Parashat Balak – The power of names

Parashat Balak – The power of names

We know that our names carry a deeper meaning that we realize to a point that it will effect our life. How come a wicked man like Balak got a whole Parasha in the Torah named after him? Duration of class: 1:15:36           http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/463122633-rabbialonanava-parashat-balak-the-power-of-names.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

June 24, 2018 at 1:57 AM 0 comments

Radical Blessings

Radical Blessings

“…Come, I will advise you… what this people will do to your people at the end of days…” – Bamidbar 24:14 לְכָה אִיעָצְךָ אֲשֶׁר יַעֲשֶׂה הָעָם הַזֶּה לְעַמְּךָ בְּאַחֲרִית הַיָּמִים – במדבר כד, יד Fearing that the Jews would wage war against him and conquer his land, Balak, the king of Moav, summoned the prophet Bilaam and asked him to curse them. […]

June 24, 2018 at 1:15 AM 0 comments

Beauty Lies in the Details

Beauty Lies in the Details

“…How beautiful are your tents, Yaakov!…” – Bamidbar 24:3 מַה טֹּבוּ אֹהָלֶיךָ יַעֲקֹב – במדבר כד, ג What was the beauty that Bilaam saw in Bnei Yisrael’s tents? The Talmud (Bava Basra 60a) explains that Bilaam observed that Bnei Yisrael arranged their tents in such a manner that the tents’ entrances did not exactly face one another. This practice reflected […]

June 23, 2018 at 2:12 AM 0 comments

Uncountable Mitzvos

Uncountable Mitzvos

“…Who has counted the dust of Yaakov?…” – Bamidbar 23:10 מִי מָנָה עֲפַר יַעֲקֹב – במדבר כג, י Bilaam’s plot to curse the Jewish people was foiled when G-d forced him to bless and praise them instead. Describing the Jewish people’s endearment to G-d, Bilaam said, “Who can count the dust of Yaakov?” According to one interpretation brought by Rashi, […]

June 22, 2018 at 1:30 AM 0 comments

Live Prey

Live Prey

“…Behold, a people that rises like a lioness, and raises itself like a lion…” – Bamidbar 23:24 הֶן עָם כְּלָבִיא יָקוּם וְכַאֲרִי יִתְנַשָּׂא – במדבר כג, כד Bilaam compared the Jewish people to lions. As interpreted by the Midrash Tanchuma, this comparison hints to the vigor with which the Jewish people recite the Shema, like a lion pouncing on its […]

June 22, 2018 at 1:06 AM 0 comments

Can you give a Knockout? The secret of winning – Parashat Chukat

Can you give a Knockout? The secret of winning – Parashat Chukat

Duration of class: 37:12         http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/460950375-rabbialonanava-can-you-give-a-knockout-the-secret-of-winning-parashat-chukat.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

June 19, 2018 at 8:04 AM 0 comments

Parashat Chukat – What’s so bad in hitting a rock?

Parashat Chukat – What’s so bad in hitting a rock?

Moshe Rabenu, a dedicated leader, forty years he’s leading the nation with all his heart and without asking for anything in return. 40 years of dedication and towards the end he looses his temper and hits the rock. As a result he is punished that he will not enter Israel… WHY such a harsh punishment? and what do i need […]

June 18, 2018 at 1:31 AM 0 comments

Parashat Chukat – The secret of Moshe Rabenu’s Teshuvah

Parashat Chukat – The secret of Moshe Rabenu’s Teshuvah

Duration of class: 50:33           http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/459930735-rabbialonanava-parashat-chukat-the-secret-of-moshe-rabenus-teshuvah.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

June 17, 2018 at 5:16 AM 0 comments

Living On Edge

Living On Edge

“…They shall take to you a perfectly red heifer…” – Bamidbar 19:2 וְיִקְחוּ אֵלֶיךָ פָרָה אֲדֻמָּה תְּמִימָה – במדבר יט, ב The Rambam’s compendium of Jewish law, the Mishneh Torah, is famous for its precise wording and organization. It is therefore most unusual that in the midst of a discussion on the laws of the Parah Adumah, the ashes of […]

June 17, 2018 at 1:25 AM 0 comments

learn from your mistakes – Parashat Korach

learn from your mistakes – Parashat Korach

Duration of class: 38:22           http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/459927609-rabbialonanava-learn-from-your-mistakes-parashat-korach.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

June 14, 2018 at 5:10 AM 0 comments

A Morning Person’s Teshuva

A Morning Person’s Teshuva

“…In the morning, G-d will make known who is His, and who is holy, and He will draw them near to Him…” – Bamidbar 16:5 בֹּקֶר וְיֹדַע ה’ אֶת אֲשֶׁר לוֹ וְאֶת הַקָּדוֹשׁ וְהִקְרִיב אֵלָיו – במדבר טז, ה Korach and his followers contested Moshe’s authority and his appointment of Aharon as the Kohen Gadol, the High Priest.  Moshe challenged […]

June 13, 2018 at 2:30 AM 0 comments

To Save Those You Love

To Save Those You Love

“…“Speak to the congregation saying, ‘Withdraw from the dwelling of Korach, Dasan and Aviram.’” And Moshe arose and went to Dasan and Aviram and the elders of Israel followed him…” – Bamidbar 16:24-25 דַּבֵּר אֶל הָעֵדָה לֵאמֹר הֵעָלוּ מִסָּבִיב לְמִשְׁכַּן קֹרַח דָּתָן וַאֲבִירָם: וַיָּקָם מֹשֶׁה וַיֵּלֶךְ אֶל דָּתָן וַאֲבִירָם וַיֵּלְכוּ אַחֲרָיו זִקְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל – במדבר טז, כד-כה The fate of […]

June 13, 2018 at 12:48 AM 0 comments

Use your inner power the right way – Parashat Korach

Use your inner power the right way – Parashat Korach

We all poses a very strong inner power that if we know how to bring it to the surface it can be a very positive power, but we can also miss-use this power and it will work against usWe all poses a very stron Duration of class: 39:37           http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/458287947-rabbialonanava-use-your-inner-power-the-right-way-parashat-korach.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: […]

June 12, 2018 at 11:58 AM 0 comments

Separate is Better than Equal

Separate is Better than Equal

“…In the morning, G-d will make known who is His, and who is holy, and He will draw [them] near to Him…” – Bamidbar 16:5 בֹּקֶר וְיֹדַע ה’ אֶת אֲשֶׁר לוֹ וְאֶת הַקָּדוֹשׁ וְהִקְרִיב אֵלָיו – במדבר טז, ה Korach fought for equality, which he believed to be the key to Jewish unity. “The entire congregation are all holy” (Bamidbar […]

June 12, 2018 at 7:01 AM 0 comments

Parashat Korach – Turn the darkness into light

Parashat Korach – Turn the darkness into light

Duration of class: 46:41           http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/456907824-rabbialonanava-parashat-korach-turn-the-darkness-into-light.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

June 11, 2018 at 10:29 AM 0 comments

Same, Same but Different

Same, Same but Different

“…In the morning, G-d will make known who is His…” – Bamidbar 16:5 בֹּקֶר וְיֹדַע ה’ אֶת אֲשֶׁר לוֹ – במדבר טז, ה Korach and his followers took issue with Moshe’s authority over Bnei Yisrael. They acknowledged that G-d communicated the Torah directly to Moshe, and that Moshe was therefore superior to the rest of the nation in his understanding […]

June 11, 2018 at 2:11 AM 0 comments

Parashat Korach – Why jealousy is so good

Parashat Korach – Why jealousy is so good

We find many times how destructive jealousy can be. So if this is the case, why did G-d create this attribute in us? Can it be that jealousy is a positive thing? Duration of class: 1:08:35           http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/456901932-rabbialonanava-parashat-korach-why-jealousy-is-so-good.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

June 10, 2018 at 9:02 AM 0 comments

Parashat Shelach – Why send spies?

Parashat Shelach – Why send spies?

In this weeks Parasha we read about the terrible sin of the spies. The big question is why did Moshe send spies and more than that, what is that have to do with is and what can we learn from that? Duration of class: 1:08:32           http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/454089471-rabbialonanava-parashat-shelach-why-send-spies.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

June 4, 2018 at 4:45 AM 0 comments

Parashat Shelach – Search and Destroy

Parashat Shelach – Search and Destroy

  Duration of class: 31:23           http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/453552405-rabbialonanava-parashat-shelach-search-and-destroy.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

June 3, 2018 at 7:19 AM 0 comments

Committed Clothing

Committed Clothing

“…And it shall be a fringe for you, that you may look upon it and remember all the commandments of G-d and do them…” – Bamidbar 15:39 וְהָיָה לָכֶם לְצִיצִת וּרְאִיתֶם אֹתוֹ וּזְכַרְתֶּם אֶת כָּל מִצְוֹת ה’ וַעֲשִׂיתֶם אֹתָם – במדבר טו, לט Rashi explains how the tzitzis fringes remind us of all the mitzvos. The numerical equivalents of the […]

June 3, 2018 at 1:38 AM 0 comments