Shiurim and Divrei Chizzuk from our Mashpia Rav Burg and other inspirational speakers to light up our soul.
Ki Tisa - Inside and Outside Torah
In this shiur, delivered in Ba'er Miriam, Rav Burg explains why the Luchos could be read from the inside and the outside. There are two ways of relating to Hashem. Outside Torah is scientific and mathematical. This was the Torah of Avraham Avinu. Inside Torah is discovered from within the relationship itself. We can and should discover Hashem not only from the outside but from within the words of Torah, at our Shabbos tables and in our community.
Ki Tisa - A Nation on Fire
In this shiur, delivered in Tomer Devorah, Rav Burg explores why although the world is a fragmented place but we crave wholeness. Only when we balance the tension of being an individual within a community do we live in harmony with creation. The Half Shekel on fire teaches us how to strike that balance.
Tetzaveh - Ringing the Bells of Greatness
In this shiur, delivered in Ba'er Miriam, Rav Burg explains (based on a piece from Rav Shaul Alter shlit"a) the inner connection between the three times it says the word V'nishma in the Torah. We must know that:
1. We have inside of ourselves the capacity to be totally devoted to Hashem.
2. No matter how far we stray from the path, Hashem always us a relationship with us.
3. Every Jew is a Kohen Gadol, worthy of wearing the robes of nobility.
Tetzaveh - Illuminating the World With Oneness
In this shiur, delivered in Tomer Devorah, Rav Burg explains why Moshe Rabbeinu's name is not mentioned specifically in this weeks Parsha. Moshe Rabbeinu argued with Hashem that if Hashem were to destroy the Jewish People then he may as well erase Moshe's name from the Torah. Moshe had become one with the Torah to the degree that it was no longer necessary to mention his name. He was the Torah and the Torah was him. Klal Yisrael, Hashem and the Torah are one. Moshe was one with all of Bnei Yisrael. To destroy Bnei Yisrael would be to destroy the Torah itself. Only though connecting on this essential level can we illuminate the world.
Terumah - Entering the Inner Sanctum
In this shiur, delivered in Sharfmans, Rav Burg explores (based on a piece from Rav Moshe Weinberger) how Yiras Shomayim is the outer sanctum and Torah is the inner sanctum. One must enter the outer sanctum first, where we feel the pain of exile, before we enter the inner sanctum, the joy of Torah. Although the Beis HaMikdash has been destroyed we still have our Mikdash Mi'at, our Shuls and Yeshivas where we can access the joy of he inner sanctum.
Terumah - Building a Relationship with Hashem
In this shiur, delivered in Tomer Devorah, Rav Burg explains how the building of the Mishkan represents three stages in the development of our relationship with Hashem.
1. We live for the Other.
2. Intimacy means exclusivity
3. We give our hearts to the One we love