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Bechukotai Videos

Investing in Our Relationship
A Taste of Text—Bechukotai
In a healthy relationship, the love must deepen and grow, or the relationship is at risk of becoming static and stale. The same is true in our relationship with G‑d.
Can You Get G-d?
Video | 7:00
Can You Get G-d?
In order to get some intimation of the Infinite One Who is beyond all conception, the mind naturally fills in what is inconceivable with ideas that are logical and comprehensible. A still deeper appreciation of Infinity thus requires a certain hollowing out of the mind.
How Much Is a Human Being Worth?
The way to measure real value
What Every Relationship Needs
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.
Torah in Ten: Bechukotai
Topics include: The definition of true perfection as the mixture of perfection and corrected imperfection, reward and punishment as cause and effect, why it's so difficult to perform your appointed mission in life.
How to Achieve World Peace
Something Spiritual on Parshat Bechukotai
Why We Need Each Other
Growing Weekly: Parshat Bechukotai
The Obligation to Study Torah
Practical Parshah - Bechukotai
Even laymen are obligated to be learned in Torah. But how much is one actually obligated to study? How often?
Torah: The Great Antidote
Life Lessons from Parshat Bechukotai
A big focus of this Torah portion is the importance of Torah study, and all the many blessings it brings. This is a timely lesson in strengthening our commitment to daily Torah study.
Curses Forever?
Video | 44:34
Curses Forever?
Ezra the Scribe ordained that on the Shabbat before Shavuot, and again before Rosh Hashanah, the Torah readings containing the calamities that will befall the Jewish people for failure to observe the commandments shall be read. This class explores the inner meaning behind these dire warnings and reveals their uplifting message.
Parshah Insights: Bechukotai
Torah Interpretations of the Rebbe
Parshah Mnemonics: Bechukotai
Decoding the hidden messages
The parshah of Bechukotai contains 78 verses and the mnemonic for it is the word Uzah. Explore the coded message in this Masoretic note and its connection to the general themes of the Parshah.
Engraved in Your Heart
Whereas the commandments are generally divided into Statutes, Testimonies and Laws, in this case, the verse states: “If you follow My statutes and observe My commandments and perform them.” The word for statute, “Chok,” shares a root with the Hebrew word for engraving, “Chakikah,” teaching us that the exile cannot impact the very essence of a Jew, for Torah and the commandments are engraved, etched onto the essence of a Jew’s soul.
Physical Reward!
Video | 40:00
Physical Reward!
A profound and novel understanding of Torah's promise of material reward for fulfilling the commandments. (Likutei Sichos vol. 37, p.79)
Redemption and Our Forefather Jacob
Letters and Numbers of Torah - Bechukotai
After mentioning various curses for failing to perform G-d’s laws, the Torah says that at the end of time, G-d will bring an end to the Jewish people's exile by remembering the Patriarchs: “And I will remember my covenant with Jacob, and my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham I will remember….” (Leviticus 26:42) Why are the patriarchs listed in reverse chronological order? And why is the name Jacob (Yaakov) spelled yud-ayin-kuf-vav-vet with an extra vav, when it is always spelled yud-ayin-kuf-vet without a vav?
A Holy Exchange
Video | 21:54
A Holy Exchange
The mitzvah of Temurah on five levels
If one endeavors to substitute his animal sacrifice with a different animal, whether superior or inferior, both maintain a holy status. Learn about this mitzvah of Temurah (exchanging sacrifices) on five levels of understanding.
Parshah Mnemonics: Concluding the Book of Vayikra
Decoding the hidden messages
The Laughing Chewbacca in the Torah!
Joy in the Torah’s ‘Threats and Curses’
Several days ago a Texas mom named Candace Payne posted a video of herself laughing hysterically wearing a talking Chewbacca mask; it's since gone viral. Chewbacca roared, she laughed, and millions are laughing with her. But why? The setup is mundane: A woman in a van with a silly mask and a dash cam, yet incredibly the whole world went ape over it. This class finds an incredible link to the weekly Torah portion, and gets to the bottom of this remarkable phenomenon—giving you a Torah-true timeless take on this latest trend to sweep social media. Listen, learn and be delighted!
Unfaithful Consequences
Haftorah Hyperlinks: Behar-Bechukotai
Learn the profound connections between the weekly parsha and its related Haftorah.
G-d’s Looking at You
Video | 45:20
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G-d’s Looking at You
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on Hashem turning His attention to us
G-d promises us blessings if we do what He says. In this segment, Rashi exposes a whole new dimension to those blessings that we may have easily overlooked.
Learning the Haftorah: Bechukotai
The weekly portion from the Prophets
Rabbi Gordon - Bechukotai: 1st Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Bechukotai: 3rd Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Bechukotai: 4th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Bechukotai: 5th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Bechukotai: 6th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Bechukotai: 7th Portion
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