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The Mishkan as repentance, teshuva, for the sin of the Golden Calf, chet Ha'gel.Egel ExpiationDescriptionParshat PekudeiRebbetzin Shira Smiles2019-03-07 1:00:57

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An exploration of the women in the desert who were rewarded for their eagerness to contribute to the Mishkan in contrast to their refusal to participate or contribute to the Golden Calf, and their reward for their choices.Prettifications PurifiedDescriptionParshat VayakhelRebbetzin Shira Smiles2019-02-24 1:00:29

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Understanding the comparison of the gift of Torah to a Kalla, a bride.Gracious GiftDescriptionParshat Ki TisaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2019-02-19 59:36

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A discussion of the bells sewn on the bottom of the clothing of the Kohen Gadol, and their purpose in heralding his arrival and departure at the Beis Hamikdash.Elaborate Entering and ExitingDescriptionParshat TetzaveRebbetzin Shira Smiles2019-02-10 1:02:12

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The Aron Hakodesh in the Mishkan as an allegorical paradigm for the character of a Talmid Chacham, and every Jew dedicated to perfecting his or her character.Golden GrowthDescriptionParshat TerumaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2019-02-03 01:01:18

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The key to accepting the Torah.Awareness, Acceptance, AttachmentDescriptionParshat YitroRebbetzin Shira Smiles2019-01-29 59:55

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An exploration of the prohibition to bear false witness.Legitimizing LiesDescriptionParshat MishpatimRebbetzin Shira Smiles2019-01-27 01:04:06

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An exploration of the gift of mann in the desert, and the double portion which fell on Fridays.Dough: Double and DelectableDescriptionParshat BeshalachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2019-01-13 1:05:22

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Discussion of plague of the firstbornFirstborn FocusDescriptionParshat BoRebbetzin Shira Smiles2019-01-09 01:01:41

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We explore the messages that can be learned from the plague of hail, makas barad.Hailing HumilityDescriptionParshat VaeiraRebbetzin Shira Smiles2018-12-30 1:02:30

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An exploration of the self-sacrifice of the midwives Shifra and Puah in Egypt, and the reward that they merited for their actions.Righteous RewardDescriptionParashat ShemotRebbetzin Shira Smiles2018-12-23 1:03:00

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In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Shira Smiles discusses Parshat EmorBiggest BetrayalDescriptionParshat EmorRebbetzin Shira Smiles2018-03-20 59:23

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Glorified GarmentsParshat TetzaveRebbetzin Shira Smiles2018-03-05 1:03:19

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Discusses Parshat Teruma Menora's MysteryDescriptionParshat TerumaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2018-02-24 1:01:48

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In this class (shiur) Rebbei Effy Goldman discusses Parshat YitroParshat YitroDescriptionParshat YitroRabbi Effy Goldman2018-02-21 41:41

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In this class (shiur) Mrs/ Shira Smiles discusses Parshat MishpatimBias BewareDescriptionParshat MishpatimRebbetzin Shira Smiles2018-02-17 1:01:33

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Interpersonal InjunctionsParshat YitroRebbetzin Shira Smiles2018-02-10 58:30

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Considering ReturnParshat BeshalachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2018-02-01 1:00:13

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Fermentation or FervorParshat BoRebbetzin Shira Smiles2018-01-29 58:30

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In this class (shiur) Rabbi Effy Goldman discusses Parshat ShemotParshat ShemotDescriptionParashat ShemotRabbi Effy Goldman2018-01-28 43:44

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Stupendous SupplicationParshat VaeiraRebbetzin Shira Smiles2018-01-24 59:47

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Chief CriterionParashat ShemotRebbetzin Shira Smiles2018-01-23 59:04

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In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses Parshat Yitro and the message contained in the names Moshe gave his sons, Gershom and Eliezer.Parshat Yitro: Riveting RemindersDescriptionParshat YitroRebbetzin Shira Smiles2017-02-14 1:00:52

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In this class (shiur) on Parshat Beshalach, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the dynamics of prayer and why Hashem silenced the Jews' supplication at the Yam Suf.Silencing the Supplicant: Parshat BeshalachDescriptionParshat BeshalachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2017-01-31 1:00:15

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In this class (shiur) on Parshat Bo, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the plague of darkness. Why was this plague necessary? What purpose did it serve? What was the nature of this darkness that made it different from our standard definition of darkness as the absence of light?Darkness Deciphered: Parshat BoDescriptionParshat BoRebbetzin Shira Smiles2017-01-31 1:03:46

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Parshat Va'eira, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the seventh plague and why some Egyptians disregarded the warning to save their livestock by bringing them in. Careful Consideration: Parshat Va'eiraDescriptionParshat VaeiraRebbetzin Shira Smiles2017-01-26 1:03:46

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In this class (shiur) on Parshat Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses Parshat Pinchas Names Of Nobility: Parshat ShemotDescriptionParashat ShemotRebbetzin Shira Smiles2017-01-18 1:01:18

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In this class (shiur) on Parshat Emor, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the connection between the omer offering and counting the days leading up to receiving the Torah on Shavuot Omer Parshat EmorDescriptionParshat EmorRebbetzin Shira Smiles2016-05-12 59:48

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In this class (Shiur) on Parshat Pekudai, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the accounting made of each aspect and vessel of the Mishkan and the deeper meaning behind it.Accounting And Accountable: Parshat PekudaiDescriptionParshat PekudeiRebbetzin Shira Smiles2016-03-10 1:03:45

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In this class (Shiur) Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses one of the 4 Parshiyot this week Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses Parshat ShekalimDifferent Dimension Parshat Shekalim - VayakhelDescriptionParshat VayakhelRebbetzin Shira Smiles2016-03-03 1:00:26

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In this class (shiur) on Parshat Ki Tisa, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the trait of stubbornness as it relates to the sin of the Golden Calf.Stubbornness ParshatDescriptionParshat Ki TisaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2016-02-25 1:01:46

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In this class (shiur) on Parshat Tezaveh, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the mishkan and how we can continue to feel Hashem's presence among usRevealing The RevealedDescriptionParshat TetzaveRebbetzin Shira Smiles2016-02-18 1:01:03

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in this class (shiur) on Parshat Terumah, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the lesson and significance of the multi-hued TachashTribute To The TachashDescriptionParshat TerumaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2016-02-09 1:05:53

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in this class (shiur) on Parshat Mishpatim, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the question of why the Torah obligates a thief to pay back double the value of what he stoleDouble DesireDescriptionParshat MishpatimRebbetzin Shira Smiles2016-02-02 1:00:43

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In this class (shiur) on Parshat Yitro, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the significance of Yitro's expression of gratitude, "Baruch Hashem."Beracha BroadenedDescriptionParshat YitroRebbetzin Shira Smiles2016-01-27 1:00:03

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In this class (shiur) on Parshat Beshalach, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the ongoing battle of the Jewish nation against AmalekTranscendental TrioDescriptionParshat BeshalachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2016-01-19 01:06:43

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In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Shira Smiles discusses Parshat BoLoyal LegionDescriptionParshat BoRebbetzin Shira Smiles2016-01-14 1:05:01

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In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Shira Smiles discusses Parshat VaeiraDiversion And DefensivenessDescriptionParshat VaeiraRebbetzin Shira Smiles2016-01-07 01:06:11

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In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Shira Smiles discusses Parshat ShemotWondrous WatchingDescriptionParashat ShemotRebbetzin Shira Smiles2015-12-31 01:03:53

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The Book Of Shemot Class 8Chumash ShemotRebbetzin Leah Kohn2015-03-23 1:04:09

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The Book Of Shemot Class 7Chumash ShemotRebbetzin Leah Kohn2015-03-22 1:05:22

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In this class (shiur) on Parshiyot Vayakhel and Pekudai, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses how Hashem values our inspired intentions, whether in building the communal Mikdash or in building the personal Mikdash within our hearts.Inspired IntentionsDescriptionChumash Shemot, Parshat Vayakhel-PekudeiRebbetzin Shira Smiles2015-03-09 57:54

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In this class (shiur) on Parshat Tetzaveh, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the Urim V'tumim, the holy breastplate, worn by the high priest that contained the Divine Name. The class further explains that although Hashem took away the tangible medium through which He spoke to us, He left us with the Torah through which He speaks to us constantly.Unraveling The Urim and TumimDescriptionChumash Shemot, Parshat TetzaveRebbetzin Shira Smiles2015-02-24 1:02:13

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In this class (shiur) on Parshat Teruma Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the keruvim and what they represent. Cornerstone Of CommitmentDescriptionChumash Shemot, Parshat TerumaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2015-02-15 1:04:13

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The Book Of Shemot Class 6Chumash ShemotRebbetzin Leah Kohn2015-02-09 1:03:54

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In this class (shiur) on Parshat Mishpatim Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the enigmatic incident of the blood that Moshe sprinkled on the Jewish people and how this cemented the relationship between them and Hashem. Blood And BondingDescriptionChumash Shemot, Parshat MishpatimRebbetzin Shira Smiles2015-02-09 1:05:31

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In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the role of women in building a Torah home, as understood from the recounting of Matan Torah, the giving of the Torah, in Parshat Yitro.Feminine ForteDescriptionChumash Shemot, Parshat YitroRebbetzin Shira Smiles2015-02-03 1:03:54

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In this class (shiur) on Parshat Beshalach, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the Song of the Sea focusing on the verse, "Hashem shall reign for all eternity."Revelation And RulershipDescriptionChumash Shemot, Parshat BeshalachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2015-01-25 1:05:55

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In this class (shiur) on Parshat Bo, Mrs. Shira Smiles explains the verse, "They baked the dough that they took out of Egypt into cakes of matzot." This class discusses how matzah is both the bread of affliction and a symbol of redemption.Matzah MindsetDescriptionChumash Shemot, Parshat BoRebbetzin Shira Smiles2015-01-19 1:07:36

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In this class (shiur) on Parshat Vaeira, Mrs. Shira Smiles analyzes the verse, "They did not heed Moshe because of shortness of breath and hard work." The class further discusses how Moshe and Aharon were commanded to display respect to Pharaoh and patience to the Jewish people.Catalyst And CharacterDescriptionChumash Shemot, Parshat VaeiraRebbetzin Shira Smiles2015-01-12 1:04:10

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In this class (Shiur) on Parshat Shemot, Mrs. Smiles discusses the verse, "And a new king arose in Egypt who did not Yosef." How was it possible for the Egyptians to forget Yosef?Distance And DenialDescriptionChumash Shemot, Parashat ShemotRebbetzin Shira Smiles2015-01-06 1:05:12

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Continuing the discussion on the book of Shemot, Rebbetzin Kohn discusses the turning point of the Jews in Egypt.The Turning Point In EgyptDescriptionChumash ShemotRebbetzin Leah Kohn2014-12-09 1:04:51

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Rebbetzin Leah Kohn continues to discuss the book of Shemot.The Book Of Shemot Class 2DescriptionChumash ShemotRebbetzin Leah Kohn2014-11-14 1:04:07

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Rebbetzin Leah Kohn starts the history of the Jewish people in the book of Shemot.The Book Of ShemotDescriptionChumash ShemotRebbetzin Leah Kohn2014-11-13 1:02:59

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Mrs. Shira smiles gives us insight into Parshat Emor .Transmitting The TraditionDescriptionParshat EmorRebbetzin Shira Smiles2014-04-17 1:02:19

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On Parshat Pekudei, Mrs. Shira smiles discusses the correlation between building the mishkan and building a mini sanctuary in our homes.Present PresenceDescriptionParshat PekudeiRebbetzin Shira Smiles2014-02-26 1:02:38

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On Parshat Vayakhel, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the donations the Jewish people brought to the Tabernacle. There is never anything superfluous in one’s service of Hashem . The process of giving of ourselves and of our material wealth for spirituality may have started with our ancestors, but it continues to this day.Enough Or ExtraDescriptionParshat VayakhelRebbetzin Shira Smiles2014-02-19 1:03:03

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On Parshat Ki Tisa, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses how to bring the beauty and joy of Shabbat into the home.Making Majestic MomentsDescriptionParshat Ki TisaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2014-02-12 1:02:30

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On Parshat Tezaveh, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the priestly garments and how clothes define a person's function and mission.Equilibrium And ExpiationDescriptionParshat TetzaveRebbetzin Shira Smiles2014-02-05 55:39

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On Parshat Terumah, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses how just as the planks of the Mishkan needed to be set up in a specific order, our lives too must be structured and ordered to achieve perfection in Avodat Hashem.Pivotal PlanksDescriptionParshat TerumaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2014-01-27 1:01:10

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On Parshat Mishpatim, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the verse, "You shall not taunt or oppress a stranger for you were strangers in the land of Egypt." The class examines the great weight placed in heaven on being sensitive to the feelings of others.Super SensitivityDescriptionParshat MishpatimRebbetzin Shira Smiles2014-01-20 1:10:54

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On Parshat Yitro, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the Jewish people's arrival at Har Sinai and the unity that reigned among them as they prepared to accept the Torah.Arrival AccentuationDescriptionParshat YitroRebbetzin Shira Smiles2014-01-13 56:57

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On Parshat Beshalach, Mrs, Shira Smiles discusses Moshe's act of taking the bones of Yosef out of Egypt.Bona Fide BonesDescriptionParshat BeshalachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2014-01-07 1:04:16

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On Parshat Bo, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses man's role on this world. While the results are up to Hashem, man is meant to toil to reach the tzurat ha'adam, the perfected human form Adam was before the sin.Mindset, Movement, and ModelingDescriptionParshat BoRebbetzin Shira Smiles2013-12-30 1:01:29

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On Parshat Va'eira, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the plague of hail and how Moshe had to go to a world above the heavens to bring down the miraculous seemingly paradoxical hailstones.Hail to the HailDescriptionParshat VaeiraRebbetzin Shira Smiles2013-12-23 1:06:44

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On Parshat Shemot, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the meaning behind Moshe hiding his face when Hashem spoke to him from the burning bush.Cryptic ConcealmentDescriptionParashat ShemotRebbetzin Shira Smiles2013-12-16 1:03:22

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On Parshat Ki Tisa, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses Moshe's request to Hashem, "Show me now Your glory." The class examines the nature of divine acts and man's true purpose on this world.Panoramic PerspectivesDescriptionParshat Ki TisaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2013-01-21 1:02:38

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On Parshat Teruma, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the significance of the Shulchan that was positioned near the northern wall of the Tabernacle.Northern NexusDescriptionParshat TerumaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2013-01-15 1:02:10

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on Parshat Mishpatim, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses how studying the laws of damages leads to kindness and perfection of character.Liabilities and LoveDescriptionParshat MishpatimRebbetzin Shira Smiles2013-01-14 1:02:10

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On Parshat Yisro, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the first commandment, "Onochi Hashem Elokecha," and the different facets of emunah.Emuna ExploredDescriptionParshat YitroRebbetzin Shira Smiles2013-01-12 1:00:56

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on Parshat Beshalach, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the nature of Miriam's song at the splitting of the Red Sea.Decisive DanceDescriptionParshat BeshalachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2013-01-11 1:02:05

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On Parshat Bo, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses how Torah and the world parallel each other, specifically as it relates to the exodus of Egypt which occurred in the spring time.Benevolent BlossomingDescriptionParshat BoRebbetzin Shira Smiles2013-01-10 1:00:32

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On Parshat Vaeira, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the equality and humility of Moshe and Aharon.Existential Equality and EquanimityDescriptionParshat VaeiraRebbetzin Shira Smiles2013-01-10 1:01:09

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on Parshat Shemot Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses Moshe's reluctance to take on the role of redeeming the Jews from Egypt.Redeemer's ReluctanceDescriptionParashat ShemotRebbetzin Shira Smiles2013-01-09 1:01:09

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On parshiot Vayakhel and Pekudei, Mrs. Shira Smiles talks about the unique legacy which Betzalel endowed every Jew with, when he built the Mishkan, the Sanctuary.Intelligence and InheritanceDescriptionParshat Vayakhel-PekudeiRebbetzin Shira Smiles2012-03-11 57:33

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On Parshat Tetzaveh, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the unique qualities of the olive oil used in the Mishkan and Beit Hamikdash, of the inner message that the olive oil contains for each of us, and how that message relates to the upcoming holiday of Purim.Pressed to PerfectionDescriptionParshat TetzaveRebbetzin Shira Smiles2012-02-29 1:01:53

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On Parshat Truma, Mrs. Shira Smiles delves into the meaning of the badim, the poles used in the Mishkan.Precious PolesDescriptionParshat TerumaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2012-02-23 56:03

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On Parshat Mishpatim, Mrs. Shira Smiles focuses on the pasuk which says to serve Hashem, and He will bless the bread and water, and remove illness.ConsciousnessDescriptionParshat MishpatimRebbetzin Shira Smiles2012-02-12 1:00:50

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On Parshat Yitro, Mrs. Shira Smiles examines the passuk that says that the Jewish People stood under the mountain, and the gemara that explains that Hashem held the mountain over them, forcing them to accept the Torah.The Experience of SinaiDescriptionParshat YitroRebbetzin Shira Smiles2012-02-06 1:00:38

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On Parshat Beshalach, Mrs. Shira Smiles focuses on the experience of the manna, the food in the desert.The Meaning of MannaDescriptionParshat BeshalachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2012-01-30 1:03:12

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On Parshat Bo, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the question of the wicked son mentioned at the Pesach Seder, which is alluded to in Parshat Bo.World of the WickedDescriptionParshat BoRebbetzin Shira Smiles2012-01-22 1:03:34

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On Parshat Vaeira, Mrs. Shira Smiles focuses on the plague of frogs. Mrs. Smiles examines why the plague started as just one frog and multiplied into many, and why Pharoah asked that the plague stop the next day instead of immediately. Frog FundamentalsDescriptionParshat VaeiraRebbetzin Shira Smiles2012-01-15 1:03:48

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On Parshat Shemot, Mrs. Shira Smiles examines Hashem's command to Moshe not to come closer to the burning bush, and to remove his shoes, because the ground he is on is holy., asking the Ramban's question of why was that ground holy, if the shechina was resting only on the burning bush?Holy GroundDescriptionParashat ShemotRebbetzin Shira Smiles2012-01-09 1:02:15

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On Parshat Pekudei, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the bracha that Moshe blessed Klal Yisrael upon the completion of the mishkan.Bountiful BlessingsDescriptionParshat PekudeiRebbetzin Shira Smiles2011-02-27 1:03:00

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On Parshat Vayakhel, Mrs. Shira Smiles focuses on the description of the kior, the sink, which was made of mirrors donated by the women.Mirroring MajestyDescriptionParshat VayakhelRebbetzin Shira Smiles2011-02-20 1:00:12

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On Parshat Ki Tisa, Mrs. Shira Smiles examines how the sin of the golden calf transformed Jewish history, specifically in relation to the tablets.Covenant II; Constant ChallengeDescriptionParshat Ki TisaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2011-02-13 1:03:14

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On Parshat Tetzaveh, Mrs. Shira Smiles examines the last perek in the parsha, which details the altar for the incense.Secret of the SpiceDescriptionParshat TetzaveRebbetzin Shira Smiles2011-02-06 1:02:42

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On Parshat Terumah, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the midrash on the words " take for me a portion," which says that Hashem told the Jewish people that He sold them His Torah, and its as if He sold Himself with the Torah.Creating ClosenessDescriptionParshat TerumaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2011-01-30 56:59

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On Parshat Mishpatim, Mrs. Shira Smiles explains the 'sapphire brickwork' under Hashem.Brick Burden and BuoyancyDescriptionParshat MishpatimRebbetzin Shira Smiles2011-01-23 1:01:40

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On Parshat Yitro, Mrs. Shira Smiles examines the placement of the description of the altar, after the revelation at Sinai.Altar AccentuationDescriptionParshat YitroRebbetzin Shira Smiles2011-01-17 1:01:14

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On Parshat Beshalach, Mrs. Shira Smiles focuses on the pasuk in Shirat Hayam which says, "...This is my G-d and I will glorify Him..."Glorifying the GlorifiedDescriptionParshat BeshalachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2011-01-09 59:26

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On Parshat Bo, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the plague of the first born; why it occurred at midnight, why is was carried out by Hashem Himself, and why the Jewish people had to do something in order to gain protection.Midnight MindfulnessDescriptionParshat BoRebbetzin Shira Smiles2011-01-02 52:23

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On Parshat Va'eira, Mrs. Shira Smiles asks why there is such an emphasis in the Torah and in our lives, on the experience of the Jews in Egypt.Existential Exodus ExperienceDescriptionParshat VaeiraRebbetzin Shira Smiles2010-12-26 1:00:03

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

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On Parshat Vayakhel and Pekudei, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the use of the term 'chacham lev', wise hearted, to describe the artisans involved with the mishkan. Mrs Smiles also speaks about the term "as Hashem commanded Moshe," which repeats eighteen times throughout the parsha.Integral IngredientsDescriptionParshat Vayakhel-PekudeiRebbetzin Shira Smiles2010-03-07 58:29

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

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

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

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On Parshat Terumah, Mrs. Shira Smiles focuses on the donations to the Mishkan that were given out of motivation. What does it say to us for our individual lives?The Gift of SelfDescriptionParshat TerumaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2010-02-14 57:36

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

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On Parshat Mishpatim, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the laws of the 'eved ivri', one who sells himself into slavery.Sense of ServitudeDescriptionParshat MishpatimRebbetzin Shira Smiles2010-02-07 59:27

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

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On Parshat Yitro, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the idea of shalom and its connection to Shabbat.Shalom of ShabbatDescriptionParshat YitroRebbetzin Shira Smiles2010-01-31 1:03:20

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

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On Parshat Beshalach, Mrs. Shira Smiles focuses on the pasuk that says that if the Jewish people do what is just in Hashem's Eyes, and observe the commandments, then all the diseases that Hashem placed upon Egypt, He will not bring upon the Jewish people.Ultimate HealerDescriptionParshat BeshalachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2010-01-24 1:02:12

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

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On Parshat Bo, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the connection between the blood or Korban Pesach, and the blood of a Brit Milah, and its tremendous relevance for our lives.Investing With InterestDescriptionParshat BoRebbetzin Shira Smiles2010-01-17 1:02:41

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

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On Parshat Va'eira, Mrs. Shira Smiles examines the first passuk of the parsha, which contains Hashem's rebuke to Moshe.The Greater GoodDescriptionParshat VaeiraRebbetzin Shira Smiles2010-01-10 59:27

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

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On Parshat Shemot, Mrs. Shira Smiles focuses on Batya, Pharaoh's daughter, who offers insight into our own lives.Batya, Devoted DaughterDescriptionParashat ShemotRebbetzin Shira Smiles2010-01-03 1:03:35

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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 KingdomsDescriptionParshat EmorRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-05-04 52:16

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller presents an overview of Parshat Emor, specifically highlighting some of the major mitzvot discusses in the parsha.Parshat EmorDescriptionParshat EmorRabbi Hanoch Teller2009-05-04 32:45

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Rabbi hanoch Teller gives a overview of Parshiot Vayakhel and Pekudei.Parshat Vayakhel and PekudeiDescriptionParshat Vayakhel-PekudeiRabbi Hanoch Teller2009-03-17 28:38

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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 OneDescriptionParshat Vayakhel-PekudeiRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-03-16 46:41

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On Parshat Vayakhel-Pekudei, Mrs. Shira Smiles focuses on Betzalel, a key figure in the mishkan experience.Conduit of HolinessDescriptionParshat Vayakhel-PekudeiRebbetzin Shira Smiles2009-03-15 59:48

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller presents an overview of the Parsha.Parshat Ki TisaDescriptionParshat Ki TisaRabbi Hanoch Teller2009-03-11 32:30

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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 HolinessDescriptionParshat Ki TisaRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-03-10 44:55

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

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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 ClothingDescriptionParshat TetzaveRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-03-03 46:23

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

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

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On Parshat Tetzaveh, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses why the names of the tribes appear two times on the Kohen Gadol's garments, and examines the connection between the different stones, and the tribes that were engraved on them.The Silent PairDescriptionParshat TetzaveRebbetzin Shira Smiles2009-02-28 1:01:48

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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 MishkanDescriptionParshat TerumaRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-02-23 50:26

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

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On Parshat Teruma, Mrs. Shira Smiles focuses on the question of why the Torah says "take for me a portion," when technically it should state to give a portion, and discusses the five main ingredients of what tzedaka is about.A Give and Take RelationshipDescriptionParshat TerumaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2009-02-21 1:02:28

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

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

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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 PointDescriptionParshat MishpatimRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-02-16 39:37

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On Parshat Mishpatim, Mrs. Shira Smiles focuses on the concept of certain laws which are specific to the judges, to ensure a judgment of truth.The Whole TruthDescriptionParshat MishpatimRebbetzin Shira Smiles2009-02-15 59:05

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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 TruthDescriptionParshat MishpatimRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-02-14 48:09

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

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

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

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On Parshat Yitro, Mrs. Shira Smiles focuses on the tenth of the Ten Commandments, 'lo tachmod', do not covet, and compares it with a later mention in Parshat Va'etchanan which states 'to tit'aveh', do not desire.Desiring the DesiredDescriptionParshat YitroRebbetzin Shira Smiles2009-02-08 1:02:22

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller explains various aspects of the seven priestly garments described in this parsha.Parshat Tetzaveh: Priestly GarmentsDescriptionParshat TetzaveRabbi Hanoch Teller2009-02-06 33:11

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller describes the various parts of the Mishkan (Tabernacle), specifically the menorah (holy candelabra), the aron (holy ark), and the shulchan (sanctified table).Parshat Teruma: A Dwelling Place for HashemDescriptionParshat TerumaRabbi Hanoch Teller2009-02-05 47:07

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller describes some of the laws that are mentioned in Parshat Mishpatim.Parshat Mishpatim: Laws to Live ByDescriptionParshat MishpatimRabbi Hanoch Teller2009-02-04 51:30

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller narrates the basic storyline of Parshat Yitro with added commentary and insights.Parshat Yitro: A Nation of PriestsDescriptionParshat YitroRabbi Hanoch Teller2009-02-03 46:51

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller describes the amazing miracle of the Splitting of the Sea in Parshat Beshalach.Parshat Beshalach: Salvation at SeaDescriptionParshat BeshalachRabbi Hanoch Teller2009-02-02 49:21

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

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On Parshat Beshalach, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the concept of saying the shirat hayam, the song of the splitting of the sea, every day in our davening.Noteworthy NotesDescriptionParshat BeshalachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2009-02-01 1:01:23

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

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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 MentalityDescriptionParshat BoRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-01-25 46:30

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On Parshat Bo, Mrs. Shira Smiles focuses on the pasuk which states that "against the children of Israel, no dog shall wet its tongue."Hark to the BarkDescriptionParshat BoRebbetzin Shira Smiles2009-01-25 1:02:27

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

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On Parshat Va'eira, Mrs. Shira Smiles focuses on the plague of 'barad' (hail).Awe of the AbodeDescriptionParshat VaeiraRebbetzin Shira Smiles2009-01-18 1:04:04

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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 ChessedDescriptionParashat ShemotRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-01-13 1:00:04

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

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On Parshat Shemot, Mrs. Shira Smiles focuses on the incident of the burning bush.Fabulous FlameDescriptionParashat ShemotRebbetzin Shira Smiles2009-01-11 1:01:01

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller discusses Parshat Bo.Parshat BoDescriptionParshat BoRabbi Hanoch Teller2009-01-04 44:36

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller discusses G-d's promises to the Jewish nation in Parshat Va'eira, as Moshe Rabbenu and his brother Aharon begin 'negotiating' with Pharoah to let the Jews leave Egypt.Parshat Va'eira: Promised RedemptionDescriptionParshat VaeiraRabbi Hanoch Teller2009-01-03 36:18

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller discusses the beginning of Parshat Shemot, which describes the subjugation and persecution of the Jewish people in Egypt.Parshat Shemot: Persecution and SlaveryDescriptionParashat ShemotRabbi Hanoch Teller2009-01-02 47:03

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Mrs. Smiles explores the symbolism of the coat of the Kohen Gadol, which was edged with bells and pomegranates.Bells and PomegranatesDescriptionParshat VayakhelRebbetzin Shira Smiles2008-02-24 1:01:40

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Parshat Ki Tisa: Mind and Heart ConnectionParshat Ki TisaRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-02-21 52:51

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In this Parsha, the famous Chet Ha-egel, Sin of the Golden Calf, was committed. Mrs. Smiles discusses Aaron's role in this event, and talks about the power of Teshuva.Aharon's VisionDescriptionParshat Ki TisaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2008-02-17 58:18

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Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the special garments of the Kohanim, the priests.Priestly Clothing, Stitches for LifeDescriptionParshat TetzaveRebbetzin Shira Smiles2008-02-10 1:00:33

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Mrs. Shira Smiles delves into Parshat Terumah. Parshat Terumah discusses the buliding of the Mishkan, the Tabernacle. The task of building a Sanctuary for Hashem (G-d) is applicable to every Jew, who is charged with building a Sanctuary for G-d in is heart.Inner SanctuaryDescriptionParshat TerumaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2008-02-03 1:00:59

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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 SinaiDescriptionParshat YitroRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-01-23 49:46

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Mrs. Shira Smiles talks about Parshat Yitro. Parshat Yitro describes Matan Torah, the giving of the Torah to the Jewish Nation at Sinai. This class discusses Torah's purpose and application to every aspect of our lives. Specifically, it focuses on the Ten Commandments and their application.Totality of TorahDescriptionParshat YitroRebbetzin Shira Smiles2008-01-20 1:02:12

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses this parsha, Parshat Beshalach.Parshat Beshalach: Emancipation of the Mind and of the HeartDescriptionParshat BeshalachRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-01-14 59:10

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Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses Parshat Beshalach. The song of the Jews as they crossed the Yam Suf (Red Sea) and witnessed the final destruction of the Egyptian empire, was an expression of faith and joy.Living FaithDescriptionParshat BeshalachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2008-01-13 1:00:39

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Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses this weeks Torah portion, Parshat Beshalach.Parshat Beshalach: Spiritual EmancipationDescriptionParshat BeshalachRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-01-13 54:45

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Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses Parshat Bo. As the Jews left Egypt, they received gold, silver, and many valuables from the Egyptians. Mrs. Smiles explores this episode and its significance,and discusses the proper perspective to material possesions.Life's IllusionsDescriptionParshat BoRebbetzin Shira Smiles2008-01-06 1:00:23

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Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses Parshat Va-eira. The story of the Jews' enslavement in Egypt can be seen through the lense of developing proper middot (character traits), especially that of hakarak hatov (gratitude).Creating SensitivitiesDescriptionParshat VaeiraRebbetzin Shira Smiles2007-12-30 1:01:03

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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-dDescriptionParshat VaeiraRabbi Hershel Reichman2007-12-30 49:35

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

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

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Mrs. Shira Smiles talks about the theme of redemption.Path to RedemptionDescriptionParashat ShemotRebbetzin Shira Smiles2007-12-23 1:01:50

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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 ExileDescriptionParashat ShemotRabbi Hershel Reichman2007-12-17 54:03

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Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses Parshat Vayakhel.Removing the MaskDescriptionParshat Vayakhel-PekudeiRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-11-11 53:34

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Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses Parshat Terumah, the parsha for the week. The shiur discusses several opposing views concerning exactly when the sin of the golden calf occurred in relationship to the command and implementation of the building of the Tabernacle. The differences of opinion regarding the chronology of these events reveals an essential perspective on life: preparing ourselves to become a sanctuary for G-d.Tabernacle - Command or CompensationDescriptionParshat TerumaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-11-10 53:20

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Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the weekly parsha, Parshat Yitro. The experience of receiving the Torah forces one to recognize that the only option one is faced with in this world is serving their Creator. Possession of the Torah, the guidebook that directs our life, similar to a manual for a sophisticated machine, is a tremendous source of joy.The Living TorahDescriptionParshat YitroRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-11-09 46:01

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Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses Parshat Beshalach. Mrs. Smiles delves into the essence of shira, and the importance of incorporating shira into our daily lives. In addition, she speaks about the attack of the Amalekites on the Jewish people, the character of Amalek, and how to spiritually battle this force.Closing the CircleDescriptionParshat BeshalachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-11-08 40:28

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Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses Parshat Bo. The commandment to sanctify every Jewish month is the first commandment the Jewish nation received following their redemption from Egypt. By exploring this directive, we will discover the crucial aspect of living in a state of constant rejuvenation.Creation of SelfDescriptionParshat BoRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-11-07 50:31

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Shira Smiles discusses the weekly parsha, Parshat Shemot, and the intriguing episode of Moshe and Tziporah at the Inn on the way to Egypt.The Inner Inn ExperienceDescriptionParashat ShemotRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-11-06 52:39

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Rabbi Avishai David discusses the Torah outlook on speech: Our speech has the ability to bring us closer to Hashem.Parshat Emor - The Power of SpeechDescriptionParshat EmorRabbi Avishai David2006-08-19 3:49

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller provides a short dvar Torah on Parshat Tetzaveh.Parshat Tetzaveh: Paths to G-dDescriptionParshat TetzaveRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-08-18 4:13

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Rebbetzin Heller provides a short thought on the weekly Torah parsha, Parshat Terumah.Parshat Terumah: The Mishkan Within UsDescriptionParshat TerumaRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-08-17 3:24

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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 HeartDescriptionParshat BoRabbi Hershel Reichman2006-01-06 49:12

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