Zohar – Parashat Vayetze – Page 148/A – Part 2

Zohar – Parashat Vayetze – Page 148/A – Part 2

Zohar – Parashat Vayetze – Page 148/A – Part 2 Duration of class:47:49               http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/529291089-rabbialonanava-zohar-parashat-vayetze-moshe-david-and-the-holy-ark-part-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

November 12, 2018 at 7:37 AM 0 comments

There’s Nothing Like Home

There’s Nothing Like Home

“…And leah said, “…now my husband will reside with me, for i have borne him six sons,” so she named him zevulun…”  – bereishis 30:20 וַתֹּאמֶר לֵאָה . . הַפַּעַם יִזְבְּלֵנִי אִישִׁי כִּי יָלַדְתִּי לוֹ שִׁשָּׁה בָנִים וַתִּקְרָא אֶת שְׁמוֹ זְבֻלוּן – בראשית ל, כ When our matriarch Leah bore her sixth son, she named him Zevulun, a derivative of […]

November 12, 2018 at 2:43 AM 0 comments

Zohar – Parashat Vayetze – The power that runs the world – Part 1

Zohar – Parashat Vayetze – The power that runs the world – Part 1

Zohar – Parashat Vayetze – Page 147/B – Part 1 Duration of class:44:10               http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/528699939-rabbialonanava-zohar-parashat-vayetze-the-power-that-runs-the-world.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

November 11, 2018 at 7:34 AM 0 comments

Parashat Vayeitzei – When are we allowed to lie?

Parashat Vayeitzei – When are we allowed to lie?

  Duration of class:1:02:49               http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/528195009-rabbialonanava-parashat-vayeitzei-when-are-we-allowed-to-lie.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

November 11, 2018 at 7:26 AM 0 comments

The Residential Real Estate Guy – Parashat Vayeitzei

The Residential Real Estate Guy – Parashat Vayeitzei

Your name reflects more than just your parents’ feelings and whims at the moment you were born. According to the teachings of Kabbalah, parents are endowed by G-d with the wisdom to choose names that are associated with the unique source from which their child’s soul stems. Hence, though Leah attributed her choice of the name Zevulun to the milestone […]

November 10, 2018 at 3:07 AM 1 comment

How Yaakov Made His Fortune

How Yaakov Made His Fortune

  It is out of character for the Rambam, in a work strictly dedicated to documenting the laws of the Torah, to tell us of the reward that someone in history received for the observance of a particular law. Understandably then, the Rambam does not mention Yaakov’s reward for putting full effort into his work as mere words of inspiration, […]

November 10, 2018 at 2:48 AM 0 comments

The Rest of the Story

The Rest of the Story

“….On the third day, Lavan was informed that Yaakov had fled. He took along his kinsmen and pursued him for the distance of seven day journey….” – Bereishit 31:22-23 ״…ויוגד ללבן ביום השלישי כי ברח יעקב, ויקח את אחיו עמו וירדוף אחריו דרך שבעת ימים….״ – בראשית לא, כב-כג   There is a famous teaching of the Baal Shem Tov […]

November 10, 2018 at 1:59 AM 0 comments

Good Night, Yaakov – Parashat Vayeitzei

Good Night, Yaakov – Parashat Vayeitzei

For fourteen years before this fateful night and twenty years after, Yaakov never lay down to settle in for a good night’s sleep. Now, Yaakov was spending the night at “the place”, precisely the spot where the Beis Hamikdash, Judaism’s holiest site, would some day stand. How could it be that specifically here Yaakov lay down for a relaxing and […]

November 10, 2018 at 1:44 AM 0 comments

Make the Time to Build a Home

Make the Time to Build a Home

Yaakov and Zevulun represent two opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to Torah study. Yaakov is called “an innocent man, who dwelled in tents (25:27),” referring to his extended studies in the “tents of Shem and Ever (Rashi),” the academies of Torah study of his time. Zevulun, on the other hand, famously arranged with Yissachar that “Zevulun will […]

November 10, 2018 at 1:06 AM 0 comments

Zohar – Parashat Toldot – The battle of good and evil – Part 5

Zohar – Parashat Toldot – The battle of good and evil – Part 5

Zohar – Parashat Toldot – Page 137/B – Part 5 Duration of class:56:14               http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/528142176-rabbialonanava-zohar-parashat-toldot-the-battle-of-good-and-evil-part-5.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

November 8, 2018 at 7:47 AM 0 comments

Zohar – Parashat Toldot – Why are your prayers not answered? – Part 4

Zohar – Parashat Toldot – Why are your prayers not answered? – Part 4

Zohar – Parashat Toldot – Page 137/A – Part 4 Duration of class:34:49               http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/526670004-rabbialonanava-zohar-parashat-toldot-why-are-your-prayers-not-answered-part-4-rabbi-alon-anava.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

November 7, 2018 at 8:04 AM 0 comments

Zohar – Parashat Toldot – The secret of the Jewish nations blessing – Part 3

Zohar – Parashat Toldot – The secret of the Jewish nations blessing – Part 3

Zohar – Parashat Toldot – Page 135/A – Part 3 Duration of class:45:58               http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/526649943-rabbialonanava-zohar-parashat-toldot-the-secret-of-the-jewish-nations-blessing-part-3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

November 6, 2018 at 8:01 AM 0 comments

Zohar – Parashat Toldot – The hidden wisdom of G-d – Part 2

Zohar – Parashat Toldot – The hidden wisdom of G-d – Part 2

Zohar – Parashat Toldot – Page 134/B – Part 2 Duration of class:33:47               http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/525654291-rabbialonanava-zohar-parashat-toldot-the-hidden-wisdom-of-g-d-part-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

November 5, 2018 at 7:52 AM 0 comments

Zohar – Parashat Toldot – The blueprint of creation – Part 1

Zohar – Parashat Toldot – The blueprint of creation – Part 1

Zohar – Parashat Toldot – Page 134/A – Part 1 Duration of class:37:56               http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/525143829-rabbialonanava-zohar-parashat-toldot-the-blueprint-of-creation-part-1-rabbi-alon-anava.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

November 4, 2018 at 7:29 AM 0 comments

Parashat Toldot – How to transform the evil in me to good?

Parashat Toldot – How to transform the evil in me to good?

Have you ever wondered why Yitzchak and Rivka, two righteous parents had Eisav, one of the most evil people in history as a child? what can we learn from the fact they two good parents ended up having a wicked son? and how does this can effect my spiritual growth? Duration of class:1:30:18               […]

November 4, 2018 at 7:20 AM 0 comments

Gifts from a Minimalist – Parashat Toldot

Gifts from a Minimalist – Parashat Toldot

At the age of one hundred and twenty-three, Yitzchak was five years younger than his mother had been at her passing, and there was still a good chance that he would live another fifty years or more, as his father had. (In fact, he ultimately lived to 180, five years longer than his father.) Even his mother’s passing at the […]

November 3, 2018 at 1:25 AM 0 comments

Be Practical, but Spiritual…..

Be Practical, but Spiritual…..

  Avraham could not possibly have observed all the mitzvos in their physical form. In order to physically observe the mitzvah of wearing Tefilin, for example, the Tefilin must contain certain parshiyos, portions of the Torah, some of which speak about the Exodus from Egypt. As the Exodus took place more than three centuries after Avraham’s passing, Avraham’s fulfillment of this […]

November 3, 2018 at 1:13 AM 0 comments

Beneath the Surface of Eisav

Beneath the Surface of Eisav

Yitzchak was blind in his old age, but he couldn’t have been completely oblivious to Eisav’s unrefined character and conduct. His intentions to bless Eisav, nonetheless, must have been based not only on what he didn’t see or know about Eisav, but on what he did see in him. The Torah relates that Yitzchak devoted a lot of energy to […]

November 3, 2018 at 12:50 AM 1 comment

Better Off Blind – Parashat Toldot

Better Off Blind – Parashat Toldot

To say that blindness is debilitating is an understatement. In fact, Rashi comments later (28:10), “Because Yitzchak’s eyes had become dim and he was confined in his house, he was like a dead person.” Why had G-d caused this to happen? According to one explanation brought by Rashi, this was to enable Yaakov to receive the blessings that Yitzchak intended […]

November 2, 2018 at 1:20 AM 1 comment

Zohar – Parashat Chayei Sarah – Can your Mitzvot be taken away from you? – Part 4

Zohar – Parashat Chayei Sarah – Can your Mitzvot be taken away from you? – Part 4

Zohar – Parashat Chayei Sarah – Page 121/B – Part 4 Duration of class:1:05:02               http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/524754399-rabbialonanava-zohar-parashat-chayei-sarah-can-your-mitzvot-be-taken-away-from-you-part-4.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

November 1, 2018 at 7:05 AM 0 comments