When Yaakov Avinu lies down to rest, he surrounds himself with a pile of stones. While sleeping, he sees a vision of angels ascending and descending a ladder to heaven. How do the stones protect Yaakov? What is the significance of this vision? Rabbi Perlman shares fascinating insights.
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.
When we pray using the words of the Men of the Great Assembly, our prayers have a tremendous effect even if they not heartfelt. How can we develop our praying skills and connect to the prayer service on a deeper level? Learn insights on prayer form the verses with Rabbi Kaplan
What is the common theme of the last three plagues mentioned in this portion? What is the connection between the mitzvah of circumcision and the offering of the Korban Pesach? Rabbi Kaplan derives meaningful lessons from the scriptures
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.
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
The first word of the Book of Vayikra (Leviticus) is written in an unusual fashion. The last letter of Vayikra — the aleph — is written much smaller than the rest of the word. Why is the aleph written small? Rabbi Botton reveals mystical secrets behind the meaning of the small aleph
If a person was in danger and survived it what kind of blessing must he recite? What is the significance of the number 40 in Judaism? May a Jew drink any kind of blood? In this portion we learn how the fire on the altar must be kept burning at all times. In it are burned the consumed ascending offering; veins of fat from the peace, sin and guilt offerings; and the “handful” separated from the meal offering
What kind a sin causes leprosy? Why is gossip so severe? What kind of virtues should one look for in a woman? Rabbi Kaplan illustrates how easy it is to fall prey to a destructive pattern of gossiping, to the point where it becomes a recreational activity. In order to enjoy the many people in our lives, we have to stop verbalizing negativity and focus on their positive virtues
Do we have to understand the commandments in order to practice them? Why did the Holocaust happen? Rabbi Kaplan discusses the consequences of the Jewish People not following the commandments of the Torah.
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.
Why is it forbidden for a Jewish man to shave his beard? At what age did the Levites stop serving in the Temple? When we do a mitzvah do we have to feel good about it? Rabbi Kaplan in a humorous session expounds on the service of the Levites in the Temple and more.
What is the best way for a person to purify himself of his sins? Does person have to be financially set in order to start a family? What is the most important thing in life? In this lesson, Rabbi Kaplan explains to us the greatness of the Torah and what is really important in life.
In this Week's Torah Portion we learn about the blessings that were given on Mount Gerizim and the curses on Mount Ebal. Rabbi Reisman teaches us how to bring more blessings into our lives and end off the year on a positive note
The Land of Israel was barren for hundreds of years after the destruction of the Temple. Today Israel is flourishing miraculously. Rabbi Lauffer focuses on the importance of living in the Land of Israel with Jewish values