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Jewish Gems

Two-Minute Torah Insights

Listen for two minutes. Think about it all day. Brief Torah insights from Rabbi Dov Greenberg.

2:08
To forgive and let go of anger and resentment is good for our fellow man, and it’s even better for oneself.
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3:36
What does Judaism say about texting?
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5:20
The power of Jewish unity keeps our people together even in times of great difficulty.
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4:55
Lighting Shabbat candles, resting and rejuvenating on Shabbat are critical to Jewish living.
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4:54
Torah is referred to as a beautiful song and melody.
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2:57
The moments of prayer allow us to drop our distorted self-perception and see the inner beauty within.
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4:39
At times we must face the question: do I enrich myself or do I forgo personal gain and keep a commitment to another?
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4:13
Jewish ‘binging’ is the way to teach our kids the values of life.
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3:18
As in so many areas of life a step-by-step process is necessary to move forward, so too in Judaism we advance one mitzvah at a time.
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1:29
Passion is critical as it serves as the energy to achieve things.
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6:04
There are two ways to use energy either by harnessing it or by unleashing it. Which one is greater?
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3:05
Torah knowledge is not measured merely by the academic wisdom one acquires, but by the way it transforms the person’s life.
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1:56
Are we many or one? Why is Jewish unity so important to Jewish survival?
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2:02
When should we say "the world was created for my sake" and when should we say "I am but dust and ashes"?
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2:25
Do events determine how we feel or do our feelings determine the nature of events?
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1:35
Why do we break a glass and shout “Mazal tov!” at the end of a Jewish marriage ceremony?
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3:34
Can we change the world or is our future predetermined?
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3:05
When life gets tough, it may be time to dance.
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1:54
Why do we tend to focus on the negative over the positive? How do we change this perspective?
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3:27
Which verse appears most often in the Torah?
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2:20
Why do we celebrate the day we left Egypt, and not the day we arrived in the Promised Land?
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1:51
A father gives love; a king makes demands. Why do we need both?
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1:31
If you really love G-d, how should you show it? By retreating to a mountain top?
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2:05
The goal of advertising is to create “artificial satisfaction.” How do we overcome the negative brainwashing of the consumer culture?
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2:22
A strange detail in the construction of the Temple’s “Holy of Holies” reveals the secret of where G‑d lives.
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0:42
The quarterback always throws the ball ahead of the receiver. What can we learn from this to become better teachers and parents?
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4:31
What does it mean to be “a good Jew”? It all depends on which direction you’re heading.
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3:02
The Jewish approach to turning pain into blessing.
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5:23
King David as a paradigm of worldly success coupled with absolute loyalty to delving into the study of Torah.
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4:40
Changing the whole world always starts with one small act of kindness.
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5:46
What is the meaning of the Jewish mandate to “be a blessing” to all humanity?
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2:06
Choosing effort over the quick fix. After the “oy” comes the “ah.”
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2:27
How do we judge the value of time? The majestic institution of Shabbat holds the answer.
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2:37
What is the difference between mishpat (judgment) and tzedek (righteousness)?
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Listen for two minutes. Think about it all day. Brief Torah insights from Rabbi Dov Greenberg.