Rabbi Mordechai Becher explains why does night precede day in the Jewish Calendar. View this video directly on Vimeo.
Rabbi Becher enjoys the blizzard and shares some Jewish thoughts about snow. View this video directly on Vimeo.
Purim is a strange festival with a major theme of concealment and lack of clarity. How does this represent the non-miraculous nature of the Purim miracle? And, what does Purim tell us about Jewish survival? View this video directly on Vimeo.
When the month of Adar begins, one should increase one's happiness. Rabbi Mordechai Becher asks where is the happiness instruction manual? View this video directly on Vimeo.
Rabbi Mordechai Becher explains that the basic interpersonal laws of society which are mentioned in this week's parsha are the ultimate basis of Judaism. It isn't the putting on tefillin, keeping Shabbos or keeping Kosher, but instead having honest, fair and just interactions with others. View this video directly on Vimeo.
What is the difference between a Cohen and a pagan priest? A fascinating analysis of their roles and goals based on the ancient Aramaic translation of the Torah text by Onkelos View this video directly on Vimeo.
G-d wants me to be a thinking person, not a minion or a drone. Rabbi Becher explains why this is one of the most important concepts in the Creation of the World. View this video directly on Vimeo.
In this parsha we are introduced to the term "...and the stranger that dwells with you." Rabbi Becher examines to what extent must the convert to Judaism be given the same treatment as a person who was born Jewish. View this video directly on Vimeo.
Jacob the Patriarch dies in this week's Torah reading. Unfortunately, Rabbi Moshe Shapiro, a long-time teacher for Rabbi Mordechai Becher, also died this week. Rabbi Becher gives some insights into the greatness of Rabbi Shapiro so that we can fully understand our loss. View this video directly on Vimeo.
Jews fast on the 10th of Tevet to commemorate the siege on Jerusalem immediately before the destruction of the first Temple. Rabbi Becher explains that this siege exists even today, whether it is the distortions by the media, condemnation by the United Nations, or the claims by Moslems that Jerusalem was never a Jewish city. [...]