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Va'etchanan Videos

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Va'etchanan Parshah Report
Larry Goldstein calls the Tefillin Customer Support line, G-fish answers, and, of course, hilarity ensues.
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7:05
Put in the proper perspective, even a whale of a challenge can be nothing at all. (Parsha Perks | Ve’etchanan | with Dr Michael Chighel)
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4:17
The Torah commands us: You shall love the L-rd your G-d with all your heart. How can we be expected to feel a love for Him if the feeling is not embedded in our heart?
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55:00
Practical Parshah - Va'etchanan
The prohibition against intermarriage appears in this week's portion. How does Torah guide Jews in finding Jewish spouses? (This video was shot live on location from Jerusalem.)
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48:19
Two modes of interaction with the divine
An analysis of the first two paragraphs of the Shema, and an inspiring and encouraging message for our times. (Likutei Sichos vol. 9)
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44:33
The paradox of the mezuzah’s protection
Understanding the power, protection and blessing of the Mezuzah.
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1:16:59
Studying Rashi: Parshat Va'etchanan
The Torah describes the revelation at Sinai by saying: "You have been shown, in order to know that the Lord He is G-d; there is none else besides Him." (Deuteronomy 4:35) Rashi explains that the way G-d showed the people is that "He tore open the heaven and earth." How are we to understand this unusual imagery?
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49:15
Study some of the highlights of the weekly Torah portion with insights from various commentaries.
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1:16:50
Analysis of Rashi’s (seemingly superfluous) elucidation of the verse on Tefillin, quickly leads into broader exploration presenting a profound understanding of this foundational mitzvah. Discover defining differences between the hand and head set; and a fascinating duality of dimensions encoded into it. Revealing eye-opening legal, philosophical and mystical insights, this rumination will forever change the way you view the mitzvah of Tefillin!
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24:01
A Taste of Text—Va’etchanan
Even though Moses’ fervent prayer seems to not have been granted, he teaches us to never give up on our prayers being answered.
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1:23
Stick Figure Vignette: Parshat Va’etchanan
A headless, one-armed stick man does some stuff.
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1:57
Something Spiritual on Parshat Va'etchanan
The Torah says to remember and guard the Shabbat together. This refers to the dos and don’ts in observing Shabbat.
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17:25
Why the uncommon term for prayer for Moses’ appeal to G-d to allow him to enter the Land of Israel. Rashi, as recorded in the manuscripts, sheds light on the interpretation.
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28:35
The Torah commands us to “love G-d with all your heart”. The Hebrew word for 'heart' is spelled with an extra letter: the letter 'vet' appears twice. Our Sages explain that this means that we are to love G-d with both inclinations of the heart, the good (yetzer tov) and the evil (yetzer hara). But how can one possibly love G-d with one's evil inclination?! This class offers three answers in ascending sequence and offers a parallel model for a blissful marriage.
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58:36
Parsha Va'etchanan
The final Mishnah of Tracate Shabbat concludes with the law that one may "close up [a window], measure [an object needed for a mitzvah], and tie a [non-permanent] knot on Shabbat." What do each of these three ideas represent in our spiritual service of G-d? (Based on Likutei Sichos vol. 14)
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19:32
Letters and Numbers of Torah - Va'etchanan
In the verse “Hear O Israel, the Lord our G-d, the Lord is One,” (Deuteronomy 6:4) the letter Ayin in the word Shema (Hear) and the letter Daled in the word Echad (One) are both unusually large. Ayin and Dalet spell Ayd (witness) to teach us that when we recite the Shema we should bear witness to G-d’s Oneness.
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1:13:47
The Twelve Steps: Lesson 8, "Veshinantam"
The eighth step is based the verse “And you shall teach the Torah...and you should speak…when you are at home and when you travel, before you lie down…and when you wake up.” Discover, how we are not only instructed to study Torah, but rather to view every moment of life as a teachable opportunity; potentially impactful on a global scale. See how every casual encounter or situation may become transformative. Learn how you can elevate our world, accelerating universal redemption. Regardless of circumstances, we are each empowered to transcend the challenges and bring about a world of difference!
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Torah Portion of Va’etchanan
The first of seven haftorahs describing G‑d’s promise of ultimate comfort and consolation begins with G‑d’s command to Isaiah, “Comfort, comfort My people!”
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