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Emor Audio Classes

Torah Gems - Parshah Emor
Experience the gems of the Parshah with the classic commentaries, and a kabbalistic twist.
Two Minute Rabbi: Emor
A very short insight on the parshah.
Parshah Insight: Emor
A five minute weekly Torah insight based on the wellsprings of Torah and Chassidut.
Omer - Magical Mystery Tour
We count for fifty days in anticipation of the giving of the Torah, yet the Torah makes no mention of day number 50 as the day the Torah was given.
Parshah Thought: Emor
A five minute weekly Torah thought based on the teachings of Chassidut.
Basic Parshah - Emor
An overview of the weekly Parshah, through the eyes of the many commentators, enriching your understanding of how our great history unfolded.
Emor - In Depth
Audio | 31:33
Emor - In Depth
An in depth look at the weekly Parshah based on the talks of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
Chumash and Rashi: Emor
Parshah with Rabbi Gordon
The Counting of the Omer
On the 2nd day of Passover, the Omer offering was brought in the Temple and marks the start of the forty nine day count until Shavuot; why is the count linked to the Omer offering?
The Chassidic Dimension - Emor
An in depth presentation of Chassidic teachings on the weekly Parshah.
An advanced presentation of Chassidic teachings on the Parshah.
M-Cast: Emor
Audio | 2:47
M-Cast: Emor
Welcome to M-Cast, where we take a look at topics in the weekly Torah portion and see how it relates to the coming of Moshiach.
Parshah Class: Emor
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Parshah Class: Emor
Get a detailed overview of the weekly Torah portion sewn together with keen insights and timely life messages.
Unearthing the Roots of the Omer
This class explains in detail the mitzvah of the Omer offering which marks the beginning of the seven-week period of ‘the counting of the Omer’.
Are the Festivals Relevant Nowadays?
A Taste of Text—Emor
The holidays are spiritual days that “call to us” to stop the ordinary activities of our lives. They also enable us to “call forth” and tap into the spiritual resources that these days hold.
How to Really Teach a Child
Letters and Numbers of Torah - Emor
“The L‑rd said to Moses: Speak to the Kohanim, the sons of Aaron, and say to them . . .” (Leviticus 21:1) What is the difference between “speak to them” and “say to them”? In Hebrew these two words are “emor” and “amarta”—the first is spelled aleph-mem-reish, while the other is spelled aleph-mem-reish-tav, the only difference being the letter tav. This additional letter symbolizes the difference between a theoretical lesson and a hands-on educational experience.
Seven Complete Weeks
Audio | 1:01:42
Seven Complete Weeks
Parsha Emor - Sefirat HaOmer
The commandment to count the Omer comes from the verse: "You shall count for yourselves, from the morrow of the Sabbath from the day you bring the Omer as a wave offering seven weeks; they shall be complete" (Leviticus 23:15). The term "Sabbath" in this context refers to the first day of the holiday of Passover and not the weekly Sabbath. However, in some years, when Passover begins on Sabbath, the weeks of the Omer do coincide with the seven-day week. Is there an aspect of extra "completeness" that occurs in such years? (Based on Likkutei Sichos vol. 12 p. 16 and vol. 22 p. 143)
The Mitzvah to Educate
Audio | 1:16:53
The Mitzvah to Educate
How to Study Torah - Emor
This week's portion tells the kohanim (priests) that they must educate their children to keep the detailed laws of ritual purity binding upon the priestly families. What is the Torah teaching us about the obligation to educate our children?
Parsha Gems: Emor
Audio | 53:29
Parsha Gems: Emor
Study some of the highlights of the weekly Torah portion with insights from various commentaries.
Self-Refinement and the Omer
A deeper look at the counting of the Omer, and the distinctive laws governing the Omer offering and the Shavuot offering. (Based on Likkutei Sichos, vol. 32, p. 134.)
How to Be a Kohen
Audio | 1:15:36
How to Be a Kohen
Practical Parshah - Emor
Various added restrictions, responsibilities and honors that apply to the patrilineal descendants of Aaron even in our days.
I Am G-d Your Healer
The month of Iyar
The Kabbalah reveals that in the month of Iyar, G-d’s healing powers are uniquely manifest. This class will explore the nature of this extraordinary period and how to access this divine blessing. (Based on Likkutei Sichos, vol. 32, and other sources.)
Parshah Insights: Emor
Torah Interpretations of the Rebbe
Counting Secrets
Audio | 1:25:47
Counting Secrets
Reconciling the Omer’s three different narratives
This class provides a fresh and profoundly new understanding of the mitzvah of Sefirat Ha’Omer or “Counting the Omer”, which is found in Parshat Emor. You’ll discover how the three, and seemingly very different narratives attached to this observance and time of the year are actually woven from the same common threads. This incredible exposition about one of the best-known, yet possibly least understood Torah precepts, sews together a remarkable range of explanations from our Sages in an inspiring fashion!
Parshah Mnemonics: Emor
Decoding the hidden messages
The parsha of Emor contains 124 verses and the mnemonic is the name ‘uziel’. Explore the coded message in the mnemonic and its connection to the general themes of the parshah.
The Soft-Spoken Kohanim
Haftorah Hyperlinks: Emor
Learn the profound connections between the weekly parsha and its related Haftorah.
Chumash Classes: Emor
Work vs. Rest
Audio | 39:12
Work vs. Rest
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on the juxtaposition of Shabbat to the holidays
Shabbos is the first on the list of special days on the Jewish calendar. Yet, the secret to understanding these special days lies in the fact that the Torah reminds us to work for six days before listing the holy days.
Remember the Shofar
Audio | 38:28
Remember the Shofar
Why does the Torah tell us to “remember the Shofar” on Rosh Hashanah? An analysis of Rashi’s commentary. Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 12, Emor (sicha 2)
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