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Parsha Podcasts

2 - 4 minute ideas on the weekly Torah reading

The Blessing of Gilad Shalit

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

 “And I will make of you a great nation; I will bless you, and make your name great, and you will be a blessing.” (Genesis 12:2)

Parshat Lech Lecha

length: 1 minutes
posted: Oct 25, 2011

613 Problems?

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

“…I have removed the holy things from the house…”  (Devarim 26:13)

Parshat Ki Tavo

length: 1 minutes
posted: Sep 15, 2011

Ultimate Payola

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

“...for the bribe will blind the eyes of the wise” Devarim 16:19

Parshat Shoftim

length: 2 minutes
posted: Sep 15, 2011

Too Jewish!

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

Parshat Va'etchanan

length: 4 minutes
posted: Sep 15, 2011

Speed Kills

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

“And it will be that if you hearken to My commandments.”  (Devarim 11:13)

Parshat Devarim

length: 1 minutes
posted: Aug 4, 2011

The Right Match

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

“When you cross the Jordan to the land of Canaan, you shall designate cities for yourselves, cities of refuge…” (Bamidbar 35:10/11)

Parshat Massei

length: 2 minutes
posted: Jul 28, 2011

Bentley for a Day

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

“Pens for the flock shall we build here for our livestock and cities for our small children…” (Bamidbar 32:16)

Parshat Mattot

length: 3 minutes
posted: Jul 28, 2011

Only One Job

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

Pinchas, the son of Elazar, the son of Aharon, the Kohen…”  (Bamidbar 25:11)

Parshat Pinchas

length: 3 minutes
posted: Jul 28, 2011

Alone

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

“Behold! It is a nation that will dwell in solitude and not be reckoned among the nations.”  (Bamidbar 23:9)

length: 2 minutes
posted: Jul 11, 2011

My Own Space (Man)!

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

“Send forth me, if you please..." (Bamidbar 13:2)

length: 3 minutes
posted: Jul 11, 2011

A Legend in My Own Lunchtime

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

Parshat Bamidbar

length: 2 minutes
posted: May 26, 2011

Put on Your Dancing Shoes

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

“And Hashem said to Moshe ‘Say to the Kohanim...’”  (Vayikra 21:1)

Parshat Emor

length: 3 minutes
posted: May 5, 2011

Eat, My Child!

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

A 2 minute insight related to Parshat Kedoshim

length: 2 minutes
posted: Apr 27, 2011

Skin Deep

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

“…and it will become a tzaraat affliction on the skin of his flesh…” (Vayikra 13:2)

Parshas Tazria and Metzorah

length: 3 minutes
posted: Mar 29, 2011

The View from the Navel

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

“Lest you become contaminated…” (Vayikra 11:43)

Parshat Shemini

length: 2 minutes
posted: Mar 22, 2011

The Importance of Shoelaces

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

“And raise up the ash...” (Leviticus 6:3)

Parshat Tzav

length: 2 minutes
posted: Mar 13, 2011

Starring in My Own Movie

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

“When a man from among you brings an offering to Hashem…” (Leviticus 1,2)

Parshat Vayikra

length: 2 minutes
posted: Mar 6, 2011

Please Follow the Maker's Instructions

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

“...As Hashem had commanded Moshe.”  Exodus 39:1

Parshat Pikudei

length: 2 minutes
posted: Mar 6, 2011

If you think you're complete - you're really finished

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

“The cherubim…their faces toward one another.”  (Exodus 37:9)

Parshat VaYakhel

length: 1 minutes
posted: Feb 20, 2011

The Rest is Easy

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

 “And on the seventh day, a Shabbat of Shabbatot...” Exodus 31:15

Parshat Ki Tisa

length: 1 minutes
posted: Feb 13, 2011

The Body Beautiful

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

 “You shall make vestments of sanctity for Aaron your brother, for glory and splendor”  (Exodus 28:2)

Parshat Tetzaveh

length: 2 minutes
posted: Feb 8, 2011

Means to be a Mentsch

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

“…and let them take for Me a portion, from every man whose heart motivates him, you shall take my portion.”  (Exodus 25:1)

Parshat Terumah

length: 3 minutes
posted: Feb 1, 2011

Rights and Obligations

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

““When you lend money to My people…” (Exodus 22:24)

Parshat Mishpatim

length: 3 minutes
posted: Jan 23, 2011

An Offer You Can't Refuse

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

 “Moshe brought the people forth from the camp toward G-d, and they stood under the mountain.”  (Exodus 19:17)

Parshat Yitro

length: 4 minutes
posted: Jan 17, 2011

Unknown Unknown

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

 Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and the Splitting of the Reed Sea

“Then Moses and the children of Israel will sing”  Exodus 15:1

Parshat Beshalach

length: 2 minutes
posted: Jan 9, 2011

Go with the Flow

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

“…it was on that very day that all the legions of Hashem left the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 12:4)

Parshat Bo

length: 2 minutes
posted: Jan 4, 2011

What have you done for me lately?

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

“Say to Aaron, ‘Stretch out your staff and strike the dust of the land;...”  Exodus (8:12)

Parshat Vaera

length: 1 minutes
posted: Dec 26, 2010

Believing Your Own Press Release

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

“And Moshe grew, and he went out to his brothers” Exodus 2:11

Parshat Shemot

length: 1 minutes
posted: Dec 19, 2010

Message in a Bottle

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

“…and heal with love and truth with me, please do not bury me in Egypt” (Genesis 47:31)

Parshat Vayechi

length: 2 minutes
posted: Dec 12, 2010

The Articulate Speech of the Heart

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

Parshat Vayigash.

length: 1 minutes
posted: Dec 5, 2010

Not Another Jewish Mother

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

“Yisrael their father said to them, ‘if it must be so... Take your brother and return to the man.  And may Almighty G-d grant you mercy before the man, that he may release to you your other brother as well as Binyamin.’”  (Genesis 43:11-14)

Parshat Miketz

length: 3 minutes
posted: Nov 28, 2010

Everyone's entitled to their own opinion, but I'M RIGHT!

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

“...For twenty pieces of silver" (Genesis 37:28)

Parshat Vayeishev

length: 2 minutes
posted: Nov 21, 2010

MTV = ADD

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

 “Jacob was left alone and a "man" wrestled with him until the break of dawn.”

(Genesis 32:25)

Parshat Vayishlach

length: 2 minutes
posted: Nov 14, 2010

Unique

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

“…he took from the stones of the place…” (Genesis 28:11) 

“Yaakov arose early in the morning and took the stone…(Genesis 28:18)

Parshat Vayeitzei

length: 2 minutes
posted: Nov 7, 2010

A Birthright Experience

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

“And Eisav spurned the birthright.” (25:34)

Parshat Toldot

length: 2 minutes
posted: Oct 31, 2010

How to be a Jewish Mother

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

Parshat Vayera

length: 2 minutes
posted: Oct 24, 2010

Abe's Desert Motel

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

"G-d appeared to him (Abraham) in the plains of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance of his tent..."(Genesis 18:1)

Parshat Vayera

length: 2 minutes
posted: Oct 18, 2010

A Hitchhiker's Guide to Eternity

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

"Go for yourself..." (Genesis 12:1)

Parshat Lech Lecha

length: 3 minutes
posted: Oct 10, 2010

A Window on the World

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

"A window you shall make for the Ark..." (Genesis 6:16)

Parshat Noach

length: 1 minutes
posted: Oct 3, 2010

Why We Don't Have Eyes in the Back of Our Heads

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

Parshat Bereshit

length: 2 minutes
posted: Sep 21, 2010