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Get a detailed overview of the weekly Torah portion sewn together with keen insights and timely life messages.
A five minute weekly Torah insight based on the wellsprings of Torah and Chassidut
The Kabbalistic approach to the weekly Torah reading
Experience the gems of the Parshah with the classic commentaries, and a kabbalistic twist.
An overview of the weekly Parshah, through the eyes of the many commentators, enriching your understanding of how our great history unfolded.
“And Dinah the daughter of Leah who was born to Jacob went out to see the daughters of the land.” Rashi explains “The daughter of Leah”, similar to Leah; she went out and left the house. Why the negative explanation?
Welcome to M-Cast, where we take a look at topics in the weekly Torah portion and see how it relates to the coming of Moshiach.
An in depth look at the weekly Parshah based on the talks of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
A five minute weekly Torah thought based on the teachings of Chassidut.
Parshah with Rabbi Gordon
An in depth presentation of Chassidic teachings on the weekly Parshah.
An advanced presentation of Chassidic teachings on the Parshah.
A very short message on the parshah.
Audio | 1:07:32
A Kosher Butcher
Practical Parshah—Vayishlach
The story of Jacob’s struggle with an angel provides the source for the prohibition of eating the sciatic nerve of an animal. In this class, other complicated issues involving the preparation of kosher meat are also discussed.
Triumph and endurance: two aspects of the Jewish psyche. Look into your life and find the parsha therein.
A Taste of Text—Vayishlach
How to react when confronted with an opportunity that may challenge, tempt or oppose your beliefs or goals . . .
Audio | 17:51
Esau Kissed Jacob
Letters and Numbers of Torah - Vayishlach
In the verse (Genesis 33:4) that tells us how Esau kissed Jacob, the word "kissed" has a dot over each letter. How does this hint to the idea that the greatest enemy of spiritual growth is the resistance to studying the mystical parts of Torah?
Parshah Vayishlach
As a remembrance that Jacob's sciatic nerve was damaged in his wrestling match with an angel, the Torah forbids us from eating the sciatic nerve (gid hanashe) of an animal. Interestingly, this also shows us the extent to which every detail of our lives is directed by Divine Providence.
Audio | 1:19:46
How to Fight a War
How to Study Torah - Vayishlach
How Jacob prepared for a potentially deadly confrontation with his murderous brother, Esau. Discover the Torah’s “rules of engagement” in a time when we’re forced to wage war rather than make peace.
Life Lessons from Parshat Vayishlach
From Jacob’s fearless encounter with Esau we derive a powerful message in standing firm in our commitment to Torah.
Study some of the highlights of the weekly Torah portion with insights from various commentaries.
The story of the world’s first Jewish tombstone!
Learn the biblical story of our matriarch Rachel’s passing and unusual burial at the side of the road, and discover the incredible significance of Rachel’s Tomb.
Parshah Curiosities: Vayishlach
There’s an ancient custom to recite the Torah portion of Vayishlach prior to embarking on dangerous travel. Yaakov’s encounter with Eisav conveys remarkable directions in facing unnatural challenges and mortal enemies.
Audio | 1:09:43
The Meat of a Miracle
Why we don’t eat sirloin steak
A tantalizing teaching about the improbable prohibition against sirloin steak; featuring varying flavours of rabbinic reasoning and seasoning. Discover the ultimate purpose behind this mitzvah of Gid Hanasheh (sciatic nerve); illuminating the sweep of Jewish history, down to the tiny details. Deeply scholarly, this rumination draws upon a wide range of classical sources, yet provides the student with inspiring and practical lessons for life.
Torah Interpretations of the Rebbe
Decoding the hidden messages
The parshah of Vayishlach contains 154 verses and the mnemonic for it is the word ‘kelitah’ (which means to absorb). Explore the coded message in this Masoretic note and its connection to the general themes of the Parshah.
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