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Behaalotecha Audio Classes

Torah Gems - Parsha Behaalotecha
Experience the gems of the Parsha with the classic commentaries, and a kabbalstic twist.
Basic Parsha - Behaalotecha
An overview of the weekly Parsha, through the eyes of the many commentators, enriching your understanding of how our great history unfolded.
Parshah Insight: Behaalotecha
A five minute weekly Torah insight based on the wellsprings of Torah and Chassidut.
The Menorah: The Ultimate GPS System
An in depth look at how and where the Menorah was placed in the Temple.
Behaalotecha - In Depth
An in depth look at the weekly Parshah based on the talks of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
Parshah Thought: Behaalotecha
A five minute weekly Torah thought based on the teachings of Chassidut.
The Chassidic Dimension - Behaalotecha
An in depth presentation of Chassidic teachings on the weekly Parshah.
Kabbalah on the Bible: Behaalotecha
Examining the weekly Torah reading through the lens of contemporary commentary, showing how topical and relevant the parshah's ideas really are.
An advanced presentation of Chassidic teachings on the Parshah.
Cucumbers, Lemons and Garlic
An in-depth study and analysis of the exacting words of Rashi’s commentary on the verse: “We remember the fish that we ate in Egypt free of charge, the cucumbers, the watermelons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic.”
Parshah Class: Behaalotecha
Get a detailed overview of the weekly Torah portion sewn together with keen insights and timely life messages.
Chumash and Rashi: Behaalotecha
Parshah with Rabbi Gordon
Joshua and the Upstarts
Torah Portion of Behaalotecha
Joshua's reaction to a perceived threat to the honor of his beloved teacher, Moses.
Two Minute Rabbi: Behaalotecha
A very short insight on the parshah.
How to Ignite a Soul
A Taste of Text—Behaalotecha
Lighting up another means helping to ignite his latent abilities by appreciating his unique role and mission in this world.
Lighting the Menorah
Audio | 1:06:05
Lighting the Menorah
How to Study Torah - Behaalotecha
Long before the Maccabees, there was the original menorah that was lit in the Holy Temple as part of the daily ritual officiated by the priests. How was the menorah lit? What purpose did it serve?
Parsha Gems: Behaalotecha
Study some of the highlights of the weekly Torah portion with insights from various commentaries.
Who Are G-d's Enemies?
Parsha Bahaalotecha
"So it was, whenever the ark set out, Moses would say, 'Arise, O Lord, may Your enemies be scattered and may those who hate You flee from You." What is the difference between "Your enemies" and "those who hate You"? An analysis of Rashi's commentary on Numbers 10:35. (Based on Likkutei Sichos vol. 23, p. 73.)
What Was the Greatness of Aaron?
“Aaron did so; he lit the lamps toward the face of the menorah” (Numbers 8:3). We contrast a chassidic and a non-chassidic interpretation of this verse in order to highlight the revolution that chassidic teachings have brought to our understanding of G-d, Torah and our fellow Jew.
Being an Omnivore
Audio | 53:38
Being an Omnivore
Practical Parshah - Behaalotecha
Torah views meat-eating as a luxury, not a right. When is it appropriate -- and inappropriate -- to use animals for food?
Daughter, Sister, Mother
In the Song of Songs (Shir HaShirim), among the metaphors referring to the Jewish people in their relationship with G-d are the appellations 'daughter', 'sister' and 'mother'. In explaining the meaning of these metaphors, this class offers a novel and inspiring message for our daily lives. (Based on the Maamar “Rani VeSimchi” 5727)
Weekly Story for Behaalotecha: The Real GPS
As we travel this summer, often we encounter bumps along the way. This week’s Torah portion reminds us that wherever we go, we are following the G-d Positioning System! We have a mandate to light up each place and person we encounter. This week’s story from a small hamlet in the countryside of northern England, will light up your week.
Learning from Midrash on the Parsha: Behaalotecha
Teachings of the Midrash Rabba
Confronting Hate!
Audio | 1:40:34
Confronting Hate!
Parshah Curiosities: Behaalotecha
An intriguing overview of the biblical account of the Sinai desert journeys led by the Ark of G-d segues into two of the most famous yet least understood verses in the entire Chumash. It was with this formula that Moses prayerfully petitioned G-d for our protection, and tucked into its folds are the profoundest answer to the tragic yet historic pernicious anti-Semitism that has persisted for millennia. The timely and burning question: “Why do they hate us?” is frankly and candidly approached from an entirely new perspective. Discover a Torah-true take, and find out why identifying real haters empowers us to defeat them.
Parshah Insights: Behaalotecha
Torah Interpretations of the Rebbe
Parshah Mnemonics: Behaalotecha
Decoding the hidden messages
The parshah of Behaalotecha contains 136 verses and the mnemonic for it is the word Mehalael. Explore the coded message in this Masoretic note and its connection to the general themes of the Parshah.
Illuminating Obstacles
Haftorah Hyperlinks: Behaalotecha
Learn the profound connections between the weekly parsha and its related Haftorah.
The Spies and the Wine Libation
What is the inner connection between the incident of the spies and the commandment concerning the libation of wine on the altar, issued by G-d directly thereafter? In answering this question, this class explores the mystical power of Tefillin and its effect on the world. (Based on the maamar L’havin Inyan Parshas Hanesachim 5747)
Sound the Trumpets
Audio | 1:25:55
Sound the Trumpets
Parsha Curiosities: Behaalotecha
Discover the secret story of the Mosaic Trumpets signaling Sinai sojourns.
Aaron’s Special Service of G-d
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on Aaron feeling left out of the inauguration
Twelve leaders bring sacrifices to inaugurate the Sanctuary in the desert. Aaron feels overlooked. How did G-d not only placate him, but illustrate how uniquely powerful his role was?
Light My Fire
Audio | 54:19
Light My Fire
The Soul’s Essential Elevation via Torah
Declares G-d, "My flame – the Torah – is in your hands, and your flame – the soul – is in Mine. If you guard Mine, I shall guard yours" (Midrash Devarim 4:4). But is not the soul too "G-d's flame"? In addressing this question, this class offers new insight into why the Divine soul, which is naturally drawn and connected to G-d, requires Torah altogether? (Maamar Bahaalotecha 5729)
Chumash Classes: Behaalotecha
In depth study of the weekly Torah portion.
Ten Lessons From the Menorah
What the menorah teaches us about igniting our own inner light and living an inspired life.
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