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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
In a perfect environment, a dreidel could be stand on its tip without toppling. Rabbi Becher explains that in our world, the Dreidel must be spun from above in order for it to stand. This is a allegory for a [...]
Rabbi Becher explains that the Gemora describes a human as a "seeker". John Glenn, who died during the past week, represents the idea of a human being who is a seeker - who goes "beyond" and is not content on [...]
Terrorists have started nearly 200 deadly fires in Israel over the past few days, destroying hundreds of homes and endangering thousands of lives. Rabbi Mordechai Becher discusses taking these tragic events and turning them around for the good. View this [...]
Noah was told to put a "tzohar" in the Ark. Rabbi Mordechai Becher discusses whether this word means a "window" or a "light" and what the practical difference can mean for our own lives. View this video directly on Vimeo.