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This unique Parsha podcast is filled with machshava, deep philosophical Jewish thought, based on traditional sources, from the ancient to the recent. All of the ideas are rooted in Torah tradition, filled with a spiritual message that is potent and poignant for the times.

Parsha Podcast with Ari Goldwag Ari Goldwag

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 67 Ratings

This unique Parsha podcast is filled with machshava, deep philosophical Jewish thought, based on traditional sources, from the ancient to the recent. All of the ideas are rooted in Torah tradition, filled with a spiritual message that is potent and poignant for the times.

    Vayetzei - Early Sunrise of Redemption

    Vayetzei - Early Sunrise of Redemption

    How does Yakov Avinu (Jacob) represent the Jewish people's descent to exile and return to redemption? Why did the sun set early, and when did the sun 'get back' the two hours with an early sunrise? Why was Yakov referred to by the angels (and his son Yosef) as 'the Sun?' What is the 'key to redemption' that Yakov used and Hashem uses for the Jewish people in the future? What is represented by the 600,000 or 1.2 million angels who greeted Yakov on his return to Israel? Find out in this week's Parsha Podcast.

    • 28 min
    Toldos - Finding Our True Voice

    Toldos - Finding Our True Voice

    What is the reason for the repetition of the word 'kol' - voice - in the statement of Yitzchak that the voice sounds like Yakov and not Esav? What is the reason for the doubling of the language of Esav's 'hands' and what do we learn from the voice of Yakov being placed next to the hands of Esav? What is the special power of Torah learning and prayer, and why does it 'float up' especially when it is done by children? Why are the angels referred to as 'those who stand?' What is the power of our voice to cause the upper and lower realms to pause? Find out in this week's Parsha Podcast.

    • 26 min
    Chayei Sarah - Invest Again

    Chayei Sarah - Invest Again

    What is the lesson that the Torah imparts with teaching us that Avraham married Keturah in his later years and had six children with her? Why should one 'spread one's investment' over a number of lucrative possibilities? Why did R' Akiva's earlier students all perish, while his later students, who were much fewer, thrived and filled Israel with Torah? Why does the 'extra investment' seem to produce more results, though it is done without the same focus and concentrated efforts? Find out in this week's Parsha Podcast.

    • 24 min
    Vayera - Shofar of Moshiach

    Vayera - Shofar of Moshiach

    What is the meaning of the word 'after' that follows the word 'ram' in the verse which refers to the ram that Avraham found and offered as a sacrifice in place of his son Yitzchok? How did Avraham use this ram if it might have belonged to someone? What is the significance of the fact that this ram was created on the sixth day of creation, and how did it live so long until the time of Avraham? What was its special nature which made it appropriate as a replacement for Yitzchok? What is the depth of the teaching that this word 'after' refers to the Jewish people's redemption which will be 'after' all of their sins and the travails of exile? What is the significance of the Shofar which will be 'blown' with the advent of the age of Moshiach? Find out in this week's Parsha Podcast.

    • 29 min
    Lech Lecha - Two Halves of a Whole

    Lech Lecha - Two Halves of a Whole

    What is the deeper meaning behind the name change of Sarai to Sarah? What is the concept of the 'Woman of Valor' who is the 'crown of her husband?' In what way was Sarah greater than Avraham? What is meant when the letter 'yud' of the name Sarai splits and half is distributed to Avraham and half to Sarah? Why does the 'yud' fly in front of the Throne of Hashem's glory and complain? Why is it comforted in being told that it will be added and become the first letter of the name of Yehoshua (Joshua)? Why was Sarah originally a 'princess for herself,' and subsequently a 'princess for the world?' Find out in this week's Parsha Podcast.

    • 26 min
    Noach - Being True to the Mission

    Noach - Being True to the Mission

    What is the lesson of the black color of the raven who was initially sent on a mission by Noach to discover if they could leave the ark? Why did Noach argue that the raven didn't deserve its existence as it did not seem to have a spiritual purpose? What was Hashem's response to Noach's claim? How does the righteous individual give existence to the whole world? Why did Eliyhau (Elijah) only want to eat from the bread and meat of Yehoshafat (Jehoshaphath)? What do we learn from the fact the Yonah (dove) returned only because it could not find a place for its feet to rest? What is meant by the fact that the Jewish people 'will only return if they have no place to rest?' Find out in this week's Parsha Podcast.

    • 26 min

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