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Tetzaveh Audio Classes

Tetzaveh - Heaven's Girdle
This week's Torah portion commands the Kohanim (priests) about their attire to be worn while serving in the tabernacle and temple. The belt that they wore was made of wool and linen. Is this not violating the prohibition of Shatnez, the mixing of wool and linen?
Torah Gems - Parsha Tetzaveh
Experience the gems of the Parsha with the classic commentaries, and a kabbalistic twist.
Tezaveh - The Kohen
Audio | 55:53
Tezaveh - The Kohen
What makes a Kohen a Kohen, and a deeper look at clothes, that “make a man”.
Parshah Thought: Tetzaveh
A five minute weekly Torah thought based on the teachings of Chassidut.
Tetzaveh: He’s Looking at You
The only parshah where Moshe is not mentioned by name is in this week’s Torah portion; why the exception?
Basic Parsha - Tetzaveh
An overview of the weekly Parsha, through the eyes of the many commentators, enriching your understanding of how our great history unfolded.
Tetzaveh - In Depth
Audio | 28:51
Tetzaveh - In Depth
An in depth look at the weekly Parsha based on the talks of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
Weekly Story for Tetzaveh: A Squeezed Jew
When you squeeze an olive, you get olive juice. When you squeeze a Jew, you get Jewce… So often we find that when we are in a difficult spot, our soul emerges. This week's story is connected to this theme, along with the upcoming holiday of Purim Katan. It’s a stark reminder that there is so much depth deep within that just needs to be revealed with a little bit of squeezing.
Parshah Insight: Tetzaveh
A five minute weekly Torah insight based on the wellsprings of Torah and Chassidut.
The Chassidic Dimension - Tetzaveh
An in depth presentation of Chassidic teachings on the weekly Parshah.
An advanced presentation of Chassidic teachings on the Parshah.
Chumash and Rashi: Tetzaveh
Parshah with Rabbi Gordon
Two Minute Rabbi: Tetzaveh
A very short message on the parshah.
Parshah Class: Tetzaveh
Get a detailed overview of the weekly Torah portion sewn together with keen insights and timely life messages.
The Personal Parshah: Tetzaveh
When the going gets rough only the Jews remain; why? Look into your life and discover the Parsha within.
Losing Yourself to Find Yourself
A Taste of Text—Tetzaveh
When “giving in” can actually help you achieve what you essentially want.
Connecting Purim and the Portion of Tetzaveh
Letters and Numbers of Torah - Tetzaveh
Purim usually coincides with the week in which we read the Torah portion of Tetzave. To find the hidden connection between Purim and Tetzave, we examine the five times the word "Purim" is written in the Megillah and ask why three of those five times it is missing the letter vav.
The World on His Shoulders
How to Study Torah - Tetzaveh
The High Priest's garments included ebony epaulets that he wore on his shoulders. What was the symbolism of these ornaments?
Parsha Gems: Tetzaveh
Study some of the highlights of the weekly Torah portion with insights from various commentaries.
Pure Olive Oil
Audio | 30:48
Pure Olive Oil
Parshah Power - Tetzaveh
The Torah specifies the olive oil used for kindling the menorah in the Holy Temple to be pure. The classical commentaries provide two approaches in the understanding of pure.
Parshah Insights: Tetzaveh
Torah Interpretations of the Rebbe
Meet Your Mini Moses
Life Lessons from Parshat Tetzaveh
The portion of Teztaveh coincides around the birthday and passing of Moses. The special qualities of Moses’ leadership enable us to discover our very own potential.
Chumash Classes: Tetzaveh
Why the Choshen Went Full Bling
Parshah Curiosities: Tetzaveh
Parshat Tetzaveh contains Divine instructions about fashioning sacred priestly vestments. The most extraordinary and exquisite of them all: the High Priest’s magical Breastplate. Stunningly adorned with 12 precious gemstones set in purest gold; representing the Tribes of Israel before G-d—radiating incredible light, beauty and mystical power. It had to be securely fastened upon the heart of the Kohen Gadol; seemingly emblematic of national equality. Yet, a deeper analysis indicates gross disparities instead. This remarkable lecture delves into a wide range of sources to radically reframe the Breastplate paradigm and ultimately serves to define diversity from a Torah-true perspective!
Parshah Mnemonics: Tetzaveh
Decoding the hidden messages
The parsha of Tetzaveh contains 101 verses and the mnemonic is the name Michael. Explore the coded message in the mnemonic and its connection to the general themes of the Parshah and the day of Adar 7 (Moses’s birthday and yahrtzeit).
Wool and Linen—Shatnez
Practical Parshah—Tetzaveh
The priestly garments were allowed to contain an admixture of wool and linen that is normally forbidden. Why is this? And why is it normally prohibited?
7 Adar and Moshe Rabbeinu
Audio | 20:57
7 Adar and Moshe Rabbeinu
Parsha Tetzaveh
Moshe Rabbeinu's birthday and yahrzeit on the 7th of Adar always coincides with the reading of the Torah portion Tetzaveh, the one parshah where Moshe's name is glaringly omitted. Rabbi Dubinsky also speaks about the importance of following the daily study cycle of Rambam which had just been completed for the 30th time.
When Did a Kohen First Become a Kohen?
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on inaugurating the kohanim
Rashi implies that Aaron and his sons only became priests after the Sanctuary had been built. The Rebbe explains that if Rashi had not highlighted this issue, we may have thought the greatest Kohen of all time, Aaron, might have been disqualified from service.
Ripping the Kohen’s Clothing
Audio | 41:58
Ripping the Kohen’s Clothing
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on the High Priest’s robe
It’s obvious that one needs to respect holy items, so what deeper lesson does the Torah want to teach us when it instructs against tearing the cloak of the High Priest?
The Making of a Kohen
Audio | 48:06
The Making of a Kohen
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on initiating the Kohanim
Rashi defines two significant steps in how Aaron and his family became kohanim, and this teaches a valuable lesson in Jewish outreach.
Are Public Displays of Judaism a Bad Idea?
The pomegranates and bells on the hem of the High Priest’s robe announces the beauty of a Baal Teshuvah. (Based on Likkutei Sichos vol. 16 Tetzaveh)
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