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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 • 74 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.

    Balak - Secret of Redemption

    Balak - Secret of Redemption

    Why was Moshe unable to respond when Zimri challenged him in regards to his having married a Midianite woman? What does it mean that he 'lazy' in this regard? How is it that Moshe is punished for this 'laziness' by being buried alone - only by Hashem - and not by all of the Jewish people - if this lone burial is actually a reward for having worked hard to find the bones of Yosef before leaving Egypt? In that context, why does 'Segulah' - better known as Serach bas Asher - appear to reveal to Moshe where Yosef's bones are buried after he spends three days and nights searching for them? What is the 'secret of redemption' hinted to in her name? Find out in this week's Parsha Podcast.

    • 29 min
    Chukas - My Personal Rock

    Chukas - My Personal Rock

    Why does the midrash say that every single individual in the Jewish nation perceived themselves as being directly in front of the rock from which Moshe brought forth water? Why did the scoffers demand that Moshe bring forth water from a different rock than the one Hashem had commanded? Why does the midrash stress that ultimately water came out of the correct rock, and that water in fact also came out of every rock in the vicinity? What is the significance of the other places where the Jewish people perceived themselves as being directly in front of a particular location - the entrance to the Mishkan, the staves of the Aron (Ark)? How does this concept align with the idea that the Beis Hamikdash (Temple) miraculously holds much more than its physical space can bear? How does this relate to the teaching that all the nations will fit in the space of Jerusalem in the Messianic age? Find out in this week's Parsha Podcast.

    • 30 min
    Korach - Knowing Our Place

    Korach - Knowing Our Place

    After Korach and his fellow revolutionaries were either swallowed by the ground or burned by a spiritual fire, why did the Jewish people continue to complain? Why did it also continue even after they were struck by a plague as a result of their complaint? What was represented by the miracle of Aharon's staff which flowered and produced 'shkedim'-almonds? What was behind the desire for the bechorim-first born to serve in place of the Levites, and why were they wrong? What is the personal message for all of us? Find out in this week's Parsha Podcast.

    • 25 min
    Shlach - Facing Our Fear of Greatness

    Shlach - Facing Our Fear of Greatness

    Why did Hashem cause the leaders throughout the land of Canaan to die as the Israelite spies passed through their land? What was at the root of the spies denial of the Hashgacha Pratis (Divine Providence) of these deaths which was really to create a distraction from their presence? Why did the Jewish people step back from Mount Sinai when Hashem revealed Himself to them, and ask for Moshe to be between them and Hashem instead the direct revelation? Why did the Jewish people look suspiciously at the fact that there was no physical waste when they ate from the Manna in the wilderness? How can we face the higher levels of spirituality Hashem wants to bring to us without turning away in fear? Find out in this week's Parsha Podcast.

    • 29 min
    Behaaloscha - Leading to Hashem's Will

    Behaaloscha - Leading to Hashem's Will

    What was the purpose of King David's harp, which would play on its own and wake him up at midnight? What did he mean when he said, 'I will awaken the dawn?' Who joined him in his studies through the night? What was special about the origin of the strings of his harp? What is the significance of the 'sinews of Yitzchak's ram?' What is the proper way of showing honor to our sages and Torah scholars? Why is honoring them 'akin' to honoring Hashem? Why are the Torah scholars among he 13 items Hashem calls 'His?' What is the significance of the gathering together and unity of the Torah scholars? How is this reflected in the unity of the Jewish people, and therefore a foundation upon which Hashem's throne sits? Find out in this week's Parsha Podcast.

    • 29 min
    Nasso - Joining the People of Israel

    Nasso - Joining the People of Israel

    What is the implicit comparison between the Ger-Convert and the Kohen in the law that money owed to a Convert who passed away with no heirs is paid to the Kohen? Why is the Convert to Judaism called a 'returnee' if he is only arriving at this juncture? What is the understanding of the spiritual sustenance of the convert being the Talmud and the Midrash? Why is the convert compared to a grape vine? What is the blessing he receives from Tzion-Jerusalem? Why is the convert and the tzadik compared to a wild deer that joined the King's flock of sheep? What is the special favor that is shown to the convert? What is the special trait of the convert that we are to emulate? Find out in this week's Parsha Podcast.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

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Enjoying your podcast

I have listened to your podcast for the last 6 months and have found them informative and inspirational.

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Informative, interesting, brings me closer to God

Not being Jewish, I can only express in my own faith what a bountiful blessing this podcast is to me. Inspirational, educational and interesting. My favorite podcast to teach me about God and how to serve Him. Ari Goldweg has a servants heart & teaches from a place of faithful knowledge, godly wisdom, and merciful accountability. A wonderful way to learn scripture with clarity and purpose. May God bless you, Mr Goldweg. I recommend this podcast to anyone who truly wants to grow closer with the Creator of the Universe.

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