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Meaningful Insights on the Parsha and Jewish Holidays

2:11
A Rosh Hashanah Message
We always talk about all the things we need from G-d. But is there anything that G-d wants from us?
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2:19
A Meditation for Yom Kippur
There are different ways to describe ourselves, by what we do and who we are. Here's a completely novel way of finding the real you--and its accessible only once a year!
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2:16
What the Holiday of Sukkot Teaches Us
Who doesn't want more happiness in their lives? The holiday of Sukkot teaches us the secret key for making joy more accessible throughout the year!
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2:09
A short insight on Parshat Bereishit
Do you have too much "stuff" in your life? Here's how to master your clutter without letting it master you.
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1:50
A short insight on Parshat Noach
Ever wonder what a rainbow really is? Here's what the rainbow teaches us about making our world a better, more colorful place.
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2:13
A short insight on Parshat Lech Lecha
Do you need a miracle in some area of your life? Here’s why it is all right for you to ask for it—and how you can get it.
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2:00
A short insight on Parshat Vayeira
Looking for just one volunteer to do something that will change the world. Can we count on YOU?
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2:26
A short insight on Parshat Chayei-Sarah
There's the standard definitions of what holiness is. And then here's this novel perspective that will blow your mind and change your way of thinking.
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2:34
A short insight on Parshat Toldot
Are you the ultimate uninhibited extrovert? Or perhaps you are a definitive introvert? No need to conform. Cultivate your own unique path in your service of our Creator!
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2:24
A short insight on Parshat Vayeitzei
Which sister are you: the perfect, lovable individual or the weary, weakened, worried one? Here's how you can find your own inner light even in if you are surrounded by a harsh, wearying darkness.
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1:44
The key to battling our inner darkness
You’re in a tough battle, fighting for your very identity. Your odds of winning seem slim. What should you do?
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1:54
Parshat Vayigash
You can complain about your problems. You can cry about your circumstances. Or you can learn from Joseph and Benjamin.
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1:41
Parshat Vayechi
Why I envied the faith of a Jewish woman who claimed she was a non-believer.
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1:48
Parshat Shemot
This is G-d’s message to his oppressed people. And this is G-d’s solace to us in our moments of misery.
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1:46
Parshat Bo
As we prepare to take our first steps as a free nation on a journey that would stretch millennia, G-d teaches us the secret of our essence.
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1:56
Parshat Mishpatim
Last week’s parshah describes the majesty of the giving of the Torah, a spiritually life-transforming experience. Why is it followed by the laws of negligent damages?
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1:42
Parshat Terumah
Why should I act in a way that contradicts my true feelings? Should I present a façade of calmness even when I really want to lash out in anger?
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2:01
A Purim Thought
Do you ever wonder why G-d doesn’t perform miracles nowadays? Ari Sacher is the system engineer for Israel’s Iron Dome. This is why he doesn't wonder.
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1:49
Parshat Ki Tissa
Moses questioned how a compulsory offering could achieve atonement. What he learned changes our basic understanding of human decency.
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2:05
Parshat Vayakhel-Pekudei
G-d’s home on earth is not complete without everyone’s contributions.
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1:44
Parshat Vayikra
When our sun shines, it can be easier to connect to G-d. But what about during the smallness of life, when we’re feeling uninspired?
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1:49
Parshat Tzav
In 1979, life changed for Iranian Jews. Amid the chaos of the Revolution, the Rebbe rescued several thousand Jewish youth. Danny Yiftach was one of those children.
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1:51
A Pesach Thought
To teach someone how to act G-dly, you must help them understand that they are G-dly.
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2:48
How many times today did you send yourself self-directed criticism telling yourself that you “are not enough”? Here's how to balance a positive sense of self with still striving to be better.
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2:42
Why Moses broke the tablets, and its everlasting message for each of us
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1:31
Parshat Tazriah-Metzorah
Words are empowering. Words encourage us to reach unbelievable goals. But words can also destroy. What will your words do?
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1:42
Parshat Acharei Mot
When Aaron experiences the greatest pain imaginable—the death of his two sons—he was silent. What did his silence mean? And how should we react to personal suffering?
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2:33
Parshat Emor
Is your life cluttered with so much “doing”, that you can barely catch your breath to appreciate “being”? Then this is for you.
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1:37
Parshat Bechukotai
One of the worst things for a relationship is casual neglect. Here’s how to prevent a relationship from slipping into autopilot mode.
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1:45
Parshat Bamidbar
Most of us like to express our individuality. And yet, when given autonomy, many of us feel a need to belong. How can we reconcile both these needs?
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1:39
Parshat Naso
Yesterday, I messed up. I was completely insensitive to someone I love. But here’s what happened afterwards…
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1:38
Parshat Behaalotcha
How often do we will away time, counting down till vacation and fuming while caught in traffic? Here’s an alternate perspective.
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1:38
Parshat Shelach
Ever wonder why children are better at technology than adults? Psychologists think it’s because children approach problem solving differently…
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1:46
Parshat Korach
Why were the sinful pans of rebellious mutineers transformed into a holy altar? Perhaps to teach us how to transform our perspective on how we view each other.
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1:40
Parshat Chukat
Although the ashes of the red heifer purify the impure individual, the Kohen becomes impure when performing it. Here’s the fascinating lesson we need to learn from this ritual.
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1:32
Parshat Balak
In moments of self-doubt, when you feel dejected or worthless, here’s how to transform your negative self-talk.
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1:41
Parshat Pinchas
The five daughters of Tzelafchad were trailblazers. Here are three things to keep in mind to follow in their footsteps.
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1:34
Parshat Devarim
Ultimately, I trusted her to her own devices, realizing that it is time for her to experience independence. And perhaps that’s a bit like this week’s parshah.
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1:45
Parshat Eikev
The Shema contains fundamental beliefs about G‑d, Torah and mitzvot. But much of the second paragraph repeats the first. Why the need for this repetition?
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1:37
Parshat Re’eh
Judaism teaches us to be optimistic and positive, to highlight what we have rather than what is lacking. But here’s one time when this attitude is absolutely destructive.
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2:20
A Rosh Hashanah Message
If everything originates from G-d, why pray to Him to change His plan? And, how can we “demand” more goodness while realizing how unworthy we are?
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1:43
Parshat Lech-Lecha
Leaving behind the old “I” of everything I know can be really scary. But free from these limiting expectations, we can produce our greatest yield.
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1:32
Parshat Vayeira
Just as every parent would forego their personal honor and willingly wait while you tend to his or her child, this, too, is G d’s greatest pleasure.
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1:35
Parshat Chayei-Sarah
Do we justify our failings by laying the blame on our circumstances? Our matriarch, Rivka, teaches how to thrive despite adversity.
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