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  1. Sefer BeMidbar: From Doubt to Debate

    Atara Snowbell

    תאריך פרסום: תשעב | | 56 minutes

    After 38 years of wandering in the desert, in what way do the complaints of the new generation differ from the old? Why do they deserve to enter the Promised Land?

  2. "And These are the Journeys of Bnei Yisrael..."

    Rabbanit Sharon Rimon

    The list of travels in Parashat Masei is not purely geographical; it offers a summary of the travels through the desert, and provides meaning for the journey, which is led by God. Why does the list include certain events, but omits others that seem no less important? Which events are mentioned, and what do they teach us about the journey through the desert?

  3. The Wanderings of Bnei Yisrael in the Desert

    Rabbi Yaakov Medan

    A review of various biblical sources indicates that the wanderings of Bnei Yisrael in the wilderness had additional significance, aside from the need to circumvent the land of the Pelishtim and the punishment decreed on the nation as result of the sin of the spies. These sources mainly point to the wilderness as a place with no means of subsistence. It is there that Bnei Yisrael learn that it is God Who feeds and sustains them. This lesson discusses the wandering in the desert as depicted in the prophecy of Amos, who describes the trek entirely from a social perspective, in terms of justice and righteousness.

  4. The War against Amalek

    Rabbi Menachem Leibtag

    Bnei Yisrael were unprepared for their redemption from Egypt, and God places them in various situations of peril, encouraging Bnei Yisrael to raise their spiritual level high enough to enable that process to continue, and work toward real independence from their captors. 

  5. Healing, Death and Immortality

    Rabbi Alex Israel

    Elisha heals the water of Jericho after crossing the Jordan, reminscent of the healing of the waters of Mara after the splitting of the Red Sea. Elisha's first act - healing the water - sharply contrasts Eliyahu's first act of decreeing a draught. Elisha's harsh reaction to the youth who taunted him reflects the message that was said to Elisha regarding his master Eliyahu. The question of Eliyahu's immortatlity is evaluated within the corpus of Tanakh and in the sources of the Sages.  

  6. Parshat Beshalach

    Rabbi Menachem Leibtag

    Bnei Yisrael gloriously depart Egypt, expecting a short journey to the Land of Israel. To their surprise, they encounter instead situations of frightening war, terrible hunger, and life-threatening thirst. Are Bnei Yisrael expected not to complain; to passively accept this fate, to wait patiently for God's salvation? Is God simply 'testing' their patience? In order to answer these questions we explore the purpose of the Exodus from Egypt as a process of building trust in God. During the six week period after the Exodus, Bnei Yisrael encounter several traumatic experiences and changes in daily routine which help transform their instinctive physical dependence on Egypt to their instinctive physical dependence on God.

  7. Evening and Morning, Meat and Bread

    Rabbi Yair Kahn

    תאריך פרסום: 2022 | | Hour and 4 minutes

    As the nation wanders through the desert, it encounters multiple crises. This lecture will analyze the complex and bewildering response to their request for food in the wilderness. By delving into the intricacies of this situation, we aim to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by the nation and the complexities of their journey through the desert.