The month of Iyar – What can be achieved

The month of Iyar – What can be achieved

Every month has a special blessing and a special power that we can tap into and enjoy this G-dly blessing. In this video Rabbi Anava is explaining about the month of iyar Duration of class: 59:08               http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/320460884-rabbialonanava-the-month-of-iyar-what-can-be-achieved-what-to-work-on.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

April 14, 2018 at 9:36 AM

Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai – Lag BaOmer

Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai – Lag BaOmer

What’s so special about the day of the death of a Tzadik? Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, often referred to simply as Rashbi (an acronym taken from the initials Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai), was one of the great Tannaitic sages who lived during the era of Roman persecution (2nd century CE). He was one of the foremost students of Rabbi Akiva, […]

April 14, 2018 at 1:47 AM

Pesach Sheni – What’s the point?

Pesach Sheni – What’s the point?

Pesach Sheni – What’s the point? is it really helping to bring Mashiach? Does Hashem really give us second chances? after all we are far from perfect… how does one able to fix the mess? Does Teshuvah really help and why are we really celebrating Pesach Sheni?                 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/264996578-rabbialonanava-pesach-sheni-what-s-the-point-is-it-really-helping-to-bring-mashiach.mp3Podcast: Play in new window […]

April 14, 2018 at 1:00 AM

The Two-Headed Year

The Two-Headed Year

“…This month shall be to you the head of the months; to you it shall be the first of the months of the year…” – Shemos 12:2 הַחֹדֶשׁ הַזֶּה לָכֶם רֹאשׁ חֳדָשִׁים רִאשׁוֹן הוּא לָכֶם לְחָדְשֵׁי הַשָּׁנָה – שמות יב, ב The Jewish calendar year has two starting points. Rosh Hashana, on the 1st of Tishrei, marks the start of […]

April 2, 2018 at 2:20 AM

The Unlucky Child

The Unlucky Child

“…The Torah speaks of four children: One is wise, one is wicked, one is simple and one does not know how to ask…” – The Haggadah כְּנֶגֶד אַרְבָּעָה בָנִים דִּבְּרָה תוֹרָה: אֶחָד חָכָם. וְאֶחָד רָשָׁע. וְאֶחָד תָּם. וְאֶחָד שֶׁאֵינוֹ יוֹדֵעַ לִשְׁאוֹל – הגדה של פסח In four places, the Torah instructs us to relate the story and mitzvos of Pesach […]

March 28, 2018 at 2:39 AM

What’s Behind the Question?

What’s Behind the Question?

The Torah speaks of four children: One is wise, one is wicked, one is simple and one does not know how to ask. …What does the wicked one say? “What is this service to you?” (The Haggadah) כְּנֶגֶד אַרְבָּעָה בָנִים דִּבְּרָה תוֹרָה: אֶחָד חָכָם. וְאֶחָד רָשָׁע. וְאֶחָד תָּם. וְאֶחָד שֶׁאֵינוֹ יוֹדֵעַ לִשְׁאוֹל . . רָשָׁע מָה הוּא אוֹמֵר: מָה הָעֲבוֹדָה […]

March 27, 2018 at 2:52 AM

Expectations

Expectations

“…And fire went forth from before G-d and consumed them, and they died before G-d…” – Vayikra 10:2 וַתֵּצֵא אֵשׁ מִלִּפְנֵי ה’ וַתֹּאכַל אוֹתָם וַיָּמֻתוּ לִפְנֵי ה’ – ויקרא י, ב Why were Nadav and Avihu, the sons of Aharon, punished with sudden death? According to the opinion of R’ Yishmael cited in the Midrash (Vayikra Rabbah 12:1), they died […]

March 27, 2018 at 2:35 AM

Why is the Wicked Son at the Seder?

Why is the Wicked Son at the Seder?

“…The wicked one, what does he say? “What is this worship to you?” …Say to him: “It is for this that G-d did for me when I left Egypt;” i.e., ‘for me,’ but not for him. If he had been there, he would not have been redeemed…” (The Haggadah) רָשָׁע מָה הוּא אוֹמֵר? מָה הָעֲבוֹדָה הַזּאֹת לָכֶם..וֶאֱמוֹר לוֹ בַּעֲבוּר זֶה […]

March 26, 2018 at 2:15 AM

Act Now, Perfect Later

Act Now, Perfect Later

“…And the pig, because it has a cloven hoof that is completely split, but will not regurgitate its cud; it is unclean for you…” – Vayikra 11:7 וְאֶת הַחֲזִיר כִּי מַפְרִיס פַּרְסָה הוּא וְשֹׁסַע שֶׁסַע פַּרְסָה וְהוּא גֵּרָה לֹא יִגָּר טָמֵא הוּא לָכֶם – ויקרא יא, ז The Ohr Hachaim interprets this verse as alluding to a future change in […]

March 26, 2018 at 1:55 AM

What does Joyful Judaism Mean?

What does Joyful Judaism Mean?

“…And the kohen shall cause the fat to [go up in] smoke on the altar, and the breast shall belong to Aharon and his sons…” – Vayikra 7:31 וְהִקְטִיר הַכֹּהֵן אֶת הַחֵלֶב הַמִּזְבֵּחָה וְהָיָה הֶחָזֶה לְאַהֲרֹן וּלְבָנָיו – ויקרא ז, לא After a sacrifice in the Temple is slaughtered and some of its blood sprinkled on the Altar, the kohanim […]

March 23, 2018 at 1:23 AM

Burning Fats, Fueling Flames – Parashat Tzav

Burning Fats, Fueling Flames – Parashat Tzav

“…A continuous fire shall burn upon the altar; it shall not be extinguished…” – Vayikra 6:6 אֵשׁ תָּמִיד תּוּקַד עַל הַמִּזְבֵּחַ לֹא תִכְבֶּה – ויקרא ו, ו In addition to the obligation stated explicitly in this verse, namely, to maintain a constant fire on the Outer Mizbeiach, the Talmud sees in this verse an allusion to yet another “continuous fire” […]

March 22, 2018 at 1:11 AM

Cynical is Criminal – Parashat Tzav

Cynical is Criminal – Parashat Tzav

“…A constant fire shall burn upon the altar; it shall not be extinguished…” – Vayikra 6:6 אֵשׁ תָּמִיד תּוּקַד עַל הַמִּזְבֵּחַ לֹא תִכְבֶּה – ויקרא ו, ו The Torah commands us to constantly burn a fire on the Outer Mizbei’ach, the altar that stood in the courtyard of the Temple, and to never extinguish it. Moreover, as taught in the […]

March 21, 2018 at 2:36 AM

Dare to Prepare – Parashat Tzav

Dare to Prepare – Parashat Tzav

“…He shall then take off his garments and put on other garments, and he shall remove the ashes to outside the camp…” – Vayikra 6:4 וּפָשַׁט אֶת בְּגָדָיו וְלָבַשׁ בְּגָדִים אֲחֵרִים וְהוֹצִיא אֶת הַדֶּשֶׁן אֶל מִחוּץ לַמַּחֲנֶה – ויקרא ו, ד The task of clearing the ashes from the Altar was not an actual part of the service in the […]

March 20, 2018 at 4:02 AM

Kohanim Without Borders – Parashat Tzav

Kohanim Without Borders – Parashat Tzav

“…He shall then take off his garments and put on other garments, and he shall remove the ashes to outside the camp…” – Vayikra 6:4 וּפָשַׁט אֶת בְּגָדָיו וְלָבַשׁ בְּגָדִים אֲחֵרִים וְהוֹצִיא אֶת הַדֶּשֶׁן אֶל מִחוּץ לַמַּחֲנֶה – ויקרא ו, ד One of the tasks in the Mishkan was to clear the ashes from atop the Altar and dispose of […]

March 19, 2018 at 2:52 AM

Limits and Permits

Limits and Permits

“…Limits and permits..” זֹאת תּוֹרַת הָעֹלָה הִוא הָעֹלָה עַל מוֹקְדָה עַל הַמִּזְבֵּחַ כָּל הַלַּיְלָה עַד הַבֹּקֶר – שמות ו, ב After a sacrifice in the Temple is slaughtered and some of its blood sprinkled on the Altar, the kohanim burn the choice fats of the animal (and in some instances, all its fats and limbs) on the Altar. Though all […]

March 18, 2018 at 1:01 AM

The Holiday of Faith

The Holiday of Faith

“…In every generation, a person is obligated to regard himself as if he had come out of Egypt…” – The Haggadah בְּכָל דּוֹר וָדוֹר חַיָּב אָדָם לִרְאוֹת אֶת עַצְמוֹ כְּאִלּוּ הוּא יָצָא מִמִּצְרָיִם – הגדה של פסח One of the most remarkable aspects of Bnei Yisrael’s exodus from Egypt is the simple trust that they had in Moshe and in […]

March 16, 2018 at 3:20 AM

Pesach – Will we go out of exile this year?

Pesach – Will we go out of exile this year?

A powerful class how to prepare to Pesach to make sure this is the last one in Exile   Duration of class: 1:06:13               http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/314553829-rabbialonanava-pesach-will-we-go-out-of-exile-this-year.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

March 16, 2018 at 1:46 AM

What Do You Crave? – Parashat Vayikra

What Do You Crave? – Parashat Vayikra

“…But he does not know, he is guilty and shall bear his transgression…” – Vayikra 5:17 וְלֹא יָדַע וְאָשֵׁם וְנָשָׂא עֲוֹנו – ויקרא ה, יז Why is it necessary to atone for transgressions that were committed unknowingly, especially if one is doubtful if he transgressed at all? Chassidus explains that although the actual transgression was not committed intentionally, yet its […]

March 16, 2018 at 1:05 AM

Pesach – How to achieve real freedom?

Pesach – How to achieve real freedom?

Duration of class:1:15:52               http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/318281764-rabbialonanava-pesach-how-to-achieve-real-freedom.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

March 15, 2018 at 4:56 PM

The Best and Finest – Parashat Vayikra

The Best and Finest – Parashat Vayikra

“…All fat is to G-d…” – Vayikra 3:16 כָּל חֵלֶב לַה – ויקרא ג, טז When an animal is offered as a sacrifice, its premium fats—the choicest parts of its flesh—are burned on the Altar. The Rambam (Issurei Mizbeiach 7:11) interprets this as a universal principle as well: “The same applies to everything done for the sake of G-d—it must […]

March 15, 2018 at 1:52 AM