Mass-Energy Equivalence – Parashat Pikudei

Mass-Energy Equivalence – Parashat Pikudei

“…These are the accounts of the Mishkan, the Mishkan of the Testimony, as they were overseen by Moshe…” – Shemos 38:21 אֵלֶּה פְקוּדֵי הַמִּשְׁכָּן מִשְׁכַּן הָעֵדֻת אֲשֶׁר פֻּקַּד עַל פִּי משֶׁה – שמות לח, כא The total weight of all the gold, silver, and copper that was donated for the Mishkan is recorded in Parshas Pikudei.  No mention is made, […]

March 8, 2018 at 1:57 AM 0 comments

The Gifts of the Gifted

The Gifts of the Gifted

“…All the women whose hearts uplifted them with wisdom spun the goat hair…” – Shemot 35:26 וְכָל הַנָּשִׁים אֲשֶׁר נָשָׂא לִבָּן אֹתָנָה בְּחָכְמָה טָווּ אֶת הָעִזִּים – שמות לה, כו This is particularly remarkable considering that Bnei Yisrael had not been instructed to process the goat hair at all before donating it to the Mishkan. The manner in which the […]

March 6, 2018 at 1:50 AM 0 comments

Parashat Vayakhel – Does G-d need a vacation?

Parashat Vayakhel – Does G-d need a vacation?

In a few places in the Torah it’s referring that G-d rested on Shabbat. Why is the Torah telling us this? Does G-d really need to rest? he is the source of energy… – So why? Duration of class:1:06:12               http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/410512617-rabbialonanava-parashat-vayakhel-does-g-d-need-a-vacation.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

March 5, 2018 at 7:39 AM 0 comments

Parashat Vayakhel – Why did Moshe Rabenu break the tablets?

Parashat Vayakhel – Why did Moshe Rabenu break the tablets?

Duration of class:42:41               http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/410511132-rabbialonanava-parashat-vayakhel-why-did-moshe-rabenu-break-the-tablets.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

March 5, 2018 at 7:19 AM 0 comments

The Mishkan Again?

The Mishkan Again?

“…And Moshe spoke to the entire community of Bnei Israel, saying: this is the word that g-d has commanded…” –  Shemos 35:4 וַיֹּאמֶר משֶׁה אֶל כָּל עֲדַת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל לֵאמֹר זֶה הַדָּבָר אֲשֶׁר צִוָּה ה’ – שמות לה, ד The Torah’s wording is concise, even cryptic at times; an extra word or even letter is already cause for discussion among the […]

March 5, 2018 at 1:25 AM 0 comments

Preoccupied – Parashat Vayakhel

Preoccupied – Parashat Vayakhel

“…Moshe assembled the entire community… “these are the things that g-d commanded to be done” – Shemot 35:1 וַיַּקְהֵל משֶׁה אֶת כָּל עֲדַת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל. . אֵלֶּה הַדְּבָרִים אֲשֶׁר צִוָּה ה’ לַעֲשׂת אֹתָם – שמות לה, א After prevailing upon G-d to wholeheartedly forgive Bnei Yisrael for the sin of the Golden Calf, Moshe descended from Mount Sinai, bringing with him the […]

March 4, 2018 at 1:36 AM 0 comments

Parashat Ki Tisa – The secret of the incense

Parashat Ki Tisa – The secret of the incense

Duration of class46:53               http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/409999206-rabbialonanava-parashat-ki-tisa-the-secret-of-the-incense.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

March 2, 2018 at 6:01 AM 0 comments

When Broken Comes Before Whole

When Broken Comes Before Whole

“…And g-d said to Moshe: “hew for yourself two stone tablets like the first ones…” – Shemos 35:1 וַיֹּאמֶר ה’ אֶל משֶׁה פְּסָל לְךָ שְׁנֵי לֻחֹת אֲבָנִים כָּרִאשֹׁנִים – שמות לה, א The Midrash (Shemos Rabbah 46:1) relates that Moshe was distressed over having broken the Luchos, until G-d said to him, “Do not be pained over the first tablets, which […]

March 2, 2018 at 1:52 AM 0 comments

Parashat Ki Tisa – What’s the result of unity?

Parashat Ki Tisa – What’s the result of unity?

Duration of class:1:12:42               http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/409998564-rabbialonanava-parashat-ki-tisa-whats-the-result-of-unity.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

March 1, 2018 at 5:20 AM 0 comments

A Model

A Model

“…And now, if you forgive their sin… but if not, erase me now from your book that you have written…” – Shemot 32:32 ‫וְעַתָּה אִם תִּשָּׂא חַטָּאתָם וְאִם אַיִן מְחֵנִי נָא מִסִּפְרְךָ אֲשֶׁר כָּתָבְתָּ – שמות לב, לב   When Bnei Yisrael rebelled against the Torah’s most basic principle and worshipped the Golden Calf, G-d threatened to wipe Bnei Yisrael out […]

February 28, 2018 at 4:11 AM 0 comments

Learned from the Pro – Parashat Ki Tisa

Learned from the Pro – Parashat Ki Tisa

“…And now, if You forgive their sin… —But if not, erase me now from Your book, which You have written…’ – Shemot 32:32 וְעַתָּה אִם תִּשָּׂא חַטָּאתָם וְאִם אַיִן מְחֵנִי נָא מִסִּפְרְךָ אֲשֶׁר כָּתָבְתָּ – שמות לב, לב “The Shechinah (Divine Presence) spoke through Moshe’s throat,” say our Sages (see Zohar vol. 3, p. 232a). This means that Moshe’s identity […]

February 28, 2018 at 1:07 AM 0 comments

Positively Fulfilling the Negative Prohibitions

Positively Fulfilling the Negative Prohibitions

“…When he had finished speaking with him on mount sinai, he gave Moshe the two tablets of the testimony…” – Shemos 31:18 וַיִּתֵּן אֶל משֶׁה כְּכַלֹּתוֹ לְדַבֵּר אִתּוֹ בְּהַר סִינַי שְׁנֵי לֻחֹת הָעֵדֻת – שמות לא, יח Rashi notes that the Torah here spells the word Luchos, tablets, as לֻחֹת—without the letter “ו” that emphasizes the plural, according to which the word […]

February 26, 2018 at 1:28 AM 0 comments

Parashat Ki Tisa – What good is a golden calf?

Parashat Ki Tisa – What good is a golden calf?

Duration of class:1:05:12               http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/409944420-rabbialonanava-parashat-ki-tisa-what-good-is-a-golden-calf.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

February 26, 2018 at 1:14 AM 0 comments

Parashat Ki Tisa – The source of my blessing

Parashat Ki Tisa – The source of my blessing

Duration of class:34:49               http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/409937811-rabbialonanava-parashat-ki-tisa-the-source-of-my-blessing.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

February 26, 2018 at 12:48 AM 0 comments

Rinse Well Before Serving – Parashat Ki Tisa

Rinse Well Before Serving – Parashat Ki Tisa

“…Aharon and his sons shall wash their hands and feet from it…” – Shemot 30:19 וְרָחֲצוּ אַהֲרֹן וּבָנָיו מִמֶּנּוּ אֶת יְדֵיהֶם וְאֶת רַגְלֵיהֶם – שמות ל, יט Before beginning their daily service, the kohanim serving in the Mishkan would wash their hands and feet. Emulating the kohanim, we, too, wash our hands every morning upon awakening to sanctify ourselves for […]

February 25, 2018 at 3:46 AM 0 comments

The Altar of Anonymity – Parashat Tetzaveh

The Altar of Anonymity – Parashat Tetzaveh

“…You shall make an altar for burning incense…” – Shemot 30:1 וְעָשִׂיתָ מִזְבֵּחַ מִקְטַר קְטֹרֶת – שמות ל, א The Inner Mizbei’ach, the golden altar for incense which stood in the sanctuary of the Mishkan, is described at the conclusion of Parshas Tetzaveh. Its placement here is somewhat peculiar, considering that the construction of the Mishkan and the other utensils […]

February 22, 2018 at 1:14 AM 0 comments

Parashat Tezaveh – Purim – The secret behind the Megila

Parashat Tezaveh – Purim – The secret behind the Megila

Duration of class:34:04               http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/404865714-rabbialonanava-parashat-tezaveh-purim-the-secret-behind-the-megila.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

February 20, 2018 at 12:52 AM 0 comments

Parashat Tezaveh – How to keep the fire burning?

Parashat Tezaveh – How to keep the fire burning?

We have an inner fire in the depth of our soul, this fire is the source of our energy. Of course this is not a real fire rather a G-dly spark. In this class Rabbi Anava address’s how to keep this fire burning Duration of class:28:58               http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/404854704-rabbialonanava-parashat-tezaveh-how-to-keep-the-fire-burning.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: […]

February 20, 2018 at 12:08 AM 0 comments

Why does the Menora have seven branches?

Why does the Menora have seven branches?

In last week’s Parasha Moshe was instructed by G-d to make all the vessels of the Mishkan. The most unique one was the Menora. One question that comes to mind is why the Menora had seven Branches? and what does it mean to me? Duration of class:1:24:12               http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/402402573-rabbialonanava-parashat-tezaveh-why-does-the-menora-have-seven-branches.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | […]

February 19, 2018 at 3:02 AM 0 comments

Sounds from a Distance – Parashat Tetzaveh

Sounds from a Distance – Parashat Tetzaveh

“….And its sound shall be heard when he enters the Holy before G-d and when he leaves, so that he will not die….” – Shemos 28:34-35   וְנִשְׁמַע קוֹלוֹ בְּבֹאוֹ אֶל הַקֹּדֶשׁ לִפְנֵי ה’ וּבְצֵאתוֹ וְלֹא יָמוּת – שמות כח, לה The hem of the Kohen Gadol’s robe was adorned with bells, which chimed as he went about his service […]

February 19, 2018 at 12:24 AM 0 comments