberger2006-08-23 57:19

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Rabbi Weinberger discusses the idea of Am Yisrael coming together to form one complete spiritual unit.Creating One NationDescriptionChassidic MastersRabbi Moshe Weinberger2006-08-22 50:29

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Rabbi Moshe Weinberger continues to learn the Baal HaTanya's essay Atem Nitzavim. This segment deals with each individual unique connection to the Jewish People.Connecting to the SourceDescriptionChassidic MastersRabbi Moshe Weinberger2006-08-19 56:53

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Rabbi Moshe Weinberger continues learning the Alter Rebbe's maamar (essay), Atem Nitzavim. In this section he discusses the concept of a circle, and its aplications in Jewish thought and life.Endless CircleDescriptionChassidic MastersRabbi Moshe Weinberger2006-08-18 48:01

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Rabbi Moshe Weinberger continues learning the essay of Atem Nitzavim by the Alter Rebbe. The Rebbe discusses the concept of Knesses Yisrael, the entity of Yisrael, and how one can become part of this unit.Knesses YisraelDescriptionChassidic MastersRabbi Moshe Weinberger2006-08-17 53:13

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Rabbi Moshe Weinberger begins learning the essay of the Alter Rebbe, Reb Shneur Zalman of Liadi, which deals with Rosh HaShana, as discussed in the Sefer Chassidus M'vueres. The themes of Malchiyot, Shofrot, and Zichronot are analyzed. The shiur discusses the nekuda pnimis, the inner essence of Rosh Hashana,.Standing Before G-dDescriptionChassidic MastersRabbi Moshe Weinberger2006-08-14 51:05

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Rabbi Moshe Weinberger discusses how the intense connection between Am Yisrael and G-d is explained as symbolized through a bris. Rabbi Weinberger gleans insights regarding the true essence of a bris, from the Alter Rebbe's essay, Atem Nitzavim.The Bond of a BrisDescriptionChassidic MastersRabbi Moshe Weinberger2006-08-13 54:13

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

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