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 • 86 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.

    Rosh Hashanah: Should We Be Afraid of ‘Judgment Day’?

    Rosh Hashanah: Should We Be Afraid of ‘Judgment Day’?

    Rosh Hashanah – it’s Yom Hadin, the Day of Judgment, right? God is going to judge the whole world and decide its fate for the coming year. And our job is to search our hearts, confront our misdeeds from the past, and do teshuvah, repentance. Sounds like a big responsibility! But as it turns out, the Torah itself doesn’t say anything about Rosh Hashanah’s being Judgment Day. So how does the Torah explain what Rosh Hashanah is about, if it’s not about judgment? And what did the Sages see in the Torah’s take on Rosh Hashanah that led to the idea of Yom Hadin? 
    Listen in as Imu and Rabbi Fohrman explore the question of what Rosh Hashanah really is primarily about. We’ll get some clues from the prayers that we say on this day, and we’ll see how we might be able to stand before God and ourselves, truly celebrating and even looking forward to this holiday.
    Here’s the course Beth recommended on relating to God through the Rosh Hashanah prayers: How Do I Get Closer to God? 
    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. 

    • 32 min
    Ki Tetzei: Sending Away the Mother Bird

    Ki Tetzei: Sending Away the Mother Bird

    Parshat Ki Tetzei tells us that if we find a nest with eggs or baby birds in it, we have to send away the mother bird before we’re allowed to take her young. That certainly sounds as if the Torah wants us to treat animals humanely… but how exactly does it help the mother bird? Rabbi Fohrman explores different approaches to this question and explains why the Torah connects this mitzvah to the Fifth Commandment, “Honor your father and mother.”
    Interested in hearing more about the Ten Commandments idea Imu mentioned? You can find Rabbi Fohrman’s course here: The Ten Commandments and Their Meaning
    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. 
    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!

    • 16 min
    Shoftim: How To Lead a Life Worth Living

    Shoftim: How To Lead a Life Worth Living

    How can we live a meaningful life? In this episode of Into the Verse, Rabbi Fohrman finds an answer in an unlikely section of Parshat Shoftim: the Israelites’ pre-battle protocols, when the officers exempt various soldiers from fighting. Join Rabbi Fohrman as he explores these military exemptions, their fascinating parallels to elsewhere in the Torah, and what they show us about leading a life worth living. 
    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!
    Want to explore the meaning of life even more? Listen to Rabbi Fohrman’s podcast entitled “The Meaning of Life.” Click here to enjoy this multi-part series. 
    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. 

    • 24 min
    Re’eh: Why Does Judaism Need the Written Law and Oral Law?

    Re’eh: Why Does Judaism Need the Written Law and Oral Law?

    Everyone knows it’s not kosher when you cook meat and milk together, but the Torah in this week’s parsha only says you can’t cook a baby goat in its mother’s milk. This law gets extended to all cooking of milk and meat in the Oral Law. Rabbi Forham considers why the oral laws from the rabbis end up looking so different than the written Biblical laws - and the fact that law often feels like it has nothing to do with God and spirituality. He argues that thought without action can wither away, and that law is about finding spirituality in the mundane.
    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. 

    • 19 min
    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
    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
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

dennis.karpf ,

Dennis Karpf

Profound substance of Torah combined with superb halakhic and pardes analysis of each Parsha. Be inspired.

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

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