Audio Lectures on the Torah Portions of Shemot

Shemot: The Burning Bush and Our Spiritual Growth     (38.38 min) 
The word sneh, bush, makes its initial appearance in Exodus 3:2-4, where it appears 5 times. Correspondingly, the word or, light, initially appears 5 times at the beginning of Genesis 1:3-5. The five revelations of light correspond to the five revelations of Divinity, the Five Books of Moses. This revelation becomes even more potent at the Burning Bush. In this meditation, Rabbi Ginsburgh guides us through the five revelations of the burning bush, elucidating how to apply these revelations for our personal spiritual growth.


This lecture was recorded live in Kfar Chabad, Israel on Sunday night the 17th of Tevet 5764 (Jan 11) for the weekly Torah-portion of Shemot.


Va’eirah: Transforming the Plagues of Egypt into Messianic Miracles     (35.42 min):
In this lecture, Rabbi Ginsburgh expounds on the first and all-inclusive plague, the transformation of water to blood. Learn how water was transformed into blood and how Torah study can be transformed into prayer. Meditation on the inner meaning of this plague reveals the positive transformation that we can activate in our own souls. By internalizing the secret of this transformation, we can achieve the ultimate, Messianic sweetening of all the plagues.


This lecture was recorded live in Kfar Chabad, Israel on Sunday night the 24th of Tevet 5764 (Jan 18) for the weekly Torah-portion of Va’eirah.


Bo: Dogs and the Secret of the Resurrection of the Dead     (32.42 min):
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ogs are the only animals slated to rise from the dead in the future. What is the merit of dogs that affords them this unique status? In this meditation Rabbi Ginsburgh describes how we can apply the positive traits of the dog to infuse our lives with messianic consciousness.


This lecture was recorded live in Kfar Chabad, Israel on Sunday night the 2nd of Shevat 5764 (Jan 25) for the weekly Torah-portion of Bo.


B’shalach: The Oasis of Transformation     (40.46 min):
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very soul has its own prophecy. But how do we access this more perfect perspective on reality? In this transformative meditation, Rabbi Ginsburgh focuses on the 12 fountains and 70 date palms in the Torah portion of B’shalach. Learn how we can use the symbolism of the fountains and date palms to change our perspective on reality and to attain positive self-transformation in our lives.


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This lecture was recorded live in Kfar Chabad, Israel on Sunday night the 10th of Shevat 5764 (Feb 1), the weekly Torah-portion of B’shalach.


Yitro: The Three Dimensions of the Smoking Mountain     (33.15 min):
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f the four images that describe the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, only the final image of the smoking mountain actually touches physical reality. What is the deep message of smoke and why is this the final image that is meant to linger in our consciousness? In this meditation, Rabbi Ginsburgh analyzes the three dimensions of smoke and how we can unite these dimensions in our senses so that we may transform earthly reality to a dwelling place for God.


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This lecture was recorded live in Kfar Chabad, Israel on Sunday night the 16th of Shevat 5764 (Feb 8), the weekly Torah-portion of Yitro.


Mishpatim: The Arrows and Ox of Fire     (28.31 min): 
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ire is ever present in our surroundings and in our souls. It is our challenge to control fire and to transform it to positive power. In this meditation on the image of fire, Rabbi Ginsburgh guides us through a transformation of fire from a potentially destructive force to the positive eternal flame that binds souls together.


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This lecture was recorded live in Kfar Chabad, Israel on Sunday night the 24th of Shevat 5764 (Feb 15), the weekly Torah-portion of Mishpatim


Terumah: The Cherubim–Symmetrical Innocence in Union     (34.13 min): 
The baby-faced Cherubim are the holiest of the vessels of the Temple, through which God’s voice emanated when He spoke to Moses. However, when placed at the entrance to the Garden of Eden, the cherubim manifested as fearful angels. How does the cherubim’s unique form and baby face convey their holy status? How can they be both fearful and the symbol of consummate love? What message does this hold for us? In this meditation on the cherubim, Rabbi Ginsburgh explains how we can connect to the transformative potential of the cherubim to be reborn and to transform ourselves to a Messianic state.

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This lecture was recorded live in Kfar Chabad, Israel on Sunday night the 1st of Adar 5764 (Feb 23), the weekly Torah-portion of Terumah


Te’tsaveh: Essential Eights–Olive Oil and the Priestly Garments     (35.43 min): 
Both the olive oil for the menorah and the priestly garments that open this week’s Torah portion have an essential connection to the number eight. What is the inner meaning of this juxtaposition of concepts? In this week’s meditation, Rabbi Ginsburgh describes how we can harness the power of olive oil and transform its properties into the atoning energy of the eight priestly garments, thereby illuminating the world.


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This lecture was recorded live in Kfar Chabad, Israel on Sunday night the 7th of Adar 5764 (Feb 29), the weekly Torah-portion of Te’tsaveh


Ki Tisah: The Rectified Golden Calf: Balanced Leadership     (25.58 min): 
The greatest sin of the Jewish people was the sin of the golden calf. This is essentially the sin of substituting the genuine leader for a false leader. In this lecture, Rabbi Ginsburgh guides us through a meditation on the holy essence of the calf. By transforming the evil golden calf to a holy calf in our minds, we affect the true rectification of the sin of the golden calf and will merit true leadership.


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This lecture was recorded live in Kfar Chabad, Israel on Adar 5764 (Mar), the weekly Torah-portion of Ki Tisah


Vayakhel-Pehudai: The Seal of the Book of Exodus: God’s Transcendent Light     (23.17 min): 
The Torah portion of Vayakhel-Pekudai is the conclusion and culmination of the book of Exodus. At the end of this portion, we learn how Moses completed the construction of the Tabernacle, which then became filled with God’s glory. In this meditation, Rabbi Ginsburgh describes the essence of God’s glory and how it filled the Tabernacle, creating a Messianic manifestation of God’s Transcendent Light.


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This lecture was recorded live in Kfar Chabad, Israel on Adar 5764 (Mar), the weekly Torah-portion of Vayakhel-Pekudai.

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