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Prophecy & Wisdom: Ovadiah

The Prophecy of Ovadiah

Prophecy & Wisdom: Joel

Joel - 1: General Introduction & Hebrew text of Joel Chapter 1
Joel - 2: Chapter 2
Joel - 3: Chapter 3 verse 1-Chapter 4 verse 8 on the future redemption and the war of Gog & Magog
Joel - 4: Chapter 4 verses 9-21: G-d's revenge on the nations and blessing to His Land

Prophecy & Wisdom: Hosea

Hosea - 1: General Introduction to Hosea and his place in the line of the Prophets of Israel
Hosea - 2: Life and Times of the Prophet Hosea
Hosea - 3: Hosea Chapter 1: Hebrew text & commentary
Hosea - 4: Chapter 2: Hebrew text & commentary
Hosea - 5: Chapter 2 verse 23-Chapter 3 verse 5, Hebrew text & commentary
Hosea - 6: Chapter 4: Critique of the malaise of the people
Hosea - 7: Chapter 5: Warnings of coming disaster
Hosea - 8: Chapter 6: Repentance, resurrection and rebuilding
Hosea - 9: Chapter 7: The sin of Ephraim traced back to Jeraboam
Hosea - 10: Chapter 8: The people face exile for their sins, their idols will not save them
Hosea - 11: Chapter 9: Prophecy of doom, exile, assimilation and death on accout of sin
Hosea - 12: Chapter 10 verses 1-8: Ephraim wasted their blessings on idolatry
Hosea - 13: Hosea 10:9-11:11: Ephraim despite backslidings promised ultimate redemption
Hosea - 14: Chapter 12: G-d blessed Jacob but Ephraim did not live up to the promise
Hosea - 15: The flaw of Jeraboam brought catastrophe on Ephraim
Hosea - 16: Chapter 13:12-chapter 14:10: The conclusion, promise of restoration and resurrection

Laws of Kashrut: Removal of blood from meat by salting & roasting
Based on Kitzur Shulchan Arukh Hilkhot Melichah, by Rabbi Aaron Pfeuffer
1 - The Torah prohibition of consumption of blood of animals & birds; Introduction to the laws of salting me
2 - "Blood of the soul" and "blood in the limbs": different degrees of prohibition
3 - When is a prohibited substance mixed in with kosher food considered nullified?
4 - If meat was cooked before having its blood removed
5 - Status of meat whose blood was not removed that was soaked in water for 24 hours or more
6 - If meat whose blood was not removed was soaked in very salty water or other strong liquids
7 - Laws of soaking meat in vinegar
8 - Four reasons for rinsing meat before the salting
9 - Proper procedure for rinsing meat before salting
10 - If meat was not rinsed before salting
11 - Laws of the water & vessel used in the rinsing
12 - After the first rinsing, before applying the salt
13 - What kind of salt and how to apply to the meat
14 - Each piece of meat must be covered with salt on all sides

MP3 Class Archives

Inspiration: Teachings of Rabbi Nachman

Lessons from Rabbi Nachman's Likutey Moharan

Prophecy and Wisdom: Hebrew Bible

Shir HaShirim: Song of Songs (19 Classes)
Mishley: The Book of Proverbs (22 Classes)
Iyov: The Book of Job (56 Classes)
Daniel and His End-Times Visions (31 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)


Practical Laws of Shabbat (66-part course)
Forms of the letters of Alef-Beit in the Torah scroll, Tefilin and Mezuzah (27-part course)


Kabbalah Code of the Torah (48-part course)

Music & Stories

Chassidic Meditation Melodies
Children's Stories


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