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Filmmaker: Sharon Winzler.  Discussion with  Rabbi Yitzchok Raskin. Produced with facilities provided by Vermont Community Access Media (VCAM).

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BEHAALOTCHAH

Behaalotchah means "going up the steps" to light the candles of the menorah.

To rise up or fire up your spiritual life.

In the 6th book, the Book of Complainers, and the people were "like complainers".  God has created us with challenges and we need to rise up without complaining...Watch now »

036 Monday, August 8, 2016
SHELACH

Rabbi Raskin shares the wisdom of the sages who tell us that the story of the spies has two meanings.  

One meaning is that people were afraid to enter the promised land and God was upset with this attitude.

Second, God wants us to trust Him but also to stop and listen and discern...Watch now »

037 Monday, October 3, 2016
KORACH

Rabbi Raskin shares the story of rebellion. Trying to be righteous is not inherent in the human being. We must work on fighting the evil inclination within to be formed in the good.

In order to do this, we must take time to stop and pray and listen to the words and thoughts that are in...Watch now »

38 Monday, November 7, 2016
CHUKAT

Rabbi Raskin explains the meaning of CHUKAT which is ordinance, law, decree. This something that does not have a common sense meaning. It is from G-D.  Some things are not negotiable. This is the story of the Red Heifer. It must be red with no yoke. It is slaughtered, burned and the ashes are...Watch now »

039 Monday, December 19, 2016
BALAK

Rabbi Raskin shares the importance of 40 in the bible; 40 days on Mt. Sinai, 40 years in the desert. Along with this long span of time there seems to be transformation of the person or people.Watch now »

040 Monday, February 6, 2017
PINCHAS 041 Monday, March 6, 2017
MATOT

The Rabbi explains that vows are not to be taken lightly. If you are MATOT (a strong rod separated from the branch) you will not need to take a vow. This is because you have self discipline. The idea is to then transform yourself and then help to transform others.Watch now »

042 Monday, April 3, 2017
Masai

Rabbi Raskin shares the lesson about the journey from Egypt to the conclusion at the edge of the Jordan River.

In addition, it prepares the people to enter the promised land.

Our own life journey has many stages and we must always strive to advance in our spiritual life as well as...Watch now »

043 Monday, June 5, 2017
Devarim

Rabbi Raskin shares the words of God through Moses. It is a review of everything that has happened over the last 40 years in the desert.

The word listen has two meanings—when you hear something (from a distance) or when you see something (it is so clear you understand it completely)....Watch now »

044 Monday, July 3, 2017
EIKEV

Filmmaker: Sharon Winzler.  Discussion with  Rabbi Yitzchok Raskin.

Produced with facilities provided by Vermont Community Access Media (VCAM).Watch now »

045 Monday, September 11, 2017
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