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Ki Tavo Videos

Does Your Schedule Reflect Your Priorities?
A Taste of Text—Ki Tavo
In the myriad responsibilities of the daily grind, realize what most important to you and give it precedence.
Why Your Happiness Matters to G-d
Joy is a choice, not a gift.
Do we all deserve to be happy? Rabbi Barber contrasts society’s prevailing attitude to joy with the Torah approach. Our future depends on living a Jewish life filled with joy.
Torah in Ten: Ki Tavo
Give Your First Fruit to G-d
Something Spiritual on Parshat Ki-Tavo
Action Speaks Louder Than Words?
Growing Weekly: Parshat Ki-Tavo
How to Start Your Day
Practical Parshah - Ki Tavo
The morning routine, according to Torah and how to put "first things first" the Jewish way.
Curses in the Bible
Video | 44:15
Curses in the Bible
Parshat Ki Tavo
The connection between the start of a new year and the 98 curses read in this week’s Torah portion.
Selfless Solace
Video | 1:10:35
Selfless Solace
Torah Portion of Ki Tavo
What makes us feel better? When we are taken care of, or when we take care of others?
A Head that Wears Tefillin
The Unique Power of the "Frontlets Between Your Eyes"
The Talmud says that the verse (Deut. 28:10) "All the peoples of the earth will see that the name of the Lord is called upon you" refers to wearing the head tefillin. How does the head tefillin cause G-d's name to be "called upon" the one who wears them?
How to Recognize a Miracle
Studying Rashi: Parshat Ki-Tavo
On the final day of Moses' life, he tells the Jewish nation, “You have now been given a heart to know, and eyes to see.” (Deuteronomy 29:3) Rashi explains that only at this point was Israel able to “recognize G-d's kindness.” How is it possible that throughout forty years of miracles, the Jewish nation didn't appreciate what had happened to then until that day?
Parshah Insights: Ki-Tavo
Torah Interpretations of the Rebbe
Parshah Mnemonics: Ki Tavo & Elul 18
Decoding the hidden messages
The Blessing within the Curse
The Alter Rebbe would read the Torah in public. One year, he was away during the Torah reading of Ki Savo, and his young son and future successor, Rabbi Dovber, heard someone else read the portion, which includes G-d’s severe rebuke of the Jewish people. The son became so distressed that he fainted, and weeks later it was still questionable whether he’d be able to fast on Yom Kippur. The chasidim later asked him: “In previous years you didn’t faint; what happened this year?” The boy responded, “When father reads it, I don’t hear curses.”
How a Father Acts
Video | 6:25
How a Father Acts
The verse commands: “You shall surely rebuke your fellow.” Nevertheless, one must deliver the rebuke joyfully, good-naturedly, and gently.
Joy
Video | 1:04
Joy
Stick Figure Vignette: Parshat Ki-Tavo
A man and his stomach have a party.
Being in the Moment Is the Only Way to Experience
Experiences are what make our lives so enriching. However, when we're distracted by other things, we lose the experience. This is why being in the moment is the key to having an experience.
The Key to Success
Something Spiritual on Parshat Ki-Tavo
Blessed both Inside and Outside
Something Spiritual on Parshat Ki-Tavo
The mezuzah reminds us of our Jewish values both inside and outside the home.
The Key to Livelihood
The Talmud declares that there are three keys that G-d reserves for Himself and does not entrust to even a divinely appointed agent. The Sages of the Land of Israel add a fourth: The key to making a living. This talk reveals the key to all the doors... (Likutei Sichos vol. 39)
The Laughing Chewbacca in the Torah!
Joy in the Torah’s ‘Threats and Curses’
Several days ago a Texas mom named Candace Payne posted a video of herself laughing hysterically wearing a talking Chewbacca mask; it's since gone viral. Chewbacca roared, she laughed, and millions are laughing with her. But why? The setup is mundane: A woman in a van with a silly mask and a dash cam, yet incredibly the whole world went ape over it. This class finds an incredible link to the weekly Torah portion, and gets to the bottom of this remarkable phenomenon—giving you a Torah-true timeless take on this latest trend to sweep social media. Listen, learn and be delighted!
Are You Totally In?
Video | 45:00
Are You Totally In?
An online class in honor of Chai Elul
Us and G-d
Video | 49:17
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Us and G-d
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on an obscure word
The Torah uses a rare expression to describe our relationship with G-d, because the relationship is absolutely unique.
Learning the Haftorah: Ki Tavo
The weekly portion from the Prophets
Samach Vav: Vehayah Ki Savo, Part 1
Maamer והי' כי תבוא
The Maamar begins with the consequences of the Chet Eitz HaDaas. G-d tells Adam that henceforth he will eat bread by the sweat of his face. Although, at first glance, this is clearly a curse, in fact it is really a blessing in disguise.
Rabbi Gordon - Ki Tavo: 1st Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Ki Tavo: 2nd Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Ki Tavo: 3nd Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Ki Tavo: 4th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Ki Tavo: 5th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Ki Tavo: 6th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Ki Tavo: 7th Portion
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