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       [powerpress]        

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       [powerpress]        

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       [powerpress]        

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

Nameless – Parashat Tetzaveh

Nameless – Parashat Tetzaveh

“…And you shall command Bnei Yisrael…” – Shemot 27:20 וְאַתָּה תְּצַוֶּה אֶת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל – שמות כז, כ From the account of Moshe’s birth in the beginning of the Book of Shemos until his monologue in the Book of Devarim, Moshe is mentioned by name in every weekly Torah portion with the exception of Parshas Tetzaveh. The notable absence of […]

February 18, 2018 at 3:19 AM 0 comments

Parashat Tezaveh – What is the source of blessings?

Parashat Tezaveh – What is the source of blessings?

We often wonder what is the source of blessings and if I can find the person that can bless me with whatever I need… Can it be that maybe I am the source of my own blessing? Duration of class:25:26       [powerpress]        

February 18, 2018 at 2:55 AM 0 comments

Parashat Teruma – Why does G-d need a home?

Parashat Teruma – Why does G-d need a home?

  Duration of class:1:19:00       [powerpress]        

February 15, 2018 at 2:31 AM 0 comments

Have Poles, Will Travel – Parashat Terumah

Have Poles, Will Travel – Parashat Terumah

“….The poles of the ark shall be in the rings; they shall not be removed from it….” – Shemot 25:15 בְּטַבְּעֹת הָאָרֹן יִהְיוּ הַבַּדִּים לֹא יָסֻרוּ מִמֶּנּוּ – שמות כה, טו The prohibition of removing the poles from the Aron, the Holy Ark, is explained in the Sefer Hachinuch (Mitzvah 96) as a means of ensuring that the Aron is always ready […]

February 14, 2018 at 2:45 AM 0 comments

Plant a Tree from Israel – Parashat Terumah

Plant a Tree from Israel – Parashat Terumah

“…And this is the contribution that you shall take from them …and acacia wood…” – Shemot 25:3 וְזֹאת הַתְּרוּמָה אֲשֶׁר תִּקְחוּ מֵאִתָּם . . וַעֲצֵי שִׁטִּים – שמות כה, ג-ה How did Bnei Yisrael have acacia wood in the desert? Some commentaries suggest that acacia wood may have been available for purchase from gentile merchants they encountered in the desert, […]

February 13, 2018 at 2:45 AM 0 comments

The People’s Mishkan – Parashat Terumah

The People’s Mishkan – Parashat Terumah

“…And you shall place into the ark the testimony, which I will give you….” – Shemos 25:16 וְנָתַתָּ אֶל הָאָרֹן אֵת הָעֵדֻת אֲשֶׁר אֶתֵּן אֵלֶיךָ – שמות כה, טז The Talmud (Berachos 8b) teaches that contained in the Aron were the unbroken second Luchos, as well as the broken remnants of the first Luchos. These contents reflect three phases experienced […]

February 11, 2018 at 2:34 AM 0 comments

It’s Not All about You – Parashat Mishpatim

It’s Not All about You – Parashat Mishpatim

“….And you shall worship Hashem, your G-d… There will be no bereaved or barren woman in your land; I will fill the number of your days…” – Shemot 23:25-26 וַעֲבַדְתֶּם אֵת ה’ אֱלֹקֵיכֶם . . לֹא תִהְי’ מְשַׁכֵּלָה וַעֲקָרָה בְּאַרְצֶךָ אֶת מִסְפַּר יָמֶיךָ אֲמַלֵּא – כג, כה-כו These verses contain profound insight and guidance in the struggles that many people […]

February 9, 2018 at 2:58 AM 0 comments

Are You All Ears? – Parashat Mishpatim

Are You All Ears? – Parashat Mishpatim

“….But if the bondsman says, “I am fond of my master, my wife, and my children. I will not go free”…His master shall pierce his ear with an awl and he shall then serve him forever….” – Shemot 21:5-6 וְאִם אָמֹר יֹאמַר הָעֶבֶד אָהַבְתִּי אֶת אֲדֹנִי אֶת אִשְׁתִּי וְאֶת בָּנָי לֹא אֵצֵא חָפְשִׁי . . וְרָצַע אֲדֹנָיו אֶת אָזְנוֹ בַּמַּרְצֵעַ […]

February 9, 2018 at 2:40 AM 0 comments

Who created G-d? – Parashat Mishpatim

Who created G-d? – Parashat Mishpatim

Have you ever wondered when it all began? what came first? and if I will ever know and understand what’s going on here in this world? Duration of class:35:29       [powerpress]        

February 9, 2018 at 12:07 AM 0 comments

Parashat Mishpatim – Do you have an Altar? Powerful message

Parashat Mishpatim – Do you have an Altar? Powerful message

When we had Beit Hamikdash we had the option of sacrifices to atone for our sins, but now what can we do? Duration of class:23:06       [powerpress]        

February 7, 2018 at 11:48 PM 0 comments

Far Be It From Me – Parashat Mishpatim

Far Be It From Me – Parashat Mishpatim

“….And he who did not ambush but G-d caused it to happen to him, I shall provide you a place to which he shall flee….” – Shemot 21:13 וַאֲשֶׁר לֹא צָדָה וְהָאֱלֹהִים אִנָּה לְיָדוֹ וְשַׂמְתִּי לְךָ מָקוֹם אֲשֶׁר יָנוּס שָׁמָּה – כא, יג  The Arizal notes that the accidental murderer is at first referred to in the third person – […]

February 7, 2018 at 2:17 AM 0 comments

Parashat Mishpatim – How come my prayers are not answered?

Parashat Mishpatim – How come my prayers are not answered?

Have you ever wondered why some or many of your prayers have not been answered? Does G-d even listen to my prayers? or maybe he does not even receive them… Duration of class:26:25       [powerpress]        

February 5, 2018 at 10:09 AM 0 comments

Parashat Mishpatim – Why don’t we mix meat and dairy?

Parashat Mishpatim – Why don’t we mix meat and dairy?

One of the most unclear prohibitions in the Torah is not to mix meat and dairy. Have you ever thought why? all this and much more in this class Duration of class:57:58       [powerpress]        

February 5, 2018 at 10:03 AM 0 comments

Parashat Mishpatim – Do you think about the future?

Parashat Mishpatim – Do you think about the future?

We all know about the resurrection of the dead (Techiyat Hameitim) after Mashiach comes. Have you ever thought which body of the many bodies I had from so many reincarnations, which body will be the one that returns? Duration of class:30:01       [powerpress]        

February 4, 2018 at 9:51 AM 0 comments

Same Law, Different Court – Parashat Mishpatim

Same Law, Different Court – Parashat Mishpatim

“….And these are the ordinances that you shall place before them…” – Shemot 21:1 וְאֵלֶּה הַמִּשְׁפָּטִים אֲשֶׁר תָּשִׂים לִפְנֵיהֶם – שמות כא, א The Talmud (Gittin 88b) learns from this verse that our civil disputes should be judged only “before them“—the Jewish courts, and not in the non-Jewish court system. This applies even in instances where the ruling of the […]

February 4, 2018 at 2:32 AM 0 comments