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#256 - Sh'mini Atzeret-Simchat Torah - A Small Feast

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#271 - Parshat VaEiRa - Hard Work
In 2013, we explored a fascinating explanation of the Netziv as to why a message of Moshe to the Bnei Yisrael regarding their redemption didn't resonate.
10:19
January 13, 2021
#270 - Parshat Sh'mot - Holy Ground
The Chafetz Chaim asks where Moshe was standing when he encountered the Burning Bush.
10:35
January 6, 2021
#269 - Parshat VaYChi - The Brachot of Yaakov
The Torah tells us that Yaakov blessed his sons, but are these really blessings?
10:56
December 30, 2020
#268 - Parshat VaYiGash - The Wisdom of Yosef
In 2018, we tried to understand a puzzling Midrash regarding the wisdom of Yosef.
11:27
December 23, 2020
#267 - Parshat MiKeitz - And They Rushed Him From the Dungeon
The Seforno asks why we need to know that Yosef was rushed out of prison to stand before Pharaoh.
09:35
December 16, 2020
#266 - Chanukah - The Agitating Dream of Chanukah
Rav Schwab asks why Pharaoh was so worked up about his dreams. His answer relates directly to the miracles of Chanukah.
08:17
December 10, 2020
#265 - Parshat VaYeiShev - Creating the Light of Mashiach
In 2015, we found three beautiful messages from an intriguing Midrash regarding the immediate aftermath of the sale of Yosef.
12:34
December 9, 2020
#264 - Parshat VaY'Shlach - Shalem
In 2017, we learned a beautiful approach of Rav Kook regarding Yaakov's three-pronged perfection.
09:08
December 2, 2020
#263 - Parshat VaYeiTzei - Zechut Melacha
In 2019, we learned a beautiful lesson from a Midrash that noted different merits that Yaakov had generated.
09:52
November 25, 2020
#262 - Parshat Toldot - Rivka's Ruse
In 2015, we looked to Rav Hirsch and the Netziv to better understand why Rivka chooses to trick Yitzchak.
10:54
November 18, 2020
#261 - Parshat Chayei Sarah - Say Little and Do Much
We assess the beginning of last week's Parsha and this week's Parsha in order to learn an important idea.
09:48
November 11, 2020
#260 - Parshat VaYeiRa - Here With You
In 2017, we noted that Hashem doesn't say anything to Avraham at the beginning of the Parsha.
09:53
November 4, 2020
#259 - Parshat Lech L'cha - Anashim Achim Anachnu
In 2016, we turned to the Sefer HaKetav V'HaKabbalah to help us understand why it was so important for Avram to avoid quarreling with Lot.
12:59
October 28, 2020
#258 - Parshat Noach - Partners
Noach is often criticized for not Davening on behalf of the generation of the flood. Why didn't he?
12:34
October 21, 2020
#257 - Parshat B'Reishit - Everything Was Created on the First Day
We review a beautiful idea of Rav Yosef Nechemia Kornitzer that we learned in 2018.
10:51
October 14, 2020
#256 - Sh'mini Atzeret-Simchat Torah - A Small Feast
The Eish Kodesh reminds us that Sh'mini Atzeret teaches us that at times we are asked to do less.
11:11
October 7, 2020
#255 - Sukkot - Go Out of Your Way to the Sukkah
In 2018, we offered an answer as to the strange timing of the holiday of Sukkot.
11:08
September 30, 2020
#254 - Yom Kippur - A Day For a Year
Rav Chaim HaKohen Rappaport notes that a strange formulation of a punishment teaches us about the power of Yom Kippur.
10:27
September 24, 2020
#253 - Parshat HaAzinu - It Isn't Empty...
The Midrash and the Sefat Emet help us understand an interesting statement of Moshe.
10:31
September 23, 2020
#252 - Rosh HaShanah - The Thoughts That Count
In 2018, we turned to a fascinating comment of Rabbeinu Tam to better understand one very important theme of Rosh HaShanah.
12:09
September 16, 2020
#251 - Parshat Nitzavim-VaYeilech - Start Strong, Finish Strong
When did the Mitzvah of HaKhel take place? In 2010, we tried to understand a fundamental Machloket between Rashi and the Ibn Ezra.
11:58
September 9, 2020
#250 - Parshat Ki TaVo - The Celebration of the Bikkurim
In 2018, we learned a beautiful idea of Rabbi J.J. Schacter which attempts to explain an interesting difference between the gift of Bikkurim and all of the other gifts required of the Jewish farmer.
09:57
September 2, 2020
#249 - Parshat Ki TeiTzei - Returning Lost Items During War
In 2014, we learned a beautiful idea of Rav Henoch Lebowitz built on a very surprising Ibn Ezra.
10:59
August 26, 2020
#248 - Parshat Shoftim - So Easily Swayed
In 2014, we looked to Rav Pam to help us understand some interesting Gemaras about bribery
11:05
August 19, 2020
#247 - Parshat Re'eh - Lo TaAsun Kein
In 2019, we learned a beautiful piece from the Agra D'Kalla about the proper approach to our Avodat Hashem.
11:40
August 12, 2020
#246 - Parshat Eikev - They Are So Much Greater
In 2014, we tried to understand why a certain command was introduced with a question.
13:59
August 5, 2020
#245 - Parshat VaEtChanan - Jump at the Opportunity
In 2012, we tried to understand why Moshe took the time to do something that he wouldn't be able to see to fruition.
12:09
July 29, 2020
#244 - Parshat Devarim - Stronger, Holier, and Better Together
In 2015, we derived a beautiful idea from Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky and the Meshech Chochma regarding the strength of the community.
11:21
July 22, 2020
#233 - Parshat Matot-Masei - When They Return
In 2019, we learned a Ritva that noted a very important lesson from a Machloket in a Mishna about the unintentional killer.
11:31
July 15, 2020
#232 - Parshat Pinchas - Midyan v. Moav
Hashem commands us to attack Midyan for their involvement in the episode of Baal Pe'or. The Moavim were just as involved if not more. Why aren't we commanded to attack them too?
12:20
July 8, 2020
#231 - Parshat Chukat-Balak - Bilam's Sin
In 2012, we looked to Rav Elchanan Wasserman to help us understand why Bilam made Hashem so angry.
11:01
July 1, 2020
#230 - Parshat Korach - Are You Listening?
In 2019, we noted a critical element missing from one side of the Moshe and Korach debate.
10:27
June 24, 2020
#229 - Parshat Sh'lach - Yes We Can
In 2018, we turned to the Eish Kodesh to help us understand Kalev's strange argument in response to the spies.
14:31
June 17, 2020
#228 - Parshat B'HaAlot'cha - Never Repeated
The Mei HaShiloach helps us understand an interesting Midrash regarding Aharon's behavior.
10:03
June 10, 2020
#227 - Parshat Naso - Moshe's Mishkan
Rashi emphasizes an important point from an interesting formulation in the Parsha.
10:35
June 3, 2020
#226 - Shavuot - The Offer Was Still On the Table
In 2019, we noted a strange detail in a famous Midrash.
08:33
May 26, 2020
#225 - Parshat B'Midbar - Fleeting Moments of Sanctity
Rav Kook emphasizes a very important theme found in Sefer B'Midbar. In 2018, we discussed what it meant to us.
13:01
May 20, 2020
#224 - Parshat B'Har-B'Chukotai - The Investment of Sacrifice
What does "Im B'Chukotai TeiLeichu" mean?
10:38
May 13, 2020
#223 - Parshat Emor - And They Did As Hashem Commanded Moshe
In 2018, we learned a very powerful Meshech Chochma with a brilliant read of the very end of the Parsha.
11:24
May 6, 2020
#222 - Parshat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim - The Only Way to Become Kadosh
In 2019, we quoted Rav Moshe Weinberger as to the special presentation of the Mitzvah of Kedoshim T'Hiyu.
10:00
April 29, 2020
#221 - Yom HaAtzmaut - Where We Can See Hashem
An interesting inconsistency in the Birkat HaMazon gives us more to celebrate on Yom HaAtzmaut.
12:42
April 26, 2020
#220 - Parshat Tazria-Metzora - Healthy But Unhealthy
Rav Moshe tries to understand why a seeming sign of health is actually the exact opposite.
09:40
April 22, 2020
#219 - Parshat Sh'mini - The Eighth Day
Why does the Torah refer to the grand opening of the Mishkan as the Eighth Day?
08:45
April 13, 2020
#218 - Shvii/Acharon Shel Pesach - The Importance of the Questions
In 2019, we tried to understand the bizarre ending of the Seder.
10:01
April 13, 2020
#217 - Shabbat Chol HaMoed Pesach - Call Us and We Will Run
The Radomsker Rebbe reframes a Pasuk in Shir HaShirim.
07:58
April 6, 2020
#216 - Pesach - Daven For Others at the Seder
Rav Lau helps us understand a strange Tefillah at the beginning of the Seder.
10:25
April 5, 2020
#215 - Parshat Tzav - Everyday, the First Day
Rav Moshe Feinstein asks why there is a daily requirement for the Kohen Gadol to offer the Korban of a first day Kohen.
09:25
April 1, 2020
#214 - Parshat VaY'Kra - It's Not My Bag!
In 2017, we turned to the Dubno Maggid to help us understand a Pasuk in the Haftarah of Parshat VaY'Kra.
13:14
March 25, 2020
#213 - Parshat VaYaKhel-Fikudei - Hashem, Come to Us!
The Rambam and the Ramban argue regarding the role of the Mishkan/Mikdash. What does that mean for us during this time of isolation?
09:55
March 19, 2020
#212 - Parshat Ki TiSa - The Danger of Cheit HaEigel
In 2014, we tried to understand why Moshe was so shocked when he got to the bottom of Har Sinai.
11:46
March 11, 2020
#211 - Purim - Daniel's Demotion
The Meshech Chochma tries to explain the background of one of the minor characters in Megillat Esther.
09:04
March 8, 2020
#210 - Parshat T'Tzaveh - For Whom the Bells Toll
In 2019, we tried to understand who was supposed to hear the bells on the Me'il of the Kohen Gadol.
08:25
March 4, 2020
#209 - Parshat Terumah - Celebrate the Colors
In 2018, we attempted to understand a seemingly unnecessary miracle needed for the construction of the Mishkan.
10:25
February 26, 2020
#208 - Parshat Mishpatim - One Person's Salma...
In 2018, we noticed an unexpected inconsistency in the Pesukim regarding lending money.
10:00
February 19, 2020
#207 - Parshat Yitro - Jethro's Joy
We go back to 2014 when we turned to the Ketav Sofer to help us understand a difficult Gemara.
13:48
February 12, 2020
#206 - Parshat B'Shalach - Singing Through Them
The Shem M'Shmuel notes some strange things about the Shirat HaYam. What might they teach us?
12:05
February 5, 2020
#205 - Parshat Bo - The Bloods
In 2019, we looked to Rav Kook to help us understand the significance of two Mitzvot in Parshat Bo.
10:30
January 29, 2020
#204 - Parshat VaEiRa - Atira
In 2016, we noticed that Pharaoh makes a very strangely specific request of Moshe and Aharon.
08:46
January 22, 2020
#203 - Parshat Sh'mot - True or False
Rav Tzadok notes that Pharaoh's words seem to contradict an important rule in the Torah. What is the meaning of this seeming exception?
12:16
January 15, 2020
#202 - Parshat VaYChi - The Bracha and Challenge of Yehuda
The Midrash suggests that we are called Yehudim because of the Bracha given to Yehuda. What does this mean for us Yehudim?
09:02
January 8, 2020
#201 - Parshat VaYiGash - One Word of Good
The Midrash suggests that Yaakov made a mistake in his answer to Pharaoh's odd question.
10:15
January 1, 2020
#200 - Parshat Mikeitz - The Cows Stand Together
In 2019, we tried to understand why only Yosef could interpret Pharaoh's dreams and why he felt compelled to offer him advice too.
12:09
December 25, 2019
#199 - Chanukah - Where Are the Candles?
Why does it seem as though the Gemara left out the most important aspect of Chanukah?
11:22
December 20, 2019
#198 - Parshat VaYeiShev - Sheim Shamayim Shagur B'Fiv
How did Yosef's Egyptian Master know that Hashem was with Yosef?
07:39
December 18, 2019
#197 - Parshat VaY'Shlach - The Reminder of the Gid HaNasheh
Why do we specifically commemorate Yaakov's injury with a Mitzvah? In 2018, we learned a beautiful idea of the Chizkuni.
09:15
December 11, 2019
#196 - Parshat VaYeiTzei - Yaakov & Lavan Go Their Separate Ways
The Meshech Chochma notes a distinction in the description of the travels of Yaakov and Lavan.
08:07
December 4, 2019
#195 - Parshat Toldot - How to Ask "Why"
In 2018, we noticed that Rivkah and Eisav asked the same question differently
07:02
November 27, 2019
#194 - Parshat Chayei Sarah - The Glory of Yitzchak
In 2015, we tried to understand what exactly Yitzchak was doing out in the fields and why it so greatly excited Rivka.
10:34
November 20, 2019
#193 - Parshat VaYeiRa - Yirat Elokim
In 2012, we tried to understand Avraham's justification for lying to the people of Gerar.
10:43
November 13, 2019
#192 - Parshat Lech L'cha - The Call
In 2013, we looked to the Sefat Emet to help us understand why Hashem decided to speak to Avraham.
08:29
November 6, 2019
#191 - Parshat Noach - The Sign of the Rainbow
In 2017, we learned Rav Shimshon Raphael Hirsch's explanation of the rainbow as the sign of the new Brit forged between Hashem and Noach.
11:05
October 30, 2019
#190 - Parshat B'Reishit - Let Us Make Man
In 2017, we looked to the Zohar to help us understand one of the more controversial lines in the Torah.
08:13
October 23, 2019
#189 - Sh'mini Atzeret - The End is the Beginning
At the end of the Yamim Noraim season, there seems to be a very large emphasis on the water and rain of the upcoming year. Is now the right time?
07:28
October 17, 2019
#188 - Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot - The Aftermath of Atonement
Moshe makes a wild request. Why now? And, why are we reading about it now?
09:24
October 16, 2019
#187 - Sukkot - The Extra Joy of Sukkot
In 2013, we tried to understand Rabi Akiva's explanation of the underlying motivation for the celebration of Sukkot. It helped us answer a couple of other questions too.
10:03
October 10, 2019
#185 - Yom Kippur - The Holiest Avodah of Yom Kippur
In 2014, Rav Pinkus helped us understand something puzzling about the Kohen Gadol going Lifnay V'Lifnim on Yom Kippur.
08:22
October 7, 2019
#186 - Parshat HaAzinu - We Can Do Anything With Our Tefillot
Rav Chaim Shmulevitz notes how the Bnei Yisrael can do pretty powerful things with their Tefillot.
10:31
October 7, 2019
#184 - Parshat VaYeilech - Complete Teshuva
We turn to the Ramban to help us understand a troubling sequence of events described in our Parsha.
09:18
October 2, 2019
#183 - Rosh HaShanah - The Message of the Bow
In 2018, we tried to understand an overlooked detail that appears multiple times in the Torah Reading on the first day of Rosh HaShanah.
09:58
September 26, 2019
#182 - Parshat Nitzavim - The Hidden & the Revealed
In 2015, we extracted three important and timely messages to help with our Teshuva process.
10:07
September 25, 2019
#181 - Parshat Ki TaVo - For Bikkurim
In 2015, we turned to Rav Asher Weiss to help us understand a surprising line in a Midrash
09:17
September 18, 2019
#180 - Parshat Ki TeiTzei - The Ben Sorer U'Moreh's Kosher Diet
In 2016, we learned a big idea from a small detail in the Halacha of Ben Sorer U'Moreh.
11:31
September 11, 2019
#179 - Parshat Shoftim - We Know Who Said It
In 2013, we turned to Rav Moshe Feinstein who extracts a beautiful message from an ambiguous Pasuk.
08:42
September 4, 2019
#178 - Parshat Re'eh - General & Specific Giving
In 2013, we tried to understand the need for a general Mitzvah of Tzedaka in our Parsha as well as specific Mitzvot of Tzedaka in Sefer VaY'Kra.
12:48
August 28, 2019
#177 - Parshat Eikev - Heels & Feels
Why does the Midrash talk about performance of Mitzvot that are typically treaded upon by the heels? What does that mean? Which Mitzvot does it refer to.
08:01
August 22, 2019
#176 - Parshat VaEtchanan - Stubborn & Proud
In 2017, we looked to Rav Yerucham Levovitz to help us understand a puzzling Midrash.
11:12
August 15, 2019
#175 - Parshat Devarim - The Double Goal of Rebuke
In 2018, we noted that the two goals of rebuke play out interestingly when Tisha B'Av falls out on Shabbat
08:54
August 7, 2019
#174 - Parshat Matot-Masei - Hashem and Yisrael
We revisit a Chatam Sofer who suggests that in our Parsha we find one of the most difficult Mitzvot in the entire Torah.
10:06
July 31, 2019
#173 - Parshat Pinchas - The Disgusting Worship of Ba'al P'or
In 2017, we suggested a possible understanding for the bizarre and repugnant service of Ba'al P'or and why it may be relevant to us.
10:54
July 24, 2019
#172 - Parshat Balak - One Eye Open
In 2018, we shared a beautiful insight of Rav David Dudkevitch regarding the idea of having one eye.
09:25
July 17, 2019
#171 - Parshat Chukat - The Chok of the Torah
We go back to 2012 to better understand the enigmatic introduction to the Parah Adumah ceremony.
11:34
July 10, 2019
#170 - Parshat Korach - Specifically There
Korach's assessment of Moshe's behavior is similar to one made by Miriam. What are we to make of this challenge?
08:19
July 3, 2019
#169 - Parshat Sh'lach - Seconds of Success
In 2014, Rav Moshe Feinstein made an interesting observation regarding Kalev's protest.
08:55
June 26, 2019
#168 - Parshat B'HaAlot'cha - Move On, But Don't Run Away
In 2011, we noted two contradictory ideas regarding the Bnei Yisrael leaving Har Sinai for Eretz Yisrael.
11:26
June 19, 2019
#167 - Parshat Naso - Spiritual Foresight
In 2018, we tried to understand differing opinions regarding the Nazir.
08:07
June 12, 2019
#166 - Shavuot - The Barrel
We go back to 2011 in order to understand an interesting Gemara regarding Matan Torah.
08:37
June 5, 2019
#165 - B'Midbar - Opposite & Surrounding
In 2017 we tried to understand how the different tribes camped relative to the Mishkan
09:10
June 5, 2019
#164 - Parshat B'Chukotai - The Kedusha Capstone
In 2018, we tried to understand why Sefer VaY'Kra concludes as it does.
09:53
May 29, 2019
#163 - Parshat B'Har - What Will We Eat?
The Jewish Farmer is concerned about the challenge of Shemittah, but when is that concern expressed?
08:02
May 22, 2019
#162 - Parshat Emor - Two Views on Sefirat HaOmer
We go back to 2015 when we assessed a Machloket between the Tosfot and the Behag in order to understand our mission during Sefirat HaOmer.
08:06
May 15, 2019
#161 - Parshat Kedoshim - He Who Curses
In 2018, we look to the Rambam to help us understand why the Torah taught a very general Halacha through a very specific case.
08:34
May 8, 2019
#160 - Yom HaAtzmaut - How Geulah Looks
The Netziv helps us understand that Geulah sometimes looks different than we may expect.
09:41
May 8, 2019
#159 - Parshat Acharei Mot - The Great Enemy of Growth
In 2016, we turned to Rav Chaim Shmulevitz to help understand an interesting prohibition at the beginning of our Parsha.
10:44
May 1, 2019
#158 - Shvii Shel Pesach - The Torah They Had Not Yet Received
Could the Bnei Yisrael be punished for not learning Torah before they had received it?
09:24
April 24, 2019
#157 - Pesach - Two Mitzvot
Why do we need two Mitzvot to remember the Exodus narrative?
09:27
April 17, 2019
#156 - Parshat Metzora - The Good Speech
The Shemen HaTov helps us understand a cryptic Zohar.
08:53
April 10, 2019
#155 - Parshat Tazria - The Motivations For Lashon HaRa
In 2017, we tried to isolate different causes of Lashon HaRa with the help of Rav Shternbuch.
10:19
April 3, 2019
#154 - Parshat Sh'mini - Broad Chessed
In 2018, we tried to understand why a specific bird is forbidden for consumption.
07:50
March 27, 2019
#153 - Parshat Tzav - Make Space
In 2016, we turned to Rav Goldvicht to help us understand the very first Avodah performed in the Mishkan/Mikdash.
09:29
March 20, 2019
#152 - Purim - Accepting the Torah on Purim
Why do Chazal feel as though the conclusion of the Purim story is a re-accepting of the Torah?
12:34
March 18, 2019
#151 - Parshat VaY'Kra - The Pleasant Aroma
In 2018, we attempted to understand why Hashem describes our Korbanot as providing a Reiach Nichoach, a pleasant aroma.
11:04
March 13, 2019
#150 - Parshat Fikudei - Anu Ameilim
What does Hashem expect of us when we are asked to do the impossible? We go back to 2011 in order to suggest an answer.
10:26
March 6, 2019
#149 - Parshat VaYaKhel - The Gift of the Nesiim
We go back to 2011 in order to understand the ramifications of the gift of the Nesiim.
11:14
February 27, 2019
#148 - Parshat Ki TiSa - Heavy Fire
In 2018, we noted that Rashi was adding a big detail to a Midrash. We turned to the Lubavitcher Rebbe to understand.
12:05
February 20, 2019
#147 - Parshat T'Tzaveh - Malchut & Shiflut
We go back to 2014 in order to better understand what to make of the Bigdei Kehuna.
12:50
February 13, 2019
#146 - Parshat Terumah - Ish
We go back to 2014 where the Shem M'Shmuel helped us understand an interesting Midrash.
13:06
February 6, 2019
#145 - Parshat Mishpatim - Be There
In 2017, we tried to understand an interesting command from Hashem to Moshe after Matan Torah.
09:28
January 30, 2019
#144 - Parshat Yitro - Worth Adding
In 2018 we looked to the Imrei Emet to help us understand a vexing Rashi.
11:25
January 23, 2019
#143 - Parshat B'Shalach - VaYaSa
In 2013, we learned three different approaches to a unique word found immediately after the splitting of the sea.
14:27
January 16, 2019
#142 - Parshat Bo - Torah v. Tefillin
We go back to 2017 in order to understand an interesting clause regarding the Mitzvah of Tefillin.
13:06
January 10, 2019
#141 - Parshat VaEiRa - Equals
Rashi seems to suggest that Moshe and Aharon were equals. How can this possibly be? We go back to 2010 when we learned two beautiful ideas of Rav Moshe Feinstein.
12:28
January 2, 2019
#140 - Parshat Sh'mot - The Book of Nicknames
We go back to 2013 in order to understand some of the nicknames used in Parshat Sh'mot.
14:16
December 26, 2018
#139 - Parshat VaYChi - Your Friend
In 2016, we turned to the Ramban and his unique translation of a phrase to highlight one special way in which we should relate to Hashem.
11:35
December 19, 2018
#138 - Parshat VaYiGash - Asher
In 2016, we used a beautiful idea of the Sefat Emet to help us understand an apparent redundancy in Yosef's great reveal.
14:36
December 12, 2018
#137 - Parshat MiKeitz - See the Future
Last year we noted that Yosef is described as being Navon while those who established the holiday of Chanukah are Bnei Binah. What is this quality of Binah?
11:39
December 5, 2018
#136 - Chanukah - Eight Day Insight
Why do we call out the Binah of those who established the holiday Chanukah.
11:16
November 30, 2018
#135 - Parshat VaYeishev - Better Than That
Yosef is successful in avoiding temptation. How was he successful in doing so. We go back to 2016 to better understand.
11:26
November 28, 2018
#134 - Parshat VaY'Shlach - Yisrael Alone
Why change Yaakov's name? Why change it now? We go back to answer that we learned together in 2014.
12:45
November 21, 2018
#133 - Parshat VaYeiTzei - The House & The Gate
In 2010 we offered some possible meaning behind Yaakov's description of the Makom HaMikdash.
08:50
November 14, 2018
#132 - Parshat Toldot - The Yeshiva of Sheim & Eiver
We go back to 2012 to help understand why Yaakov specifically needed to learn from Sheim and Eiver.
14:03
November 7, 2018
#131 - Parshat Chayei Sarah - The 10th Test
We go back to 2010 when we tried to understand how Rabbeinu Yonah understands Avraham's 10th test.
12:57
October 31, 2018
#130 - Parshat VaYeiRa - True Tefillah
In 2016 we developed an idea regarding the potential source for Tefillat HaShachar, our morning prayers.
12:13
October 24, 2018
#129 - Parshat Lech L'cha - The Biggest Test
Last year we asked why the Torah never mentions the episode of Avraham being thrown in the fiery furnace.
10:34
October 17, 2018
#128 - Parshat Noach - Ethics v. Etiquette
Both Sheim and Yefet act to minimize their father's humiliation. However, Rav Soloveitchik sees a mark difference between the two.
09:18
October 10, 2018
#127 - Parshat B'Reishit - Looks Good Feels Good
In 2011, the Kli Yakar provided us with a brilliant insight regarding the fact that Hashem doesn't command Adam and Chava to refrain from the tree of life.
12:31
October 3, 2018
#126 - Sh'mini Atzeret-Simchat Torah - The Other Loss
In 2014 we noted the Chatam Sofer who sees a double mourning for a double loss brought about by Moshe's death.
10:13
September 28, 2018
#125 - Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot - Always White
We go back to 2014 to understand an ambiguous Pasuk with an enigmatic explanation in the Gemara.
11:43
September 26, 2018
#124 - Sukkot - Watching in the Sukkah
Why are we celebrating Sukkot now in Tishrei as opposed to in Nisan.
08:34
September 21, 2018
#123 - Parshat HaAzinu - Sh'not Dor VaDor
We go back to 2016 to better understand an interesting phrase in our Parsha.
08:40
September 19, 2018
#122 - Yom Kippur - Aval
Last year we learned a beautiful idea of Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm from a sermon he delivered in 1967.
13:14
September 16, 2018
#121 - Parshat VaYeiLech - The Sinful Confession
We go back to 2016 when we attempted to understand why Hashem may be angry with the Bnei Yisrael after a confession.
10:38
September 12, 2018
#120 - Rosh HaShanah - Establish Your Identity
We go back to 2015 when we discussed how the Rambam makes a small yet fundamental change to an important Gemara. Rav Hutner explains why.
13:51
September 7, 2018
#119 - Parshat Nitzavim - Today
Why is Moshe so focused on HaYom? We go back to 2016 and an answer of Rav Moshe Feinstein.
09:20
September 5, 2018
#118 - Parshat Ki TaVo - The Declaration
Last year we turned to the Mei HaShiloach to help us understand the use of a certain term utilized by the Jewish farmer bringing Bikkurim.
12:09
August 29, 2018
#117 - Parshat Ki TeiTzei - Fit for Marriage
We go back to 2010 where we tried to understand ban on the Moavi and Amoni from joining the Jewish People.
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August 22, 2018
#116 - Parshat Shoftim - My Chelek
We go back to 2012 where Rav Schachter helped us understand a seemingly strange Midrash.
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August 15, 2018
#115 - Parshat Re'eh - Be Inspired
In 2010 we looked at multiple sources that suggested the meaning of the requirements to go to the Makom Asher Y'Vchar Hashem.
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August 8, 2018
#114 - Parshat Eikev - Strength and Humility
Back in 2016, we noted a Gemara that quotes our Parsha to support a beautiful and important idea.
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August 1, 2018
#113 - Parshat VaEtChanan - The Remnant
In 2015, we looked to Rav Tzvi Sobolofsky to help us understand a line from Neila on Yom Kippur.
11:40
July 25, 2018
#112 - Parshat Devarim - The Little Good
Last year, we noted a strange pattern in Sefer Devarim. Why does Moshe continue to highlight the merits of our enemies?
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July 18, 2018
#111 - Parshat Matot-Masei - The Individuality of the Neder
Are Nedarim (personal vows) a good thing or something to be avoided? In 2016, we learned an important idea of Rav Yehuda Amital.
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July 11, 2018
#110 - Parshat Pinchas - The Peace Process
Why are the violent actions of Pinchas rewarded with a Brit Shalom, covenant of peace?
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July 4, 2018
#109 - Parshat Balak - The Duality of Time
Bilam's success required him to tap into a split-second of anger of Hashem. What does that mean for us? Last year, we suggested two ideas.
11:47
June 27, 2018
#108 - Parshat Chukat - VaYShalach
We go back to 2011 when we learned a beautiful idea from Rav Hirsch that he derived from the pronunciation of a word.
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June 20, 2018
#107 - Parshat Korach - Korach's Missing Tzitzit
Does the Korach story have anything to do with the end of Parshat Sh'lach. In 2015, we learned about a beautiful connection noted by Rav Amital.
09:57
June 13, 2018
#106 - Parshat Sh'lach - Vision
Last year we noted the Sefat Emet's unique approach to a famous Pasuk.
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June 6, 2018
#105 - Parshat B'HaAlot'cha - Especially Now
Rav Moshe Feinstein notes that the timing of Miriam's reward is strange. We go back to last year to learn an important lesson about the failures of others.
09:02
May 30, 2018
#104 - Parshat Naso - The Novel Nesiim
Last year we tried to understand why the Torah takes so much time discussing the identical Korbanot of the Nesiim.
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May 23, 2018
#103 - Shavuot - Sefer HaMitzvot & Sefer HaBrit
In 2016, we ran with an idea of the Griz, elaborated upon by Rav Yonason Sacks, to better appreciate different aspects of the Torah.
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May 16, 2018
#102 - Parshat B'Midbar - Flags of Unity
We go back to 2013 to share a beautiful idea of Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky regarding the strange timing of the flags.
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May 16, 2018
#101 - Parshat B'Har-B'Chukotai - V'Eitz HaSadeh YiTen Piryo
Back in 2012, we tried to understand the puzzling reward for keeping Torah and Mitzvot of trees bringing forth their fruits.
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May 9, 2018
#100 - Parshat Emor - We're Just Getting Started
In 2016, we were inspired by a beautiful idea of the Levush and Rav Soloveitchik regarding Sefirat HaOmer.
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May 2, 2018
#99 - Parshat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim - In Full Assembly
The Mitzvah of Kedoshim T'Hiyu is given B'Hakhel, in the assembly of the Bnei Yisrael. What's that all about?
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April 25, 2018
#98 - Parshat Tazria-Metzora - What We Share
We go back to 2016 to determine why the Metzora is required to tell people that he or she is Tamei.
09:54
April 18, 2018
#97 - Yom HaAtzmaut - Tzedaka & Eretz Yisrael
In 2017 we looked to Rav Aharon Lichtenstein to explain an unusual connection between Eretz Yisrael and the Mitzvah of Tzedaka.
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April 17, 2018
#96 - Parshat Sh'mini - The Same Song
In 2017, we tried to figure out what song the Bnei Yisrael sang on the Yom HaSh'mini.
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April 11, 2018
#95 - Shvii Shel Pesach - Cheima
In 2014, we turned to the Meshech Chochma to help us understand a perplexing Midrash.
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April 4, 2018
#94 - Pesach - Mitzvah to Feel
Why do we care about the Seder of some great Rabbis?
08:39
March 28, 2018
#93 - Parshat Tzav - Todah Today
We revisit the question as to why the Korban Todah has a small window within which to consume a lot of food.
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March 21, 2018
#92 - Parshat VaY'Kra - The Heart and Soul of the Mincha
We revisit and add to an idea discussed in 2012. We quoted Gemara that notices something unique about the Korban Mincha.
09:56
March 14, 2018
#91 - Parshat VaYaKhel-Fikudei - It's Okay to Stop Giving
Why did Moshe tell the people to discontinue their donations?
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March 7, 2018
#90 - Parshat Ki TiSa - The Imperfect Nation
Is there any positive takeaway from the worst sin in Jewish History? In 2016, we made a case.
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February 28, 2018
#89 - Purim - The Missing Blessing
Why is there no Bracha before performing the Mitzvah of Mishloach Manot on Purim?
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February 26, 2018
#88 - Parshat T'Tzaveh - Splendor & Glory
In 2013, we tried to understand why the Bigdei Kehuna seemed so similar to the decorations in the palace of Shushan.
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February 21, 2018
#87 - Parshat Terumah - In the Details
Last year, we noted that the details of the Mishkan may tell us something about how Hashem feels about us.
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February 14, 2018
#86 - Parshat Mishpatim - Have a Seat
In 2015, we found some important lessons in Rashi's opening comments.
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February 7, 2018
#85 - Parshat Yitro - Perspectives on Lo TaChmod
If Lo TaChmod is a prohibition on emotion, how can the Torah legislate our feelings?
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January 31, 2018
#84 - Parshat B'Shalach - Wake Up!
Why does Devorah tell herself to sing while she's already singing?
09:39
January 24, 2018
#83 - Parshat Bo - Royal Actions
The Sefer HaChinuch helps us understand two interesting prohibitions found during the consumption of the Korban Pesach.
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January 17, 2018
#82 - Parshat VaEiRa - Pay Attention
The Torah creates a strange contrast in its discussion of different reactions to the plague of hail.
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January 10, 2018
#81 - Parshat Sh'mot - Hashem's Craving
We established a pattern where Hashem creates a problem that can only be solved through Tefillah. What's up with that?
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January 3, 2018
#80 - Parshat VaYChi - Menashe & Ephraim
In 2012, we attempted to understand the significance of the Menashe and Ephraim story.
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December 27, 2017
#79 - Parshat VaYiGash - Responsible
In 2013, we noted a theme that the Torah seems to be emphasizing in Parshat VaYiGash.
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December 20, 2017
#78 - Parshat MiKeitz - Alay
Rav Asher Weiss and the Gra find the three great challenges of Jewish History in our Parsha.
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December 13, 2017
#77 - Chanukah - The Battles
We add Al HaNissim to our Tefillot during to thank Hashem for the events that led to the celebration of Chanukah. However, one of the things that we're thankful for seems strange.
10:37
December 12, 2017
#76 - Parshat VaYeiShev - And He Fled
Why would Yosef flee from the scene without his clothing? Shouldn't he have had a better plan?
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December 6, 2017
#75 - Parshat VaY'Shlach - Alone
The Midrash notes that both Hashem and Yaakov are described as being Levado, alone. We go back to last year to learn a beautiful lesson from Rav Yerucham Levovitz.
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November 29, 2017
#74 - Parshat VaYeiTzei - V'Lo Od
If Hashem promised Yaakov protection, how was Lavan successful in switching Rachel and Leah? Maybe *he* wasn't...
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November 22, 2017
#73 - Parshat Toldot - Red Stuff
The Seforno teaches us an important lesson from Eisav's reference to Yaakov's lentils.
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November 15, 2017
#72 - Parshat Chayei Sarah - Rachmanim & Baalei Chessed
We go back to 2012 to better understand Eliezer's test for determining who would serve as a proper spouse for Yitzchak.
09:59
November 8, 2017
#71 - Parshat VaYeiRa - Ahavat HaMitzvot
Why was Avraham so upset that he couldn't accomodate guests. We go back to 2010 where we learned a beautiful lesson from Rav Moshe Feinstein.
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November 1, 2017
#70 - Parshat Lech L'cha - Tefillah Before Tzarah
Back in 2012, we looked to the Torah Temima to help us understand a difficult Gemara regarding Avraham's prayers.
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October 25, 2017
#69 - Parshat Noach - Even or Only
Why would the Torah go out of its way to let us know that Noach wasn't as righteous as we may have thought?
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October 18, 2017
#68 - Parshat B'Reishit - Why Now
Should the Torah begin with the creation story? If so, why?
08:02
October 9, 2017
#67 - Sh'mini Atzeret - Old & New
Is Sh'mini Atzeret its own independent holiday, just a continuation of Sukkot, or maybe both?
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October 9, 2017
#66 - Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot - From Behind
The Chatam Sofer helps us understand an enigmatic question of Moshe and a perplexing answer of Hashem.
08:05
October 3, 2017
#65 - Sukkot - Unity is Our Responsibility
An important Midrash regarding the Daled Minim teaches us a meaningful lesson.
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October 3, 2017
#64 - Yom Kippur - Justifying Creation
Rav Kook helps us understand a cryptic Yom Kippur Tefillah.
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September 27, 2017
#63 - Parshat HaAzinu - For Others
When Moshe is commanded to prepare for his death, we seem to find a veiled criticism of the Bnei Yisrael.
12:04
September 20, 2017
#62 - Rosh HaShanah - Now
At Akeidat Yitzchak it seems as though Hashem has an unexpected realization.
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September 20, 2017
#61 - Parshat Nitzavim-VaYeiLech - Heavens & Earth
In 2014, we tried to understand why the Heavens and Earth may serve as a model for us regarding listening to Hashem.
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September 13, 2017
#60 - Parshat Ki TaVo - Picture This
What does Moshe mean when he says (27:9) HaSkeit U'Shma Yisrael?
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September 6, 2017
#59 - Parshat Ki TeiTzei - Return & Repent
There are many similarities between the Mitzvah of HaShavat Aveidah, returning lost items, and Teshuva, repentance.
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August 30, 2017
#58 - Parshat Shoftim - Tree of the Field
Last year, we turned to the Maharal to understand why man is like the tree of the field.
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August 23, 2017
#57 - Parshat Re'eh - No Signs
It seems like there should be signs to help direct people when they are Oleh Regel. Why then aren't they there?
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August 16, 2017
#56 - Parshat Eikev - Ta'anugim
Why do we thank Hashem for the foods that we don't need to live?
10:26
August 9, 2017
#55 - Parshat VaEtChanan - 515
In 2011, we tried to make sense of Moshe's Tefillot going, seemingly, unanswered.
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August 2, 2017
#54 - Parshat Devarim - Add Good
In 2014, we tried to understand the plan to get Moshe help in leading the Bnei Yisrael.
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July 26, 2017
#53 - Parshat Matot-Masei - Even When Right
In 2015, we noted an interesting criticism of Moshe's rebuke of the Jewish soldiers.
09:28
July 19, 2017
#52 - Parshat Pinchas - This Shabbat
In 2013, we learned something very special about Shabbat.
10:34
July 12, 2017
#51 - Parshat Balak - It's Up to Us
Why would Hashem allow such a wicked person as Bilam to have prophecy? We go back to 2011 to discuss.
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July 5, 2017
#50 - Parshat Chukat - The Loss of Miriam
Back in 2014, we learned an important lesson from the juxtaposition of two episodes in our Parsha.
11:35
June 28, 2017
#49 - Parshat Korach - No Presumptions
Last year, we saw a beautiful idea of the Menachem Tzion that teaches us how to deal with Machloket.
10:23
June 21, 2017
#48 - Parshat Sh'lach - The Ladder
In 2014, in celebration of Rabbi Zlatin, we tried to understand a cryptic message of Kalev to the Bnei Yisrael.
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June 14, 2017
#47 - Parshat B'HaAlot'cha - Passion
Last year, the Cavs and Parshat B'HaAlot'cha taught us an important lesson. It applied last year, this year, and beyond.
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June 7, 2017
#46 - Parshat Naso - Erasing the Name
In 2012, we noted that Hashem was willing to do something extreme for a troubled marriage.
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May 29, 2017
#45 - Shavuot - Hear What Was Said
In 2014, we noted that Hashem had a strange way of offering the Torah to the nations of the world.
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May 28, 2017
#44 - Parshat B'Midbar - Lift Your Head
Hashem uses an interesting phrase when commanding Moshe to count the Bnei Yisrael.
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May 24, 2017
#43 - Yom Yerushalayim - 300 People
Yom Yerushalayim is a day to commemorate many miracles. The Tashbetz reminds us that there is even more than the miracles to celebrate.
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May 23, 2017
#42 - Parshat B'Har-B'Chukotai - The Short List
In 2013, we tried to determine why the list of punishments was so much longer and more detailed than the list of rewards.
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May 17, 2017
#41 - Parshat Emor - Symmetrical
We look back to 2012 to better understand one of the blemishes of the Kohanim mentioned in Parshat Emor.
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May 10, 2017
#40 - Acharei Mot-Kedoshim - Love and Respect
In 2014, we compared and contrasted Rabi Akiva's teachings and his students' actions.
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May 3, 2017
#39 - Yom HaAtzmaut - What We Celebrate
We at the BK always introduce our celebrations on Yom HaAtzmaut with some perspective from Moshe Rabbeinu.
07:43
May 1, 2017
#38 - Parshat Tazria-Metzora - The Breath of Life
In 2011, we tried to understand why the purification process of the Metzora was so similar to that of the Parah Aduma process.
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April 26, 2017
#37 - Parshat Sh'mini - Leimor Aleihem
In 2012, we learned some important ideas from an extra word by the Torah's discussion of the dietary laws.
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April 19, 2017
#36 - Shvii/Acharon Shel Pesach - Echad
What are the messages and lessons we should take with us as Pesach ends. In 2013 we turned to Rav Levi Yitzchak for answers.
07:47
April 15, 2017
#35 - Shabbat Chol HaMoed Pesach - Answer the Door
In 2014, we learned about Hashem knocking at our doors.
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April 13, 2017
#34 - Pesach - Tamim B'Chukecha
A Midrash suggests that David HaMelech understands Pesach as being representative of one approach in our service of Hashem.
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April 7, 2017
#33 - Parshat Tzav - Todah
We revisit 2011 where we looked to the Seforno and the Netziv to help us understand some interesting details of the Korban Todah.
08:47
April 5, 2017
#32 - Parshat VaY'Kra - El Petach Ohel Moed
In 2015, we turned to a beautiful Chatam Sofer that highlighted the importance of bringing a Korban to the opening of the Ohel Moed.
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March 29, 2017
Hark! My Beloved! Here He Comes...Revisiting Hashem's Involvement on the Eve of The Exodus
From our Joint Morning of Learning with Ohab Zedek Cedar Sinai Synagogue. What does Pesach mean? See the source sheet here: https://goo.gl/3Tycii
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March 26, 2017
#31 - Parshat VaYaKhel-Fikudei - Shabbat v. Mishkan
In 2015, we looked to the Rav and the Beit HaLevi to understand why we needed to be reminded not to violate Shabbat in constructing the Mishkan.
12:11
March 22, 2017
#30 - Parshat Ki TiSa - Shomer Shabbat
In 2013, we turned to the Chizkuni to help us understand what it means to be Shomer Shabbat.
08:53
March 15, 2017
#29 - Purim - Techeilet Mordechai
In the Piyut of Shoshanat Yaakov we say that the Jewish people rejoiced when they saw the Techeilet of Mordechai. Why was that?
07:42
March 8, 2017
#28 - Parshat T'Tzaveh - Constantly Kindling
In 2015 we noted the importance of parsing the first Pasuk of Parshat T'Tzaveh correctly.
06:55
March 8, 2017
#27 - Parshat Terumah - Limitless
In 2015, we asked how Hashem could possibly dwell within *us* after the construction of the Mishkan.
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March 1, 2017
#26 - Parshat Mishpatim - Understand the Punishment
It makes sense for the ear to be punished when the Eved Ivri, Jewish servant, extends his servitude. What, though, do we make of the timing?
09:36
February 22, 2017
#25 - Parshat Yitro - Say it Anyway
Why did Moshe feel the need to inform and all-knowing God of a decision of the Bnei Yisrael? We got back to 2015 for a fundamental lesson.
10:16
February 15, 2017
#24 - Parshat B'Shalach - Set Up for Success
Hashem leads the Bnei Yisrael away from the Plishtim so that they don't demand to return to Egypt. But, if they were going to react that way with the Meraglim anyway, why not just lead them on the shortest route?
08:28
February 8, 2017
#23 - Parshat Bo - Decompartmentalize
In 2015 we tried to figure out why the Bnei Yisrael needed to be told that they were leaving during the Spring Season.
07:27
February 1, 2017
#22 - Parshat VaEiRa - The Plague of Frog(s)
In 2012 we discussed a very simple question asked by the Steipler. If hitting one frog brought forth more frogs, why did the Egyptians keep hitting that frog?
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January 25, 2017
#21 - Parshat Sh'mot - Care
In 2012 we studied Moshe's four arguments against leading the Bnei Yisrael out of Egypt. Only one makes Hashem angry. Why is that?
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January 18, 2017
#20 - Parshat VaYChi - Keep Your Friends Closer
In 2014, we saw that two seemingly unexciting Pesukim reflected an unfortunate reality that may have existed with Yosef, his father, and his brothers.
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January 11, 2017
#19 - Parshat VaYiGash - Who I Am and Who We Are
How do we define ourselves and our relationship with others? In 2013, we looked toward Chazal's depiction of how Yosef convinced Yaakov that he was actually still alive.
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January 4, 2017
#18 - Parshat Mikeitz - The Silent Cries
Last year we learned a Ramban that showed us what the brothers of Yosef thought was the worse thing they had done to their brother.
10:24
December 29, 2016
#17 - Chanukah - Restoring the Avodah
In preparation for Chanukah 2014 we used a comment of the Bach to give us a mission for the eight days of Chanukah.
12:04
December 27, 2016
#16 - Parshat VaYeiShev - In Prison
In 2014, we highlighted a beautiful idea of the Kedushat Levi. He reminds us to always be there in the prisons of life.
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December 21, 2016
#15 - Parshat VaY'Shlach - My Brother Eisav
Yaakov is concerned about confronting both his brother and Eisav. The Beit HaLevi, with the help of the Meshech Chochma explain these two different threats and the challenge of Chanukah.
10:35
December 14, 2016
#14 - Parshat VaYeiTzei - Feeling the Loss
The Torah emphasizes that Yaakov left Be'er Sheva. We go back to 2013 to review an amazing question of the Kli Yakar with two very fundamental answers.
11:01
December 7, 2016
#13 - Parshat Toldot - Eisav's Mockery
We review an idea that we learned together in 2010. Was Eisav's sale of the Bechora so bad? Shouldn't we argue that it came from a good place. Rav Moshe Feinstein explains Eisav's shortsighted decision.
07:57
November 30, 2016
#12 - Parshat Chayei Sarah - Meditating in the Fields
In 2011, in an attempt to figure out why Yitzchak was Davening in the fields, we learned about the amazing power of Tefillat Mincha.
07:54
November 23, 2016
#11 - Parshat VaYeiRa - Avraham's Zeal
In 2014, we noted that the source for Zerizin Makdimin L'Mitzvot comes from our Parsha. In our quest to find the source we will better frame how to perform Mitzvot.
10:24
November 16, 2016
#10 - Parshat Lech L'cha - Avraham's Age (Shabbos Project)
For this year's Shabbos Project we go back to the idea we learned together during last year's Shabbos Project. The Torah goes out of the way to mention Avraham's age at the time of the command of Lech L'cha. However, thi
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November 9, 2016
#09 - Parshat Noach - The Wolf and the Lamb - Noach vs. Yeshayahu
Are there different forms of unity? We go back to 2013 to review a beautiful idea of Rav Meir Shapiro.
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November 1, 2016
#08 - Parshat B'Reishit - In the Beginning God Recreated
We review an idea from 2012 trying to explain why the initial plans for creation changed throughout the process. What does it mean when the Midrash says that Hashem created worlds and destroyed them?
08:20
October 26, 2016
#07 - Sh'mini Atzeret - Prolonging the Intimacy with Hashem
If we celebrate Sh'mini Atzeret because Hashem finds it difficult for us to leave Him, aren't we just prolonging the agony? We review an important explanation of the purpose of Sh'mini Atzeret.
07:52
October 21, 2016
#06 - Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot - The Sun and Shade of Megillat Kohelet
Why does Kohelet continue to use the symbol of the Shemesh? We explore Sun and Shade and find a deep and meaningful message for the Jewish Farmer as he harvests his crop as well as the modern day Jew.
08:28
October 19, 2016
#05 - Sukkot - The Sukkah as Dirat Aray
Why do we compare the Beit HaMikdash to a Sukkah? Why is Sukkah the one Mitzvah that Hashem will give to the nations of the world as a test?
09:26
October 15, 2016
#04 - Parshat HaAzinu - B'Etzem HaYom HaZeh Jews
Moshe is commanded to climb Har Nevo in broad daylight. This command will remind us of an important consideration in the way we serve Hashem.
07:20
October 13, 2016
#03 - Yom Kippur - U'V'Chein A'Vo El HaMelech
The Tur (OC 582) explains the prominence of the word "U'V'Chein" in the Davening of the Yamim Noraim. His explanation will change our Tefillot on Yom Kippur forever.
09:39
October 9, 2016
#02 - Parshat VaYeiLech - Using Shabbat Shuvah to Fix the Shabbatot of the Previous Year
The Ibn Ezra explains why he believes that the Mitzvah of HaKhel had to take place specifically during the Shemittah year.
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October 5, 2016
#01 - Rosh HaShanah - Avraham Avraham
The angel calls out to Avraham before he takes the life of Yitzchak. The angel's formulation will help us frame the days of Rosh HaShanah through Yom Kippur.
06:52
September 30, 2016
#00 - Introducing the Zman Kehilla LaKol Podcast
Words of introduction regarding our new Podcasting project.
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September 29, 2016