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Shemot

Shemot: God Loves Arguers

Shemot: God Loves Arguers

Shemot - Rabbi Lord Jonathan SACKS

I have become increasingly concerned about the assault on free speech taking place throughout the West, particularly in university campuses.[1]

5 Facts About Parshat Shemot that You (Maybe) Didn’t Know

5 Facts About Parshat Shemot that You (Maybe) Didn’t Know

Shemot - Eytan Yéhouda DZIKOWSKI

  וַֽיְהִ֗י כָּל־נֶ֛פֶשׁ יֹצְאֵ֥י יֶֽרֶךְ־יַעֲקֹ֖ב שִׁבְעִ֣ים נָ֑פֶשׁ וְיוֹסֵ֖ף...

Shemot: Stairway to Heaven

Shemot: Stairway to Heaven

13-minute video class given by Rav Pesach SIEGEL.

Va'eira

Va'eira : The Power of Freewill

Va'eira : The Power of Freewill

Va'eira - Rabbi Lord Jonathan SACKS

The question is ancient. If God hardened Pharaoh’s heart, then it was God who made Pharaoh refuse to let the Israelites go, not Pharaoh himself. How can this be...

Searching for Happiness in the Parsha of Va'era

Searching for Happiness in the Parsha of Va'era

Va'eira - Jérome TOUBOUL

The story of the exodus from Egypt constitutes a yearly experience, imbued with great solemnity and intense emotion. It reminds us of the dreadful servitude endured by...

Va'era: The Plague of Frogs

Va'era: The Plague of Frogs

Va'eira - Rabbi Yehonasan GEFEN

The second of the ten plagues was that of sefardaya, frogs.  Rashi cites a Chazal that describes how this plague manifested itself; at first one single frog emerged...

Bo

Bo: Asking Questions

Bo: Asking Questions

Bo - Rabbi Lord Jonathan SACKS

It is no accident that parshat Bo, the section that deals with the culminating plagues and the exodus, should turn three times to the subject of children and the duty of...

Bo: Bury Me With My Boots On

Bo: Bury Me With My Boots On

13-minute video class given by Rav Pesach SIEGEL.

Beshalach

Beshalach: Don't Forget Your Tambourine

Beshalach: Don't Forget Your Tambourine

22-minute video class given by Rav Pesach SIEGEL.

Beshalach: The Wind's Power

Beshalach: The Wind's Power

Beshalach - The Torah-Box Team

In September 2010, BBC, Reuters, and other news agencies reported on a sensational scientific discovery. Researchers at US National Center for Atmospheric Research and...

In Search of Happiness Through the Parsha of Beshalach

In Search of Happiness Through the Parsha of Beshalach

Beshalach - Jérome TOUBOUL

Happiness is a powerful feeling, awakening emotions concealed in the hearts of men and allowing them to experience a form of inner contentedness.

Yitro

Yitro: 600,000 Letters = 600,000 Connections

Yitro: 600,000 Letters = 600,000 Connections

19-minute video class given by Rav Pesach SIEGEL.

The Pursuit of Happiness Throughout Parshat Yitro

The Pursuit of Happiness Throughout Parshat Yitro

Yitro - Jérome TOUBOUL

Parshat Yitro represents a decisive and fundamental step in the constitution of the Jewish people. Indeed, the gift of the Torah that we witnessed, was the culmination...

Yitro: Justice or Peace?

Yitro: Justice or Peace?

Yitro - The Torah-Box Team

The sedra of Yitro, which contains the account of the greatest Divine revelation in history, at Mount Sinai, begins on a note that is human, all too human. Yitro, priest...

Mishpatim

Mishpatim: Respect for A Thief

Mishpatim: Respect for A Thief

9-minute video class given by Rav Pesach SIEGEL.

Mishpatim: God's Wake Up Call

Mishpatim: God's Wake Up Call

Mishpatim - Rabbi Lord Jonathan SACKS

First, in Yitro, there were the Aseret Hadibrot, the “ten utterances” or general principles. Now in Mishpatim come the details. Here is how they begin:

Mishpatim: Quest for Happiness in the Context of the Parsha

Mishpatim: Quest for Happiness in the Context of the Parsha

Mishpatim - Jérome TOUBOUL

After receiving the Torah and hearing the "Ten Commandments" last week, we move on to our current parsha of Mishpatim, delving on how to observe the law we received at...

Teruma

Terumah: The Joy of the Rainbow Creature

Terumah: The Joy of the Rainbow Creature

13-minute video class given by Rav Pesach SIEGEL.

Teruma: Contemplating What We Create

Teruma: Contemplating What We Create

Teruma - Rabbi Lord Jonathan SACKS

The behavioural economist Dan Ariely did a series of experiments on what is known as the IKEA effect, or “why we overvalue what we make.” The name comes, of...

The Quest for Happiness in the Context of Parshat Teruma

The Quest for Happiness in the Context of Parshat Teruma

Teruma - Jérome TOUBOUL

Parashat Teruma rounds off the exodus and liberation of the children of Israel, which began with their departure from Egypt. Later, the gift of the Torah and the ten...

Tetzaveh

Tetzaveh: The Clothes Make the Man

Tetzaveh: The Clothes Make the Man

16-minute video class given by Rav Pesach SIEGEL.

Tetzaveh: The Missing Name

Tetzaveh: The Missing Name

Tetzaveh - Rabbi Lord Jonathan SACKS

Tetzaveh is the only sedra from the beginning of Exodus to the end of Deuteronomy, that does not contain the word “Moses”. For once Moses, the hero, the...

The Pursuit of Happiness in the Context of Parshat Tetzaveh

The Pursuit of Happiness in the Context of Parshat Tetzaveh

Tetzaveh - Jérome TOUBOUL

The Sages of the Talmud regularly debated on which verse of the Torah is the most important.

Ki Tisa

Ki Tisa: Moshe is Alive

Ki Tisa: Moshe is Alive

14-minute video class given by Rav Pesach SIEGEL.

The Pursuit of Happiness Throughout Parshat Ki-Tissa

The Pursuit of Happiness Throughout Parshat Ki-Tissa

Ki Tisa - Jérome TOUBOUL

This week’s parsha continues to delve on the description of the sanctuary, which began in previous weeks. But the story is interrupted by the recounting of several...

Vayakhel

Vayakhel: Lion of the Snakes

Vayakhel: Lion of the Snakes

16-minute video class given by Rav Pesach SIEGEL.

Vayakhel: Individual vs Community

Vayakhel: Individual vs Community

Vayakhel - Rabbi Lord Jonathan SACKS

At the beginning of Vayakhel Moses performs a tikkun, a mending of the past, namely the sin of the Golden Calf.

Rashi’s Mussar: God Desires the Hearts of Men

Rashi’s Mussar: God Desires the Hearts of Men

Vayakhel - Jérome TOUBOUL

During the embolismic year period of 13-lunar months (384 days), we are privileged to study the Parsha of Vayakhel thoroughly and autonomously, without linking it to...

Pekudei

Pekudei: Recreating the World

Pekudei: Recreating the World

18-minute video class given by Rav Pesach SIEGEL.

Pekudei: Three Parsha Gems

Pekudei: Three Parsha Gems

Moshe Rabbeinu, a Thief ?! “This is the distribution of the tabernacle …”(Shemot, 38, 21) After the completion of the work of the Mishkan...

Pekudei: Be Active

Pekudei: Be Active

Pekudei - Rabbi Lord Jonathan SACKS

Sitting is the new smoking. So goes the new health mantra. Spend too much time at a desk or in front of a screen and you are at risk of significant danger to your health.

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