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Are the Festivals Relevant Nowadays?
A Taste of Text—Emor
The holidays are spiritual days that “call to us” to stop the ordinary activities of our lives. They also enable us to “call forth” and tap into the spiritual resources that these days hold.
Shazak Parsha: Emor
A taste of Shazak Parsha, where the weekly Torah portion comes alive! Geared for kids... Great for adults!
Party Time
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Party Time
Emor Parshah Report
Jono and Gefilte Fish stand in front of a backdrop and say stuff. For five minutes. It’s funny—trust me.
How Do You Breed a Gentleman?
The maturity and confidence of an adult psyche can be gauged by its ability to face criticism. Yet, criticism may not be the best method for cultivating this maturity in the child.
Torah in Ten: Emor
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Torah in Ten: Emor
Topics include: Why a person born into Torah observance needs more encouragement than one who chose that way of life; how oxen, sheep and goats represent different types of human egos; and the importance of speaking softly.
The Festivals’ Link to Agriculture
Something Spiritual on Parshat Emor
Make the “You” Shine
Growing Weekly: Parshat Emor
Self-Refinement and the Omer
A deeper look at the counting of the Omer, and the distinctive laws governing the Omer offering and the Shavuot offering. (Based on Likkutei Sichos, vol. 32, p. 134.)
How to Be a Kohen
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How to Be a Kohen
Practical Parshah - Emor
Various added restrictions, responsibilities and honors that apply to the patrilineal descendants of Aaron even in our days.
Unearthing the Roots of the Omer
This class explains in detail the mitzvah of the Omer offering which marks the beginning of the seven-week period of ‘the counting of the Omer’.
Parsha Gems: Emor
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Parsha Gems: Emor
Study some of the highlights of the weekly Torah portion with insights from various commentaries.
Parshah Insights: Emor
Torah Interpretations of the Rebbe
Parshah Mnemonics: Emor
Decoding the hidden messages
The parsha of Emor contains 124 verses and the mnemonic is the name ‘uziel’. Explore the coded message in the mnemonic and its connection to the general themes of the parshah.
The Soft-Spoken Kohanim
Haftorah Hyperlinks: Emor
Learn the profound connections between the weekly parsha and its related Haftorah.
Pre-Shabbat Sermon for Parshat Emor
Learning the Haftorah: Emor
The weekly portion from the Prophets
My Father's Talmud from Bergen-Belsen
How to truly impress your kids
Discover what’s most important in conveying life’s values to our children.
To Be or To Do—That Is the Question
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.
The Beauty of Consistent Commitment
Something Spiritual on Parshat Emor
Hospitality and the Sukkah
Something Spiritual on Parshat Emor
Agriculture of the Soul
Grain from a newly planted crop (Chadash) may not be consumed prior to the offering of the ‘Omer’ in the Temple on the second day of Passover. No grain of the new crop may be brought to the Temple as an offering prior to the ‘Two Loaves’ offered on Shavout. This class will explore some of the fascinating details of these laws and their spiritual dimensions and applications to our lives. (Likutei Sichos volume 32)
Seven Complete Weeks
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Seven Complete Weeks
Parsha Emor - Sefirat HaOmer
The commandment to count the Omer comes from the verse: "You shall count for yourselves, from the morrow of the Sabbath from the day you bring the Omer as a wave offering seven weeks; they shall be complete" (Leviticus 23:15). The term "Sabbath" in this context refers to the first day of the holiday of Passover and not the weekly Sabbath. However, in some years, when Passover begins on Sabbath, the weeks of the Omer do coincide with the seven-day week. Is there an aspect of extra "completeness" that occurs in such years? (Based on Likkutei Sichos vol. 12 p. 16 and vol. 22 p. 143)
How to Really Teach a Child
Letters and Numbers of Torah - Emor
“The L‑rd said to Moses: Speak to the Kohanim, the sons of Aaron, and say to them . . .” (Leviticus 21:1) What is the difference between “speak to them” and “say to them”? In Hebrew these two words are “emor” and “amarta”—the first is spelled aleph-mem-reish, while the other is spelled aleph-mem-reish-tav, the only difference being the letter tav. This additional letter symbolizes the difference between a theoretical lesson and a hands-on educational experience.
The Mitzvah to Educate
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The Mitzvah to Educate
How to Study Torah - Emor
This week's portion tells the kohanim (priests) that they must educate their children to keep the detailed laws of ritual purity binding upon the priestly families. What is the Torah teaching us about the obligation to educate our children?
Polishing Yourself
Video | 32:08
Polishing Yourself
Five Levels in Counting the Omer
Learn the special significance of counting the Omer on five layers of understanding.
Riding the Wave & Making it Count!
The underlying principles of the mitzvah of Sefirat HaOmer
This presentation pioneers a novel approach to understanding the underlying principles of the biblical commandment to “Count the Omer.” Following the initial point of departure; demonstrating the need to frame the “counting” as a continuation and natural extension of the original Omer Offering itself – the thesis moves to develop a new look at “Sefirah Secrets” by examining the “Wave” ritual that seems to occupy a position of oversized importance.
Work vs. Rest
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Work vs. Rest
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on the juxtaposition of Shabbat to the holidays
Shabbos is the first on the list of special days on the Jewish calendar. Yet, the secret to understanding these special days lies in the fact that the Torah reminds us to work for six days before listing the holy days.
Remember the Shofar
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Remember the Shofar
Why does the Torah tell us to “remember the Shofar” on Rosh Hashanah? An analysis of Rashi’s commentary. Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 12, Emor (sicha 2)
Effective Communication Strategies
Discover the most effective ways to communicate and how to find opportunity even within the difficulties of our times.
Haftorah for Emor: Levites and Kohanim in the Future
Exploring the weekly reading from the Prophets, where we uncover the mystical characteristic of the Kohen by exploring Cain and Abel according to Kabbalah.
Shabbos & Yom Tov
Video | 32:15
Shabbos & Yom Tov
Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 17, Emor
Judaism divides life into two time zones, "body time” when we're meant to work within the world, and "soul time" when we're meant to transcend the world.
Where ‘Chadash’ Applies
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Where ‘Chadash’ Applies
Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 17, Emor
The law of the new grain teaches that spiritual growth starts with speaking your body's language and progresses to stimulating your soul.
Rabbi Gordon - Emor: 1st Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Emor: 2nd Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Emor: 3rd Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Emor: 4th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Emor: 5th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Emor: 6th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Emor: 7th Portion
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