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Rabbi Yisrael Motzen – Ner Tamid Congregation
Rabbi Yisrael Motzen – Ner Tamid Congregation

Class info, sermons, and more at www.nertamid.net

The four stages of the afterlife
byRabbi Motzen

Death judgment and the afterlife

The four stages of the afterlife
The incredible story of Don Isaac Abarbanel
Womens Halacha Class – Where to Daven
What is… Heaven?
Morning Berachos and shelo asani ishah
What is… Gehenom (Hell)?
Womens obligation to Daven
DJA #8 – Man-made Disasters vs. God-Made Disasters
Eating/ Drinking/ Working before Tefilah
DJA #7 – Synopsis of the Book of Iyov / the 3 Step Response to Suffering
The obligation to daven with a Minyan… for Women
DJA #6 – Original Sin, Emotional Questions and Reincarnation
Mechitza: History, philosophy, and halacha
DJA #5 – Is life like the Truman Show?
DJA #4: Jewish suffering, restraint, and afflictions of love
DJA #3 – The Last Year of Life
DJA #2 – The Role of Gehinom and the stages of judgment
House Minyanim and Kiddushes in shul- laws of shul #2
G-d’s Home – Laws of Shul #1
DJA #1 – The judgment of Rosh Hashana and the purpose of suffering
Understanding the Haggadah
A Non-Stressful Pesach
Mountain top spirituality and Judaism
Laws of Havdallah: Besamim and Candle
Havdallah obligation for women
Understanding Korbanos
Havdallah #2 – why we spill wine and what to make Havdallah on
Not a Rerun
Laws of Havdallah #1
Rabbi Sacks on the Meaning of Holiness
Can you really hava a cookie for Shalosh Seudos?
How the golden calf made us into a people
Shalosh Seudos Part 1
Why a Mishkan?
Women’s Obligation to say 100 Berachos and learn Torah on Shabbos
Trying to Understand the Torah’s Perspective on Slavery
The Obligation for the Daytime Kiddush for Women
Amirah l’nachri: mail deliveries, newspapers, pictures taken on Shabbos
Amira l’nachri #6 – deliveries, Amazon prime, dropping off clothes at the cleaners
Moshe’s Transformation
Amirah l’nachri – washing dishes, opening fridges, doormen and more
Moshe’s Missing Years
Amirah l’nachri – review class
Yosef’s double curse
Amira l’nachri #4: Major financial loss, embarrassment, and animal safety
Why Yosef didn’t write home
Amirah l’nachri #3
Yosef’s Dream Interpretation Skills
Amira l’nachri class #2
Yaakov’s Nocturnal Anxiety
Amirah l’nachri class #1
Yakov’s Transformation
Laws of Lechem Mishna #5
What was Rivkah thinking?! The stealing of the berachos
Laws of Lechem mishneh #3 women’s class
Yitzchak: The Most Emotionally-Intelligent Av
Laws of Lechem mishneh #2 – women’s class
Akeidas Yitzchak
Laws of Lechem Mishna 1 – women’s class
Lot’s Failed Spiritual Journey
Parshas Noah: Uniformity is Not the Goal
Tehilim chapter 23 – the simple life: a fresh take on a classic prayer
Summary of the laws of the 3 weeks and the 9 days
Getting up again – Orot
Moshe’s sin and understanding mitzvos. Parshas Chukas overview
Harp Strings – Chapter 20
Nail polish and mikvah FAHQ
Korach’s Cancel Culture
FAHQ: Opening Cans on Shabbos
Balancing Joy and Sadness – Orot Hateshuva
Dovid Hamelech’s Go-To Song
The value of solitude – Orot Hateshuva 8
The essence of blessings/ prayer and donuts from a garbage bin – parshas Nasso overview
Parshas Bamidbar Overview – counting the Jews, the disappearing Leviim
FAHQ – dairy in Halacha (shavuos)
There’s no such thing as “Personal” growth – Orot
The Sanctity of the Land – Parsha class
Parsha overview – behar-bechukosai in
Tomorrow (song)
Harp Strings – Meditation on Compassion vs. Empathy – Chapter 15
FAHQ – late mariv/ late lighting on shavuos night
When teshuva hurts (Orot hat’shuva)
Parshas Emor and Disabilities – talk by Sheryl Grossman
Overview of Emor – korbanos and human responsibility
Meditation on hope and stability – tehilim chapter 14
Unibrows, short haircuts, and lag b’omer – FAHQ
Orot – Thoughts of Change
Parsha overview – acharei mos kedoshim
Meditation on Calming the Inner storm – tehilim chapter 13
FAhQ – Sefiras Haomer
Orot – Hearing G-d’s voice
Parsha overview – Tazria-Metzora
Meditation on Honesty – Tehilim, chapter 12
FAHQ – Yom Ha’atzmaut
Mixed Feelings (of teshuva) – Orot Hateshuva 7:1
Parshas Shemini Overview
A meditation on strong emotions (tehilim, chapter 11)
Music during sefiras haomer
Who we really are and what holds us back from greatness (Orot)
1% Better
R Yakov Frand on the Parsha
R Yakov Frand on the Parsha

R Yakov Frand Divrei Torah on the Parsha

דבר תורה פ׳ מטות-מסעי (2022)
byR Yakov Frand

Dvar torah on parsha

דבר תורה פ׳ מטות-מסעי (2022)
דבר תורה פ׳ פנחס (2022)
דבר תורה פ׳ חקת (2022)
דבר תורה פ׳ קרח (2022)
דבר תורה פ׳ שלח (2022)
דבר תורה פ׳ בהעלתך (2022)
דבר תורה לשבועות (2022)
דבר תורה פ׳ בחקותי (2022)
דבר תורה פ׳ אמור (2022)
דבר תורה פ׳ אמור (2021)
דברי הלכה פ׳ אמור (2020)
דבר תורה פ׳ אמור (2020)
דבר תורה פ׳ אמור (2019)
דבר תורה פ׳ אמור (2018)
דבר תורה פ׳ קדושים (2022)
דבר תורה פ׳ אחרי מות (2022)
דבר תורה פ׳ קדושים (2019)
דבר תורה פ׳ אחרי מות (2020)
דברי הלכה פ׳ אחרי-קדושים (2020)
דבר תורה אחרי מות (2019)
דבר תורה פ׳ אחרי-קדושים (2021)
דבר תורה אחרי מות (2018)
הגדה דברי תורה (2022)
דבר תורה שבת הגדול (2022)
דבר תורה פ׳ מצורה (2019)
דבר תורה פ׳ תזריע (2022)
דבר תורה פ׳ תזריע מצרע (2018)
דברי הלכה פ׳ תזריע (2020)
דבר תורה פ׳ תזריע מצרע (2020)
דבר תורה פ׳ תזריע (2019)
דבר תורה פ׳ שמיני (2019)
דבר תורה פ׳ צו ושבת הגדול (2020)
דבר תורה פ׳ שמיני (2020)
דבר תורה פ׳ שמיני (2018)
דבר תורה פ׳ ויקרא (2022)
דבר תורה פ׳ פקודי (2022)
דבר תורה פ׳ ויקרא (2020)
דבר תורה פ׳ ויקרא (2018)
דבר תורה פ׳ ויקרא (2021)
דבר תורה פ׳ ויקרא (2019)
דבר תורה פ׳ פקודי (2019)
דבר תורה פ׳ ויקהל (2022)
דבר תורה פ׳ כי תשא (2022)
דבר תורה פ׳ ויקהל (2020)
דבר תורה פ׳ ויקהל (2021)
דבר תורה פ׳ ויקהל (2018)
דבר תורה פ׳ ויקהל (2019)
דבר תורה ויקהל פקודי (2017)
דבר תורה פ׳ כי תשא (2018)
דבר תורה פ׳ כי תשא (2021)
דבר תורה פ׳ כי תשא (2020)
דבר תורה פ׳ כי תשא (2017)
דבר תורה פ׳ תצוה (2018)
דבר תורה פ׳ תצוה (2019)
דבר תורה פ׳ תצוה (2020)
דבר תורה פ׳ תרומה (2018)
דבר תורה פ׳ תרומה (2019)
דבר תורה פ׳ תרומה (2020)
דבר תורה פ׳ משפטים (2022)
דבר תורה פ׳ יתרו (2022)
דבר תורה פ׳ משפטים (2018)
דבר תורה פ׳ משפטים (2017)
דבר תורה פ׳ משפטים (2019)
‎דבר תורה פ׳ משפטים (2021)
‎דבר תורה פ׳ משפטים (2020)
דבר תורה פ׳ יתרו (2019)
דבר תורה פ׳ יתרו (2020)
דבר תורה פ׳ יתרו (2021)
דבר תורה פ׳ בשלח (2020)
דבר תורה פ׳ בשלח (2018)
דבר תורה פ׳ בשלח (2019)
דבר תורה פ׳ בא (2018)
דבר תורה פ׳ בא (2020)
דבר תורה פ׳ בא (2019)
דבר תורה פ׳ בא (2021)
דבר תורה פ׳ וארא (2022)
דבר תורה פ׳ וארא (2019)
דבר תורה פ׳ וארא (2021)
דבר תורה פ׳ וארא (2020)
דבר תורה פ׳ וארא (2018)
דבר תורה פ׳ שמות (2022)
דבר תורה פ׳ שמות (2021)
דבר תורה פ׳ שמות (2019)
דבר תורה פ׳ שמות (2020)
דבר תורה פ׳ שמות (2018)
דבר תורה פ׳ ויחי (2021)
דבר תורה פ׳ ויחי (2020)
דבר תורה פ׳ ויחי (2019)
דבר תורה פ׳ ויחי (2018)
דבר תורה פ׳ ויחי (2017)
דבר תורה פ׳ ויחי (2016)
דבר תורה פ׳ ויגש (2021)
דבר תורה לזאת חנוכה (2020)
דבר תורה פ׳ ויגש (2020)
דבר תורה פ׳ ויגש (2019)
דבר תורה פ׳ ויגש (2018)
דבר תורה פ׳ ויגש (2017)
דבר תורה פ׳ וישב (2021)
דבר תורה פ׳ מקץ (2020)
דבר תורה לשבת חנוכה (2018)
The Torah Sparks Podcast
The Torah Sparks Podcast

Inspiration, meaning, and holiness can be found everywhere. It’s up to us to find these sparks of spiritual light and bring more of a G-dly awareness to ourselves, our families, our communities, and the world at large. In The Torah Sparks Podcast, you will hear insightful, meaningful, humorous, deep and relatable ideas gleaned from lessons within the holy Torah.

Dark Adaptation (Devarim)
byR' Ori Strum

There's a technical term for everything. Even for ”getting used to the dark”? Yes. It's called ”dark adaptation.” In this week's episode of The Torah Sparks Podcast, we discuss the importance of not getting used to the darkness of galus, exile, but still being able to be a source of light amidst the darkness.

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Dark Adaptation (Devarim)
Mr. Macho (Matos/Maasei)
Put on Your Life Jacket (Pinchos)
The Story of the Missing Keys (Balak)
Tennis Grunting and the Red Heifer (Chukas)
Ice Cubes and the Slippery Slope (Korach)
Two Dots Next to Each Other (Shelach)
Ask the Front Desk (Ba'haloscha)
Marshmallows Can Hurt (Nasso)
Move Closer to Home (Bamidbar/Shavuos)
Don't Yell at the Screen (Bechukosai)
Humble Haughtiness (Behar)
30 Day Pet Food Challenge (Emor)
Skeleton in the Back Seat and Holiness (Kedoshim)
Milk's Favorite Cookie (Acharei)
Please Remove Your Yeezys (Pesach/Passover 2022)
Dilation of the Pupil (Metzora/Shabbos Hagadol)
230,000 Minutes of Gossip (Tazria)
Why Don't Humans Eat More Bugs? (Shemini)
Shaloch Manos Trackers (Purim/Tzav)
Redwood Trees (Vayikra/Zachor)
One Wordle Per Day (Pekudei)
Special Guest: David C. Milke – Holy Dumpster Diving (Vayakhel)
Stubbed Toes (Ki Sisa)
Don't Be the Guy Who Knows the Guy (Tetzaveh)
Olympic Rings and Kansas Trains (Terumah)
Heated Seats 24/7 (Mishpatim)
Super Seder Campaign (Yisro)
Number One Fan (B'shalach)
Do I Look Like a Carrot? (Bo)
Cup O Salvation (Va'eira)
The Sick Chihuahua (Shemos)
The Baby Mosquito (Vayechi)
The City of Brotherly Love (Vayigash)
Don't Spike the Vase (Miketz/Chanukah)
Spirit Airlines Flight #NK433 (Vayeishev)
Just Passing Through (Vayishlach)
Everyone is on a Journey (Vayetzei)
I am a Construction Worker (Toldos)
Bargain Hunters (Chayei Sarah)
Double Lock Your Car (Vayeira)
Yiddel and The Band (Lech Lecha)
Slow Down (Noach)
Shabbos on Mt. Everest (Bereishis)
The Dirty Welcome Mat (Vzos Habracha/Shemini Atzeres/Simchas Torah)
Knock Knock I'm Here (Yom Kippur/Haazinu)
Five-Year-Old Genius (Vayelech)
Nothing Like the Present (Nitzavim/Rosh Hashanah)
The Crunchy Leaf (Ki Savo)
Instant Hot Noodle Soup (Ki Setzei)
Double Bunker (Shoftim)
The Peekaboo Rhino (Re'eh)
The Yellow ”O” in Google (Ekev)
The World's Greatest Prank (Vaeschanan)
Championship Merch and Associating with Greatness (Devarim)
The Harvard of All Countries (Matos/Masei)
I'm a ”Yisroel” and Proud (Pinchas)
The Stressful Kitchen Fan (Balak)
7-Mile Bags and Change ft. Moshe Boehm (Chukas)
Ping Pong Strings (Korach)
The Rabbi Yonah Sklare Podcast
The Rabbi Yonah Sklare Podcast

 Rabbi Yonah Sklare is the Resident Magid Shiur of
Congregation Shomrei Emunah of Baltimore, MD, and lectures at several
institutions of higher learning. His creative approach and dynamism have
attracted a wide following. Rabbi Sklare
is a close talmid of Rav Nachum Lansky and received both semicha and a PhD in
Talmudic Law from Ner Israel Rabbinical College. He can be reached via email at
rabbisklare@gmail.com.   

Masai: From Fear of You I Run to You
byyonah sklare

   

There is an irony in the Teshuva process. Amidst a feeling
of stigma, distance, and ostracization from Hashem, the sinner runs to Hashem. This
is akin to the child who has just done the unthinkable and is certain that his
parents will pounce on him. Where does he hysterically run in? Into his mother’s
bosom. This powerful phenomenon will be traced in the mitzvah of Ir Miklat
(City of Refugee) in the parsha.      

Masai: From Fear of You I Run to You
Avos 1:17b: More on Silence is Golden
Avos 1:17: Silence is Golden
Avos 1:16: The Quest for Certitude and Security
Pinchos: The Sacredness of Jewish Family Life
Pinchos: Don’t Snuff out Individuality by Institutionalizing the People
Avos 1:15c G-dliness Personified by the People
Avos 1:15b Complementary Leadership Styles
Avos 1:14 Taking Responsibility For One Own Spiritual Future
Balak: The Attack Upon Our Choseness
Balak: Snuffing the Soulfulness out of Relationship— A Lesson from The Hideous Ritual of Ba’l Peor Worship
Avos 1:15 Hillel and Shamai= Ahava and Yira
Avos 1:13 The Frivolous Pursuit of Fame
Chukas: More on An Adolescents Craze for Independence
Chukas: The Adolescent’s Craze for Independence
Avos 1:12c Humble Leadership
Avos 1:12b Inclusivity of all Mankind
Avos 1:12a The Consummate Peacemaker
Korach: Inspiring Confidence in Torah Leadership
Korach: If I am I and You are You, Then, I am Truly I
Avos 1:11b: Balance
Avos 1:11a: Don’t Lust Power
Shelach: Loving Eretz Yisroel as Our Mother
Avos 1:10-11a Work Ethic
Avos 1:8-9b Discipline through Love
Avos 1:8-9a Judge with Humanity
Behalosicha: Balancing Personal Initiative with Deference to Authority
Behaloscha: The Power of a Mother’s Love Coupled with The Power of Her Own Self-Confidence
More On- Naso: Who Is Holding Whom? How to Feel Elevated Rather Than Burdened by Our Mitzvah Responsibilities
Naso: Who Is Holding Whom? How to Feel Elevated Rather Than Burdened by Our Mitzvah Responsibilities
Avos 1:6-7a: The Expanding Concentric Circles of Human Relationship
Avos 1:5b Don’t Abdicate Your Dignity
Avos 1:5a Respecting Woman
Avos 1:4c Limiting Self to Become Enriched by Others
Avos 1:4b Shechinah in the Jewish Home
Shavuos: Bringing Heaven Down to Earth
Shavuos: The Role of Humanism in Matan Torah
Avos 1:4a Family as a Expansion of Yourself
Avos 1:3d Loving Authority vs. Disclination — Chassidishe Rebbe vs. Bad Cop Mashgiach
Avos 1:3c The Students as an Active Participant
Avos 1:3b Personal Growth vs. Responsibility to Community
Avos 1:3a Altruism and the Afterlife
Shavuos: A Celebration of Ourselves
Shavuos: Fidelity in Our “Marriage” to the Torah
Avos 1:2b A Sense of Self
Avos 1:2a Human Initiative Yields Divine Results
Avos 1:1e Demanding of Self, But Accommodating Towards Others
Avos 1:1d Inclusivity of All Jews
Behar: We Too, Have A Relative In High Places
Avos 1:1c Who Were the Anshai Keneses HaGedolah
Avos 1:1b Relating to Our Students’ Wavelengths
Avos 1:1a A Path to Transcendence
Emor: Image Matters
Emor: A Beautiful Face with a Beautiful Mind
Intro to Pirkai Avos 3: Why is Avos in Seder Nezikin
Intro to Pirkai Avos 2: Why Is It Called ”Avos”?
Intro to Pirkai Avos 1: Why Do We Learn This Text During The Sefiras Haomer Period?
Kedoshim: The Danger of a Smothering Relationship
More on our Post Pesach Message: Barking Dogs and The Audacity to Hope
Post Pesach Message: Barking Dogs and The Audacity to Hope
Asking Hashem the Mah Nishtana
Pre-Pesach: The Freedom of Self-Awareness and Self-Expression
Gemara Sota 11b- The Merit of Righteous Women
Mishna Pesachim 1:1- The Power of Reframing
Shabbos HaGadol: What Makes it so Unbelievably ‘’Gadol’’?
Parshas HaChodesh: More On The Waxing of Hope and Salvation
Parshas HaChodesh: The Waxing of Hope and Salvation
Shemini: More On Unbridled Love Kills…But So Does Overbearing Discipline
Shemini: Unbridled Love Kills…But So Does Overbearing Discipline
עד דלא ידע בין ארור המן לברוך מרדכי: Are We Supposed to Muddle the Differences Between Good and Evil?
More on Adar: What’s So Funny?
Adar: What’s So Funny?
Pekudai: More On “Home is Where the Heart of Yidishkeit Beats”
Pekudai: Home is Where the Heart of Yidishkeit Beats
Vayakel: Aspiring to the Divine Amidst Human Conditions, The Secret of Tzelem Elokim.
Vayakel: We Too Become Divine Creators- The Secret of Shabbos
Ki Sisah: Rechanneling Wayward Passions of the Past
Ki Sisah: Finding Your Self-Worth– The Hidden Secret of Machatzis HaShekel
Tetzaveh: We Are Fragrant to the Divine Nostril – Deciphering the Secret of Ketores
Terumah: Rendezvous with Hashem, Rendezvous with Torah
Terumah: The Magical Appeal of a Simple Home
Mishpatim: Should We Try to Make Sense Out of Torah or For That Matter Out of Life Itself?
Mishpatim: Freedom Can Be Lost in a Generation
Yisro: Never Lose the Twinkle in Your Eye
Yisro: Is Torah Divine Legislation or Divine Love?
Beshalach: Dispelling the Cloud of Doubt
Beshalach: Reframing Demons of the Past
Bo: The Grand Comedy of the Makos
Vaera: Can Pharaoh Be Redeemed?
Vaera: A Loving G-d Bursts Upon the Scene
Shemos: Where Was Hashem in Auscwitz, Where Was Hashem in Egypt
Shemos: Melting the Wicked Witch– A Redemptive Perspective to Suffering
Vayechi: End of Life with Vigor
Vayechi: Connecting to Your Inner Prince
Vayigash: A Blissful Moment of Peace in the Jewish Family
Vayigash: Entering Someone Else’s Skin
Chanukah: The Beauty of a Modest Flicker
Parshas Vayeshev: The Unforeseen Swirl of Divine Redemption– How the Last Straw of Defeat Can Actually Be the First Spark of Deliverance
Parshas Vayashev: Secret of the Shoe- Why the Mitzvah of Yibum Serves as the Icon of Geulah
Parshas Vayishlach: A Genteel Soul Learns How to Face Down a Bully
R Feldheim-Kesser Torah
R Feldheim-Kesser Torah

Divrei Torah from R Tzvi Mordchai Feldheim, Rosh Mesivta of Kesser Torah of Baltimore

דבר תורה פ׳ קדושים (תשפ״ב)
byR Tzvi Mordchai Feldheim Divrei Torah

From Thursday night shmooze (May 5, 2022)

דבר תורה פ׳ קדושים (תשפ״ב)
דבר תורה פ׳ לך לך-א (תשפ״ב)
דבר תורה פ׳ לך לך (תשפ)