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Bamidbar Videos

How to Keep Irrigated Through Life's Wilderness
A Taste of Text—Bamidbar
When we realize the importance of our individual roles, we are empowered to tackle and transform our personal wildnerness.
Shazak Parsha: Bamidbar
Sandy Trails
Video | 4:40
Sandy Trails
Bamidbar Parshah Report
Itche and Jono ride through the desert on goats. Why? Watch the video and find out . . .
Just How Important Is Family?
The obvious coefficient of Jewish identity is peoplehood. And yet the Jewish people cannot be defined without reference to the family.
Why Does a Bride Wear a Veil?
A lesson on the foundation of true love
Do You Like Standing Out or Fitting In?
Parshat Bamidbar
Most of us like to express our individuality. And yet, when given autonomy, many of us feel a need to belong. How can we reconcile both these needs?
Torah in Ten: Bamidbar
Topics include: How the census of the Jewish people teaches us about the power of speech, the commandment for the Levites to guard the Holy Temple, why Torah was given in a barren desert.
The Power of the Individual
Five on Five—Bamidbar
How to tackle times of emotional or spiritual desolation.
Become a Vessel
Video | 3:02
Become a Vessel
Soul Boost for Parshat Bamidbar
Counting Jews
Video | 1:11:11
Counting Jews
Practical Parshah - Bamidbar
In this portion, Moses takes a census of the Jewish people without directly counting any of them. Why do we not count each other directly and what are the practical applications for this mitzvah today?
The Two Sinais - Part 2
Video | 1:07:34
The Two Sinais
Part 2: The Desert of Sinai
You may already know that the giving of the Torah -- which we celebrate on the holiday of Shavuot -- took place at Sinai. But what is Sinai? The Torah speaks of a wilderness called Sinai as well as a mountain by the same name. What is the difference between the desert and the mountain? And how does that shape our understanding of what happened there years ago?
Counting the Baby Levites
How to Study Torah - Bamidbar
In the census of the Jewish people, Moses counted all men eligible for military conscription, that is all who were twenty years of age and older. Why then did a separate census of the Tribe of Levi include even babies from 30 days and up?
Parshah Insights: Bamidbar
Torah Interpretations of the Rebbe
A People, Their Prophet and a Prostitute
Haftorah Hyperlinks: Bamidbar
Learn the profound connections between the weekly parsha and its related Haftorah.
Why Was the Torah Given in the Wilderness?
Something Spiritual on Parshat Bamidbar and Shavuot
Sinai Is Our Own Experience
Something Spiritual on Parshat Bamidbar
Unlike the beginnings of other religions, the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai was experience by an entire people.
The Power of Cheesecake
Growing Weekly: Parshat Bamidbar & Shavuot
Can the Desert Blossom?
The name of the fourth book of thhe Torah is Bamidbar, which means ‘desert’. Why such a peculiar name?
You Count from Birth
The counting of the Levites teaches us a powerful lesson in parenting.
Was Aaron a Levite?
Video | 20:00
Was Aaron a Levite?
Letters and Numbers of Torah - Bamidbar
After the general census of the Jewish people, Moses takes a separate census of the tribe of Levi, including the family of Aaron the high priest. In the verse (Numbers 3:39) “All the countings of the Levites that Moses and Aaron counted,” the word “ve-Aharon” (and Aaron) has five dots above it. One explanation of these dots is that they tell us that Aaron himself was not counted in the census of the rest of his tribe. What makes Aaron unique?
Parsha Gems: Bamidbar (Shavuot)
Study some of the highlights of the weekly Torah portion with insights from various commentaries.
Parshah Mnemonics: Bamidbar
Decoding the hidden messages
Close to G-d
Video | 38:37
Close to G-d
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on the proximity of the camps to the Mishkan
In the desert, G-d tells the Jewish people to camp around the Mishkan sanctuary – not too close, but not too far. This carries an important lesson about how a Jew should live his or her life.
No Limit to Your Connection to G-d
Rashi identifies two key roles that the tribe of Levi played in the Sanctuary. The Rebbe extracts an empowering life-lesson for us from this teaching. Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 13, Bamidbar (sicha 2)
Learning the Haftorah: Bamidbar
The weekly portion from the Prophets
The Kohen's Role
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The Kohen's Role
Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 18, Bamidbar
By examining Rashi’s interpretation of the Kohen’s responsibility to safeguard his Kehunah (priesthood), we discover how spiritual health requires appropriate boundaries.
Levites from Birth
Video | 1:09:30
Levites from Birth
Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 18, Bamidbar
Rabbi Gordon - Bamidbar: 1st Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Bamidbar: 2nd Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Bamidbar: 3rd Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Bamidbar: 4th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Bamidbar: 5th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Bamidbar: 6th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Bamidbar: 7th Portion
Bamidbar – G-d's Recount
G-d commands Moses and Aaron to conduct a census of the Jewish people. But if G-d is all-knowing – including the exact population of the Jewish people – what then is the point in counting them?
Bamidbar: Torah in the Desert
The Torah was given to the Jewish people in the Sinai desert. Why did G‑d choose such a desolate place to reveal this most precious gift?
G-d’s Only Daughter
When G-d commanded Moses to count the Jews, the “greatest” among them counted as one, and the “simplest” among them counted as one. Every Jew is an equal son or daughter of G-d Himself, and is beloved to Him much more than an only child is loved by a father and mother.
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