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Shoftim Audio Classes

Shoftim - The Case of the Missing Witness
In this week's Torah portion we are commanded to use witnesses to establish the law. There are two types of witnesses; ones that observe and later clarify an event, and ones that are integral to actually establishing and creating the event.
Parshah Insight: Shoftim
A five minute weekly Torah insight based on the wellsprings of Torah and Chassidut.
Kabbalah on the Bible - Shoftim
The Kabbalistic approach to the weekly Torah reading
Parshah Thought: Shoftim
A five minute weekly Torah thought based on the teachings of Chassidut.
Positive Prophecy
Audio | 4:31
Positive Prophecy
Being a positive prophet, remaining optimistic in the wake of disaster.
To be Complete or Simple?
The verse “Be wholehearted with G-d” is interpreted as a commandment not to probe into the future, but to put our faith and trust in G d. What's wrong with doing that?
Chumash and Rashi: Shoftim
Parshah with Rabbi Gordon
M-Cast: Shoftim
Audio | 4:06
M-Cast: Shoftim
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.
Basic Parshah - Shoftim
An overview of the weekly Parshah, through the eyes of the many commentators, enriching your understanding of how our great history unfolded.
Living With The Times - Shoftim
The five books of Torah are the blueprint for creation. Each Torah portion presents one dimension of the vast eternal plan. The Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory, revealed the theme of each portion in his talks. Presented here is a class on one of these talks.
The Chassidic Dimension - Shoftim
An in depth presentation of Chassidic teachings on the weekly Parshah.
An advanced presentation of Chassidic teachings on the Parshah.
Parshah Class: Shoftim
Get a detailed overview of the weekly Torah portion sewn together with keen insights and timely life messages.
Settling into a New Year
Letters and Numbers of Torah - Shoftim
The verse (Deut 17:14) "When you settle in the land... and you say, 'Let us appoint a king...'" is the basis for the mitzvah for the Jewish people to appoint a monarch. Why is the Hebrew word for "when you settle" (v'yashavta) written with an extra letter "hei" at the end?
How and When to Judge Another
A Taste of Text—Shoftim
There is always some explanation, some justification, some perspective for another’s behavior. If you cannot see it, you are not fit to be a judge.
Parsha Gems: Shoftim
Study some of the highlights of the weekly Torah portion with insights from various commentaries.
Is Your Body Your Property?
An analysis of the legal difference between ownership of property and the proprietary rights one has over one’s own body. We look particularly closely at laws in Maimonides’ Laws of The Sanhedrin. (Based on Likkutei Sichot, vol. 34, p. 106)
Not Guilty!
Audio | 48:50
Not Guilty!
Self-incriminating Admission in Torah
Admission of guilt is tantamount to the testimony of one hundred witnesses. This is true only of monetary obligations. If however, one admitted in a court of law to a transgression that carries a penalty to be applied to the person himself, such a confession is of no consequence. This class will explain the reason for this discrepancy and will explore the layers of the nature of ownership. (Likutei Sichos vol. 34, Sicha 2)
Striving for Solace
Audio | 1:08:29
Striving for Solace
Torah Portion of Shoftim
Isaiah's words spur us on to reach the ultimate in Divine comfort.
Rabbinical Holidays
Audio | 1:18:56
Rabbinical Holidays
Practical Parshah - Shoftim
The Torah gives the Sages the power to enact new laws and observances. We look at the "rabbinical holidays" of Chanukah and Purim.
Does G-d Help Those Who Help Themselves?
Studying Rashi: Parshat Shoftim
The Torah says (Deut. 18:13) "Be wholehearted with your G-d" in contrast to those who seek fortune tellers and other ways of knowing the future. Rashi explains that G-d doesn't want us to probe the future, but to simply accept whatever comes. But aren't we supposed to be proactive? Doesn't G-d expect us to do our part as well? How is this to be understood?
Parshah Insights: Shoftim
Torah Interpretations of the Rebbe
Parshah Mnemonics: Shoftim
Decoding the hidden messages
The parshah of Shoftim contains 96 verses, and the mnemonic for it is the name Selu. Explore the coded message in this Masoretic note and its connection to the general themes of the Parshah.
Two Minute Rabbi: Shoftim
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