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Vayigash Audio Classes

Joseph's Leadership Role
The lesson from Joseph: the strength and ability to be a leader and sustain society not just physically but spiritually as well.
The Personal Parshah: Vayigash
Life is hard, chutzpah helps. Look into your life and find the parsha therein.
Parshah Insight: Vayigash
A five minute weekly Torah insight based on the wellsprings of Torah and Chassidut.
Parshah Thought: Vayigash
A five minute weekly Torah thought based on the teachings of Chassidut.
Torah Gems - Parshah Vayigash
Experience the gems of the Parshah with the classic commentaries, and a kabbalistic twist.
Bridge Over Troubled Waters
And Joseph fell on his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck.
Chumash and Rashi: Vayigash
Parshah with Rabbi Gordon
The Chassidic Dimension - Vayigash
An in depth presentation of Chassidic teachings on the weekly Parshah.
Parshah Class: Vayigash
Get a detailed overview of the weekly Torah portion sewn together with keen insights and timely life messages.
Vayigash - In Depth
Audio | 24:37
Vayigash - In Depth
An in depth look at the weekly Parshah based on the talks of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
Basic Parshah - Vayigash
An overview of the weekly Parshah, through the eyes of the many commentators, enriching your understanding of how our great history unfolded.
An advanced presentation of Chassidic teachings on the Parshah.
Making an Oath
Audio | 1:02:59
Making an Oath
Practical Parshah - Vayigash
In this week's portion in which Judah promises the safe return of his brother Benjamin, we look at the severity of oaths and vows, how to know when you've made one and how to be released from it once you have.
When Compassion Is Misplaced
A Taste of Text—Vayigash
We can educate, inspire and assist another, but ultimately, the only one who can effect any real and lasting change is the person himself.
Reproductive Power
Audio | 31:29
Reproductive Power
Letters and Numbers of Torah - Vayigash
In the verse (Genesis 47:23) Joseph tells the Egptians: "Here is seed for you so you can plant the ground," the word for "here" is the same word as the name of the Hebrew letter "hei." What does the letter "hei" teach us about human reproduction?
Jewish Settlements
Audio | 1:17:22
Jewish Settlements
How to Study Torah - Vayigash
Pharaoh designates the district of Goshen for the family of Joseph. There the Jewish people build settlements which ultimately enrage the locals who then use this as a pretext to prosecute the Jewish people.
Parsha Gems: Vayigash (Chanukah)
Study some of the highlights of the weekly Torah portion with insights from various commentaries.
The Three Hidden Treasures
Parshah Curiosities: Vayigash
When the Egyptians spend everything they own in buying food from Joseph, he collects and gives all the money and wealth to Pharaoh. There’s a Midrash stating that Yosef hid three treasures from these riches. Discover intriguing insight and meaning in this otherwise enigmatic homily.
Why Benjamin Was in Imminent Threat!
Beyond the Werewolf Legend
The Torah relates that there was absolute danger in Binyamin leaving his father Yaakov to travel to Egypt. Learn a truly remarkable interpretation of this strange episode.
Parshah Insights: Vayigash
Torah Interpretations of the Rebbe
Parshah Mnemonics: Vayigash & Chanukah
Decoding the hidden messages
The parshah of Vayigash contains 106 verses and the mnemonic for it is the name Yehalael. Explore the coded message in this Masoretic note and its connection to the general themes of the Parshah, as well as the coinciding holiday of Chanukah.
Whispered Prayers
Audio | 28:37
Whispered Prayers
Why we articulate the words of prayer silently
When saying the Amidah prayer – the essence of the prayer service – the worshipper is enjoined to pray in hushed tones. This class explores the various reasons for this law and offers insight into the meaning of prayer. (Likutei Sichos, vol. 35)
Chumash Classes: Vayigash
Two Minute Rabbi: Vayigash
Let Go. Enhance. Transform
What a fast day is really about.
The fast of the Tenth of Tevet commemorates the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem (588 BCE), which culminated in the destruction of the first Temple. It is always observed in the week before or after the Torah reading of Vayigash, which relates the story of the dramatic encounter between Yehuda and Joseph. This class explores the inner connection between the two, and offers essential, spiritual guidance for achieving personal and collective redemption. (Likutei Sichos, volume 15)
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