Chukat Videos

Chukat-Balak in Three Minutes Chukat-Balak in Three Minutes
The Week In Rejew
Jono makes jokes, get struck by lightning, and figures out how to mute G-fish. Watch, laugh, and maybe drink a soda?
What are Life’s Greatest Experiences? What are Life’s Greatest Experiences?
Parshat Chukat
Although the ashes of the red heifer purify the impure individual, the Kohen becomes impure when performing it. Here’s the fascinating lesson we need to learn from this ritual.
Are Commandments Rational? Are Commandments Rational?
Something Spiritual on Parshat Chukat
Passion or Commitment? Passion or Commitment?
Growing Weekly: Parshat Chukat
Healing Healing
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Healing
Practical Parshah - Chukat
This portion describes Moses' unusual way of healing those who suffered from poisonous snake bites. A Jewish look at how healing really works.
Striking the Rock Striking the Rock
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Striking the Rock
How to Study Torah - Chukat
One of the most infamous events in the Bible is Moses' striking the rock to bring forth water. Why did Moses do what he did? Was it a mistake or was there a reason? How can this seemingly rebellious act be understood within the context of Moses' perfect obedience to G-d?
Parshah Insights: Chukat Parshah Insights: Chukat
Torah Interpretations of the Rebbe
Parshah Mnemonics: Chukat Parshah Mnemonics: Chukat
Decoding the hidden messages
The parshah of Chukat contains 87 verses, and the mnemonic for it are the words Lemidva, Yemuel, and Uzi. Explore the coded message in this Masoretic note and its connection to the general themes of the Parshah.
Jewish Rationality Rooted in Faith Jewish Rationality Rooted in Faith
Haftorah Hyperlinks: Chukat
Learn the profound connections between the weekly parsha and its related Haftorah.
How to Know When You're Giving Too Much How to Know When You're Giving Too Much
A Taste of Text—Chukat
While devoting yourself to helping others, safeguard time for your own spiritual and emotional growth. Focus energy inward as well as outward.
“Because I Said So” “Because I Said So”
Are all instructions logical?
Getting In Sync with Torah Getting In Sync with Torah
Something Spiritual on Parshat Chukat
The Sages state: Aaron loved peace and would bring people close to Torah. The Big Ben offers some perspective.
A Tight-Fitting Lid A Tight-Fitting Lid
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A Tight-Fitting Lid
Parsha Chukat
This week's portion states (Numbers 19:15) "Any open vessel which has no seal fastened around it becomes unclean." Based on this verse, Maimonides discusses various scenarios in which the contents of a vessel with a tight-fitting lid (Heb. "tzamid patil") are protected from ritual impurity. What are these particular scenarios and how does each one correspond symbolically to another aspect of our relationship with G-d? (Based on Likutei Sichos vol. 38, pp. 72.)
The Final Curtain The Final Curtain
Video | 40:00
The Final Curtain
What is the ultimate objective of our destiny?
Once the Messianic Era begins — world peace, universal enlightenment, an end to suffering and eternal life — one would assume that having accomplished his mission the Moshiach's central role would no longer be required. Yet this is not the case, to the contrary! In clarifying this mystery, this class will present an overview of G-d's objective in creation as revealed by the Sages over the millennia and how our understanding of His purpose undergoes an evolving ever-deepening appreciation, layer beneath layer, until the final curtain on G-d's very Essence is drawn. (This class is in honor of the Rebbe's 20th Yahrtzeit anniversary)
The Red Heifer, Esau, and Striking the Rock The Red Heifer, Esau, and Striking the Rock
Letters and Numbers of Torah - Chukat
Describing the red heifer ritual, the Torah states (Numbers 19:2) “Take a red heifer that never had a yoke placed upon it.” The Hebrew word for yoke (ol) is normally spelled ayin-vav-lamed, but in this verse, the vav is missing. What is the connection between 1) the missing vav, 2) the Edomites who are descended from Esau, and 3) the story of Moses striking the rock?
Learning the Haftorah: Chukat Learning the Haftorah: Chukat
The weekly portion from the Prophets
Rabbi Gordon - Chukat: 1st Portion Rabbi Gordon - Chukat: 1st Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Chukat: 2nd Portion Rabbi Gordon - Chukat: 2nd Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Chukat: 3rd Portion Rabbi Gordon - Chukat: 3rd Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Chukat: 4th Portion Rabbi Gordon - Chukat: 4th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Chukat: 5th Portion Rabbi Gordon - Chukat: 5th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Chukat: 6th Portion Rabbi Gordon - Chukat: 6th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Chukat: 7th Portion Rabbi Gordon - Chukat: 7th Portion
Chukat: Irrational Laws Chukat: Irrational Laws
The Torah instructs us to observe mitzvot that transcend our comprehension; what’s the meaning behind these irrational laws?
Mission Accomplished? Mission Accomplished?
The Torah relates that when the Jewish people were preparing to enter the land of Israel, Moses sent spies to scout out the city of Ya’azer and its environs, which the Jews would have to cross in order to enter the Holy Land.
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