Three good videos for Shabbat by Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz, Rabbi Dovid Kaplan, and Rabbi Avraham Trugman. Rabbi Breitowitz talks about Bilaam who wanted to curse the Jews but ended up blessing them against his will. Rabbi Kaplan talks about Bilaam showing us the negative of not having the ability to overcome our desire for pleasure when lasting happiness ironically has nothing to do with pleasure. And, Rabbi Trugman speak about Bilaam’s innate ability in finding the right specific moment in time to curse.
Rabbi Asher Baruch Wegbreit – Rabbi Wegbreit shares how we can use a simple acronym to remember how to make a meaningful human connection with everyone we come in contact with to elevate our soul towards the divine.
Rabbi Mendel Kessin – Shares about the value of the human soul and the various details surrounding it both for Jews and Non-Jews and how valuable spiritually this makes us and our abilities to connect in a way that is not possible for other beings. In depth and fascinating discussion revealing how if we knew how powerful each human soul was the World would be a better place.
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Rabbi David Yisrael Kalmus – More towards the second half of this class, Rabbi Kalmus shares about the importance of focusing on the good – not only the good in our situation but the good in ourselves at all times.
Rabbi David Kaplan – Shares about the upcoming weekly parasha (Chukas) – some interesting tidbits including:
The story of Dovid Hamelech (King David) and how he tried to protect himself from the Angel of Death by learning Torah and where it’s alluded to in this parasha.
Keeping our eyes on the long term benefits of doing the right thing and living the right way. Being mocked for being religious Jews but a life of meaning shines through over time.
Not everything in life has to be understood.
Shlomo Hamelech (King Solomon) and Moshe Rabeinu and their lack of understand and understanding of the Red Cow mitzvah expressed in a pasek. Pasek Yud Zion (840 9 lines from bottom) – take from the tamei person the ashes of the chatat – first letter of word latamei, and subsequent words spells limoshe jumble letters it spells shlomo.
Also, two different ways to purify oneself – mikva full immersion otherwise is doesn’t take vs. red cow water only a drop that nicks your ear makes you pure. Represents full change versus a bit at a time – different types of teshuva.
Rabbi Avraham Arieh Trugman – Shares how The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Chabad movement has grown tremendously and it’s large influence in the Jewish World towards redemption with the coming of the Moshiach (may it come speedily in our days).
Rabbi Avraham Arieh Trugman – Shares how the “tov” (good) of Tammuz turned into the opposite and the subsequent redemption of the World delayed for thousands of years as a result. This “tov” day was the 17th of Tammuz the day Moshe Rabeinu broke the tablets of the ten commandments as the Jews worshiped the golden calf.
Rebbetzin Rochel Silber – Multi-day class focusing on many different elements of spiritual growth. Highly recommended set of classes. One thing Rebbetzin Silber said that really sticks out is to always find one good thing in every person we see (positive perspective). This will help bring redemption!