Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz – In this !Short Clip! Rabbi Tatz explains how are circumstances and how we fulfill our potential according to those circumstances determines our standing NOT our comparison to others. This is a good lesson for adults, kids, and adults who take care of kids.
“The Story About Dave” Part Two by Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi – This lecture happened the day after the previous lecture about the great story on someone named Dave who is looking for a sign from Hashem and eventually he got that sign. Shabbat Shalom.
This video contains some of the Rabbi’s conclusions from the story:
Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz – Information packed class on the upcoming weekly parasha (Tazria) that we read this Shabbat. The depth the Torah goes to explain the main topic of this parasha (tzaarat – loosely translated as leprosy) is unlike any other topic in the whole Torah. Rabbi Breitowitz points out that our perception is the Torah focuses more effort on explaining Shabbat or other common topics than the topic of tzaarat, but in truth the details of this topic are much more explained. The Rabbi explains why in the video (and it somewhat is somewhat being portrayed in parallel in current times with how we are dealing with Corona). Shabbat Shalom!
Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz – Just in time for the pre-Shabbos video blog post! This video is packed with great information about Shabbos both practical and spiritual and from so many different texts. The story towards the end about Rav Kook’s ability to make a difference at a non-religious kibbutz really emphasized his love of his fellow Jews in Eretz Yisroel. Shabbat Shalom!
Rabbi Zamir Cohen – Pefect pre-Shabbat video. This class is a great summation of Shabbat and both a practical and spiritual guide on how to view Shabbat. Packed with information and how and why of Shabbat for both the observant and non-observant audience. A real video treasure.
Personal Thoughts – The examples Rabbi Cohen gives are exactly how I viewed Shabbat both before and at the beginning of my religious observance. It all looked like a lot of restrictions and boring(ness) and how could I get through a whole day of this. But both learning about and then slowly taking on new things slowly it became less of a burden and more of a delight until finally it became the absolute highlight of my week every week, never a burden, and something I could not live without. The process of becoming Shomer Shabbat and celebrating Shabbat (instead of just enduring it) created a constant and regular life changing spiritual experience. The advice that was given to me at the beginning was do one thing (light Shabbat candles, go to shul, learn) and do less of one thing work wise (don’t write or write less, don’t turn on any lights or do it less times, don’t open the phone or reduce) started a process that continues even today. Shabbat Shalom!
Rabbi Trugman – This lecture was recorded on Erev Shavuot but the content is still very much relevant. The Rabbi reveals the incredible secrets of the Hebrew letters that are the building blocks on the very World in which we live.
Personal Thoughts – Great to learn about the foundation blocks the Hebrew letters represent and its depth.
Rabbi Avraham Zajac – This is a Short Clip video (less than four minutes) – explaining the interesting Halacha about why Jewish men wear a head covering (Yarmulke) at all times and a nice story of its great significance to one of our Sages.