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Understanding the 'Briti Shalom', 'Covenant of peace', which Pinchas was blessed with as reward for his actions in ending the plague through the killing of Zimri.Personification of PeaceDescriptionParshat PinchasRebbetzin Shira Smiles2019-07-23 00:54:39

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Why did Bilam wish for a death like the 'death of the upright' while he blessed the Jewish people?Ultimate UprightnessDescriptionParshat BalakRebbetzin Shira Smiles2019-07-15 00:59:38

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Understanding the power of the Nachash Hanechoshet, the Copper Serpent, to heal the people afflicted by plague in Parshat Chukat.Glorious GazingDescriptionParshat ChukatRebbetzin Shira Smiles2019-07-04 58:17

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An explication of the episode of Aharon Hakohen's staff blossoming with almond blossoms overnight after the failed rebellion of Korach.Blossoming BoughDescriptionParshat KorachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2019-06-27 59:38

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Rebbetzin Smiles explores one of the questions that Moshe Rabbenu asked the Meraglim, the spies, about the Land of Israel: Does it have trees? What is the deeper message behind this question? What does it mean for our daily life?Towering TreeDescriptionParshat ShlachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2019-06-20 58:58

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Why is Aharon the Kohen Gadol praised when he did not deviate from the exact instructions for lighting the menorah daily?Continuous CommitmentDescriptionParshat BehaalotechaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2019-06-13 1:00:50

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The uniqueness of Jewish lineage, 'Yichus'.Geneological GreatnessDescriptionParshat BamidbarRebbetzin Shira Smiles2019-06-06 1:01:03

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In this Torah class Rebbetzin Leah Kohn discusses Parshat KorachParshat KorachDescriptionParshat KorachRebbetzin Leah Kohn2019-05-14 1:01:11

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In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Leah Kohn discusses Korach and his menKorachDescriptionParshat KorachRebbetzin Leah Kohn2018-08-01 1:01:02

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In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Leah Kohn discusses The Meraglim in Parshat ShlachThe MeraglimDescriptionParshat ShlachRebbetzin Leah Kohn2018-07-31 1:00:24

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In this class Rebbetzin Leah Kohn discusses the Chronological order of the TorahThe Chronological OrderDescriptionParshat BamidbarRebbetzin Leah Kohn2018-07-30 1:00:06

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In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Leah Kohn discusses the services of Shevet LeviThe service Of the LeviimDescriptionParshat BehaalotechaRebbetzin Leah Kohn2018-07-30 1:00:13

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In this class Rebbetzin Leah Kohn discusses the Inauguration of the MishkanThe Day of the InaugurationDescriptionParshat NasoRebbetzin Leah Kohn2018-07-26 1:00:01

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In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Leah Kohn discusses Birkat KohanimBirkat KohanimDescriptionParshat NasoRebbetzin Leah Kohn2018-07-25 59:58

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Rebbetzin Shira Smiles teaches important lessons from Parshat Balak, specifically from the brachot/ blessings of Bilaam.Balak Bedrock BegginingsDescriptionParshat BalakRebbetzin Shira Smiles2018-06-22 1:10:58

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Great class on Parshat Nasso, focusing on the Nazir.The NazirDescriptionParshat NasoRabbi Effy Goldman2018-06-19 39:47

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Source of Sustenance: Song & StruggleSource of Sustenance: Song & StruggleDescriptionParshat ChukatRebbetzin Shira Smiles2018-06-15 1:03:48

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korachEgocentricity or EnvyDescriptionParshat KorachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2018-06-10 01:01:44

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5778-36-shelach-Graves-GuardianshipGraves GuardianshipDescriptionParshat ShlachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2018-06-05 1:11:06

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Honorable HumilityHonorable HumilityDescriptionParshat BehaalotechaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2018-05-27 1:00:23

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nasoVisceral ViewingDescriptionParshat NasoRebbetzin Shira Smiles2018-05-23 58:59

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In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses Parshat Pinchas Pondering Perpetuity: Parshat PinchasDescriptionParshat PinchasRebbetzin Shira Smiles2017-07-04 58:29

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In this class (shiur) on Parshat Balak Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the intrinsic purity of every Jew. Although we may sometimes sin, our inner core remains unsullied and connected to Hashem. Perfectly Pure: Parshat BalakDescriptionParshat BalakRebbetzin Shira Smiles2017-07-04 1:02:39

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In this class (shiur) on Parshat Chukat, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses what it means to make oneself a desert and how we can understand that Torah is a gift.Desert Dessert: Parshat ChukatDescriptionParshat ChukatRebbetzin Shira Smiles2017-06-28 1:06:01

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In this class (shiur) on Parshat Korach Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses Ohn Ben Peles, his wise wife, and tactics we can learn from the story of Korach to counter the yetzer hara.Countering the Cunningness: Parshat KorachDescriptionParshat KorachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2017-06-21 59:11

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In this class (shiur) on Parshat Shlach, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the significance behind the letter yud that Moshe added to Yehoshua's name.Sanctified And Safeguarded: Parshat ShlachDescriptionParshat ShlachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2017-06-14 1:02:24

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In this class (shiur) on Parshat Behaaloscha, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the sin of kivrot hataava. Why were the people described as becoming "as complainers" instead of simply being complainers? Who initiated the complaints, the erev rav or the elders? Why were they punished so quickly?Complaint And Contentment: Parshat BehaalotchaDescriptionParshat BehaalotechaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2017-06-07 59:19

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In this class (shiur) on Parshat Bamidbar, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the distinct flags and the specific placement within the encampment of each of the tribes and how it relates to every Jew's unique strengths and mission on this world. Understanding Uniqueness: Parshat BamidbarDescriptionParshat BamidbarRebbetzin Shira Smiles2017-05-24 1:00:02

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Rebbetzin Leah Kohn discusses The Mitzvot in the Torah.The MitzvotDescriptionChumash BamidbarRebbetzin Leah Kohn2017-05-07 1:00:13

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Rebbetzin Leah Kohn Dicusses Shevet Levy.Shevet LevyDescriptionChumash BamidbarRebbetzin Leah Kohn2017-01-31 57:23

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In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Leah Kohn discusses the Jews camping in the dessert Camping In The DessertDescriptionChumash BamidbarRebbetzin Leah Kohn2016-12-21 1:03:34

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In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Leah Kohn discusses the connecting thread throughout Chumadh BamidbarThe Connecting Thread of Chumash BamidbarDescriptionParshat BamidbarRebbetzin Leah Kohn2016-12-10 1:01:28

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In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Shira Smiles discusses Parshat KorachDonkeys Directive Parshat KorachDescriptionParshat KorachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2016-07-13 54:05

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In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Shira Smiles discusses Parshat ShlachGigantic GrasshopersDescriptionParshat ShlachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2016-07-05 58:06

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In this class (shiur) on Parshat Behaaloscha, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the verse describing how the Jewish people left Har Sinai on which the Ramban cites the Midrash that they fled like children escaping from school.Experiencing Escape: Parshat BehaalotechaDescriptionParshat BehaalotechaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2016-06-23 56:51

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In this class (shiur) on Parshat Bamidbar Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the counting of the tribe of Levi and the significance of inspiring our children to love HashemBeloved Beginning: Parshat BamidbarDescriptionParshat BamidbarRebbetzin Shira Smiles2016-06-02 59:26

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In his class (shiur) on Parshat Chukas, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses how the laws of the Red Heifer atoned for the sin that brought death to the world.Indulgence And IntellectDescriptionChumash Bamidbar, Parshat ChukatRebbetzin Shira Smiles2015-06-22 1:01:12

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In this class (shiur) on Parshat Korach, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the repentance of the sons of Korach. Awareness Amidst The AbyssDescriptionChumash Bamidbar, Parshat KorachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2015-06-16 1:04:02

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In this class (shiur) on Parshat Shlach, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the sin of the spies and how we can reframe a negative perspective towards a positive view.Rehabilitation And Re framingDescriptionChumash Bamidbar, Parshat ShlachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2015-06-08 1:04:03

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In this class (shiur) on Parshat Behaalotecha, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the prophecy of Eldad and Meidad.Perpetual ProphetsDescriptionChumash Bamidbar, Parshat BehaalotechaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2015-06-02 1:04:50

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In this class (shiur) on Parshat Naso, Mrs. Shirs Smiles discusses the birchat kohanim and the significance of peace, a vessel for all blessings.Container Of ContainmentDescriptionChumash Bamidbar, Parshat NasoRebbetzin Shira Smiles2015-05-27 1:07:24

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Mrs. Shira smiles gives us insight into Parshat Pinchas.Figuring The FutureDescriptionParshat PinchasRebbetzin Shira Smiles2014-07-08 1:05:25

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Mrs. Shira smiles gives us insight into Parshat Balak.Assertiveness And AttachmentDescriptionParshat BalakRebbetzin Shira Smiles2014-07-01 1:01:24

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Mrs. Shira smiles gives us insight into Parshat Chukas.Influence And InferenceDescriptionParshat ChukatRebbetzin Shira Smiles2014-06-22 1:05:08

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Mrs. Shira smiles gives us insight into Parshat Korach.Discord DiscoveredDescriptionParshat KorachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2014-06-15 1:02:24

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Mrs. Shira smiles gives us insight into Parshat Shlach.Gigantic GoodnessDescriptionParshat ShlachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2014-06-08 1:06:55

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Mrs. Shira smiles gives us insight into Parshat Bamidbar.Collectivity And ConnectivityDescriptionParshat BamidbarRebbetzin Shira Smiles2014-05-27 1:07:01

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Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses how the licentiousness of the daughters of Moav lured the Jews into worshiping the Baal Peor.Ludicrous LicentiousnessDescriptionParshat BalakRebbetzin Shira Smiles2013-03-30 1:01:01

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On Parshat Chukas, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the failed attack of the Amorites on the Jews and the song of gratitude the Jews sang for the Well of Miriam.Fountain FarewellDescriptionParshat ChukatRebbetzin Shira Smiles2013-03-24 1:03:46

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On Parashat Shelach, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the Sin of the Spies and how it led to exile.Tears Of TemerityDescriptionParshat ShlachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2013-03-17 1:04:18

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On Parshat Behaloscha, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the Levites inauguration to the service of the Mishkan.Levite LeverageDescriptionParshat BehaalotechaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2013-03-10 1:04:57

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On Parshat Chukat, Mrs. Shira Smiles examines the attack of Amalek on the Jews. Amalek symbolizes the yetzer horo whose purpose is to lead us to self destruction. Mrs. Smiles discusses how the Jews were awakened to teshuva and how we too can strengthen ourselves to fight against the evil inclination.Amalek - Attack and AwakeningDescriptionParshat ChukatRebbetzin Shira Smiles2012-06-24 1:02:14

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On Parshat Korach, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the lessons learned from the episode of the blossoming of the staff of Aharon Hakohen, which was the ultimate proof of Aharon's legitimacy as the chosen High Priest, Kohen Gadol.Flowering FocusDescriptionParshat KorachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2012-06-17 12-06-17

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On Parshat Shlach, Mrs. Shira Smiles talks about the courage of Calev ben Yefuneh in standing up to the meraglim, the spies, and to the whole Jewish people.Calev: Commanding CourageDescriptionParshat ShlachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2012-06-11 1:01:59

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On Parshat Baha'alotcha, Mrs. Shira Smiles talks about the centrality of EretzYisrael, the Land of Israel, as one of the important themes of the parsha.The Eyes of YitroDescriptionParshat BehaalotechaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2012-06-06 1:03:38

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on Parshat Matot, Mrs. Shira Smiles responds to the tragic death of Leiby Kletzky hy"d.Final ActDescriptionParshat MatotRebbetzin Shira Smiles2011-07-17 58:38

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Parshat Mattot-Masei, teaches us the important lesson of true love of the land.Parshat: Matot Maasei: Love of the LandDescriptionParshat Matot-MaseiRabbi Avishai David2011-07-12 7:33

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on Parshat Pinchas, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about Pinchas' reward.Point of PerpetuityDescriptionParshat PinchasRebbetzin Shira Smiles2011-07-10 1:02:32

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On Parshat Chukat, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about our ability to submit ourselves to the will of G-d, and to appreciate the special gifts that we each have.Renunciation of Reasoning and RatzonDescriptionParshat ChukatRebbetzin Shira Smiles2011-06-27 59:53

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on Parshat Korach, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about Korach's claims against Moshe.The Thread of TruthDescriptionParshat KorachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2011-06-19 1:02:10

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On Parshat Shelach, Mrs. Shira Smiles examines the medrash that Hashem made room for the spies to fail. Mrs. Smiles also speaks about Yehoshua's name change.Higher HumilityDescriptionParshat ShlachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2011-06-13 56:34

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Parshat Pinchas, Pinchas' reward of a "brit shalom", a covenant of peace, teaches us what hating evil and loving good is really all about. Essence of PeaceDescriptionParshat PinchasRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2011-06-02 3:50

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On Parshat Nasso, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about birchat Kohanim.Favorable BlessingDescriptionParshat NasoRebbetzin Shira Smiles2011-05-29 49:52

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Rabbi David discusses this weeks Torah Parsha, Parshat Pinchas. In choosing Yehoshua as Moshe Rabbeinu's successor, Hashem imparted a fundamental lesson in the qualifications of a Jewish leader.Qualifications of LeadershipDescriptionParshat PinchasRabbi Avishai David2011-05-28 9:29

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On Parshat Bamidbar, Mrs. Shira Smiles examines the seeming contradiction in the way the count of the Jewish people is established. Mrs. Smiles speaks about the dichotomy of each person being part of a whole and at the same time, an individual.Everyone CountsDescriptionParshat BamidbarRebbetzin Shira Smiles2011-05-23 59:27

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Our ancestors' reaction to bread in the Land of Israel leaves us with a fundamental Torah lesson in gratitude. We learn how to have proper gratitude and thanks for all that G-d gives us.Lesson in GratitudeDescriptionParshat BehaalotechaRabbi Hanoch Teller2011-05-16 1:26

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

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On Parshiyot Matot and Masei, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the topic of vows.Science of SpeechDescriptionParshat Matot-MaseiRebbetzin Shira Smiles2010-07-04 59:26

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on Parshat Pinchas, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the korban hatamid, the sacrifice that was brought each morning and evening.Elevating the Elevated OfferingDescriptionParshat PinchasRebbetzin Shira Smiles2010-06-27 1:00:23

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

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On Parshat Balak, Mrs. Shira Smiles examines the use of the words "shalosh regalim," when the donkey spoke to Bilam.Pilgrimage PowerDescriptionParshat BalakRebbetzin Shira Smiles2010-06-20 1:03:04

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On Parshat Chukat, Mrs. Shira Smiles examines the incident with the serpents.Serpents ScreamDescriptionParshat ChukatRebbetzin Shira Smiles2010-06-13 1:01:07

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

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On Parshat Korach, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the punishment that Korach and his followers received.Well GroundedDescriptionParshat KorachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2010-06-06 1:02:45

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

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On Parsha Shelach, Mrs. Shira Smiles examines Yehoshua's name change from Hoshea and analyzes the root of the failure of the spies, giving us a greater understanding of the significance of names.Nearness of NameDescriptionParshat ShlachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2010-05-30 1:01:24

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

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On Parsha Beha'alotcha, Mrs. Shira Smiles focuses on the description of how the Jewish people camped in the desert, and on the topic of the 'chatzotzrot', the trumpets.Triumphant TravelsDescriptionParshat BehaalotechaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2010-05-23 1:01:34

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On Parshat Nasso, Mrs. Shira Smiles examines the significance of this Parsha always being read on the Shabbat after Shavuot.Shavuot ConnectionDescriptionParshat NasoRebbetzin Shira Smiles2010-05-16 59:27

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

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On Parshat Pinchas, Mrs. Shira Smiles focuses on some of the basic questions to get a sense of what the story of Pinchas is about.The Grand SchemeDescriptionParshat MatotRebbetzin Shira Smiles2009-07-12 1:02:33

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On Parshat Pinchas, Mrs. Shira Smiles focuses on some of the basic questions to get a sense of what the story of Pinchas is about.Pieces of PeaceDescriptionParshat PinchasRebbetzin Shira Smiles2009-07-05 1:03:46

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On Parshat Chukat, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the story of "mei meriva," and presents three approaches of what went wrong, and the lessons we can take from it.VigilanceDescriptionParshat ChukatRebbetzin Shira Smiles2009-06-28 56:24

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller reviews the narrative of the parsha, which describes the travels of the Jewish people throughout their 40 year sojourn in the desert.Parshat Matos-Mas'eiDescriptionParshat Matot-MaseiRabbi Hanoch Teller2009-06-26 35:44

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller presents an overview of the storyline of the parsha, including Pinchas' great reward and the description of the holiday services in the Temple.Parshat PinchasDescriptionParshat PinchasRabbi Hanoch Teller2009-06-25 40:46

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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 RebellionDescriptionParshat KorachRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-06-24 53:45

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller discusses the narrative of Parshat Balak, describing the failed efforts Bilam and Balak to curse the Jewish People, and the sin of Ba'al Pe'or.Parshat BalakDescriptionParshat BalakRabbi Hanoch Teller2009-06-24 36:37

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

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On Parshat Korach, Mrs. Shira Smiles analyzes Korach's downfall, and how to balance positive jealousy.Juggling JealousyDescriptionParshat KorachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2009-06-21 1:03:24

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller reviews the storyline of the parsha including the red heifer and Moshe hitting the rock.Parshat ChukatDescriptionParshat ChukatRabbi Hanoch Teller2009-06-17 39:58

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller learns the narrative of Parshat Korach, with his inimitable humor and insight, beginning with the machloket (dispute) of Korach and his followers.Parshat KorachDescriptionParshat KorachRabbi Hanoch Teller2009-06-16 37:51

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Parshat Shlach: Dual Relationships with G-dParshat ShlachRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-06-15 49:16

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller outlines and illuminates the narrative of Parshat Shelach, beginning with the episode of the Meraglim (the Spies sent to Eretz Yisrael from the desert).Parshat ShelachDescriptionParshat ShlachRabbi Hanoch Teller2009-06-15 44:44

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On Parshat Shlach, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the Haftorah, and discusses the topic of Teshuva. Rachav - Redefined RoleDescriptionParshat ShlachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2009-06-14 50:33

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

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On Parshat Beha'alotcha, Mrs. Shira Smiles focuses on the complaints of the dor hamidbar.Comprehending the ComplaintsDescriptionParshat BehaalotechaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2009-06-07 59:22

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller reviews the basic storyline of the Parsha, along with selected insights into various sections.Parshat Beha'alotchaDescriptionParshat BehaalotechaRabbi Hanoch Teller2009-06-03 43:17

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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 EvilDescriptionParshat NasoRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-06-02 53:45

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller reviews the basic storyline of the Parsha, along with selected insights into various sections.Parshat NassoDescriptionParshat NasoRabbi Hanoch Teller2009-06-02 33:24

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

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On Parshat Naso, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the repetitive nature of the description of the gifts that the nesi'im brought to the mishkan, and about the blessings that Yaakov Avinu gave his children.Model of DiversityDescriptionParshat NasoRebbetzin Shira Smiles2009-05-31 55:33

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

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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 TorahDescriptionParshat BamidbarRabbi Hershel Reichman2009-05-19 41:48

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller explicates the storyline of Parshat Bamidbar, including the counting of the Jewish people, the encampments, and the tasks of the Levites in carrying the Mishkan.Parshat BamidbarDescriptionParshat BamidbarRabbi Hanoch Teller2009-05-19 34:39

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

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On Parsha Bamidbar, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the pasuk that describes the job of El'azar in preparing the mishkan to be carried through the desert, and what one can learn from this in preparation for Shavuot.Load of a LifetimeDescriptionParshat BamidbarRebbetzin Shira Smiles2009-05-18 57:44

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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 SoulDescriptionParshat MatotRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-07-24 50:42

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

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

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

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Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the challenge of maintaining moments of inspiration, using them to fuel our constant spiritual journey.Maintaining the Spiritual SparkDescriptionParshat ChukatRebbetzin Shira Smiles2008-07-02 52:15

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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 EdomDescriptionParshat ChukatRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-07-01 50:43

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

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

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Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about Parshat Korach.Inner DynamicsDescriptionParshat KorachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2008-06-22 51:31

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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 FaithDescriptionParshat ShlachRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-06-16 49:16

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Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about Parshat Shelach, and the sin of the spies.Mediums of MeritDescriptionParshat ShlachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2008-06-15 57:25

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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 MissionDescriptionParshat BehaalotechaRabbi Hershel Reichman2008-06-12 51:30

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

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

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Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about Parshat Bamidbar.Building InfrastructureDescriptionParshat BamidbarRebbetzin Shira Smiles2008-05-25 59:17

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Based on the verses in the Book of Numbers, it seems as if the tribes of Reuben and Gad placed more importance on their livestock than their children. Through an in-depth analysis and exploration of the text as well as various commentaries, we will understand the mistake these tribes made, their true intentions, as well as the tremendous lessons that may be derived from this narrative regarding priorities in life.Parshat Mattot-MaseiDescriptionParshat Matot-MaseiRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-11-19 59:23

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Mrs. Smiles discusses Parshat Balak.IntrospectionDescriptionParshat BalakRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-11-18 58:30

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Mrs. Shira Smiles provides a description of the personality and legacy of Miriam within the Torah, and the deeper meaning of her lifetime connection to water.The Well of MiriamDescriptionParshat ChukatRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-11-17 56:51

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Parshat Korach serves as a model for how we can behave properly and with the correct middos in life. This parsha also teaches us about the behavior of envy.Purity of MotiveDescriptionParshat KorachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-11-16 53:09

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Mrs. Shira Smiles explores and develops the perplexing episode of the spies' journey to Israel and the Jews' subsequent sin and punishment. Mrs. Smiles explains how this episode ultimately teaches important life lessons to each of us.Beyond the EgoDescriptionParshat ShlachRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-11-15 57:58

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From the beginning to the end of this Torah parsha, Parshat Beha'alotcha, Mrs. Shira Smiles weaves the theme of character development and refinement as a basis for success in Torah.Personal En'light'enmentDescriptionParshat BehaalotechaRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-11-14 55:06

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The fire, water, and desert that accompanied the Jews during their sojourn for forty years, symbolize deep lessons of devotion to G-d, passion for spirituality, and a willing to sacrifice oneself to fulfill G-d's Will. We can incorporate these powerful lessons into our daily lives, to become more passionate, spiritually-focused people.Fire, Water and DesertDescriptionParshat BamidbarRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-11-13 55:03

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Parshat Mattot-Masei, Rebbetzin Heller teaches that Hashem's intention in bringing us to new places is for us to tap into the spiritual potential of each place.Journeys of the SoulDescriptionParshat Matot-MaseiRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-09-09 3:03

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Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses this week's parsha, Parshat Mattot-Masei. In this shiur, she speaks about how the tribes of Reuven and Gad wanted to settle by the Jordan river for the sake of their children. G-d blessed them with lots of cattle and it was therefore through taking care of their cattle that they served G-d. But, we must not lose focus that our children take precedence over everything.Priorities - Parshat Mattot-MaseiDescriptionParshat Matot-MaseiRebbetzin Shira Smiles2006-09-08 3:34

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Rebbetzin Heller discusses how Yehoshua's performance as one of the "spies" and his subsequent leadership of the Jewish People teaches us how to live our lives within the boundaries of this world.Finding Our Place in This WorldDescriptionParshat ShlachRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-09-06 4:14

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The comparison, made by the Mishna, between Avraham and Bilaam teaches us a lifelong lesson in choosing to use our strengths in the right way.The Choice of Every IndividualDescriptionParshat BalakRabbi Avishai David2006-09-05 8:14

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Parshat Chukat, the episode of Moshe and the "Mei Meriva" sheds light on the role of Moshe Rabbeinu as our leader and the lessons of prayer he imparted to us.Power of PrayerDescriptionParshat ChukatRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-09-04 4:46

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In Parshat Chukat, we learn about Parah Adumah. The chok of Parah Adumah is in essence the mystery of death, where on one hand there is a spiritual loss and yet G-d Himself is completely within the picture.The Mystery of DeathDescriptionParshat ChukatRabbi Avishai David2006-09-02 6:21

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Parshat Korach, Korach's sons believed their father's intentions and became champions of peace as seen in Tehillim.Sons of PeaceDescriptionParshat KorachRabbi Hanoch Teller2006-09-01 1:26

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Rabbi Avishai David discusses the weekly parsha, Parshat Korach and how Korach's problem was his misunderstanding of the significant distinction between kedusha and bechirah, holiness and choice.Kedusha vs. BechirahDescriptionParshat KorachRabbi Avishai David2006-08-31 5:25

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Rabbi Hanoch teller discusses how the Torah's description of the spies' journey in the Land of Israel teaches us the essence of what it means to live in the Holy Land.Aliyah of the SoulDescriptionParshat ShlachRabbi Hanoch Teller2006-08-30 4:58

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Parshat Beha'alotcha, Aharon HaKohen is designated with the task of kindling the flames of the menorah, teaching us an important lesson about our relationship with those around us.Kindling the FlamesDescriptionParshat BehaalotechaRabbi Hanoch Teller2006-08-29 5:32

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Rabbi Avishai David discusses this week's Torah parsha, Parshat Beha'alotcha. From the exchange between Moshe Rabbeinu and his father in law, Yisro, we can learn a timely lesson of what is our ultimate goal in life.Ultimate EternityDescriptionParshat BehaalotechaRabbi Avishai David2006-08-28 4:53

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The episode of the "sotah" in this week's Torah parsha, Parshat Nasso, provides us with an essential insight into who is truly deserving of blessing.Receptacle of BlessingDescriptionParshat NasoRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-08-27 3:22

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller discusses Parshat BaMidbar and explains that in the Torah the holiness of a Jewish family is emphasized in a concrete way.The Sanctity of FamilyDescriptionParshat BamidbarRabbi Hanoch Teller2006-08-26 4:55

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Parshat Bamidbar presents the story of how the Jewish people received the Torah in the desert. There, we were removed from any outside societal influence. We learn from this how to define ourselves in today's society.Being YourselfDescriptionParshat BamidbarRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-08-25 2:38

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Rabbi Avishai David discusses how the contrast between the story of the spies in Parshat Shelach, and the one found in the Haftorah, provides us with a proper lens focused on the Land of Israel.Perspectives on the Holy LandDescriptionParshat ShlachRabbi Avishai David2006-08-14 7:59

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