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Kedoshim Videos

Is It Possible to Love Another As We Love Ourselves?
A Taste of Text—Kedoshim
On a simple level, loving another means treating them with the respect with which you would want to be treated. On a deeper level, it is the ability to love another, like a father loves a child, regardless of who and what they are.
How to be Holy... Kind Of
Kedoshim Parshah Report
Gefilte fish, master of relaxation and the art of meditation, teaches us how to be Holy, breath deeply, and scream at our friends... Hey, are we missing something?
Who Lives the Quintessential Life?
To study G-d’s wisdom as it is revealed in the Torah is arguably the most sublime activity a human being can do. And yet the Torah itself is about activities other than Torah study.
What to Do When You Get Angry
The Rules of Engagement
Discover the tools for positive communication in times of anger or distress when you want to rebuke another. For the key to a successful relationship is to learn how to disagree.
Torah in Ten: Kedoshim
Topics include: A homiletic interpretation of the mitzvah to leave the corners of the field unharvested, the beard as a symbol for the flow of Divine blessing, one reason why a person's soul might reincarnate as an animal.
How to Become Holy
Something Spiritual on Parshat Kedoshim
The Beard
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The Beard
Practical Parshah—Kedoshim
A detailed explanation of how the commandment “Do not destroy the corners of your beard” (Lev. 19:27) is understood in various communities.
A Stumbling Block Before the Blind
Letters and Numbers of Torah - Kedoshim
"Do not place a stumbling block before the blind" (Leviticus 19:14) can also mean not to knowingly give bad advice. The Hebrew word for "stumbling block" appears 12 times in the Torah and Prophets and this is the only time it is spelled with a vav. How does this missing letter teach us the difference between good advice and bad?
How to Be Holy
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How to Be Holy
How to Study Torah - Acharei-Kedoshim
The Torah commands us "to be holy." What does this injunction mean? Many commentaries explain that it refers to not indulging even in permissible pleasures. What is the difference between asceticism and holiness?
Parshah Insights: Kedoshim
Torah Interpretations of the Rebbe
Parshah Mnemonics: Kedoshim
Decoding the hidden messages
The parsha of Acharei contains 64 verses and the mnemonic is the words ‘Vanoga’ and ‘Mei-Zahav’. Explore the coded message in the mnemonic and its connection to the general themes of the parshah.
The Weightiest Mitzvah!
Parshah Curiosities: Kedoshim
This class gives an enhanced understanding of the importance attached to ethical business conduct, spelling out the Torah take on cheating your fellows in commerce in vivid detail. Discover why lying about “weight and measures” is like denying the Exodus itself!
True Love!
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True Love!
How to love every Jew
What is true love and how do we attain it?
How to Love a Jew
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How to Love a Jew
Something Spiritual on Parshat Kedoshim
The Meaning of Holiness
Something Spiritual on Parshat Kedoshim
Holiness In Unexpected Places
Growing Weekly: Parshat Acharei-Kedoshim
Be My Brother
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Be My Brother
The Tzadik and the Baal Teshuvah
In interpreting the verse in the Song of Songs, "If only you would be to me a brother", our Sages differ as to whether our request of G-d is to treat us as Yosef treated his brothers who had sold him or as Yosef treated his innocent younger brother Binyamin. This class will reconcile the two views and in so doing will address the contrasting virtues of the righteous (tzadik) and the penitent (baal teshuvah) and where they ultimately converge. (Based on the maamar "Kedoshim Tiheyu" Sefer Mamorim Toras Menachem vol. 3 p. 249)
Fair Weights and Measures
Parsha Kedoshim
Why does Maimonides equate the commandment of keeping fair weights and measures to the commandment of believing in the Exodus? The answer leads to a better understanding of the Exodus as the foundation of all commandments and also the issue of free choice in the face of Divine decree. (Based on Likkutei Sichos, vol. 27, pp. 149)
Loving Your Fellow as Yourself
Five Levels of Love
The verse states: you shall love your neighbor as yourself (Leviticus 19:18). How can we love our fellow Jew as our self? Five interpretations into mitzvah of ahavat yisroel.
Am I My Brother’s Keeper?
A timely and incisive discovery about the foundational biblical cornerstone; “Do not stand by as your fellow’s blood is being shed.” Presented in Toronto on the day after a horrific vehicular terrorist attack kills 10 innocent pedestrians on the peaceful city streets. This profound rumination about the extent of responsibility for others carefully scrutinizes the Oral Torah’s sacred teachings that accompany the scripture; concluding with a climatic analysis of Rashi’s unique commentary as illuminated by the Rebbe. This dissertation also offers critical commentary on the dangerous state of affairs in the Western World and its glaring lack of moral clarity!
We Are Uniquely Jewish
How do you imbue in your children an appreciation of the uniqueness of being Jewish?
Learning the Haftorah: Kedoshim
The weekly portion from the Prophets
Rabbi Gordon - Kedoshim: 1st Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Kedoshim: 2nd Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Kedoshim: 3rd Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Kedoshim: 4th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Kedoshim: 5th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Kedoshim: 6th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Kedoshim: 7th Portion
Kedoshim – Holy Cow!
In the Jewish vernacular we hear phrases such as "the Holy Shabbat" or "the Holy Torah"; but what is "holiness"?
What Does
A word widely used, but what does it actually mean? Various translations are given, including, "holy", "sanctified" and "separate". Which is most accurate?
The Halachic Parameters of Taking Vengeance or Holding a Grudge
Does the Torah command something that is against human nature?
This class explains the prohibition of revenge (nekamah) and the prohibition of bearing a grudge (netirah). Exploring exactly when and how these prohibitions apply, and how it’s possible to bend one's thoughts in a positive direction and avoid these prohibitions.
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