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We Whined a Lot!
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We Whined a Lot!
Eikev Parshah Report
The Parshah report gets an exclusive interview with one of the original Jews who left Egypt and wandered through the desert
The Jewish Art of Gratitude
How the name Jew ('yehudi') reflects our very character
No Free Rides
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No Free Rides
Parshat Eikev
The Shema contains fundamental beliefs about G‑d, Torah and mitzvot. But much of the second paragraph repeats the first. Why the need for this repetition?
Diagnosis Is Half the Cure
Growing Weekly: Parshat Eikev
Blessing After Meals
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Blessing After Meals
Practical Parshah - Eikev
"When you eat and have been satisfied, you shall bless." The laws of reciting grace.
Bribing G-d
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Bribing G-d
Parshat Eikev
The Torah (Deuteronomy 10:17) tells us that G-d “does not show favor, nor does He take bribes.” Yet in the Midrash our sages declare that there is a way to bribe Him! This class reveals the secret to bribing G-d. (Likkutei Sichos, vol. 34, p. 59)
Comfort Yourself
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Comfort Yourself
Torah Portion of Eikev
Isaiah’s prophecy teaches the importance of becoming one’s own comforter and nurturer.
Parsha Gems: Eikev
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Parsha Gems: Eikev
Study some of the highlights of the weekly Torah portion with insights from various commentaries.
Parshah Insights: Eikev
Torah Interpretations of the Rebbe
Parshah Mnemonics: Eikev
Decoding the hidden messages
Judaism’s Powerful “Black Box”
The quest for a full appreciation of a specific comment of Rashi, once again serve as a segue into a much broader understanding of foundational Torah concepts like the meaning of Mitzvot, the Land of Israel and the nature of personal religious duties . We are introduced to a Talmudic statement about the importance of Tefillin that seems vastly exaggerated. Varying explanations are capped with an amazing mystical manuscript that remarkably clarifies the “Head-Tefillin Effect”, transformationally illuminating the spiritual achievement of putting on Tefillin – even if it just once-in-a-lifetime!
It's the Little Things that Count
A Taste of Text—Eikev
We cannot ignore the “heel” mitzvot. They must be done with the same enthusiasm as the “head” mitzvot, because ultimately they are both the wish of G‑d.
Ice
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Ice
Stick Figure Vignette: Parshat Eikev
A hot dog vendor and a construction worker chat about a frozen man.
Torah in Ten: Eikev
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Torah in Ten: Eikev
The Pomegranate and the Jew
Something Spiritual on Parshat Eikev
A Good Night for a Great Morning
Something Spiritual on Parshat Eikev
How to Serve G-d with Your Heart
Something Spiritual on Parshat Eikev
Prayer is a time to focus inward towards our essential connection with G-d.
Shema: Sights and Sounds
Two modes of interaction with the divine
An analysis of the first two paragraphs of the Shema, and an inspiring and encouraging message for our times. (Likutei Sichos vol. 9)
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.
Commentaries on the Torah
Parsha Eikev
This class analyzes an aspect of the weekly Torah portion. While providing a basic understanding of the subject matter, the lesson delves into its deeper and more complex dimensions with emphasis on the spiritual relevance to our daily lives. Inspiration for both the novice and advanced student.
What Does G-d Demand of Us?
Letters and Numbers of Torah - Eikev
In the verse "And now, O Israel, what does the Lord, your G-d, demand of you?" (Deuteronomy 10:12) the word for "what" (mah) can be read as "hundred" (meiah) by adding a letter alef. What does it mean that G-d asks for a "hundred" from us? Where does the extra alef come from? How are both of these connected to the fact that we read this portion about a month before Rosh Hashanah?
Giving Grace After a Meal
The mitzvah of Birkat Hamazon on five levels
Learn enlightening layers of meaning and insights behind the after-blessing (known as Grace After Meal) recited after eating bread.
Finish the Job
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Finish the Job
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on doing the entire mitzvah
If you undertake something good, but can’t finish it and someone else takes it over the finish line, who gets the credit?
Rabbi Gordon - Eikev: 1st Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Eikev: 2nd Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Eikev: 3rd Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Eikev: 4th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Eikev: 5th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Eikev: 6th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Eikev: 7th Portion
Eikev: Iran's Nuclear Idol
After receiving forgiveness for the sin of the golden calf, G-d instructs the Jewish people to make a home for Him on earth: the mishkan. Why was gold so prominently used in the sanctuary if it caused such a grave sin.
A Leading Example
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A Leading Example
The Rambam teaches that anyone who dedicates himself to G-d’s work, studying Torah and fulfilling its commandments, can be considered as part of the special tribe of Levi. Such was the case with Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, the Rebbe’s father, who gave himself over to the impossible task of providing true leadership to Soviet Jewry the Jews stuck in the USSR. He may have ended up paying with his life for his efforts, but his legacy has far outlived that of his oppressors.
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