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Join Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe for a parsha by parsha journey through the entire Torah. Every week we will outline of the parsha, delve into its major themes and draw valuable and interesting insights from it.

Join Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe for a parsha by parsha journey through the entire Torah. Every week we will outline of the parsha, delve into its major themes and draw valuable and interesting insights from it.
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Join Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe for a parsha by parsha journey through the entire Torah. Every week we will outline of the parsha, delve into its major themes and draw valuable and interesting insights from it.

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English


Episodes

Parshas Vayigash

12/10/2018
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Twenty two years have passed since Jacob and Joseph were separated. Ever since Joseph was torn away from him, Jacob was bereft of prophecy and inconsolable. In Parshas Vayigash this long saga comes to an end and Jacob is finally reunited with his long-lost son. – – – – – – – – – – […]

Duration:00:56:15

Parshas Mikeitz

12/4/2018
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Parshas Mikeitz continues the narrative of Joseph in Egypt. We pick up his story two years after his failed attempt at earning a reprieve via his cellmate, Pharaoh’s butler, who was about to be reinstated to his post as Pharaoh’s side. Joseph is languishing in a dungeon for a crime he did not commit; after being […]

Duration:01:06:40

Parshas Vayeishev

11/27/2018
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Parshas Vayeishev contains two intersecting, seemingly scandalous, storylines, that after all the dust has settled we can see are harbingers of the Messiah and Redemption: Joseph is hated by his brothers, and is eventually sold by them as a slave after they nearly killed him. By Parsha end, Joseph is languishing in an Egyptian prison […]

Duration:01:06:30

Parshas Vayishlach

11/20/2018
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After successfully escaping the clutches of his deceptive father in law, Laban, Jacob heads back west to the Land of Canaan, and back to his family. The journey back home was a lot more tumultuous and chaotic than anticipated. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – […]

Duration:01:02:41

Parshas Vayeitzei

11/13/2018
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Parshas Vayeitzei follows Jacob as he is fleeing from his murderous brother Esau and travels to Charan to the house of Laban, his wily and deceptive uncle, and marries multiple wives and fathers 12 children. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – […]

Duration:01:04:10

Parshas Toldos

11/7/2018
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In Parshas Toldos we meet twin boys that are polar opposites: Esau, beloved by his father Isaac, is a man of the fields; while Jacob is loved by his mother Rebecca and prefers to dwell in the tents of scholarship. These two children will spawn nations and ideals that diverged from each other even before […]

Duration:01:06:47

Parshas Chayei Sarah

10/30/2018
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Some of the highlights of this week’s parsha: Immediately after the Binding of Isaac, Sarah passed away at the age of 127, and soon afterwards Abraham had to procure a burial spot for her. In addition, Abraham sent his trusted confidante, Eliezer, to his hometown to find a spouse for Isaac. – – – – […]

Duration:00:56:36

Parshas Vayeira

10/23/2018
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This week’s parsha features several iconic episodes: Abraham was visited by God as he was recuperating from his circumcision, and concurrently engaged in superlative kindness with three angels masquerading as pagan travelers; Abraham was informed that the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were about to be destroyed and was unsuccessful in interceding on their behalf; […]

Duration:01:08:10

Parshas Lech Lecha

10/16/2018
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In this week’s parsha Abraham is instructed to move to Israel, is given divine promises that he will be the father of many nations; his children will be as numerous as the dust of the earth and the stars of the heaven, a son Ishmael is born, and he is commanded to circumcise his foreskin […]

Duration:02:06:43

Parshas Noach

10/9/2018
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In this week’s parsha: Noah and his family build an Ark as a refuge from an extinction-level Flood brought by God to destroy the world’s sinners. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Sponsorship: Please consider sponsoring a podcast by making […]

Duration:00:58:09

All New Parsha Series – Bereishis

10/4/2018
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With praise and appreciation to the Almighty we begin another year of Torah study and another cycle of the Parsha Podcast. This year will revisit the format of year one of the Parsha Podcast where we will try to cover the entire Parsha in each episode each week. Thank you for downloading and please share […]

Duration:01:21:48

Sukkos: A Primer

9/19/2018
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“’In a Sukkah shall you dwell for seven days’ – The Torah is instructing us to leave our permanent dwelling and move into a temporary dwelling.” (Talmud Sukkah 2a). A mere five days after Yom Kippur, we are instructed to abandon our permanent home and move into a makeshift hut and live there for seven […]

Duration:00:41:42

Ha’azinu – The Song of History (Rebroadcast)

9/16/2018
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On the final day of his life, Moshe gathers the nation and sketches out the cycles of history both past and future in a poetic, song like way, all the while providing indispensable lessons. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – […]

Duration:01:32:26

Ten Days of Repentance: A Primer

9/12/2018
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Yom Kippur marks the final day of the Ten Days of Repentance. On this day all our efforts are focused on repenting and earning atonement for all our sins and getting sealed into the Book of Life for the upcoming year. In this podcast we analyze the notion of repentance in general, the difference between […]

Duration:01:05:28

Nitzavim & Vayeilech – Eternal Exhortations (Rebroadcast)

9/2/2018
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*Please note that this podcast was recorded last year when the Parshas Nitzavim and Vayeilech were together in a double parsha. This year Nitzavim and Vayeilech are separate and read over two weeks.* In the last few days of Moshe’s life, he gathers the entire nation, men women and children, and presents to them his […]

Duration:01:26:54

Rosh Hashana: A Primer

8/29/2018
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Rosh Hashana is both the day of judgement on our deeds of the previous year and the day of new hopes and new beginnings for the year to come. The responsibilities – and the opportunities – of the day are so significant that we must be ready and prepared for it. In this podcast we […]

Duration:00:53:37

Ki Savo – Consequences of Closeness (Rebroadcast)

8/26/2018
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A central theme of Parshas Ki Savo is the idea that we are the Chosen People of God. Why were we chosen, what are we chosen for, and what are the benefits and consequences of being chosen? – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – […]

Duration:02:12:36

Ki Seitzei – Lessons for Living (Rebroadcast)

8/19/2018
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Parshas Ki Sietzei maintains a continuous flow of mitzvos and guidance for the nation on the doorstep to Israel. Its beginning shares a powerful lesson as to how Torah and its mitzvos are the tools given to the Jewish nation to combat the world’s most formidable foe. – – – – – – – – […]

Duration:00:49:08

Shoftim – Righteous Justice (Rebroadcast)

8/12/2018
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In Parshas Shoftim we learn about enactment of judges and a judicial system in Israel. We also learn about the Sanhedrin, its history, and its authority, and what happens when fallible human courts make blunders. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – […]

Duration:01:03:06

Re’eh – An Attitudinal Shift (Rebroadcast)

8/5/2018
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Parshas Re’eh marks a transition in Devarim. After four sections of Moshe inspiring the nation ahead of his death and their entrance to Israel, the nation is instructed with mitzvos related to their upcoming new world. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – […]

Duration:00:56:28