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

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

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

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

How I Really Feel About You

How I Really Feel About You

“…The entire house of Israel wept for Aharon for thirty days…” – Bamidbar 20:29 וַיִּבְכּוּ אֶת אַהֲרֹן שְׁלשִׁים יוֹם כֹּל בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל – במדבר כ, כט The Torah emphasizes that Aharon’s passing was mourned by the entire Jewish nation. The Midrash (Avos d’Rabbi Nosson 12:3) explains that Aharon was particularly beloved upon the people because he was active in restoring […]

June 29, 2017 at 1:29 AM

The Cow and the Calf

The Cow and the Calf

“…They shall take to you a perfectly red heifer…” – Bamidbar 19:2 וְיִקְחוּ אֵלֶיךָ פָרָה אֲדֻמָּה תְּמִימָה – במדבר יט, ב The ashes of the Parah Adumah were used for the ritual purification of people or articles that contracted impurity from a dead corpse. In order to remove this impurity, the Parah Adumah must also undo to some degree the […]

June 27, 2017 at 3:22 AM

Is Death Final? Depends Who You Ask

Is Death Final? Depends Who You Ask

“…They shall take to you a perfectly red heifer…” – Bamidbar 19:2 וְיִקְחוּ אֵלֶיךָ פָרָה אֲדֻמָּה תְּמִימָה – במדבר יט, ב The Torah commands us to prepare the ashes of a parah adumah, a red heifer, for use in the ritual purification of people or articles that contracted impurity from a dead corpse. The Torah attributes this mitzvah to Moshe, […]

June 26, 2017 at 2:22 AM

Parashat Chukat – Why follow Mitzvot we don’t understand?

Parashat Chukat – Why follow Mitzvot we don’t understand?

So many Mitzvot (commandments) we do not understand why we do them and/or what is the reason for that Mitzvah, such as Kosher, Mikve, red heifer and much more. In this weeks Torah portion we can learn a bit why Duration of class: 57:26               http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/330082714-rabbialonanava-parashat-chukat-why-follow-mitzvot-we-don-t-understand.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | […]

June 25, 2017 at 11:36 AM

Irrational Judaism

Irrational Judaism

“…This is the decree of Torah that G-d commanded to say. Speak to Bnei Yisrael and have them take to you, a red heifer…” – Bamidbar 19:2 זֹאת חֻקַּת הַתּוֹרָה אֲשֶׁר צִוָּה ה’ לֵאמֹר דַּבֵּר אֶל בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וְיִקְחוּ אֵלֶיךָ פָרָה אֲדֻמָּה – במדבר יט, ב The Torah commands us to use the ashes of a parah adumah, a red […]

June 25, 2017 at 2:45 AM

When Moshe Forgives

When Moshe Forgives

“…The people came to Moshe and said, “We have sinned, for we have spoken against G-d and against you…” So Moshe prayed on behalf of the people…” – Bamidbar 21:7 וַיָּבֹא הָעָם אֶל משֶׁה וַיֹּאמְרוּ חָטָאנוּ כִּי דִבַּרְנוּ בַה’ וָבָךְ . . וַיִּתְפַּלֵּל משֶׁה בְּעַד הָעָם – במדבר כא, ז The Bnei Yisrael spoke against G-d and Moshe and were […]

June 26, 2015 at 7:16 PM