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Parshat Vayigash - Tears of Pain, Tears of Joy

It is said that in the time to come, G-d will erase all tears. Why erase tears of joy? What is true happiness? Rabbi Yisroel Perelson, Rabbi & Mohel of Flatbush Park Jewish Center, explains what Yosef and Binyamin were crying about as they met and hugged for the first time after 22 years of separation

Parshat Shemot - Part 2

In what merit were the Jewish people worthy of leaving the land of Egypt? Why did G-d appear to Moses in the form of a burning bush? Rabbi Perlman delivers more inspiring insights to this week's portion

Beshalach - Part 1

Why would the Jewish people want to return to Egypt if they had just witnessed the ten plagues? What is the secret to overcoming life's challenges? Rabbi Kaplan derives remarkable lessons from the scriptures

Parshat Yitro - The Giving of the Torah

In this week's portion the Jewish People receive the Torah at Mount Sinai. How did G-d’s voice sound like at Mount Sinai? Why did G-d command Moses to speak to the women before the men? What does it mean ‘Don’t Covet’? Rabbi Mizrachi categorises all the mitzvot of the Torah and shares fascinating insights to the parsha.   

Teruma: Accepting Donations From Improper Sources

On his final day in office, President Clinton controversially pardoned a prominent Jewish financier and philanthropist who had committed financial misdemeanors and this brought the issue of receiving donations from inappropriate sources sharply into focus

Ki Tisa - Part 2

Where did Betzalel get the skills needed for building the tabernacle? Why is the mitzvah of Shabbat mentioned immediately after the building of the mishkan? Rabbi Kaplan delivers major lessons for life based on the scriptures


Why is there so much repetition in the scriptures regarding the building of the tabernacle? Rabbi Weiner derives essential lessons for life from this week's Torah portion

Vayikra - Deep-Pan Meal Offering

What can we learn from the 'deep pan meal offering'? What really causes us to get angry? Why in Judaism is there a custom to have salt on the table? Rabbi Kaplan explains the difference between the Jewish altar and the altar of other nations and how Judaism relates to a person who makes a mistake

Acharei Mot - Part 1

Why does the priest change his clothes when he enters to the Holy of Holies? Why does the priest need two identical goats? Rabbi David Kaplan teaches us about the service of the priest in the Temple on Yom Kippur.

Shmittah - A Triple Crop in the Sixth Year

No one can possibly predict in advance with any certainty how much the crop will increase in years to come, and certainly no one would make a bet to predict a permanent percent increase in crops at determined cycles of every few years. Amazingly, the Torah does just that

Bamidbar - Part 2

Why were the Levites counted separately? Why did the Tribe of Yehuda camp in the east with the tribes of Issachar and Zebulun? Why did the Tribes of Reuven, Shimon and Gad camp to the south, and so on? Rabbi Kaplan focuses on the arrangement of the Jews camping in the desert according to the tribes.

Nasso - Part 2

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.

Parshat Chukat - Part 3

Why did Moshe hit the rock instead of speaking to the rock? What's the difference if the water came out through Moshe speaking or hitting the rock? Rabbi Lauffer discusses the episode of 'The Rock' in the desert

Balak - Part 2

Making an impulsive rash decision can be detrimental for one's future. Mr Fruchthandler elaborates further on the value of reassessing and reevaluating a situation before making a decision  

Mattot - Part 4

Are all Jews obligated to live in Israel? What are the reasons that a Jew could remain abroad? What does a person earn when he says a good word or a compliment about another person? Another fascinating lesson full of amazing stories, focusing on the importance of taking care of your family first before anything else.

Parshat Devarim - Part 2

Why did the Jewish people complain to Moses? What's the significance of the fact that Parshat Devarim is read just before Tisha B'Av? Rabbi Lauffer delivers further insights into the parsha