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Torah Insights by Rabbi Yoggev

Audio Divrei Torah

  • 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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  • The Hamsa: Origins and Symbolism

    (8:30 min.)

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  • Understanding the Yigdal Prayer

    Background on the Yigdal prayer alongsdie a comparison between Yigdal and Maimonides' list of 13 Principles of Jewish Faith. Click here for Maimonides' principles. (9 min.)

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  • Five Intentions for Shofar Blowing

    Five intentions to enhance your shofar experience on Rosh Hashana. (8:30 min.)

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  • Reasons for Shaking Lulav and Etrog

    (11 min.)

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  • Why We Eat Cheesecake on Shavuot

    Five reasons for the custom of eating milk products on the holiday of Shavuot. (7:30 min.)

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  • Rabbi Kook's Personal Journal Entries

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