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Behaalotecha Videos

How to Ignite a Soul
A Taste of Text—Behaalotecha
Lighting up another means helping to ignite his latent abilities by appreciating his unique role and mission in this world.
Shazak Parsha: Behaaloscha
Week in Rejew
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Week in Rejew
Behaalotecha Parshah Report
With the help of the all new Intellicompute parshah-cam, Jono gives us an edgy, fast paced review... er... rejew of this week's Torah portion
What Are You Worth, Actually?
Extreme humility is sometimes confused with low self-esteem. For Moses, these were as different as day and night.
How to Maintain a Steady Relationship with G-d
Why Judaism is alive and vibrant today!
Thoughts While Stuck in a Traffic Jam
Parshat Behaalotcha
How often do we will away time, counting down till vacation and fuming while caught in traffic? Here’s an alternate perspective.
Lighting Up a Soul
Five on Five—Behaalotecha
How to light up the life of another.
What's the Point of Praying?
Something Spiritual on Parshat Behaalotecha
How to Educate
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How to Educate
Soul Boost for Parshat Behaalotecha
Light My Fire
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Light My Fire
The Soul’s Essential Elevation via Torah
Declares G-d, "My flame – the Torah – is in your hands, and your flame – the soul – is in Mine. If you guard Mine, I shall guard yours" (Midrash Devarim 4:4). But is not the soul too "G-d's flame"? In addressing this question, this class offers new insight into why the Divine soul, which is naturally drawn and connected to G-d, requires Torah altogether? (Maamar Bahaalotecha 5729)
Who Are G-d's Enemies?
Parsha Bahaalotecha
"So it was, whenever the ark set out, Moses would say, 'Arise, O Lord, may Your enemies be scattered and may those who hate You flee from You." What is the difference between "Your enemies" and "those who hate You"? An analysis of Rashi's commentary on Numbers 10:35. (Based on Likkutei Sichos vol. 23, p. 73.)
Being an Omnivore
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Being an Omnivore
Practical Parshah - Behaalotecha
Torah views meat-eating as a luxury, not a right. When is it appropriate -- and inappropriate -- to use animals for food?
Joshua and the Upstarts
Torah Portion of Behaalotecha
Joshua's reaction to a perceived threat to the honor of his beloved teacher, Moses.
Parsha Gems: Behaalotecha
Study some of the highlights of the weekly Torah portion with insights from various commentaries.
Parshah Insights: Behaalotecha
Torah Interpretations of the Rebbe
Parshah Mnemonics: Behaalotecha
Decoding the hidden messages
The parshah of Behaalotecha contains 136 verses and the mnemonic for it is the word Mehalael. Explore the coded message in this Masoretic note and its connection to the general themes of the Parshah.
Confronting Hate!
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Confronting Hate!
Parshah Curiosities: Behaalotecha
An intriguing overview of the biblical account of the Sinai desert journeys led by the Ark of G-d segues into two of the most famous yet least understood verses in the entire Chumash. It was with this formula that Moses prayerfully petitioned G-d for our protection, and tucked into its folds are the profoundest answer to the tragic yet historic pernicious anti-Semitism that has persisted for millennia. The timely and burning question: “Why do they hate us?” is frankly and candidly approached from an entirely new perspective. Discover a Torah-true take, and find out why identifying real haters empowers us to defeat them.
Sound the Trumpets
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Sound the Trumpets
Parsha Curiosities: Behaalotecha
Discover the secret story of the Mosaic Trumpets signaling Sinai sojourns.
Illuminating Obstacles
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Illuminating Obstacles
Haftorah Hyperlinks: Behaalotecha
Learn the profound connections between the weekly parsha and its related Haftorah.
Give Your Child Wings
Every Home a Temple
The Torah calls the Jewish people “a kingdom of priests.” Here is what it means to you…
Torah in Ten: Behaalotecha
Mystical insights on the following topics: the kindling of the Menorah, the story behind the Second Passover, and the episode of the people craving for meat.
G-dly vs. Animalistic: Is It a Fair Fight?
Kinetic Parsha: Behaalotecha
Learning Torah Helps Your Bottom Line
Something Spiritual on Parshat Behaalotecha
Why do we pray for livelihood when opening the ark to read from the Torah?
Inspiring the Uninspired
Growing Weekly: Parshat Behaalotecha
Prerequisite to Prophecy
Moses’ exceptional humility: the humblest man on earth.
This class explores three levels of humility: Level one is a ‘considerate humility’. Level two is an ‘essential humility’. Level three and the highest of all is a ‘vulnerable humility’. (Based on Likutei Sichos, vol. 38 Behaalotecha)
What Was the Greatness of Aaron?
Parshat Behaalotecha
“Aaron did so; he lit the lamps toward the face of the menorah” (Numbers 8:3). We contrast a chassidic and a non-chassidic interpretation of this verse in order to highlight the revolution that chassidic teachings have brought to our understanding of G-d, Torah and our fellow Jew.
The Upside Down Letter Nun
Letters and Numbers of Torah - Behaalotecha
"So it was, whenever the ark set out, Moses would say, Arise, O Lord, may Your enemies be scattered and may those who hate You flee from You. And when it came to rest he would say, Repose O Lord, among the myriads of thousands of Israel." (Numbers 10:35-36) These two verses are surrounded by an inverted letter "nun" at the beginning and end. Nowhere else in the Torah does the inverted nun appear. What is its meaning?
Lighting the Menorah
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Lighting the Menorah
How to Study Torah - Behaalotecha
Long before the Maccabees, there was the original menorah that was lit in the Holy Temple as part of the daily ritual officiated by the priests. How was the menorah lit? What purpose did it serve?
It’s Never Too Late
Understanding Pesach Sheni on Five Levels
Aaron’s Special Service of G-d
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on Aaron feeling left out of the inauguration
Twelve leaders bring sacrifices to inaugurate the Sanctuary in the desert. Aaron feels overlooked. How did G-d not only placate him, but illustrate how uniquely powerful his role was?
Learning from Midrash on the Parsha: Behaalotecha
Teachings of the Midrash Rabba
Two Guys in Basements Talk About Mannah
What exactly was the mannah? What did it taste like? What did it look like? Was it really necessary? And was any of it preserved?
Learning the Haftorah: Behaalotecha
The weekly portion from the Prophets
Aaron's Greatness
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Aaron's Greatness
Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 18, Behaalotecha
Analyzing Rashi’s commentary on the juxtaposition of kindling the menorah to the tribal leaders inaugural gifts, and Aharon feeling left out. This illuminates Aaron's unique contribution to the power of every Jew.
Community or Individual?
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Community or Individual?
Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 18, Behaalotecha
Examining the unique elements of the Pascal Offering leads to a profound discussion into the two views on the balance of community and individual.
Rabbi Gordon - Behaalotecha: 6th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Behaalotecha: 7th Portion
Behaalotecha – Missed Opportunity?
In response to complaints by those who missed their chance to bring the Passover offering, the Jewish people were given a new holiday: the Second Passover. Therein lies a powerful lesson.
Why It's a Mitzvah to Sleep
Although he may not feel it, every journey in a Jew’s life is ordained by his Creator and part of his Godly mission.
Shine Your Light
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Shine Your Light
What you can do in these times when anti-Semitism is on the rise.
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