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Short Insights

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Learn the inner reasons, historical context, and basic how-to instructions for lighting Shabbat candles.
Learn the basics of this special mitzvah: showing what’s inside, where to place it, how to do it, and its extraordinary impact.
What are we to make of this ancient Jewish ritual and what do they mean to us today?
Want to know what Judaism is? Start with this fun video.
45 Videos
Perquisites for daily life percolated in the Rebbe's teachings on the parsha.
24 Videos
Developing an intentional perspective of ourselves, others and G-d
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Short inspiring videos presenting the Torah view on a variety of relevant topics with Rabbi Yacov Barber.
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Short stories of Jewish courage amidst constant threat in Communist Soviet Union
Rabbi Hillel Zaltman takes us back in time to the perilous days in the former Soviet Union when he lived in Samarkand and was active in the Chassidic “underground” to uphold Judaism under the dangerous and watchful eyes of the KGB. This riveting narrative is a true testament to heroic Jewish fortitude and perseverance.
Why do we sanctify the Sabbath over cup of wine? Join Dr. Chighel as he investigates the origin and meaning behind this flavorful tradition.
Freud and Einstein on the nature of conflict, and the Baal Shem Tov on man’s inner struggle. The mystical secret is to know that the world is full of mirrors to place the enemy in plain sight.
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Based on personal encounters with the Rebbe
The author of Seeds of Wisdom, which is a series of short stories from personal encounters with the Lubavitcher Rebbe containing inspirational and insightful messages, presents select vignettes from the book and shares what they mean to him.
41 Videos
Two-Minute Torah Insights
Listen for two minutes. Think about it all day. Brief Torah insights from Rabbi Dov Greenberg.
14 Videos
A Chaplain's Recollections of 9-11
Colonel Jacob Z. Goldstein of the New York Army National Guard recalls the fateful events of September 11th as he tended to the spiritual needs at the site of the fallen towers and his experiences during the four and a half months he spent at Ground Zero. (Many viewers may find details described to be extremely disturbing. Viewer discretion advised.)
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Reflections on the Daily "Hayom Yom"
Study the daily entries of "Hayom Yom," a book of short daily insights which was compiled by the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, in 1942.
54 Videos
Meaningful Insights on the Parsha and Jewish Holidays
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Personal Reflections, Inspirational Thought
Chana's weekly vidcast on being in touch with ourselves, with our loved ones and with our higher calling
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Short Insights into Daily Life
Rabbi Manis Friedman speaks about a variety of subjects from the Torah perspective.
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Pearls of Wisdom from Rabbi Gordon’s Daily Classes
Pearls of wisdom, humor and brief insights culled from Rabbi Yehoshua B. Gordon's monumental daily Chumash and Tanya class.
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A Collection of Brief Torah Thoughts
Short reflections on finding spiritual lessons in various aspects of life.
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The Poetry of Yehoshua November
Award winning Jewish poet, Yehoshua November, talks about and reads some of his poems from his book, G-d's Optimism.
9 Videos
Short Bursts of Jewish Insight
Passionate, humorous and engaging. Rabbi Chaim Mentz shares his take on life.
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Contemporary Insights on the Parshah
Explore the weekly Torah portion while you enjoy these thought-provoking videos on the Parshah.
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Reflections of an Israeli military Chaplain
Israeli military chaplain, Rabbi Shalom Hammer, talks about the Land, its people, and the eternal connection between them.
5 Videos
Gutman Locks Interacts with Visitors at the Kotel
Join one of the Old City of Jerusalem's most beloved personalities, Gutman Locks, as he connects with people and dispenses wisdom at the Western Wall.
51 Videos
Ten-Minute Lessons on the Weekly Torah Portion
A fast-paced, ten-minute overview of fascinating insights culled from the commentaries on the weekly Torah portion.
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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.
A Chanukah Lesson
Inspirational speaker, Charlie Harary, shares his personal take on one of the lessons to be learned from the story of Chanukah.
A Passover Message
Why do we keep celebrating a night called Passover when Jews still suffer in one exile after another?
6 Videos
Thoughts on the Torah Readings
Brief sermons on the weekly Torah readings, based on the teachings of classical and modern scholars.
Excerpt: Prime Minister Netanyahu at the General Assembly, Sept 23, 2011
"Today I hope that the light of truth will shine -- if only for a few minutes -- in a hall that for too long has been a place of darkness for my country."
6 Videos
Five Minutes on the Five Books of the Torah
In five minutes--or less-- a relevant insight into the weekly Torah portion imparting a psychological perspective wrapped within a Chassidic insight.
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Highlights from the Kol Menachem Haggadah
Beautiful insights into the haggadah that will capture the interest of everyone around the Seder table. From the editor of the Kol Menachem Haggadah–Slager Edition..