In the beginning G-d was pleased with the creation of man. Why did the situation change so drastically towards the end of the parsha? Why is the earth cursed if it has no free choice? Rabbi Matalon derives essential life lessons from the verses
The name Yitzchak means laughter. What is the deeper meaning of this laughter? What is the significance of the fact that Yitzchak was weaned at two years old? Rabbi Kaplan delivers parenting tips based on the parsha
Yitzchak and Rivka beseeched G-d to bless them with children. Our Sages tell us that G-d answered the prayers of Yitzchak. Why was Yitzchak's prayer more valuable than Rivka's? Rabbi Perlman discusses the drama of Yaakov and Eisav's birth.
The encounter between Yaakov & Eisav is an ongoing battle between the forces of good and evil. Rabbi Kaplan shares fascinating insights to this symbolic encounter, focusing on the struggle between the light of truth and the forces of falsehood.
Why did Pharaoh call the wise men of Egypt to interpret his dreams? How does Yosef react after being let out of prison after a 12 year sentence? Rabbi Kaplan delivers remarkable lessons for life based on the episode of Pharaoh’s dream.
How did Yosef prove his identity to his brothers? Why did Joseph have to go through the challenge with a married woman? How did Joseph's brothers atone for their sin? Rabbi Kaplan explains how the meeting of Joseph with his brothers reveals G-d's perfect control of the world
There's a well known idea in the Talmud: "The left hand rejects while the right hand embraces". In this short clip, Rabbi Zamir Cohen elucidates this concept and shows us how to adopt the proper method and balance in raising children
What is the ideal way to fulfill the commandment of honoring parents? Every society in the world has a law prohibiting murder, what is unique about Judaism's approach to one who commits murder? Rabbi Kaplan derives inspiring lessons from the Ten Commandments
What punishment did the Jewish people receive for serving the golden calf? What reward did the Levites receive for not getting involved in the sin of the golden calf? Rabbi Kaplan delivers remarkable lessons for life based on the parsha
How did Aaron know that G-d forgave him? Who gets greater reward, one who needs to do a mitzvah or one who volunteers to do a Mitzvah? What is the most correct way to do a mitzvah? Rabbi Kaplan teaches us moral lessons for life based on the scriptures
What is the connection between the mitzvah of shmittah and Mount Sinai? What is the purpose of letting the land rest on the fifth year? In this session Rabbi Matalon discusses the Mitzvah of Shmittah and faith in G-d
How can it be that a person who believes, can behave in a manner that contradicts his belief? What is the purpose of becoming a nazir (monk)? Should one who becomes religious stop all his hobbies? Rabbi Kaplan focuses on the laws regarding the nazir.
A person’s most passionate arguments may be a screen to hide his true intentions. How can a person develop the skill of discerning when a person is saying one thing but doesn’t really mean what he is saying?
What are the characteristics of the rebellious son? Why does the Torah single out excessive indulgence of meat and wine? Rabbi Kaplan derives fundamental lessons for parenting and addictions based on the Parsha.
After settling in the Land of Israel, Moshe discloses the mitzvah of 'Bringing the First Fruits'. What is the purpose of the mitzvah of 'Bikurim'? Rabbi Lauffer shares fascinating insights to this unique mitzvah.