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Prophecy & Wisdom: Song of Songs

Song of Songs - 1: General Introduction

Song of Songs - 2: Introductions to Shir HaShirim by Rashi, Ibn Ezra and Metzudat David

Song of Songs - 3: Chapter 1 verses 1-4 and Targum Yonatan on verse 1

Song of Songs - 4: Chapter 1 verses 1-8 with commentary of Metzudat David on the metaphor and the meaning

Song of Songs - 5: Chapter 1 verse 9-Chapter 2 verse 7 with Metzudat David commentary

Song of Songs - 6: Chapter 2 verses 7-17 with Metzudat David

Song of Songs - 7: Chapter 3 verses 1-11 with Meztudat David

Song of Songs - 8: Chapter 4 verse 1-Chapter 5 verse 1 direct translation and basic commentary

Song of Songs - 9: Chapter 4 verse 8-Chapter 5 verse 1 with Metzudat David

Song of Songs - 10: Chapter 5 verses 2-10 with Metzudat David

Song of Songs - 11 Chapter 5 verses 11-16 with Metzudat Davi

Song of Songs - 12 Chapter 6 verses 1-9 with Metzudat David

Song of Songs - 13 Chapter 6 verse 10-Chapter 7 verse 2

Song of Songs - 14 Chapter 7 verses 7-9

Song of Songs - 15 Chapter 7 verse 8-Chapter 8 verse 4

Song of Songs - 16 Chapter 7 verse 11-Chapter 8 verse 4 with Targum

Song of Songs - 17 Chapter 8 verses 5-7 with Metzudat David, Rashi and Targum

Song of Songs - 18 Chapter 8 verses 8-10 with Metzudat David, Rashi and Targum

Song of Songs - 19 Chapter 8 verses 11-14 with commentaries. Conclusion

Study Aid: Shir HaShirim, Song of Songs, Hebrew Text, English Translation and Rashi's Commentary

Forms of the Letters of Aleph Beit in the hand-written Torah scroll, Tefilin and Mezuzot

Aleph

Beit

Gimmel

Dalet

Heh

Vav

Zayin

Chet

Tet

Yod

Kaf (kefufah, "bent over" as in beginning or middle of word)

Kaf (peshutah, "straightened out" as at the end of a word)

Lamed

Mem (petuhah, "open" as in beginning or middle of word)

Mem (s'tumah, "closed" as at the end of a word)

Nun (kefufah, "bent over" as in beginning or middle of word)

Nun petuhah, "straightened out", "end" Nun as at the end of a word)

Samech

Ayin

Peh (kefufah, "bent over", as in beginning or middle of word)

Peh (p'shutah, "straightened", as at end of word)

Tzadi (kefufah, "bent over", as in beginning or middle of word )

Study Aid: Hebrew Alphabet used in writing Torah Scroll, Tefilin and Mezuzot by Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Berger
Mishnat Sofrim (by Chofetz Chaim, translated by Rabbi Jona Vogel) on the laws of the forms of the Hebrew letters

Teachings of Rabbi Nachman:

Who wants life? Likutey Moharan Part I, Lesson 33

1 - Finding HaShem everywhere

2- The good days and the bad: searching for the hidden Torah

3 - Stripping off the veils, building the letters and hearing His word

4 - Na'aseh VeNishma, "We shall do and we shall hear"

5 - The revealed love in the Torah and G-d's hidden love

6 - Hidden light of the Torah and the Tzaddik to be revealed by Mashiach

7 - The Tzaddik likened to an angel

8 - Everyone can experience the light of Da'at on their level

9 - "Who is the man who desires life?"

The Hidden Light
Likutey Moharan Part I, Lesson 15

1 - Introduction

2 - Opening section

3 - Self-judgement removes the judgement from above

4 - Fear of HaShem must be elevated to its root, knowledge and awareness in one's very heart

5 - Torah brings to humility, and through devoted prayer the secrets of the Torah are revealed

6 - Humility and fervent prayer bring to self-nullification and the ascent beyond boundaries

7 - R. Nachman explains a Talmudic tale of a frog, a snake and a raven in the light of his teaching

8 - G-d's 5 Acquisitions (Avot 6:10) allude to all the levels in this lesson

9 - Who will minister? Conclusion

Study Aid: Complete Hebrew Text of Likutey Moharan Part I (PDF)

MP3 Class Archives

Prophecy and Wisdom: Hebrew Bible

Daniel and His End-Times Visions (31 Classes)
Mishley: The Book of Proverbs (22 Classes)
Iyov: The Book of Job (56 Classes)

Principles of Torah Law: Mishnah

Introduction to the Oral Law; Tractates Sanhedrin, Maccot & Horayot (41 Classes)
Tractate Hullin (30 Classes)
Tractate Shabbat (49 Classes)

Halachah

Practical Laws of Shabbat (66-part course)

Kabbalah

Kabbalah Code of the Torah (48-part course)

Music & Stories

Chassidic Meditation Melodies

Children's Stories

Articles

Mashiach Bullets
What's in a Name?
Will the real Israel please stand up!
A Social Contract for the Nations

Recent Videos

The Captive Child

Over thousands of years, countless Israelites were exiled and grew up remote from centers of Torah education and practice. What does the Halachah say about the status of their descendents, and how should we relate to them?

The Gates of Heaven

Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai's Tikkuney Zohar: Tikkun 11 read in the original Aramaic and translated and explained in English by Rabbi Avraham ben Yaakov.

Mat'k'la: The Divine Balance

Balance (Aramaic: "Mat'kela") is a key concept in the kabbalistic explanation of the repair of creation. Understanding its meaning can help us come to terms with negative aspects of our lives so as to find true and lasting joy.

When a person is confronted by many details but lacks understanding of how they relate to one another or fit into a general system, it is intellectually unsatisfying and highly burdensome… The opposite is true when a person understands something in relation to its context. Seeing it in its wider framework, he can go on to grasp other associated concepts, and his success will bring him pleasure and elation… One's goal should be to attain knowledge of general principles. In its very nature each general principle includes many details, so that when a person grasps a general principle, he automatically grasps a large number of details.

Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto ("Ramchal"), The Way of God, Introduction