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Torah Insights by Rabbi Yoggev

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  • Dayeinu Questions

    Answers to two classic questions on the Dayeinu song. Why would it have been "enough" to split the sea but not pass us through? Why would it have been "enough" to bring us to Sinai and not give us the Torah? (6:45 min.)

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  • Items on the Seder Plate

    How many items are there on the Seder plate? What is Hazeret? Why three matzahs? Explanation behind the egg and shankbone. (9:30 min.)

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  • Decoding Chad Gadya

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  • Pesach Kashering pt. 1: Counters and Knives

    Discussing the concept of ke-boloh ken poltoh: as it goes in, so it comes out. Alongside the reason why some kasher their knives via submersion into the earth. (8:30 min.)

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  • Pesach Kashering pt. 2: Fridge, Microwave, and Oven

    Including the easy to remember acronym HAVE that teaches about not "having" chametz: Heat, As it goes in so it comes out, Vessel, Edible. (11 min.)

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  • Laws of the Purim Meal

    Six M's of Purim; Source for the mitzvah of having a meal; When do we have the meal?; Two reasons for the meal; Drinking on Purim; Origins of Hamentaschen.

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  • Covering the Blood

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  • Psalm 48 (Monday’s Psalm)

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  • Psalm 81 (Thursday’s Psalm)

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  • Psalm 82 (Tuesday’s Psalm)

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  • Psalm 91 (Friday’s Psalm)

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  • Slaughtering a Mother Bird and Its Child on the Same Day

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  • Understanding the Structure of the Hallel

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  • What’s Wrong with Shaatnez?

    Exploring different reasons for the prohibition of mixing wool and linen.

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  • Gratitude pt. 1: Benefits and Obstacles

    Gratitu

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  • Gratitude pt. 2: Cultivating Gratitude

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  • How to Comfort Mourners

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  • How Was the Torah Written?

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  • Some Laws of Shabbat Candles

    Four points are discussed. 1) What happens if we only have one candle? 2) Why do we encricle the candles with our hands three times? 3) How should a hotel guest light candles? 4) Why do we light candles? (3 reasons are offered)

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  • Understanding Mourner's Kaddish

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  • Rabbi Kook's Personal Journal Entries

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