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Va'etchanan Videos

Shazak Parsha: VaEschanan
A taste of Shazak Parsha, where the weekly Torah portion comes alive! Geared for kids... Great for adults!
Technical Support
Video | 5:15
Technical Support
Va'etchanan Parshah Report
Larry Goldstein calls the Tefillin Customer Support line, G-fish answers, and, of course, hilarity ensues.
A Whale of a Challenge
Put in the proper perspective, even a whale of a challenge can be nothing at all. (Parsha Perks | Ve’etchanan | with Dr Michael Chighel)
The Power of the Shema Prayer
The prayer that proclaims our faith in G-d
Va’etchanan: Loving Lima Beans!
The Torah commands us: You shall love the L-rd your G-d with all your heart. How can we be expected to feel a love for Him if the feeling is not embedded in our heart?
G-d's Presence in Difficult Times
Something Spiritual on Parshat Vaetchanan
Shema: Sights and Sounds
An analysis of the first two paragraphs of the Shema express two modes of interaction with the divine, and an inspiring and encouraging message for our times. (Likutei Sichos vol. 9)
Mezuzah: Its Message and Its Might
The paradox of the mezuzah’s protection
Understanding the power, protection and blessing of the Mezuzah.
Marrying Jewish
Video | 55:00
Marrying Jewish
Practical Parshah - Va'etchanan
The prohibition against intermarriage appears in this week's portion. How does Torah guide Jews in finding Jewish spouses? (This video was shot live on location from Jerusalem.)
Tearing Open Reality
Video | 1:16:59
Tearing Open Reality
Studying Rashi: Parshat Va'etchanan
The Torah describes the revelation at Sinai by saying: "You have been shown, in order to know that the Lord He is G-d; there is none else besides Him." (Deuteronomy 4:35) Rashi explains that the way G-d showed the people is that "He tore open the heaven and earth." How are we to understand this unusual imagery?
Parsha Gems: Va'etchanan
Study some of the highlights of the weekly Torah portion with insights from various commentaries.
Parshah Insights: Va'etchanan
Torah Interpretations of the Rebbe
Parshah Mnemonics: Va'etchanan
Decoding the hidden messages
Decoding Judaism’s “Black Boxes”
Analysis of Rashi’s (seemingly superfluous) elucidation of the verse on Tefillin, quickly leads into broader exploration presenting a profound understanding of this foundational mitzvah. Discover defining differences between the hand and head set; and a fascinating duality of dimensions encoded into it. Revealing eye-opening legal, philosophical and mystical insights, this rumination will forever change the way you view the mitzvah of Tefillin!
Why Aren't My Prayers Answered?
A Taste of Text—Va’etchanan
Even though Moses’ fervent prayer seems to not have been granted, he teaches us to never give up on our prayers being answered.
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Stick Figure Vignette: Parshat Va’etchanan
A headless, one-armed stick man does some stuff.
Torah in Ten: Va'etchanan
How to Avoid Being Jealous
Something Spiritual on Parshat Vaetchanan
Two Equally Important Aspects of Shabbat
Something Spiritual on Parshat Va'etchanan
The Torah says to remember and guard the Shabbat together. This refers to the dos and don’ts in observing Shabbat.
Head, Heart and Liver
Growing Weekly: Parshat Va'etchanan
The Secret Meaning of
Soul Boost for Parshat Va'etchanan
The Power of Prayer
Video | 17:25
The Power of Prayer
Why the uncommon term for prayer for Moses’ appeal to G-d to allow him to enter the Land of Israel. Rashi, as recorded in the manuscripts, sheds light on the interpretation.
Love G-d with Your Evil Inclination?
The Torah commands us to “love G-d with all your heart”. The Hebrew word for 'heart' is spelled with an extra letter: the letter 'vet' appears twice. Our Sages explain that this means that we are to love G-d with both inclinations of the heart, the good (yetzer tov) and the evil (yetzer hara). But how can one possibly love G-d with one's evil inclination?! This class offers three answers in ascending sequence and offers a parallel model for a blissful marriage.
What Should You Do on Shabbat?
Parsha Va'etchanan
The final Mishnah of Tracate Shabbat concludes with the law that one may "close up [a window], measure [an object needed for a mitzvah], and tie a [non-permanent] knot on Shabbat." What do each of these three ideas represent in our spiritual service of G-d? (Based on Likutei Sichos vol. 14)
Shema and Bearing Witness
Letters and Numbers of Torah - Va'etchanan
In the verse “Hear O Israel, the Lord our G-d, the Lord is One,” (Deuteronomy 6:4) the letter Ayin in the word Shema (Hear) and the letter Daled in the word Echad (One) are both unusually large. Ayin and Dalet spell Ayd (witness) to teach us that when we recite the Shema we should bear witness to G-d’s Oneness.
How You Can Be G-d’s Lamplighter!
The Twelve Steps: Lesson 8, "Veshinantam"
The eighth step is based the verse “And you shall teach the Torah...and you should speak…when you are at home and when you travel, before you lie down…and when you wake up.” Discover, how we are not only instructed to study Torah, but rather to view every moment of life as a teachable opportunity; potentially impactful on a global scale. See how every casual encounter or situation may become transformative. Learn how you can elevate our world, accelerating universal redemption. Regardless of circumstances, we are each empowered to transcend the challenges and bring about a world of difference!
Learning the Haftorah: Nachamu, Part 1
The weekly portion from the Prophets
Torah Learning
Video | 50:27
Torah Learning
Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 19, VaEschanan
In the mitzvah of Torah study, the emphasis placed on teaching Torah to children conveys a lesson in how to learn Torah as G-d intended it.
The Hand-Tefillin First
Video | 50:49
The Hand-Tefillin First
Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 19, VaEschanan
The deeper meaning behind putting Tefillin on your arm before your head.
Rabbi Gordon - Va'etchanan: 6th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Va'etchanan: 7th Portion
Comfort, Comfort!: Isaiah’s Double Vision
Torah Portion of Va’etchanan
The first of seven haftorahs describing G‑d’s promise of ultimate comfort and consolation begins with G‑d’s command to Isaiah, “Comfort, comfort My people!”
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