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Life Lessons from the Parshah

Practical Insights on the Weekly Torah Portion

Rabbi Gordon shares inspirational Torah insights on the weekly Torah portion with practical life lessons.

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Rabbi Gordon shares five inspirational lessons we derive from the Torah portion of Bereishit.
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Life Lessons from Parshat Noach
Rabbi Gordon shares inspirational Torah insights on the weekly Torah portion with practical life lessons.
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Life Lessons from Parshat Lech-Lecha
Rabbi Gordon shares inspirational Torah insights on the weekly Torah portion with practical life lessons.
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Life Lessons from Parshat Vayeira
Rabbi Gordon shares inspirational Torah insights on the weekly Torah portion with practical life lessons.
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A lesson from our matriarch Sarah
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Life Lessons from Parshat Vayishlach
From Jacob’s fearless encounter with Esau we derive a powerful message in standing firm in our commitment to Torah.
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Life Lessons from Parshat Vayeishev
The Torah’s narrative of Joseph provides special insight into our outlook and mission in life.
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Life Lessons from Parshat Mikeitz
The dramatic Joseph narrative demonstrates the exceptional strength to persevere and flourish even under the most trying of circumstances.
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Life Lessons from Parshat Vayechi
Before Jacob arrived in Egypt, he sent Judah ahead to prepare an environment of Torah. This Torah infrastructure is what enabled Judaism to flourish even in a depraved land like Egypt.
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Life Lessons from Parshat Shemot
The Jewish bondage in Egypt contains the all-too-familiar horrific story of anti-Semitism that marks our history. What is the reason behind this hatred and what is the ultimate solution?
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Life Lessons from Parshat Bo
We’re all familiar with the four sons at the Seder, which are enumerated in the Passover Haggadah. Interestingly, there seems to be special attention given to the wicked or rebellious son, which begs the question why?
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Life Lessons from Parshat Beshalach
Shortly after leaving Egypt, the children of Israel found themselves in an impossible situation, stuck between the sea in front of them and the Egyptian army chasing them from behind. The proper response contains a powerful lesson in surmounting seemingly impossible challenges.
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Life Lessons from Parshat Yitro
The Torah we received at Sinai is the true cure for all that ails us. This is alluded to in the very first word of the Ten Commandments.
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Life Lessons from Parshat Mishpatim
The portion of Mishpatim contains many mitzvahs and details related to civil law. The first law, which is about the Jewish servant, conveys a profound teaching in attaining true freedom.
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Life Lessons from Parshat Terumah
Following revelation at Sinai, the Jewish people were instructed to contribute and construct the Divine Sanctuary. What does it mean to make a home for G-d?
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Life Lessons from Parshat Tetzaveh
The portion of Teztaveh coincides around the birthday and passing of Moses. The special qualities of Moses’ leadership enable us to discover our very own potential.
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Life Lessons from Parshat Ki-Tisa
The sin of the Golden Calf is from the greatest tragedies in Jewish history. Examining the status of gold in the Torah serves as a model for the proper approach to new discoveries in technology.
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Life Lessons from Parshat Vayakhel
The name of each Torah portion contains the central theme and lesson for the respective portion. Comparing and contrasting the names Vayakhel and Pekudei crystilize two crucial life perspectives.
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Life Lessons from Parshat Pekudei
There are numerous references to the concept of blessings in this Torah portion. What is the special power of a blessing?
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Life Lessons from Parshat Tzav
The daily burnt offering in the Holy Temple is singled out with special encouragement in the Torah, and contains timely messages on commitment and passion in a Jew’s service.
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Life Lessons from Parshat Shemini
The name of this Torah portion means eight, which is extremely special and central in Judaism. Explore the significance and the many areas where this number is expressed throughout Jewish life.
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Life Lessons from Parshat HaChodesh
On the Shabbat preceding the month of Nissan a special Torah reading is added, which discusses establishing the Jewish months and the Passover offering. Discover the special spirit of this month.
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Life Lessons from Parshat Metzora
The biblical skin discoloring of tzaraat was a consequence of spiritual failing, primarily due to lashon hara or gossip. Our words have extraordinary, far-reaching impact.
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Life Lessons from Parshat Behar
The Torah specifically links the mitzvah of resting on the Sabbatical year to Mount Sinai. This demonstrates a powerful lesson in the proper approach to work and higher living.
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Life Lessons from Parshat Bechukotai
A big focus of this Torah portion is the importance of Torah study, and all the many blessings it brings. This is a timely lesson in strengthening our commitment to daily Torah study.
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