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Rabbi David Block

Israel's Psychological Journey

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Who cares about a recap of everywhere Israel has been in the desert?


Intimacy and Holiness

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The people finally began to trust in God - but now, idolatry?


What Is Israel's National Mission?

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The Torah isn't a history book; why does it tell us the story of Balak and Bilaam?


A Turning Point In Israel's Relationship With God

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How can the nation continue to complain after everything God has done for them?


Rejecting Israel's Leaders

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How do we make sense of Korach's shocking complaints?


How Can I Trust God When I Don't See Him?

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How could the spies have messed up so egregiously?


Can I be Vunerable with God?

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We've finally started traveling in the desert...and the people immediately complain?


Adding Godliness To Our Lives

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Why does the Torah bring up a seeming-hodgepodge of miscellaneous laws?


How Can We Transmit God's Values?

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A Spiritual Economy

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What are shemittah and yovel about, and what do they mean to us today?


How Can We Achieve Holiness?

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What do these random laws teach us about how to achieve holiness?


Holiness In Space and Time

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This parsha is divided into mishkan-holiday-mishkan - what could that mean?


How Do Yom Kippur Rituals Save Us From Sins?

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How do goats, lotteries, sacrifices, sprinkling blood, incense and clouds grant forgiveness for our sins?


What Do Tumah and Tahara Mean Today? Part II

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Finding the meaning embedded in the strange rituals of becoming ritually pure.


What do Tumah and Tahara Mean Today? Part I

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How do we define Tumah and Tahara, spiritual impurity and purity?


Why Keep Kosher?

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Is there a way to think about kosher in a way that can strengthen our relationship with God?


How Can I Confront Sacrifices?

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Is there inherent meaning in sacrifices that would make them still relevant today?


How To Read the Book of Vayikra

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How do we relate to holiness, purity and sacrifice in the 21st century?


God Choosing Man, Man Choosing God

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God wrote Exodus as an integrated whole. What does He want you to get out of it?


The Hidden Secrets In The Walls Of The Mishkan

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And what they teach us about our every day lives.


Is God Talking To Me Through The Laws of the...

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Can I actually learn something meaningful and relevant from the plethora of details relating to the construction of the Mishkan?


Does God Care About ME?

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Knowing God is not just a matter of a national relationship, but most importantly a personal one.


Are We An Ungrateful Nation?

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How can the Israelites complain so soon after God freed them from slavery? How did they lose faith in God so quickly?


The Flight of the Firstborn Nation

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Why give the laws of the firstborn before the triumphant splitting of the sea?


The Exodus and Babe Ruth

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What does the Exodus story have to do with Babe Ruth's famous home run?


Every Saga Has A Beginning - Meeting Moses

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Everyone loves a good origin story: how did Anakin Skywalker become Darth Vader? Who was Moses before God appointed him as leader?


We Are Family – Culmination of Abrahamic Legacy

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How did we come so far from the ideal nation that modeled kindness and justice set up by Abraham?


A Speech That Turns The Tide

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The videos are from Rabbi David Block and Immanuel Shalev.


Hello From The Other Side

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How to reconcile relationships with those we love.