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Chayei Sarah Audio Classes

The Chassidic Dimension - Chayei Sarah
An in depth presentation of Chassidic teachings on the weekly Parshah.
Basic Parshah - Chayei Sarah
An overview of the weekly Parshah, through the eyes of the many commentators, enriching your understanding of how our great history unfolded.
Kabbalah on the Bible - Chayei Sarah
The Kabbalistic approach to the weekly Torah reading
Parshah Insight: Chayei Sarah
A five minute weekly Torah insight based on the wellsprings of Torah and Chassidut.
Parshah Thought: Chayei Sarah
A five minute weekly Torah thought based on the teachings of Chassidut.
The Candle, the Bread and the Cloud
The verse reads: And Isaac brought her to the tent of Sarah his mother. Here’s a beautiful analysis of Rashi’s commentary to the verse.
Chumash and Rashi: Chayei Sarah
Parshah with Rabbi Gordon
Parshah Class: Chayei Sarah
Get a detailed overview of the weekly Torah portion sewn together with keen insights and timely life messages.
Torah Gems - Parshah Chayei Sarah
Experience the gems of the Parshah with the classic commentaries, and a kabbalistic twist.
Chayei Sarah - In Depth
An in depth look at the weekly Parshah based on the talks of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
M-Cast: Chayei Sarah
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.
Chayei Sarah
An advanced presentation of Chassidic teachings on the Parshah.
Two Minute Rabbi: Chayei Sarah
A short insightful message on the parshah.
Burying the Dead
Audio | 1:13:45
Burying the Dead
Practical Parshah—Chayei Sarah
Abraham’s response to the loss of his wife, Sarah, teaches us how to properly honor those who have passed on.
The Personal Parshah
Audio | 1:21:11
The Personal Parshah
The Jew: perennial outsider or quintessential insider? Abraham and Sarah weigh in. Looking into your life and finding the parsha therein.
Seizing the Moment
Audio | 18:41
Seizing the Moment
A Taste of Text—Chayei Sarah
We often reminisce about the yesteryears of our lives. Impatiently, we may look forward to the tomorrows. But are we as successful with living fully in the present?
Abraham and Sarah, Soul and Body
Letters and Numbers of Torah—Chayei Sarah
“Sarah died . . . and Abraham came to eulogize Sarah and to cry over her.” (Genesis 23:2) The word “to cry” is written with a small letter “kaf.” What is the meaning of this small letter?
Abraham the
Parshah Chayei-Sarah
What did Abraham mean when he told the Hittites (Genesis 23:4) "I am a visitor and a resident among you"? Was he a visitor or was he a resident in the land? A lesson about the relationship between a Jew and the physical location where he or she is found.
How to Speak to a Young Lady
How to Study Torah - Chayei-Sarah
Abraham dispatches his servant, Eliezer, with clear instructions on how to find a wife for Isaac. Eliezer finds Rebecca almost immediately and an extremely unusual conversation follows.
Life after Death
Audio | 28:18
Life after Death
A lesson from our matriarch Sarah
Parsha Gems: Chayei-Sarah
Study some of the highlights of the weekly Torah portion with insights from various commentaries.
Chumash Classes: Chayei-Sarah, Part 4
The story of Eliezar finding a wife for Yitzhok.
Mysteries of the Machpelah Cave
Parshah Curiosities: Chayei Sarah
The Torah details the first plot of land Abraham purchases in the land of Israel, which was the Cave of Machpelah area in Chevron. Discover fascinating facts about this cave and its amazing background story.
Why Pray at a Grave?
Audio | 1:09:21
Why Pray at a Grave?
Visiting the resting place of a Tzaddik in the Torah
This historic overview of Abraham’s burial in the Cave of Machpelah becomes a springboard to clarify the importance of sacred burial grounds. Discover why we pray at the resting place of Tzadikim (the truly righteous) even though we believe in addressing G-d directly. See how going to the Ohel isn’t a recent phenomenon, but a sacred Torah-true and time-honoured tradition that’s as old as Judaism itself!
Parshah Insights: Chayei-Sarah
Torah Interpretations of the Rebbe
Parshah Mnemonics: Chayei-Sarah
Decoding the hidden messages
Hebron, Then and Forever
Our Special Connection to Chevron
There are three places in the land of Israel that the nations of the world are compelled to admit belong to the Jews: the Cave of Machpelah in Hebron, The Temple Mount in Jerusalem, and Joseph’s Tomb in Shechem, for all three were purchased outright. The first such acquisition was the cave in Hebron by Abraham. This class will explain why Providence ordained that Hebron be the first location where Jewish ownership is established. (Likutei Sichos vol. 25)
Rising Real-Estate
Audio | 29:28
Rising Real-Estate
Abraham’s acquisition of the Cave of Machpelah
A closer reading of a few unusual words in Rashi's commentary resolves puzzling questions in the narrative of Abraham's purchase of the Cave of Machpelah as a burial place for his wife Sarah. This novel insight affords a powerful message for our times. (Likutei Sichos vol. 35)
The Enigma of Eliezer
Audio | 1:07:43
The Enigma of Eliezer
Parsha Curiosities: Chayei Sarah
Abraham’s famous servant looms large in the Bible with many virtuous qualities attributed to him in our sacred tradition. Yet, his master seems unable to trust him without administering a sacred oath. Why would such an outstandingly righteous person be so distrusted? This fascinating offering peels away the mysterious layers shrouding this legendary figure, to reveal his true identity.
How Inner Balance = Happiness
The biblical narrative of “Isaac meets Rebecca” isn't exactly a romantic courtship. A servant, appointed matchmaker is given access to unlimited funds to convince the “right” girl to marry a man without ever seeing him. To thicken the plot, this “match made in heaven” seems entirely incompatible and doomed from the get go. The unnecessary repeated details only provoke more questions. This profoundly mystical presentation reveals a vast new perspective; overwhelmingly dissolving all questions, and providing a compelling blueprint for achieving inner balance that equals personal satisfaction and happiness in life!
Secret Power of Jewish Women
Audio | 37:31
Secret Power of Jewish Women
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on Rivkah’s 3 miracles
The shidduch between our patriarch Yitzchak and our matriarch Rivkah is the most detailed courtship in Torah. Find out what about Rivkah made her the perfect match and discover the greatness of Jewish women in the process.
Hagar Returns
Audio | 40:28
Hagar Returns
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on Avraham marrying Keturah
In an unexpected twist, Avraham takes Hagar back after Sarah passes away. Rashi exposes the controversy around that move, and how it is resolved.
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