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Shelach Audio Classes

Shelach: Strangers In The Night
This week's Torah portion teaches the Laws of Tzitzit: In Chassidic circles it is customary for men to begin wearing the Tallit at marriage, what is the connection between marriage and the Tallit?
Basic Parshah - Shelach
An overview of the weekly Parshah, through the eyes of the many commentators, enriching your understanding of how our great history unfolded.
Spy vs. Spy
Audio | 27:52
Spy vs. Spy
The story of the spies that Moses sent to the land of Israel receives considerable attention in Chassidic literature, giving it much relevance to our lives today.
Torah Gems - Parshah Shelach
Experience the gems of the Parshah with the classic commentaries, and a kabbalistic twist.
Parshah Insight: Shelach
A five minute weekly Torah insight based on the wellsprings of Torah and Chassidut.
Shelach - In Depth
Audio | 29:53
Shelach - In Depth
An in depth look at the weekly Parshah based on the talks of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
Parshah Thought: Shelach
A five minute weekly Torah thought based on the teachings of Chassidut.
The Chassidic Dimension - Shelach
An in depth presentation of Chassidic teachings on the weekly Parshah.
Weekly Story for Shelach: What’s Your Agenda?
We make so many different decisions each day. What can we do to help ensure that the choices we make are the right ones? There is a powerful lesson in this week’s Torah portion, which reminds us that if we have our own agenda, we will ultimately fail. However, if we follow where G-d wants us to go, all works out best at the end. This week’s heartwarming story reveals the secret behind one of the finest Matzah flour in the world today!
Kabbalah on the Bible: Shelach
Examining the weekly Torah reading through the lens of contemporary commentary, showing how topical and relevant the parshah's ideas really are.
Understanding the Meraglim
This class illuminates the story of the meraglim, the spies, in the light of Chassidut.
An advanced presentation of Chassidic teachings on the Parshah.
Parshah Class: Shelach
Audio | 1:02:55
Parshah Class: Shelach
Get a detailed overview of the weekly Torah portion sewn together with keen insights and timely life messages.
Chumash and Rashi: Shelach
Parshah with Rabbi Gordon
Undercover Disciple
Audio | 1:24:57
Undercover Disciple
Torah Portion of Shelach
The bond between Moses and his disciple Caleb was not always known to all—even to Caleb himself.
Two Minute Rabbi: Shelach
A very short insight on the parshah.
The Journey of the Spies
How to Study Torah - Shelach
Before entering the land of Israel, Moses sent twelve spies to scout out the land. Follow the spies on their journey through the Holy Land. Where did they go? Where did they stop? What did they see?
Kneading G-d in Creation
A Taste of Text—Shelach
Why the mitzvah of separating challah is integral to bringing G‑d into our lives.
Parsha Gems: Shelach
Study some of the highlights of the weekly Torah portion with insights from various commentaries.
Moses’ Protest
Audio | 40:35
Moses’ Protest
Parsha Shelach
After the debacle of the Spies, G-d threatened to annihilate the Jews and begin His people anew with Moshe. In his defense of his fellow Jews, Moshe seems to invoke a strange, even disturbing argument. (Likutei Sichos vol. 23, Sicha 2)
Fringes (Tzitzit)
Audio | 1:14:40
Fringes (Tzitzit)
Practical Parshah—Shelach
The commandment to attach fringes to the corners of our garments. What it means, and how it is done.
Learning from Midrash on the Parsha: Shelach
Teachings of the Midrash Rabba
Freaky Fruits!
Audio | 1:15:06
Freaky Fruits!
Parshah Curiosities: Shelach
Moses selects scouts to inspect the Promised Land, and excite the people about their new home. Sadly most chose unwarranted negative reportage instead, dissuading the nation from journeying onward to Eretz Yisrael. To bolster their case, they harvest the land’s outlandishly huge and bizarre fruit using them to instill fear and despair into the hearts of the people. These insightful teachings shed sweet light on the sour grapes of this infamous story.
Parshah Insights: Shelach
Torah Interpretations of the Rebbe
Parshah Mnemonics: Shelach
Decoding the hidden messages
The parshah of Shelach contains 119 verses and the mnemonic for it is the name Felet. Explore the coded message in this Masoretic note and its connection to the general themes of the Parshah.
Beyond the Story of the Spies
Haftorah Hyperlinks: Shelach
Learn the profound connections between the weekly parsha and its related Haftorah.
What the Spies Teach Us About Judaism
Exploring Rashi’s commentary in theTalmud on the names of the spies
The Talmud teaches us that each of the spies’ names offers a glimpse into their wayward conduct, yet only one of them has a fundamental lesson for each of us in our lives.
Why Moses Could Not Save the Spies
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on Moses describing the spies complaints
Rashi draws our attention to a nuance in the text that highlights why Moses could save the whole Jewish nation from G-d’s wrath, but not the twelve spies. A lesson in the importance of a Moshe figure. Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 13, Shelach (sicha 2)
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