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Devarim Videos

The 3000 Year Old Man
Devarim Parshah Report
Jono and Rabbi kadoozy perform a comedy routine at a comedy club. And Jono is the straight man.
How I Felt About Sending My Child Away
Parshat Devarim
Ultimately, I trusted her to her own devices, realizing that it is time for her to experience independence. And perhaps that’s a bit like this week’s parshah.
Woe to Being Alone
Something Spiritual on Parshat Devarim
Translating the Torah
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Translating the Torah
Practical Parshah - Devarim
Moses translated the Torah into the languages of his day. What are the rules, and the risks, of translating Torah into other languages?
Men of Understanding, Who Can Find?
Parsha Devarim
When appointing judges over the people of Israel, Moses confesses that the one quality he did not find in any of them was 'understanding'. But elsewhere the Torah relates that 'men of understanding' helped fashion the Sanctuary and its vessels? In resolving the contradiction, this class analyzes the nature of understanding and offers new insight into the remedy for our current exile. (Likutei Sichos vol. 34, Devorim, sichah 2)
Parsha Gems: Devarim
Study some of the highlights of the weekly Torah portion with insights from various commentaries.
Parshah Insights: Devarim
Torah Interpretations of the Rebbe
Parshah Mnemonics: Devarim
Decoding the hidden messages
The parshah of Devarim contains 105 verses, and the mnemonic for it is the name Malkiya. Explore the coded message in this Masoretic note and its connection to the general themes of the Parshah.
How Moses Gives Blessings
Moses’ blessings were limited and G-d’s are limitless. Why would Moses bother blessing us?
How to Give Rebuke
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How to Give Rebuke
A Taste of Text—Devarim
No one is immune to feeling hurt when being admonished. Moses teaches us how to rebuke carefully and sensitively.
The Mitzvah Campaign of Torah Study
The Rebbe urged all Jews to do the mitzvah of daily Torah study. Why is learning Torah so important for all stripes of Jews, even for those who aren’t necessarily intellectually inclined?
The Warehouse
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The Warehouse
Stick Figure Vignette: Parshat Devarim
Two guys put away boxes in a giant warehouse. Sounds exciting, doesn't it?
Why Second Chances Matter
A message for Shabbat Chazon
Torah in Ten: Devarim
Why Moses Translated the Torah to 70 Languages
Something Spiritual on Parshat Devarim
A Parent Always Loves a Child
Something Spiritual on Parshat Devarim
Even if we exhibit the opposite of love to G-d, He still loves us like a father.
Reprimanding and Channelling
Growing Weekly: Parshat Devarim
Translating the Torah
In the fortieth year, on the first day of the month of Shevat, Moses began translating the Torah into the various languages of his time. What is the significance of Moses' translation? Is translating the Torah always a good thing, or can it also have negative repercussions? (Based on Likkutei Sichos vol. 36, p. 38.)
Esau and Moab in the Nine Days
Letters and Numbers of Torah - Devarim
There are three verses in the Torah where a new paragraph begins in the middle of a verse. One of them is found in this week’s Torah portion. The fact that there is a break implies that we are dealing with two opposite concepts, in this case, the people of Esau and Moab. How are Esau and Moab opposites? How is this related to the Nine Days?
Why Are the Jews Compared to Stars?
Studying Rashi: Parshat Devarim
“The Lord, your G-d has multiplied you, and you are today as numerous as the stars in the sky.” (Deuteronomy 1:10) Were there really as many Jews on that day as stars in the sky? Is this an exaggeration or perhaps a metaphor? Rashi explains why the Jews are compared to the celestial bodies.
Neutralize the Enemy
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Intermediate
Neutralize the Enemy
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on the tribe of Gad fighting on the frontlines
Rashi illustrates how Moses’ strategy to send the tribes of Gad and Reuven to lead the charge in the conquest of Israel teaches how to effectively overcome your enemies.
Don’t Limit G-d’s Blessings
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Advanced
Don’t Limit G-d’s Blessings
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on Moses’ blessing to multiply a thousand-fold
When Moshe blesses the Jews to increase in number, it sounds like he intends to short-change them on G-d’s blessing. A lesson in balancing G-d’s infinite blessings with our reality.
Sedentary Living
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Advanced
Sedentary Living
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on when it was time to leave Sinai
Moshe recounts the moment when the Jews had to continue their journey, away from Mt Sinai. Rashi explains how this anecdote carries important life lessons.
Learning the Haftorah: Chazon, Part 1
The weekly portion from the Prophets
Rabbi Gordon - Devarim: 1st Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Devarim: 2nd Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Devarim: 3rd Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Devarim: 4th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Devarim: 5th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Devarim: 6th Portion
The Book of Deuteronomy
An introduction to the book of Deuteronomy and its uniqueness among the Five Books of Moses.
Devarim: Does G-d Use Mapquest?
The book of Deuteronomy opens as the Jewish people are on “the other side of the Jordan (River)” soon to enter the Promised Land. Why is the Torah so vague on the location?
Visualize, Realize
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Visualize, Realize
Trilogy of Tribulations - Part III
In the third haftorah of the “Trilogy of Tribulations,” we learn how Isaiah’s prophecy contains a hidden lesson about our power to visualize and manifest our greatest hopes and dreams.
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