Audio Lectures on the Torah Portions of Bereishit

Breishit: The Primordial Drama of Our Souls   (26:35 min):
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he story of Adam, Eve and the primordial snake sets the stage for all ensuing reality. These three characters, with their own levels of consciousness, also exist within our souls. In this audio meditation, Rabbi Ginsburgh explores the roles of Adam, Eve and the snake in our psyches. When we focus on the rectification of these levels of consciousness, we bring redemption to ourselves and to the entire world. 

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This lecture was recorded live in Kfar Chabad, Israel  for the weekly Torah-portion of Breishit Tishrei 5765 (Oct. 2004).


Noach: Noah's Ark and the Gift of Cosmic Speech   (22:06 min):
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he gift of speech is much more than a means of communication. It is our God-given talent to reach out to our surroundings — and ultimately to all of creation — to incorporate it into our consciousness and create something new. In this audio lecture, Rabbi Ginsburgh explains how Noah's microcosmic ark parallels the macrocosmic spoken word, outlining how we can use our spoken words to connect with all the cosmos and create new reality. 

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This lecture was recorded live in Kfar Chabad, Israel  for the weekly Torah-portion of Noach — Tishrei 5765 (Oct. 2004).


 

Lech Lecha: The Secrets of the Unifying Covenants   (xx:xx min):
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verybody would like to emulate God and to have the ability to influence Divine Providence. The keys to both these lofty aspirations are hidden in this week's Torah portion. In this audio lecture, Rabbi Ginsburgh delves into the two covenants between God and Abraham — and his descendants. When we apply the inner meaning of these covenants in our lives, we can merit to bring God true joy and pleasure in His creation. 

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This lecture was recorded live in Kfar Chabad, Israel  for the weekly Torah-portion of Lech Lecha — Cheshvan 5765 (Oct. 2004).


Vayerah: Abraham's Divine Beard Salon  (29:04 min):
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esides receiving food, drink and a place to stay, Abraham's many guests were treated to a beard grooming that would totally change their perception of God. What truth was Abraham disseminating throughout the world, and how is it reflected in beard consciousness? In this audio lecture, Rabbi Ginsburgh explores the secret of the mysterious eshel that Abraham planted in Be'er Sheva. When we understand the inner consciousness of this eshel, we can unlock the gate to the true perception of the One God.


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This lecture was recorded live in Kfar Chabad, Israel  for the weekly Torah-portion of Vayerah — Cheshvan 5765 (Oct. 2004).


Chayei Sarah: The Consummate Life of Sarah  (19:06 min):
The first Jew to ever die was Sarah, the first matriarch. The Torah explicitly enumerates the years of her life, beckoning us to explore their deep significance. In this audio meditation, Rabbi Ginsburgh delves into the inner meaning of Sarah's most perfect and all-inclusive lifespan and the message that her years holds for us.

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This lecture was recorded live in Kfar Chabad, Israel  for the weekly Torah-portion of Chayei Sarah — Cheshvan 5765 (Nov. 2004).


Toldot: Digging the Wells in our Souls  (19:28 min):
Our souls have infinite depths, waiting to be uplifted and manifest at the surface. The Divine service of our Patriarch, Isaac, was to dig wells and to both literally and figuratively release the subterranean waters from their straits below, allowing them to swell to the surface and broaden. In this audio meditation, Rabbi Ginsburgh describes the levels of the soul as they correspond to the wells that Isaac dug. When we can identify these levels in ourselves, we can achieve the infinite breadth of the highest level of our souls, penetrating all barriers and achieving true fruitfulness and fulfillment in our lives.


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This lecture was recorded live in Kfar Chabad, Israel  for the weekly Torah-portion of Toldot — Kislev 5765 (Nov. 2004).


Vayaitzai: The Secret of the Fusion of the Stones (18:58 min):
Before retiring for the night, Jacob placed twelve stones under his head as a pillow. Miraculously, these stones all fused into one. King David also had a similar experience of stone fusion when the five stones he inserted into his slingshot to kill Goliath all fused into one. Why did the stones of Jacob and of King David fuse together and what secret do they hold for us? In this audio lecture, Rabbi Ginsburgh reveals how the unification of diversity represented by these stones ultimately brings us to the recognition that everything in reality is simply "God is One."


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This lecture was recorded live in Kfar Chabad, Israel  for the weekly Torah-portion of Vayetzeh — Kislev 5765 (Nov. 2004).


Vayishlach: Battling the Stranger in the Darkness (18:58 min):
There is an ongoing battle in our souls between the forces of good and the forces of evil. When we triumph over the evil, we benefit not only ourselves, but also the evil, whose Divine mission is to be defeated by the good. In this audio meditation, Rabbi Ginsburgh guides us through the symbolism of Jacob's battle with the archangel of Esau. When we understand the inner meaning of this battle within our souls, we can rectify ourselves and our surroundings and manifest God's Divine light in all of reality.


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This lecture was recorded live in Kfar Chabad, Israel  for the weekly Torah-portion of Vayishlach — Kislev 5765 (Nov. 2004).

Vayeishev( min):

This lecture was recorded live in Kfar Chabad, Israel  for the weekly Torah-portion of Vayeishev — Tevet 5765 (Dec. 2004).


Mikeitz(23:51 min):

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This lecture was recorded live in Kfar Chabad, Israel  for the weekly Torah-portion of Mikeitz — Tevet 5765 (Dec. 2004).


Vayigash( min):

 

This lecture was recorded live in Kfar Chabad, Israel  for the weekly Torah-portion of Vayigash — Tevet 5765 (Dec. 2004).

Vayechi: Jacob's Good 17 Years (23:51 min):

This lecture was recorded live in Kfar Chabad, Israel  for the weekly Torah-portion of Vayechi — Tevet 5765 (Dec. 2004).

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