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Vayakhel Audio Classes

Vayakhel: You're Fired
In this week’s Torah portion in the midst of the discussion on constructing the Tabernacle, G-d commands us about keeping the Shabbat, and making it holy. What's the connection?
Torah Gems
Experience the gems of the Parsha with the classic commentaries, and a kabbalstic twist.
Basic Parsha - Vayak'hel
An overview of the weekly Parsha, through the eyes of the many commentators, enriching your understanding of how our great history unfolded.
Vayakhel - In Depth
Audio | 26:24
Vayakhel - In Depth
An in depth look at the weekly Parsha based on the talks of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
Parshah Thought: Vayakhel-Pekudei
A five minute weekly Torah thought based on the teachings of Chassidut.
Parshah Insight: Vayakhel
A five minute weekly Torah insight based on the wellsprings of Torah and Chassidut.
The Chassidic Dimension - Vayakhel
An in depth presentation of Chassidic teachings on the weekly Parshah.
An advanced presentation of Chassidic teachings on the Parshah.
Two Minute Rabbi: Vayakhel
A very short message on the parshah.
Chumash and Rashi: Vayakhel
Parshah with Rabbi Gordon
Parshah Class: Vayakhel
Get a detailed overview of the weekly Torah portion sewn together with keen insights and timely life messages.
Are We Obsessed with Work?
A Taste of Text—Vayakhel
Do you define yourself by who you are, or by what you do?
Shabbos and Bringing G-d into the World
Letters and Numbers of Torah - Vayakhel
In the beginning of this week's portion, Moses gathers the Jews together and tells them (Exodus 35:1): "These are the things that G-d commands to do." In this verse, the word "to do" (la'asot) is missing the letter vav. How does our labor during the work week "fill in" this missing vav?
Sacred Mirrors
Audio | 52:20
Sacred Mirrors
The Laver in the Holy Temple
A deeper meaning to why the copper wash-basin in the Temple was made from mirrors used by the Jewish women to beautify themselves throughout their slavery in Egypt.
Shabbat and Building a Home for G-d
How to Study Torah - Vayakhel
Why are these portions that talk all about building the Tabernacle also the context for learning about a day of rest? What is the connection between observing Shabbat and making a place for G-d's presence to dwell?
Seeing the Forest Through the Trees
Life Lessons from Parshat Vayakhel
The name of each Torah portion contains the central theme and lesson for the respective portion. Comparing and contrasting the names Vayakhel and Pekudei crystilize two crucial life perspectives.
Parshah Insights: Vayakhel
Torah Interpretations of the Rebbe
Resting on Shabbat
Audio | 1:04:27
Resting on Shabbat
Practical Parshah - Vayakhel
“Six days shall you work…” How does one actually rest on Shabbat?
Chumash Classes: Vayakhel
The Extraordinary Power of Ketoret
Parshah Curiosities
The most sacred and powerful service in the Holy Temple was the offering of the Ketoret incenses (even transcending the animal sacrifices). Explore the mystical dimension of this exceptional offering of anomic fragrances that have the transformative properties.
Jewish Wonder Women
Audio | 1:04:02
Jewish Wonder Women
Parshah Curiosities: Vayakhel
The Torah’s gives a glowing description of the women’s exceptional contributions towards constructing the Mishkan—highlighting the feminine superiority of faith. This class also uncovers intriguing nuggets on the art of spinning goat-hair, a ghost-written prayer, and the special connection to Rosh Chodesh.
Parshah Mnemonics: Vayakhel
Decoding the hidden messages
The parshah of Vayakhel contains 122 verses and the mnemonic for it is the word ‘Senuah’. Explore the coded message in this Masoretic note and its connection to the general themes of the Parshah.
Effective Leadership
Audio | 56:16
Effective Leadership
Exploring Rashi on the tribal leaders’ contributions to the Mishkan
This class examines the Torah’s criticism of the Jewish leaders in the desert for appearing sluggish in their contributions to the building of the Tabernacle. Rashi, in his analysis of this story, teaches us a fundamental lesson in leadership. Based on Lekutei Sichos 12)
Torah Chronology
Audio | 48:07
Torah Chronology
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on when Moshe gathered the people
In just two words, the Torah illustrates a full chronology of key events in early Jewish history, according to Rashi’s fascinating insight.
Do As I Say...
Audio | 41:15
Do As I Say...
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on Moses’s words of instruction
“Here’s what G-d told me to tell you”, Moses says. Rashi highlights an intriguing detail about Moses’ involvement in building the Mishkan-sanctuary in the desert.
Two Focal Points for Healthy Spiritual Balance
The Mishkan has two distinct elements that reflect the two distinct ways in which we connect to G-d. (Based on Likkutei Sichos vol. 16 Vayakhel)
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