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Internal Tribes, Part 2

Commentaries on the Torah

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Internal Tribes, Part 2: Commentaries on the Torah

How Reuven, Shimon, Levi and Yehudah represent four different phases we experience as we go through the order of the morning prayers: 1) Reuven—the first paragraph of Shema, 2) Shimon—the second paragraph of Shema, 3) Levi—the blessings after Shema, and 4) Yehudah—the Amidah prayer. (Based on the discourse "Yehuda Achecha Yoducha 5738.")
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Rachel Singer October 22, 2021

My comment in part 1 was answered here; the regality of being at the core Jewish in the face of the gantze velt, our enemies will "respect us"--I just want to be comfortable in my skin as I move in this world. Thank you Rabbi New....as so many others have already said, you are such an integral part of our learning on so many levels. ending much love and appreciation to you and your family. Reply

Brenda Tawil Jerusalem, Israel January 16, 2013

Seeing and Hearing Thank you for the profound description of the difference between Reuben-seeing and Shimon--hearing and the value of hearing when one learns. I happen to have an eye irritation that necessitates keeping my eyes closed and this is consoling to me and motivating to learn from audios on Torah. Reply

Irene Glen Burnie, MD USA January 5, 2013

Internal Tribes #2 Shalom Rabbi Moishe New.

Thank you for a very thoughtful lesson. I really enjoy your teachings.

Many Blessings be upon you. Reply

This class analyzes an aspect of the weekly Torah portion or upcoming holiday. While providing a basic understanding of the subject matter, the lesson delves into its deeper and more complex dimensions with emphasis on the spiritual relevance to our daily lives. Inspiration for both the novice and advanced student.
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