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A Mayanot Moment

Faculty of Mayanot Institute of Jewish Studies Present on the Parshah

Brief insights on the parshah from the faculty of the Mayanot Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem.

2:53
The deeper meaning of Abraham's request to his wife -- "Say that you are my sister." Presenter: Rabbi Kaplan
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3:56
Abraham's method of time management shows us how to make the most of each day. Presenter: Rabbi Shemtov
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3:36
The relationship between Abraham and Isaac as embodiments of love and fear teaches us the proper emotional balance in our relationship with G-d. Presenter: Rabbi Levenger
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2:32
Jacob’s dream of angels ascending and descending on a ladder teaches us a lesson about seizing opportunities. Presenter: Rabbi Glass
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2:25
The meaning of the name "Israel" emphasizes the importance of effort and struggle in our relationship with G-d. Presenter: Rabbi Gestetner
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3:13
In prison, the Alter Rebbe offers a deeper interpretation of G-d's question to Adam of Where are you?" Presenter: Rabbi Moss
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3:06
Why Joseph felt compelled to give Pharaoh advice when he was only asked to interpret his dream. Presenter: Rabbi Silberg
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3:05
Joseph's reconciliation with his brothers teaches us a powerful lesson in how to overcome resentments toward people who have hurt us. Presenter: Rabbi Guth
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2:17
When Jacob embraced his estranged son, Joseph, for the first time in years, he recited the Shema. What was the special significance of saying this prayer? Presenter: Rabbi Breitowitz
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1:37
The Books of Genesis and Exodus as two phases in the development of a person and of the Jewish people. Presenter: Rabbi Shlomo Kaplan
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3:50
G-d reveals Himself to those who desperately desire Him. Presenter: Rabbi Uri Kaploun
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2:30
G-d's command to Moses, "Come to Pharaoh," as a message to each one of us and its connection to the day of 10 Shevat. Presenter: Rabbi Wichnin
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4:31
A connection between the Rebbe's inaugural address "Basi LeGani" and this week's Torah portion which speaks about the manna from heaven. Presenter: Rabbi Eli Touger
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2:51
The difference between a gift that the recipient is prepared for and one that comes as a purely unilateral act from the giver -- and how this applies to the Giving of the Torah and the Sin of the Golden Calf. Presenter: Rabbi Rosenbloom
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3:36
Two levels in the contract between the Jewish people and G-d are represented by two different accounts of the giving of the Torah. Presenter: Rabbi Kaplan
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4:50
The meaning of the keruvim (cherubs) on the Ark and how working for a living helps one become a "brother" of G-d. Presenter: Rabbi Shemtov
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3:52
Amongst the holy garments of the High Priest was the Tzitz, a golden band worn on the forehead, which was engraved with the words "Holy to G d." what is the significance of this special ornament?
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4:04
The opening words of this parshah -- "Lift up the head and give..." -- as an instruction to become elevated to a higher state of consciousness by giving to others. Presenter: Rabbi Glass
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