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Inner Meaning of Mitzvot

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Discover the inner spiritual meaning of an individual mitzvah as unraveled in the teachings of Kabbalah and Chassidut.

The Mitzvah of Ahavat Yisrael
Audio | 49:50
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The Mitzvah of Ahavat Yisrael
A comprehensive study of the deeper meaning of the mitzvah to love your fellow Jew--Ahavat Yisroel.
Honoring Your Parents
This class explains the special importance of the mitzvah of Kibud Av Va’eim – honoring our parents.
The Mitzvah of Mezuzah
Audio | 44:42
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The Mitzvah of Mezuzah
This class presents a thorough understanding of the unique significance of the mitzvah of Mezuzah.
The Mitzvah of Inviting Guests
Audio | 47:52
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The Mitzvah of Inviting Guests
This class highlights our special responsibilities in attending to guests; the mitzvah of hachnassat orchim.
The Mitzvah of Tzedakah
This class expounds upon the deeper meaning for the mitzvah of tzedakah and what it accomplishes.
Elevating the Hands
Audio | 30:24
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Elevating the Hands
without raising a hand
Every mitzvah has endless layers of meaning. As we discover a piece of insight into a mitzvah, we appreciated the smallness of our intellect and are grateful for the taste of the infinite. Such is the case with netilat yadayim—washing of the hands.
Chinuch: Educating Our Children
Audio | 49:20
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Chinuch: Educating Our Children
This class spells out what educating our children means and its tremendous importance.
The Mitzvah of Comforting Mourners
This class gives us a better understanding of the mitzvah of comforting a mourner.
Teshuvah: Repentance
Audio | 45:23
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Teshuvah: Repentance
This class provides a thorough understanding of the mitzvah of teshuvah.
The Mitzvah to Be Fruitful and Multiply
The First Mitzvah of the Torah
This class shows the tremendous importance of the first mitzvah of the torah; peru u’revu – be fruitful and multiply.
The Mitzvah to Write a Sefer Torah
The Last Mitzvah of the Torah
This class presents a comprehensive analysis of the last mitzvah of the Torah which is for each individual to write a Sefer Torah.
Shemitah of the Land
This class discusses the spiritual dimension of the mitzvah of Shemitah relating to desisting from working the land.
Shemitah of Money
This class explains the deeper significance behind the mitzvah of Shemitah in relation to the release of debts.
The Prohibition of Shatnez
This class explains different kabbalistic insights for the mitzvah of shatnez; the prohibition to wear garments made with both wool and linen.
The Prohibition of Gid Hanasheh
Audio | 48:45
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The Prohibition of Gid Hanasheh
This class explains the mitzvah of not eating the gid hanasheh -- the sciatic nerve -- and how it represents the true meaning of divine providence.
The Mitzvah of Nedarim
Audio | 48:10
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The Mitzvah of Nedarim: Vows
This class discusses the great importance in keeping one’s vows and the different details involved; the mitzvah of nedarim.
The Mitzvah of Kisuy HaDam
Audio | 46:34
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The Mitzvah of Kisuy HaDam
This class addresses the reason for the mitzvah of kisoy hadam; covering the blood of animals with sand after ritual slaughter.
The Importance of Keeping Minhagim
This class discusses the special importance in observing minhagim - Jewish customs.
How to Be Motivated in Torah
Audio | 45:51
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How to Be Motivated in Torah
This class lays out the Torah’s advice on being motivated in our observance of Torah.
Running to Do a Mitzvah
Audio | 44:58
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Running to Do a Mitzvah
This class explains the deeper meanings behind the different types of running that are associated with doing a mitzvah.
Torah Laws for the Non-Jew
Audio | 46:01
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Torah Laws for the Non-Jew
This class details the parameters and intricacies of the seven Noahide laws; the mitzvot for all of humanity.
The Mitzvah of Separating Challah
The deeper meaning behind the mitzvah of separating challah; a mitzvah of special significance for women.