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Matot-Massei Videos

Anniversary Edition
Week In Rejew: Matot-Massei
The Itche Kadoozy show celebrates its 42nd season on the air, and Jono shows us some vintage clips from the very first season of the IKS.
Do You Need to Set Stronger Personal Boundaries?
Parshat Matot-Massei
Setting boundaries means that instead of taking on other people’s beliefs or standards, we become in tune with our own.
The Stick and the Journey
Growing Weekly: Parshat Matot-Massei
Love Criticism
Video | 1:13:59
Love Criticism
Trilogy of Tribulations - Part II
In the second haftorah of the “Trilogy of Tribulations” we learn how the prophet Jeremiah’s rebuke of his contemporaries can teach us today how to turn criticism into a powerful catalyst for change.
Parsha Gems: Matot-Massei
Study some of the highlights of the weekly Torah portion with insights from various commentaries.
Do the Jews Deserve the Land of Israel?
The Land of Israel is Heaven’s perfectly suitable gift suited for the Jewish people. By the same token, it is beyond what the Jews can ever deserve.
Why Words Are Important
Life and death are in the hands of the tongue
Torah in Ten: Matot-Massei
Why the Torah Details the Journeys from Egypt
Why is the list of encampments repeated? Rashi seems to offer two different reasons; his choice of commentary is better understood upon analysis of six early manuscripts of Rashi.
The High Priest's Private Quarters
Parsha Matot-Massei
The Torah prohibits constructing the Temple with wood; only stone and brick are admissible. Yet the high priest's chamber, located in the Temple proper, was made of wood. This class will present an analysis of the subject from both halachic and spiritual viewpoints. (Likutei Sichos vol 28, Parshas Massei)
What Is Midian?
Video | 20:00
What Is Midian?
Letters and Numbers of Torah—Matot
G-d tells Moses, “A thousand for each tribe, a thousand from each tribe, from all the tribes of Israel you shall send into the army [to battle the Midianites].” (Numbers 31:4) The Hebrew word for thousand is “elef,” which is spelled the same as “alef.” What is the connection between the battle against Midian, the letter alef, and the Three Weeks of mourning over the destruction of the Temple?
Can You Change Your Fate?
How to Study Torah - Matot
Just before entering the Promised Land, two and a half of the Twelve Tribes ask for special permission to settle on the other side of the Jordan River. If they were meant to settle in that place, then why didn't G-d assign it to them to begin with? And if they were not meant to settle there, then why did G-d agree to their request?
Parshah Insights: Massei
Torah Interpretations of the Rebbe
A Subtle Enemy
Video | 48:41
A Subtle Enemy
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on Balaam’s advice to seduce the Israelites into sin
Jews are naturally repelled by promiscuity. Discover Rashi’s insight into Bilam’s top secret plan to get the Jews to sin in the one area they were vigilant to avoid.
War and Impurity
Video | 46:12
War and Impurity
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on the impurity contracted in battle
Rashi explores Talmudic sources to dissect the Torah law about how a person becomes impure if they kill someone.
Video | 42:34
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on the annulment of vows
Never make promises you cannot keep, right? Rashi highlights how some vows are spiritually essential, others spiritually unhealthy.
The Mitzvah Campaign of Kosher
The mitzvah to observe the Torah’s dietary laws of eating kosher are all-encompassing in daily living. The campaign to encourage our fellow Jews to go Kosher – on a practical level – focuses on keeping a kosher kitchen. Explore the unique quality of this mitzvah and why it’s critical to the Jewish experience.
Shazak Parsha: Matos
A taste of Shazak Parsha, where the weekly Torah portion comes alive! Geared for kids... Great for adults!
Rabbi Gordon - Matot-Massei: 6th Portion
Learning the Haftorah: 2nd Shabbat of the
The weekly portion from the Prophets
Female Combatants
Video | 35:05
Female Combatants
Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 18, Matos
No power in the world can harm us, but we have to ensure that we don't harm ourselves.
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