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Vayikra Videos

Are Self-Esteem and Humility Mutually Exclusive?
A Taste of Text—Vayikra
Experience your largeness, but at the same time feel your smallness. Talents are gifts endowed to you by G‑d.
Shazak Parsha: Vayikra
A taste of Shazak Parsha, where the weekly Torah portion comes alive! Geared for kids... Great for adults!
Should You Be Sorry for Slips of the Tongue?
If you hurt someone’s feelings as a result of a mere slip of the tongue, presumably there is nothing to be sorry for. Presumably it “meant nothing.” Unless, of course, unconscious gestures are even more meaningful than conscious ones.
The Jewish Approach to Humility
Two things you always need to keep in your pocket.
When You’re Having a Bad Week
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?
Vayikra – Offering
The book of Leviticus describes in-detail the Temple service of animal sacrifice. How can we find personal significance in this ancient ritual that was the premier service in the Holy Temple?
Torah in Ten: Vayikra
Topics include: The Zohar’s explanation of the small-sized letter aleph in the first word of this portion, the prohibition of sacrificial fats as a warning against “spiritual obesity,” and sacrifices as the ultimate act of supra-rational altruism.
Mindful and Meaningful Interactions
Something Spiritual on Parshat Vayikra
Humility in Areas of Greatness
Something Spiritual on Parshat Vayikra
Give Up to Get Close
Growing Weekly: Parshat Vayikra
The Hebrew term for sacrifices offers insight into nurturing close relationships.
G-d Calling Moses
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G-d Calling Moses
Analysis of Rashi's first comment on the book of Leviticus – G-d calling Moses prior to speaking to him – through the lens of ancient manuscripts of Rashi.
Salt in Jewish Law and Custom
Practical Parshah—Vayikra
This Torah portion speaks about the central role that salt played in all of the Temple sacrifices. In this class, we will see how this prominence carries over into many common Jewish practices.
Greatness and Humility
Letters and Numbers of Torah - Vayikra
The name of this week's portion, Vayikra, means "G-d called out [to Moses]." The letter aleph at the end of the word vayikra is written in miniature size in the Torah. What does the small aleph teach us about how to be both great and humble?
How to Call G-d
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How to Call G-d
How to Study Torah - Vayikra
The name of this week's portion, Vayikra, describes the unique Divine call to the greatest prophet of all time, Moses. How much do we know about the way G-d communicated with Moses, and what can we learn from it today?
Parsha Gems: Vayikra
Study some of the highlights of the weekly Torah portion with insights from various commentaries.
Parshah Insights: Vayikra
Torah Interpretations of the Rebbe
Parshah Mnemonics: Vayikra
Decoding the hidden messages
The parshah of Vayikra contains 111 verses and the mnemonic for it are the words D’u’el and Tzivah. Explore the coded message in this Masoretic note and its connection to the general themes of the Parshah.
Why the Haftorah Is So Meaningful
Haftorah Hyperlinks: Vayikra
Learn the profound connections between the weekly parsha and its related Haftorah.
Teaching Children Sacrifice
Discover three powerful lessons in raising our children to be a mensch (an upright person), which are alluded to in the first verse of the parsha.
Learning the Haftorah: Vayikra
The weekly portion from the Prophets
Rabbi Gordon - Vayikra: 1st Portion
Reflections on
Your Very Own Sacrifice
The Secret to a Healthy Self-Image
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.
Passive or Proactive Judaism
Something Spiritual on Parshat Vayikra
A True Sacrifice
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A True Sacrifice
Soul Boost for Parshat Vayikra
The Meaning and Symbolism of the Sacrifices
Introduction to the Book of Leviticus
A short introduction to Vayikra, the third book of the Torah, which details the various offerings brought in the Holy Temple.
The Spiritual Difference Between Male and Female
In resolving an apparent difficulty in one of the laws of sacrifices as it is expressed by Maimonides in his Mishneh Torah, this class will address the meaning of the sacrifices in the Temple and, in so doing, will shed light on the critical difference between men and women in their spiritual makeup and in their service of G-d. (Likutei Sichos vol. 32)
When to Be Proud and When to Be Humble
Amongst the laws of sacrifices the Torah prohibits offering any yeast/leaven or honey on the altar. Exploring the significance and symbolism of this mitzvah on five levels of understanding.
“Cheating” G-d
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“Cheating” G-d
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on deceiving another in owed money
When a person is dishonest with money, the Torah calls it a rebellion against G-d. Rashi illustrates how this insight actually teaches us that hurting another person is actually an issue between you and G-d.
The Humility Balance
Video | 47:08
The Humility Balance
Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 17, Vayikra
Know your strengths, but remain humble.
Intrinsic Enthusiasm
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Intrinsic Enthusiasm
Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 17, Vayikra
The laws of sacrifices teach us that we really want to do what Hashem says, even when we don't.
Rabbi Gordon - Vayikra: 2nd Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Vayikra: 3rd Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Vayikra: 4th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Vayikra: 5th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Vayikra: 6th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Vayikra: 7th Portion
Women's Mayanot Moment - Vayikra
A spiritual interpretation of the meaning of animal sacrifice and how it is practiced in our personal lives. Presenter: Gila Lowell
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