6 episodes

Into the Verse is dedicated to bringing you Torah that is timely and relevant to your life. Using the parsha and the Jewish calendar as inspiration, this podcast is filled with rich and uplifting insights based on analysis of the Hebrew text itself. Take a listen and enjoy! Into the Verse is a project of Aleph Beta, a Torah media company dedicated to spreading the joy and love of meaningful Torah learning worldwide. For our full library of over 1,000 videos and podcasts, please visit www.alephbeta.org.

Into the Verse - A Parsha Podcast Aleph Beta

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 80 Ratings

Into the Verse is dedicated to bringing you Torah that is timely and relevant to your life. Using the parsha and the Jewish calendar as inspiration, this podcast is filled with rich and uplifting insights based on analysis of the Hebrew text itself. Take a listen and enjoy! Into the Verse is a project of Aleph Beta, a Torah media company dedicated to spreading the joy and love of meaningful Torah learning worldwide. For our full library of over 1,000 videos and podcasts, please visit www.alephbeta.org.

    Eikev: What Does God Want from Us?

    Eikev: What Does God Want from Us?

    In Parshat Eikev, Moses boils down, into a short, sweet list, what God really wants from us in this world. But, when the prophet Micah comes along and offers a different version, the clarity in God’s expectations gets muddied…or does it? Join Rabbi Fohrman in this episode of Into the Verse as he explores the different “cliff notes” versions of what God asks of us and helps us gain clarity on how we can be the good person God wants us to be. 
    Want to explore more about what qualities Micah identifies as making us good people? Check out Rabbi Fohrman’s original Parshat Eikev video here. 
    What did you think of this episode? We’d genuinely like to hear your thoughts, questions, and feedback. Leave us a voice message – just click here, click record, and let your thoughts flow. You may even be featured on the show!
    Into the Verse is a project of Aleph Beta, a Torah media company dedicated to spreading the joy and love of meaningful Torah learning worldwide. For our full library of over 1,000 videos and podcasts, please visit www.alephbeta.org. 

    • 27 min
    Va'etchanan: Why Repeat Stories?

    Va'etchanan: Why Repeat Stories?

    Parshat Va’etchanan tells the story of receiving the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai. But wait… Haven’t we heard this story before? Why does the book of Devarim repeat this story along with so many others?
    In this week’s episode, Ari Levisohn uncovers some subtle clues in Moses’s retelling of this story that open up a new dimension to the book of Devarim. Moses isn’t just telling us what happened. He is telling us how he experienced it and the unique lessons we can learn from his perspective.
    Leave us a voice message: https://www.speakpipe.com/AlephBeta
    Into the Verse is a project of Aleph Beta, a Torah media company dedicated to spreading the joy and love of meaningful Torah learning worldwide. For our full library of over 1,000 videos and podcasts, please visit www.alephbeta.org. 

    • 20 min
    Tisha B’Av: Reflecting on Tisha B’Av with Rabbi Fohrman

    Tisha B’Av: Reflecting on Tisha B’Av with Rabbi Fohrman

    Rabbi Fohrman, Imu Shalev, and Tikva Hecht reflect on ten years of Aleph Beta Tisha B’Av videos. They discuss the lessons they have learned over the years about the meaning and nature of Tisha B’Av, and also review their personal favorite videos, and where to get started if you are new.
    Links to courses mentioned: 
    Grappling with Loss: Why Does God Let Us Suffer?
    The Beginning of The End: How Israel Split and the Road to Tisha B’Av
    Rachel’s Tears: Harnessing the Power of Mourning
    Longing for Redemption: What Jacob and Joseph Teach Us About Returning Home
    Kamtza and Bar Kamtza: What is Baseless Hatred
    Lamentations in Eden: The Meaning of Eicha & its Link to Eden
    The Messiah that Almost Was: The Triumph and Tragedy of King Hezekiah
    Join Rabbi Fohrman and the Aleph Beta team Tisha B’Av morning for Kinot Unlocked. To register or for more information, please visit: www.alephbeta.org/tisha-bav/kinot-events.
    Leave us a voice message: https://www.speakpipe.com/AlephBeta
    Into the Verse is a project of Aleph Beta, a Torah media company dedicated to spreading the joy and love of meaningful Torah learning worldwide. For our full library of over 1,000 videos and podcasts, please visit www.alephbeta.org. 

    • 36 min
    Matot-Masei: The Art of Negotiation

    Matot-Masei: The Art of Negotiation

    How do you succeed in a tough negotiation? At the beginning of this week’s parsha, the tribes of Gad and Reuben come to Moses with a really big ask. Just as the nation of Israel is about to enter and inherit the Land – in other words, at a moment that calls for the utmost unity and cooperation – these two tribes have a totally different plan for themselves! And perhaps even more surprisingly, Moses consents to their request. Rabbi Fohrman analyzes their exchange to pinpoint the reasons for this successful outcome: honest communication, true listening, and the establishment of trust.
    Join Rabbi Fohrman and the Aleph Beta team Tisha B’Av morning for Kinot Unlocked. To register or for more information, please visit: www.alephbeta.org/tisha-bav/kinot-events.
    Into the Verse is a project of Aleph Beta, a Torah media company dedicated to spreading the joy and love of meaningful Torah learning worldwide. For our full library of over 1,000 videos and podcasts, please visit www.alephbeta.org. 

    • 20 min
    Pinchas: The Daughters of Zelophehad

    Pinchas: The Daughters of Zelophehad

    In Parshat Pinchas, we read about the daughters of Zelophehad, who seek to inherit their father’s land. God declares that their claim is correct, not only granting their request but also codifying it into law. This story isn’t just heartwarming – it’s also intriguingly similar to the Pesach Sheni story from earlier in the Book of Numbers. But what could land inheritance and the Passover offering have to do with each other? Join Rabbi Fohrman and Daniel Loewenstein as they explore this question, uncovering insights into the hidden structure of the Book of Numbers and the true meaning of nationhood.
    Join Rabbi Fohrman and the Aleph Beta team Tisha B’Av morning for Kinot Unlocked. To register or for more information, please visit: www.alephbeta.org/tisha-bav/kinot-events.
    Looking for more of Rabbi Fohrman’s ideas on tzara’at and the “communal self”? You can find them here: The Tzaraat Purification Ritual: What Does It Mean?
    Into the Verse is a project of Aleph Beta, a Torah media company dedicated to spreading the joy and love of meaningful Torah learning worldwide. For our full library of over 1,000 videos and podcasts, please visit www.alephbeta.org. 

    • 27 min
    Into the Verse: Trailer

    Into the Verse: Trailer

    Into the Verse is dedicated to bringing you Torah that is timely and relevant to your life. Using the parsha and the Jewish calendar as inspiration, this podcast is filled with rich and uplifting insights based on analysis of the Hebrew text itself. Take a listen and enjoy! 
    Into the Verse is a project of Aleph Beta, a Torah media company dedicated to spreading the joy and love of meaningful Torah learning worldwide. For our full library of over 1,000 videos and podcasts, please visit www.alephbeta.org. 

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

CheerioPoet ,

Insight on Korah’s Rebellion

Thank you for your insights on Korah’s rebellion and a righteous way to grieve. As a Christian who reads the Hebrew Scriptures on a regular basis, I enjoyed your perspective and the words in Hebrew. Thank you.

TrueBlueBeilever ,

insightful/ thought provoking textual analysis

I love the insightful and thought provoking textual analysis that enhances the spiritual understanding

KerenRitz ,

Into the Verse

This is an exceptional podcast. The format is very easy to integrate into our modern lives and makes you think more deeply. Thank you!!

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