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In this Torah class Rebbetzin Heller discusses the Corona Virus and the connection to MashiachSeeing Mashiach in time of the corona VirusDescriptionMachshava, BitachonRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2020-03-26 00:15:52

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In this Torah Class Rebbetzin Heller discusses the six Zechirot we say every day and how to connect it to us at the time of solitude because of the Corona Virus The six ZechirotDescriptionMachshava, InspirationRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2020-03-26 00:20:03

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In this Torah class Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller gives some Hashkafa around the Corona VirusThe Torah Hashkafa Regarding the Corona VirusDescriptionMachshava, BitachonRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2020-03-25 00:07:46

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The Journey from "talking bitachon" to being a Ba'al Bitachon.Practical BitachonDescriptionMachshava, Bitachon, Reward and PunishmentRebbetzin Leah Kohn2019-06-19 59:44

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Can we/should we interpret life circumstances?Making Sense of Reward And Punishment - Part 2DescriptionMachshava, Bitachon, Reward and PunishmentRebbetzin Leah Kohn2019-05-29 1:00:22

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Can we / should we interpret life circumstances?Making Sense of Reward and Punishment 1DescriptionMachshava, Bitachon, Reward and PunishmentRebbetzin Leah Kohn2019-05-02 59:30

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Eliyahu At Nachal KritMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRebbetzin Shira Smiles2017-01-03 1:05:20

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The Decree Of No RainMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRebbetzin Shira Smiles2016-12-20 45:08

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IntroductionMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRebbetzin Shira Smiles2016-10-30 53:51

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

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

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Parshat Matot, Mrs. Shira Smiles responds to the tragic death of Leiby Kletzky hy"d. Parshat Matot: Final ActDescriptionMachshava, In Memorial: Response to TragedyRebbetzin Shira Smiles2011-07-20 58:38

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In this Torah shiur (class) in memory of the Fogel family of Itamar who were killed al kiddush Hashem, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller talks about increasing our love for one another and our appreciation of our shared destiny. Tragedy: A Call to UnityDescriptionMachshava, In Memorial: Response to TragedyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2011-04-11 46:36

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In this Torah class (shiur) in memory of the Fogel family, Rabbi Shimon Isaacson explains the connection between Jewish Unity and the Geulah, redemption. Achdut: The Prerequisite for RedemptionDescriptionMachshava, In Memorial: Response to TragedyRabbi Shimon Isaacson2011-04-06 53:57

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In this shiur (Torah class) on Sefer Ahavat Chessed, Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg talks about revenge and bearing a grudge when it comes to lending money, and the guidelines for prioritizing who receives a loan. Priorities in LendingDescriptionMachshava, Jewish UnityRabbi Beinish Ginsburg2011-03-27 48:43

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In this memorial shiur l'iluy nishmas the Fogel family, Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg helps to understand our relationship to Hashem through a study of the wording on the brachot, the building blocks of prayer. Approaching G-dDescriptionMachshava, In Memorial: Response to TragedyRabbi Beinish Ginsburg2011-03-16 38:38

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In this memorial shiur for the members of the Fogel family who died al kiddush Hashem, Mrs. Shira Smiles teaches about Tefilla, prayer, as the proper response to tragedy. Mrs. Smiles also shows the important role of tefilla in the celebration of Purim. Tefilla: Proactive ResponseDescriptionMachshava, In Memorial: Response to TragedyRebbetzin Shira Smiles2011-03-15 51:52

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

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

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen continues to learn Rav Eliyahu Dessler's essay on prayer.Powerful PrayerDescriptionMachshava, Michtav M'EliyahuRabbi Yitzchak Cohen2010-02-16 53:56

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen begins learning the Michtav Me'Eliyahu's essay on tefilah, prayer.Asking from G-dDescriptionMachshava, Michtav M'EliyahuRabbi Yitzchak Cohen2010-02-09 38:13

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen discusses the essence of Shabbos, based on the teachings of the Michtav Me'Eliyahu. The Essence of ShabbosDescriptionMachshava, Michtav M'EliyahuRabbi Yitzchak Cohen2010-02-02 45:55

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen continues to explain Kuntress HaChessed of the Michtav Me'Eliyahu. This class focuses on the giving and taking between human beings and G-d. Giving and TakingDescriptionMachshava, Michtav M'EliyahuRabbi Yitzchak Cohen2010-02-01 48:24

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

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen begins teaching Michtav Me'Eliyahu, Kuntress HaChessed, in which the midda (character trait) of kindness is discussed. In this segment, Rabbi Cohen expounds on the concept of being a giver and how one should strive to emulate G-d's giving. Being a GiverDescriptionMachshava, Michtav M'EliyahuRabbi Yitzchak Cohen2010-01-20 46:58

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

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In this Torah shiur (class), Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen continues studying Michtav Me'eliyahu. This class focuses on the constant struggle within every person between his soul and the Yetzer hara, the evil inclination.Battling the Yetzer HaraDescriptionMachshava, Michtav M'EliyahuRabbi Yitzchak Cohen2009-12-17 47:30

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller describes the Torah as the means in which all facets of life connect to Hashem. The Torah can even 'enter the lion's lair' and redefine or conquer evil on its own turf.Torah Connecting the World to HashemDescriptionMachshava, The Value of TorahRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2009-07-07 55:37

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses the impact of Torah on allowing one to achieve true connection with Hashem.True DveykutDescriptionMachshava, The Value of TorahRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2009-06-16 53:11

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller explains how Torah, symbolized by fire and light, is on one side of reality, while darkness, naturalism, and chachma chitzonit (external wisdom) form its counterpart.Fire and LightDescriptionMachshava, The Value of TorahRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2009-04-20 51:50

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Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller discusses the deeper implications of anava (humility) and yirah (fear of Hashem), and how Torah develops them.Fear and HumilityDescriptionMachshava, The Value of TorahRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2009-04-19 49:06

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller explains how Torah is so to speak the 'garment' of Hashem. Based on the Sefer Maalot HaTorah, Rebbetzin Heller outlines the prerequisites for wearing Hashem's garment of Torah; yirah (awareness of G-d), and anavah (humbleness).Torah: The Garment of HashemDescriptionMachshava, The Value of TorahRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2009-03-17 55:15

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller describes how the yetzer hara, our evil inclination, seeks out the most vulnerable areas of the human psyche for his attacks, such as the human need to communicate and sexual desire. The Torah, and the clarity it provides us, helps us to emerge successfully from these existential struggles, and enables our refinement of ourselves us in these areas.Our Deepest StrugglesDescriptionMachshava, The Value of TorahRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2009-02-28 54:48

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Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller explains the Sefer Maalot Hatorah's discussion of the power of Torah. Torah study enables one to uproot the initial base nature one is born with, and uplift oneself to the highest levels.Torah's Power of TransformationDescriptionMachshava, The Value of TorahRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2009-02-17 48:08

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Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller explains the section of Sefer Maalot Hatorah which describes how learning Torah transforms a person. Through studying G-d's wisdom, one becomes closer to Him, to the point that one begins to think and behave in a G-dly manner.The Path to G-dlinessDescriptionMachshava, The Value of TorahRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2009-02-10 23:37

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Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller elaborates on the comparison of the Torah to a tree. Just as a seed has every aspect of the tree in its potential, and the tree's existence gives us access to the fruit. The Torah has deep layers of potential wisdom within it, and every aspect of a Torah scholar's world exudes this wisdom.The Garden of TorahDescriptionMachshava, The Value of TorahRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2009-02-03 52:26

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This Torah shiur (class) features Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller responding to questions sent to her from female students of Naaleh. Rebbetzin Heller answers each question with humor, and perception, and insight. Some of the topics discussed in this class are helping friends cope with infertility, balancing lashon hara with the desire to develop a close relationship with one's children, dealing with personal tragedy, and correct attitudes in the Israeli elections. Questions and Answers for Today's Jewish Woman, Part 17DescriptionMachshava, BitachonRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2009-01-29 50:55

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller describes how Torah leads a child to discovering his or her inherent goodness, and in developing inner structure and self discipline.Discovering Our Inherent GoodnessDescriptionMachshava, The Value of TorahRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2009-01-06 45:28

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Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller speaks about the two areas where the Yetzer Hara is most likely to destroy its victim, unless there is protection provided by Torah, Yirat Shamayim (Fear of Heaven), and Anava (Humility).Protecting the CovenantDescriptionMachshava, The Value of TorahRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-12-23 53:41

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In this shiur (Torah class), Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses what we can learn from the recent world events in Mumbai, how to reflect on them, and what our response should be. Reflection and ResponseDescriptionMachshava, In Memorial: Response to TragedyRebbetzin Shira Smiles2008-12-22 1:02:26

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Rebbetzin Heller explains how Torah gives a person an attachment to Hashem's Will and Wisdom. Torah study transforms the way a person can cleave to Hashem both individually and in his family life. Based on Sefer Maalot Hatorah.Torah Study: Attaching Oneself to G-dDescriptionMachshava, The Value of TorahRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-12-20 54:19

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller speaks about Torah as the source of Dveykut to Hashem. By bonding to the Torah's wisdom, we come closer to Hashem's Will, and ultimately are given the told with which to emulate G-d. Based on the Sefer Maalot Hatorah by the brother of the Vilna GaonThe Wisdom of the TorahDescriptionMachshava, The Value of TorahRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-12-16 53:38

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

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Achieving Balance, Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller answers real questions from Naaleh students across the globe. This class answers questions about how to raise happy children, how to fight the urge to speak lashon hara, coping with mental illness, developing bitachon despite not having a model of loving parents, finding the strength to forgive someone who has not apologized for wrongdoing, and more.Questions and Answers for Today's Jewish Woman, Part 10DescriptionMachshava, BitachonRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-12-04 45:08

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Mrs. Shira Smiles reveals its essence and inner depth in memory of the Mumbai Victims.Chanukah: Revealing the EssenceDescriptionMachshava, In Memorial: Response to TragedyRebbetzin Shira Smiles2008-12-03 53:33

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Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller defines what Torah is and what our relationship to Torah should be.Blueprint of the WorldDescriptionMachshava, The Value of TorahRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-11-25 48:22

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

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

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

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Rebbetzin Heller discusses how women can connect to this mitzvah, and what women can experience on Simchat Torah.A Woman's Relationship to TorahDescriptionMachshava, The Value of TorahRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-09-23 51:41

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

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

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

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller explores Perek 7.Megillat Kohelet: Perek 7DescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-09-20 49:15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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In this Torah shiur (class) dealing with the daily struggles and challenges of contemporary Jewish women, Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller answers real questions that have been sent in from Naaleh students all over the world This class discusses emunah, tzniut, and other relevant topics of the day. Questions and Answers for Today's Jewish Woman, Part 7DescriptionMachshava, Connecting to HashemRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-08-23 42:29

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This Torah shiur (class) by Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller deals with the challenges and conflicts that exist in today's society. As in the previous classes in this series, Rebbetzin Heller continues to answer real questions that have been sent to her by Naaleh students across the world. This class answers questions relating to mothering young children, balancing obligations to a husband's Torah learning, dealing with the struggle of superficiality and materialism, Kavana during prayer, and developing empathy to fellow Jews. Questions and Answers for Today's Jewish Women, Part 5DescriptionMachshava, The Value of TorahRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-08-21 50:25

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

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Mrs. Shira Smiles explores the proper mindsets that enable a person to have a greater sensitivity towards others. Antidote to Lashon HaraDescriptionMachshava, Jewish UnityRebbetzin Shira Smiles2008-07-30 54:50

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

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

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

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

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Rabbi Shimon Isaacson develops the theme of Jewish Unity and collective responsibility with a discussion of the requirement to rebuke one's fellow Jew when he transgresses a Torah law. Rabbi Isaacson speaks about both the Halachot and the Hashkafot, perspectives, that one should have, especially in a case where one knows that his rebuke will be ignored.The Mitzvah of RebukeDescriptionMachshava, Jewish UnityRabbi Shimon Isaacson2008-07-23 57:53

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Rebbetzin Tzipporah Heller discusses why all Jews are connected with one another, and explains how individuality and Achdut are not conflicting values.Unity and IndividualityDescriptionMachshava, Jewish UnityRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-07-07 48:00

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Is loving one's fellow Jew an obligation from the Torah? Rabbi David explores this topic, tracing the mitzvot relating to Ahavat Yisrael starting from the pesukim in the Torah. He then discusses the comments of the Rambam and the Ktav V'Hakaballah on the application of these mitzvot, including examples of the levels of Ahavat Yisrael that were reached by great Jews like R' Aryeh Levine.Ahavat Yisrael: What is One's Obligation?DescriptionMachshava, Jewish UnityRabbi Avishai David2008-07-06 57:14

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller explores the concept of Achdut, and talks about how to attain true, unconditional love for our fellow Jews.Ahavat ChinamDescriptionMachshava, Jewish UnityRabbi Hanoch Teller2008-06-24 45:43

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

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller explains why we must listen to Gedolim.Course OverviewDescriptionMachshava, InspirationRabbi Hanoch Teller2008-02-07 30:27

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller summarizes and concludes his discussion of Rav Shach.Rav Shach, Part 4DescriptionMachshava, InspirationRabbi Hanoch Teller2008-02-06 38:02

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In this Torah shiur (class), Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller speaks about suffering that does not have a clear cause.SufferingDescriptionMachshava, Bitachon, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-02-06 1:00:34

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller speaks about exile and redemption, as well as how and why the covenant can lead us to teshuvah. Rebbetzin Heller then reviews the concept of 'choseness'.The CovenantDescriptionMachshava, Jewish Philosophy, Chosen PeopleRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-02-06 50:11

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller reviews Rav Shach's life from infancy.Rav Shach, Part 3DescriptionMachshava, InspirationRabbi Hanoch Teller2008-02-04 44:12

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Rabbi Teller continues his discussion of Rav Shach.Rav Shach Part 2DescriptionMachshava, InspirationRabbi Hanoch Teller2008-01-21 43:02

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In this Torah shiur (class), Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller explores the concepts of having trust and living an integrated life. Bitachon & Derech EretzDescriptionMachshava, Bitachon, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-01-21 56:25

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller examines the spiritual nature of Emunah in Achdut Hashem, which Jews use to discover Hashem through the cycle of exile and redemption. ChosenessDescriptionMachshava, Jewish Philosophy, Chosen PeopleRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-01-20 48:29

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller describes the young impoverished boy who leaves home at the age of seven in his insatiable quest for Torah learning.Rav Shach, Part 1DescriptionMachshava, InspirationRabbi Hanoch Teller2008-01-14 39:56

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller explains that if we want to fulfill our mission as a chosen people, we must have enough sense of direction to give the choseness expression, personally and collectively. Accepting TorahDescriptionMachshava, Jewish Philosophy, Chosen PeopleRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-01-14 56:47

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In this Torah shiur (class) Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller asks: When the feeling of anxiety surfaces, is it always from distrust of Hashem? Rebbetzin Heller sheds light on this question. AnxietyDescriptionMachshava, Bitachon, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-01-13 53:06

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller explains how one develops the midah of bitachon and keeps it as one keeps a mitzvah. Rebbetzin Heller suggests specific and practical ways to respond to a situation in a manner that illustrates bitachon is at least "in the background." The Midda of BitachonDescriptionMachshava, Bitachon, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-01-08 55:30

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller explains how our 'choseness' is different from the centrality of 'Esav' in the world's spiritual evolution.Esav's PortionDescriptionMachshava, Jewish Philosophy, Chosen PeopleRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-01-08 54:26

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller explains how each Jew has a distinct role to play in the collective destiny of the Jewish people and how each role must be performed on behalf of our brethren. Inner Dimensions of ChosennessDescriptionMachshava, Jewish Philosophy, Chosen PeopleRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2008-01-03 52:07

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller describes how the Chafetz Chaim captured the heart of the Jewish nation even when he was alive.Chafetz ChaimDescriptionMachshava, InspirationRabbi Hanoch Teller2007-12-30 38:26

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In this Torah class (shiur), Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller asks the question: are we obligated to expend effort in order to achieve desired results, or can we rely on Hashem to provide for us? Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller delves into this question, using the Torah ideas of the Maharal, Rav Dessler, and others. Obligation For EffortDescriptionMachshava, Bitachon, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-12-29 50:06

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller continues his discussion on the life of Reb Chaim Shmuelevitz.Reb Chaim Shmuelevitz, Part 2DescriptionMachshava, InspirationRabbi Hanoch Teller2007-12-23 36:17

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses ten descriptions of the way in which investing trust in Hashem differs from trusting a human. Trust in Hashem vs. Trust in PeopleDescriptionMachshava, BitachonRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-12-23 56:43

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller begins discussing Reb Chaim Shmuelivitz.Reb Chaim Shmuelivitz, Part 1DescriptionMachshava, InspirationRabbi Hanoch Teller2007-12-16 44:45

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In this week's class on the Meaning of Trust, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses the ideas of Simcha and Bitachon. Simcha and BitachonDescriptionMachshava, Bitachon, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-11-27 57:29

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller continues his discussion on the Steipler Gaon.The Steipler, Part 3DescriptionMachshava, InspirationRabbi Hanoch Teller2007-11-25 49:12

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller continues his examination of the Steipler Gaon.The Steipler, Part 2DescriptionMachshava, InspirationRabbi Hanoch Teller2007-11-18 50:34

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller uses the Maharal's interpretation to go over the Pesukim in Parshat Yitro that describe our being chosen. Chosen For What?DescriptionMachshava, Jewish Philosophy, Chosen PeopleRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-11-13 54:15

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses how Eisav's sale of the birthright to Yaakov reflected the opposing life choices of both Yaakov and Eisav.Eisav's ChoiceDescriptionMachshava, Jewish Philosophy, Chosen PeopleRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-11-12 1:02:45

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller discusses The Steipler Gaon.The Steipler, Part 1DescriptionMachshava, InspirationRabbi Hanoch Teller2007-11-11 51:47

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller teaches that by increasing our cognizance of the value of spiritual joy, we are preparing ourselves for the ultimate joy of the Final Redemption, the coming of Mashiach, and the World To Come. The Value of Spiritual JoyDescriptionMachshava, BitachonRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-11-11 52:02

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In this class, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller expounds on the idea that Yaakov and Esav were both born potential tzadikim, though each one was meant to focus on a different aspect of serving G-d. Yaakov and Esav, Both Chosen at BirthDescriptionMachshava, Jewish Philosophy, Chosen PeopleRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-11-11 53:51

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses the practical application of the Eight Principals of Bitachon, with their application in real-life scenarios. Depend Solely on G-dDescriptionMachshava, BitachonRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-11-04 1:05:39

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses the story of Yishmael's banishment from Avraham's household and how Avraham was given the status of chosen, but only one of his sons inherited that status.The Choice to be ChosenDescriptionMachshava, Jewish Philosophy, Chosen PeopleRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-11-04 1:03:54

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Abraham, father of the belief in the G-d of Israel, asked G-d "How will I know that my children will want the legacy of Faith You are promising me?" G-d answered him through the symbolism of the animals sacrificed at the Brit Bein Habetarim.Appointed by G-dDescriptionMachshava, Jewish Philosophy, Chosen PeopleRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-11-03 59:13

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses the legacy of the Jews' role as the Chosen People as beginning with the Promise of G-d to Abraham at the Brit Bein Habetarim.The PromiseDescriptionMachshava, Jewish Philosophy, Chosen PeopleRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-11-01 55:42

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In this shiur (Torah class), Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller teaches that part of trusting G-d is depending on Him wholeheartedly to provide for all our physical needs.Who is the ProviderDescriptionMachshava, BitachonRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-10-28 50:57

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller talks about Rav Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler, the Mashgiach of Yeshivat Ponovitch in Bnei Brak.Rav DesslerDescriptionMachshava, InspirationRabbi Hanoch Teller2007-10-19 42:51

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In this shiur (Torah class) on the meaning of trust, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses how One who trusts in G-d is always filled with joy at His kindness to us. Rebbetzin Heller explains the above concept by beginning to teach the Gate of Joy of the Orchot Tzaddikim. Joyful TrustDescriptionMachshava, BitachonRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-10-19 52:14

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller tells the story of Itche Gershtenkorn's fortitude and ultimate success in raising funds for and eventually building the city of Bnei Brak.The Chazon IshDescriptionMachshava, InspirationRabbi Hanoch Teller2007-10-18 38:42

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller talks about the fascinating tale of the construction of the famous city of Bnei Brak.The Construction of Bnei BrakDescriptionMachshava, InspirationRabbi Hanoch Teller2007-10-17 38:47

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller recounts the untold story of Reb Itche Gerstenkorn, a Chassid from Warsaw, who was the Founder and Builder of the Torah City in Bnei Brak. In this shiur, Rabbi Teller discusses the intriguing details of the practical building of the city.The Unsung HeroDescriptionMachshava, InspirationRabbi Hanoch Teller2007-10-16 38:59

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In this class, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller teaches that the three redeemers from Egypt were Moshe, Aaron and Miriam, and that in the Final Redemption, we will emulate Miriam's yearning for G-d, and merit His Salvation. Miriam: The Voice of YearningDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-08-12 55:57

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In this class, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses the Torah perspective on what the Final Redemption will be like. The Redemption from Egypt described is the prototype of all future redemptions. The Maharal explains the details of this parallel.The Nature of Future RedemptionDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-08-05 53:56

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In this class, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller focuses on the essence of redemption and the causes that will bring it about. This class is based on teachings in the Sefer Netivot Olam of the Maharal.Sprouts of RedemptionDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-07-29 33:44

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Moving on from Galus, Rebbetzin Heller explores the Final Redemption, may it come speedily in our days.Final RedemptionDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-07-16 53:48

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller finishes off the Spring semester with the wrapping up of his Torah theme of Bnei Brak, looking at the lives of Rav Dessler, the Steipler and Rav Shach.Teachers of the GenerationDescriptionMachshava, InspirationRabbi Hanoch Teller2007-07-11 44:30

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In this class, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses the fall of the city of Beitar during the time of the Churban (the destruction of the Beis HaMikdash). The Maharal, in his book the Netivot Olam, gleans from the tragic episode fundamental Torah principles of waging war, in a physical and spiritual manner. Physical Strength vs. Spritual BlessingDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-07-10 1:00:10

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Continuing with the roots of the Churban, Rebbetzin Heller discusses the Maharal's commentary of the city of Tur-Malka and the cause of its destruction. Defeat of Great CitiesDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-07-08 50:01

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Continuing with the giants of Bnei Brak, Rabbi Teller describes the unbelievable determination and self sacrifice of the Steipler.The Steipler - A Giant Among MenDescriptionMachshava, InspirationRabbi Hanoch Teller2007-07-02 42:57

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Starting a new topic, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller begins the Maharal's classic work, Netzach Yisrael, analyzing the causes of the Churban Beis HaMikdash, specifically the story of Kamtza and Bar-Kamtza. Destruction of Unity - The Three WeeksDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-07-01 53:39

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller discusses how the arrival of the Chazon Ish to Bnei Brak helped the city to flourish as a stronghold of Torah learning and observance in Eretz Yisrael.Rising to Greater HeightsDescriptionMachshava, InspirationRabbi Hanoch Teller2007-06-25 40:33

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In this shuir, Rebbetzin Heller discusses the Maharal's explanation of Achitofel's commandments to his sons as the three essential aspects of peace.Multilayered ShalomDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-06-24 52:35

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller discusses the beginnings of Bnei Brak, which set the tone for a city completely based on Torah.Foundations of GreatnessDescriptionMachshava, InspirationRabbi Hanoch Teller2007-06-18 41:27

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In this class, Rebbetzin Heller discusses how the Maharal uses the example of Korach to explain and analyze the motives and actions of a machloket. Korach-The Ultimate MachloketDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-06-17 49:16

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Continuing with his discussion on Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, Rabbi Hanoch Teller focuses on Rav Auerbach's incredible relationship with his fellow man, specifically widows and orphans.People PersonDescriptionMachshava, InspirationRabbi Hanoch Teller2007-06-11 34:21

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In this class, Rebbetzin Heller discusses the Maharal's exposition on the idea of boundaries, which cause both separations and closeness.Times of Separation, Times of ClosenessDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-06-10 51:28

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller discusses how Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, teacher of Rabbi Hanoch Teller, was a giant in Torah scholarship and middot. Rabbi Teller provides us a vivid picture of Rav Shlomo Zalman's greatness.Beloved to AllDescriptionMachshava, InspirationRabbi Hanoch Teller2007-06-04 52:19

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses the Maharal's explanation of the essence of "machloket", disputes, utilizing the letters which comprise the word. This class offers a deep Torah look at words and their meanings. Separations Between PeopleDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-06-03 55:25

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Finishing the discussion of "Bircat Hamazon", Rebbetzin Heller explains the additions for Shabbat and Yom Tov, as well as the final requests after the fourth bracha.Final RequestsDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-06-02 47:04

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The Torah forces us to acknowledge the power of a woman physical attributes in creating soul connections and bonding within a male/female relationship. This shiur entails a discussion of why this is so, and practical applications of the Torah's guidelines for appropriate male/female interactions.Soul Connections and Bonding: Woman's PowerDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-05-29 57:59

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Changing the face of Torah Jewry for all future generations, Sarah Schneirer was one of the most influential personalities of the last century.Woman of ValorDescriptionMachshava, InspirationRabbi Hanoch Teller2007-05-28 53:44

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In this class, Rebbetzin Heller explains that the spelling of shalom is reflective of the word's essence, peace. Etymology of ShalomDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-05-27 51:15

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Rebbetzin Heller discusses how the fourth bracha of "Birchat Hamazon" deepens our appreciation for the G-dliness found in this world and its ultimate supremacy over physicality.Complete GoodnessDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-05-26 57:11

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Rebbetzin Heller explains that the ultimate definition of peace lies in retaining boundaries and at the same time including and respecting all the pieces of the world's puzzle. Inclusion Within BoundariesDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-05-20 55:35

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller discusses how the mussar movement spread across Eastern Europe through the yeshivos of Slabodka, Kelm amd Novardok. He discusses how it even reached Western Europe, specifically England, through Rav Elya Lopian and Rav E.E. Dessler.Masters of MussarDescriptionMachshava, InspirationRabbi Hanoch Teller2007-05-20 39:53

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Rebbetzin Heller discusses the second and third brachot of "Bircat Hamazon," which express our soul's inner desire to recognize holiness and to connect to Hashem.Soul ExpressionDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-05-19 47:50

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The idea of tzniut, modesty, is in essence a balanced outlook on the world. Reb. Heller explores the meaning of tzniut and its function in speech, thought and action.A Balanced Way of LifeDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-05-17 56:45

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Rebbetzin Heller discusses mitzvot relating to our relationships with fellow Jews.Loving our Fellow JewDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-05-15 59:07

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Rabbi Teller wraps up his discussion on the Ponevezher Rav and continues with Rav Yisrael Salanter, the father of the "mussar" movement.Monumental MenDescriptionMachshava, InspirationRabbi Hanoch Teller2007-05-14 53:14

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In the first class of Netiv HaShalom, Rebbetzin Heller discusses the source of "shalom" (peace) and its opposite, "machloket" (divisiveness). Divisiveness Within Our WorldDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-05-13 50:38

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Rebbetzin Heller discusses how the first bracha of "bircat hamazon" describes the ultimate giving- the giving of G-d to His creations.Giving with GraceDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-05-13 52:13

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller talks about Rav Aharon Kotler and the Ponevezher Rav, who shared a basic common goal throughout their lives; to rebuild the spiritual edifices that were lost in the furnace of the Holocaust.Rebuilding the AshesDescriptionMachshava, InspirationRabbi Hanoch Teller2007-05-07 54:45

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Rebbetzin Heller starts a new series on the meaning of mitzvot, concentrating this week on the mitzva of brachot, blessings on foods.Recognizing BlessingDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-05-06 51:17

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller discusses how America was a barren wasteland before Rav Aharon Kotler came and watered it with his fiery determination and spirit.Rav Aharon Kotler and the Torah RenaissanceDescriptionMachshava, InspirationRabbi Hanoch Teller2007-04-30 53:22

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In this class on the Netivot Olam, Rebbetzin Heller discusses how the nuisances that interrupt the flow of our routine are all purposeful and beneficial in helping us reach our ultimate destiny.Positive PunishmentDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-04-29 32:26

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In this class, Rebbetzin Heller helps us understand the Torah perspective on suffering in this world.Embracing ChallengesDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-04-22 47:21

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In this class on the Netivot Olam, Rebbetzin Heller discusses three treasured gifts from G-d which require pain and suffering.G-dly GiftsDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-03-19 48:02

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller discusses the exceptional childhood of Rav Yosef Kahaneman, the Ponovezher Rav.Great BeginningsDescriptionMachshava, InspirationRabbi Hanoch Teller2007-03-12 50:48

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This class begins a new netiv of the Maharal, Netiv HaYessurim. In this class, Rebbetzin Heller attempts to decipher the mystery of yissurim.Suffering in this WorldDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-03-11 53:30

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Rabbi Yochanan Bechhofer teaches the last segment on the special series on Rambam's Principles of Faith.Overview of Principles, Part IIDescriptionMachshava, Principles of FaithRabbi Yochanan Bechhofer2007-02-26 45:53

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Rabbi Yochanan Bechhofer teaches the second segment of this enlightening overview of Maimonides' Thirteen Principles.Overview of Principles of FaithDescriptionMachshava, Principles of FaithRabbi Yochanan Bechhofer2007-02-19 50:54

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Rabbi Yochanan Bechhofer addresses the question: What do we mean by Principles of Faith if the entire Torah is Absolutely True?Defining PrinciplesDescriptionMachshava, Principles of FaithRabbi Yochanan Bechhofer2007-02-12 50:02

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Rebbetzin Heller provides a wrap-up and review of the entire semester of Principles of Faith.In Sum - Thirteen Principles of FaithDescriptionMachshava, Principles of FaithRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-02-05 39:29

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In her discussion on the Sefer Netivot Olam of the Maharal, Rebbetzin Heller speaks about how the Yetzer Hara causes one to self-destruct. Destruction of SelfDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-02-05 48:09

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller explaining the Jewish belief in Moshiach and "Techiat Ha'Meitim", resurrection of the dead.Era of Moshiach and Resurrection of the DeadDescriptionMachshava, Principles of FaithRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-01-28 50:12

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In this class on the Netivot Olam of the Maharal, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses our need for Hashem's help in fighting the Yetzer Hara. Tzadikim and the Yetzer HaraDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-01-28 50:12

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses the Maharal's advice on "slaughtering" the Yetzer Hara.Slaughtering EvilDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-01-22 53:56

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Rebbetzin Heller discusses the special connection between the Jewish People and the Torah.Torah and the JewsDescriptionMachshava, Principles of FaithRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-01-21 44:53

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Rebbetzin Heller presents the Maharal's instructions on how to overcome the Yetzer Ha'Ra. Combating the Yetzer HaraDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-01-18 49:07

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Rebbetzin Heller discusses Moshe Rabbeinu's (Moses) prophecy, which was on a unique level, unlike that of any other mortal to exist.Unique ProphecyDescriptionMachshava, Principles of FaithRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-01-14 46:17

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In continuing her class on the Netivot Olam of the Maharal, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller compares the yetzer hara of the "tzurah" with the yetzer hara of the "chomer". Two Forms of the Yetzer HaraDescriptionMachshava, Maharal, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-01-07 51:24

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Rebbetzin Heller discusses the unique characteristics of prophecy and their relevance to us.Prophecy - The Ultimate Connection to G-dDescriptionMachshava, Principles of FaithRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2007-01-07 47:50

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Rebbetzin Heller detours into the Ramchal's sefer 'Derech Hashem', comparing his view on evil to that of the Maharal. Comparing EvilDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-12-31 45:41

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Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller presents an in-depth look at the second half of the Shemoneh Esrei.Connecting to G-d through the SiddurDescriptionMachshava, Principles of FaithRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-12-31 59:59

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Rebbetzin Heller continues her discussion on the Sefer Netivot Olam of the Maharal.Starving the Yetzer HaraDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-12-25 58:55

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In this Torah shiur (class), Rebbetzin Heller discusses the power of Jewish prayer to transform our inner and outer reality. A Deeper Glimpse into PrayerDescriptionMachshava, Principles of FaithRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-12-25 56:56

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Rebbetzin Heller addresses the question: How do sacrificial offerings help us connect to G-d?Sacrifice and PrayerDescriptionMachshava, Principles of FaithRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-11-26 52:33

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In this class on the Netivot Olam of the Maharal, Rebbetzin Heller explains the answer to the perplexing question: What does it mean that tzaddikim have the strongest Yetzer Hara?Seven Identities of the Yetzer HaraDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-11-26 45:26

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In this class on the Principles of Jewish Faith, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller explores the concepts of Hashem's Unity and His constant Involvement in the Running of the World.Shema Yisrael, Declaration of FaithDescriptionMachshava, Principles of FaithRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-11-19 56:58

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Rebbetzin Heller discusses two effective methods which the Maharal offers to combat the Yetzer Hara: Torah and Chessed. Chessed: The Mighty WeaponDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-11-19 52:31

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Rebbetzin Heller begins her analysis of Netiv Koach Hayetzer with a discussion of how to understand our inner enemy - the Yetzer Hara.Netiv Koach HeyetzerDescriptionMachshava, Jewish PhilosophyRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-11-13 50:16

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In this Torah shiur (class), Rebbetzin Heller begins her discussion of Principles of Faith by defining what faith truly is and how it demonstrates our belief in the unity of G-d. Unity of G-dDescriptionMachshava, Principles of FaithRebbetzin Tziporah Heller2006-11-13 48:46

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In this Torah shiur (class) on prophesy, Rabbi Avishai David speaks about the prerequisites for prophesy.Prerequisites for ProphesyDescriptionMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRabbi Avishai David2006-09-15 53:04

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In this Torah shiur (class) on the nature of Prophesy, Rabbi Avishai David explains the various roles a Navi fills in society. The prophet must inspire and guide the people to correct wrongdoings and strengthen mitzvot and halachot that have weakened. The impact of the Navi is felt because of the force of his personality and charisma. However, this magnetism stems from his perfection of character and self-development. Role of the NaviDescriptionMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRabbi Avishai David2006-09-14 48:46

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In this Torah class on Nevua, prophesy, Rabbi Avishai David discusses the centrality of the land of Israel to Jewish prophesy. All prophesies either took place in Eretz Yisrael or were about the Holy Land. Intersetingly, Rabbi David points out that the split between Yitzchak and Yishmael and Yaakov and Esav were both centered on ownership of Eretz Yisrael. Prophesy in IsraelDescriptionMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRabbi Avishai David2006-09-13 45:12

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In this shiur (Torah class) on prophesy, Rabbi Avishai David delves into the Torah's treatment of false prophets, the prophets for Ba'al, and sorcerers. Through a thorough study of various areas of Tanach, Rabbi David demonstrates that a big goal of true prophets was removing the influence and power of the false prophets and soothsayers. Idolatrous 'Prophets'DescriptionMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRabbi Avishai David2006-09-13 41:23

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In this Torah class (shiur) on Nevua, Rabbi Avishai David discusses the question of whether a non-Jew can become a prophet.Non-Jewish ProphetsDescriptionMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRabbi Avishai David2006-09-12 46:55

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In this Torah shiur (class) on the nature of prophesy, Rabbi Avishai David presents an overview of the many prophesies which were said regarding the nations of the world, and their messages for the Jewish people.Prophesies Regarding Other NationsDescriptionMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRabbi Avishai David2006-09-11 48:51

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In this shiur (Torah class) on prophesy, Rabbi Avishai David explains the use of other nations as the tool with which to punish the Jewish people for their sins. This class also describes how the Neviim perceived their visions.The Other NationsDescriptionMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRabbi Avishai David2006-09-10 53:34

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In this Torah class (shiur) on prophesy, Rabbi Avishai David describes the phenomenon of the 'b'nei hanevi'im', the student of the Neviim, who worked to try and attain the level of prophesy. Rabbi David also discusses the unique relationship of Eliyahu and Elisha, and ends with a description of the difficulties and challenges that prophets faced from the Jewish people. Prophetic StudiesDescriptionMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRabbi Avishai David2006-09-09 54:32

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In this shiur (Torah class) on prophesy, Rabbi Avishai David discusses the process of studying under a Navi, and delves into the details of two famous Navi-Disciple relationships; Moshe Rabbenu with Yehoshua bin Nun, and Eliyahu Hanavi with Elisha Hanavi. Disciples of NeviimDescriptionMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRabbi Avishai David2006-09-08 42:48

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In this Torah class on the nature of prophesy, Rabbi Avishai David describes the various leadership roles presented in the Torah. The Jewish people are led by the Melech (king), the Sanhedrin (Supreme Court of Jewish Judges), the Cohen Gadol (High Priest), and by the Navi (prophet). This shiur focuses on the unique relationship and interaction between a Navi and Melech. The Navi as LeaderDescriptionMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRabbi Avishai David2006-09-07 50:51

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In this Torah shiur (class) on prophesy, Rabbi Avishai David teaches the definition of a false prophet, based on Maimonides' discussion in Mishneh Torah.False ProphetsDescriptionMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRabbi Avishai David2006-09-06 51:36

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In this Torah class (shiur) on prophesy, Rabbi Avishai David explains the fantastic clarity of the Revelation at Sinai, and uses this as the basis for understanding differences between clarity and style of various prophets throughout history. Yeshayahu prophesied at a time when Jerusalem was in her full glory, and therefore gave the brief and concise descriptions of one who is accustomed to G-dly revelations. In contrast, Yechezkel's descriptions are lengthy, and both Yechezkel and Yirmiyahu were troubled by false prophets, as they both prophesied when the Shechina was leaving Jeruslaem and the destruction of the Temple was occurring. Clear Prophesy as a Sign of Heavenly ClosenessDescriptionMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRabbi Avishai David2006-09-05 56:02

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In this shiur (Torah class) on prophesy, Rabbi Avishai David outlines the disagreement between the Rambam and his contemporaries regarding symbolic acts that are related to a given prophesy. Symbolic Acts: Vision or Reality?DescriptionMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRabbi Avishai David2006-09-04 43:45

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Nevua, prophesy, Rabbi Avishai David explains the roots of the desire for shituf, mixing worship of hashem with idol worship, and the roots of our prohibition from believing or participating in such practices. The Prohibition of ShitufDescriptionMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRabbi Avishai David2006-09-02 53:08

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Rabbi Avishai David describes the pure clarity in which the Jewish nation experienced Hashem during Matan Torah, and the unfortunate fall from this lofty level when the Jews departed from Sinai.Our Rise and Fall at Har SinaiDescriptionMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRabbi Avishai David2006-09-01 49:03

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In this Torah class (shiur) on the nature of prophesy, Rabbi Avishai David shows the importance of the revelation at Sinai in the prophesy of Moshe Rabbenu and all future prophesies. Har Sinai as the Foundation of ProphesyDescriptionMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRabbi Avishai David2006-08-31 51:06

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Prophesy, Rabbi Avishai David continues the fascinating topic of Moshe Rabbenu's special level of prophesy, where his physicality did not present a barrier between him and Hashem. Moshe Rabbenu: Prophesy With No BarriersDescriptionMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRabbi Avishai David2006-08-30 53:03

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In this Torah class shiur on the nature of prophesy, Rabbi Avishai David continues to explore the unique quality of Moshe Rabbenu's prophesy. Only Moshe prophesied with the exact formulation of 'zeh hadavar asher diber Hashem', 'this is the matter which Hashem spoke...'; Other prophets used the more general 'ko amar Hashem', 'so said Hashem'. The Unique Clarity of Moshe's ProphesyDescriptionMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRabbi Avishai David2006-08-29 50:24

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In this shiur (Torah class) on the nature of Nevua, prophesy, Rabbi Avishai David carefully analyzes the episode of Eldad and Medad prophesizing negatively about Moshe Rabbenu, through the explanations of the Drashos HaRan. Understanding Eldad and Medad's Negative ProphesyDescriptionMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRabbi Avishai David2006-08-28 49:49

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Moshe Rabbenu and His Unique ProphesyMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRabbi Avishai David2006-08-27 52:03

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In this fascinating shiur on Nevua, prophesy, rabbi David lists and explains the twelve levels of prophesy as described by the Rambam in Moreh Nevuchim. These twelve levels fall into three categories: pre-Nevua, prophetic dreams, and prophetic visions. The prophesy of Moshe Rabbeinu is the highest level possible. The Twelve Levels of NevuaDescriptionMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRabbi Avishai David2006-08-26 57:12

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

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In this shiur (Torah class) on Prophesy, Rabbi Avishai David explains the Rambam's declaration that there are many levels of nevua. Rabbi David discusses the differences between Neviim, the Prophetic books, and Ketuvim, the Scriptures, according to the early commentators (Rishonim) Radak, Abarbanel, and Meiri, as well as the approach of Rav Chaim Soloveitchik of Brisk.Varying Levels of ProphesyDescriptionMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRabbi Avishai David2006-08-25 48:07

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

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In this Torah class (shiur) on Nevua, Prophesy, Rabbi Avishai David presents various views of the commentators on whether actions taken together with a prophesy were literally performed, or were prophetic visions. Rabbi David describes the opposing opinions of Ramban and the Rambam, and the Abarbanel's compromise position. Prophetic ActionsDescriptionMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRabbi Avishai David2006-08-24 48:47

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

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

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In this shiur (Torah class) on the nature of Prophesy, nevua, Rabbi Avishai David surveys the many examples of prophesies which were delivered together with a concrete action, which served as a portent of the future. Concrete PredictionsDescriptionMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRabbi Avishai David2006-08-23 48:09

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

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

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Nevua, Rabbi Avishai David explain the concept of poal dimyon, an action which makes a given prophesy stronger, and teaches the Ramban's use of this concept to explain the relationship between the actions of the Avot and Jewish History.Poal Dimyon: Making Predictions ConcreteDescriptionMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRabbi Avishai David2006-08-22 54:15

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

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

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In this Torah shiur on the nature of prophesy, Rabbi Avishai David surveys various places in Tanach (Scriptures) where there are contradictory prophesies, and how to understand them. The test of a true Navi is that his prophesies come true, yet the Gemara states that prophetic decrees can be overturned. Rabbi David explores this issue and resolves the difficulties. Can a Prophesy Be Changed?DescriptionMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRabbi Avishai David2006-08-19 50:06

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

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

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In this Torah class on prophesy, Rabbi Avishai David continues his discussion of the Gemara Yoma 73, which states that a Navi's predictions can be overturned, and the statement that no two Neviim prophesied in a similar style. Prophesy is unique in that is it both the word of G-d and also the words of the Navi. A Prophet's Impact on his ProphesyDescriptionMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRabbi Avishai David2006-08-18 52:35

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

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

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In this Torah class (shiur) on Nevua (prophesy), Rabbi Avishai David discusses the machloket, dispute, between the Abarbanel and the Malbim 'over the freedom given to a Navi when he prophesies. Although the prophet transmits the word of G-d, he has some freedom in terms of how he expresses the ideas he must give over.Heavenly Messenger or Independent Speaker?DescriptionMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRabbi Avishai David2006-08-17 56:54

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

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

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller gives us insight into the life of the late Rosh Yeshiva of Mir Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel zt'lThe Slabodka Roots Of The Mirrer Rosh YeshivaDescriptionMachshava, Overcoming AdversityRabbi Hanoch Teller2006-08-17 19:02

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In this Torah shiur (class) on Prophesy, Rabbi Avishai David continues his explanation of Nevua as a spiritual goal that all Jews should work toward. Experiencing G-dDescriptionMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRabbi Avishai David2006-08-14 59:20

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

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

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller gives us insight into the life of the late Rosh Yeshiva of Mirrer Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel zt'lThe Slabudka Background Of Reb Nosson Tzvi Finkel ZTDescriptionMachshava, Overcoming AdversityRabbi Hanoch Teller2006-08-14 23:30

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In this Torah class (shiur) on the nature of Prophesy, Rabbi Avishai David introduces the concept of nevua, prophesy. Prophesy is a level of dveikut B'Hashem, connection to G-d, which is attained by a select group of individuals who have studied, worked to perfect themselves, and have trained under a master Navi. However, every Jew should strive to cleave to G-d as much as possible, with the ultimate goal of attaining Nevua.Nevua: Cleaving to Our CreatorDescriptionMachshava, Understanding ProphecyRabbi Avishai David2006-08-13 57:23

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

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

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Rabbi Hanoch Teller gives us insight into the life of the late Rosh Yeshiva of Mirrer Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel zt'lDon't Sell Yourself ShortDescriptionMachshava, Overcoming AdversityRabbi Hanoch Teller2006-08-13 21:52

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Machshava

This series explores a wide ranging number of thought provoking topics on Jewish thought including the 13 Principles of Faith, how to connect to Hashem, understanding prophecy, the nature of the Chosen People, perspectives on Jewish unity and exile, overcoming adversity, the meaning of trust, reward and punishment, and the centrality of Torah Study. In Principles of Faith, Reb. Tziporah Heller analyzes Maimonides’ Thirteen Principles of Faith as well as the philosophical discussions of the Maharal on faith. In Bitachon: Meaning of Trust, she expounds on the concept of trust in G-d as the ultimate provider of all of Man’s needs, how to focus on joy as the key to developing a trustful relationship, and ways to properly face the challenges of life. In The Centrality of Torah series, Reb. Heller examines the role of the Torah as the source for directing the Jewish nation in their unique task in this world and how it defines the path towards the ultimate redemption. Additional classes include a comprehensive study of Netivot Olam and Netzach Yisrael, by Rabbi Yehuda Loewe, the Maharal of Prague, a seventeenth-century rabbi who authored many books of Jewish philosophy. Rebbetzin Heller examines the nature of the evil inclination.and how to combat it. Further classes focus on the causes of suffering, and how it serves as a catalyst for growth, the nature of discord, and the inherent qualities of peace, the causes of the destruction of the First and Second Temples, and the changes in perspective and behavior that must occur in order to rectify this damage.
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