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Talking Parsha - Sukkos: Why do we read THIS on Shabbat Chol Hamo'ed?

Talking Parsha - Sukkos: Why do we read THIS on Shabbat Chol Hamo'ed?

This Shabbat we read about the Sin of the Golden Calf and afterwards, the Second Tablets. What's the connection between that & the holiday?Tuvia and Yitzi, 24/09/2021 08:32
Talking Parsha - Ha'azinu & Sukkot: Why is Moshe's last speech a song?

Talking Parsha - Ha'azinu & Sukkot: Why is Moshe's last speech a song?

This week's Torah portion is actually a song, a poem. But it's also unlike the song the People of Israel sang at the splitting of the Sea.Tuvia and Yitzi, 17/09/2021 09:30
Parshat Vayelech: Moshe went, but where did he go?

Parshat Vayelech: Moshe went, but where did he go?

Why does the Torah say "Moshe went" without telling us where to?Tuvia and Yitzi, 10/09/2021 10:04
Talking Parsha - Nitzavim & Rosh Hashanah: What makes the easiest mitzvah so hard?

Talking Parsha - Nitzavim & Rosh Hashanah: What makes the easiest mitzvah so hard?

In one of his last speeches to the Jewish People, Moshe refers to 'this mitzvah.' Later he describes the opposite attitude. Why?Tuvia and Yitzi, 03/09/2021 08:16
Talking Parsha - Ki Teitze: Did you have to say that?

Talking Parsha - Ki Teitze: Did you have to say that?

The Torah tells us not to be late fulfilling a vow & says a person who didn't vow, didn't sin. Why would we think of not vowing as a sin?Tuvia and Yitzi, 20/08/2021 11:00
Parshat Shoftim: Why don't Levi'im get a part of the land?

Parshat Shoftim: Why don't Levi'im get a part of the land?

The Leviim represent Am Yisrael in spiritual tasks - but does that mean they don't deserve their own land?Tuvia and Yitzi, 13/08/2021 08:49
Talking Parsha - Re'eh: What makes it THE place?

Talking Parsha - Re'eh: What makes it THE place?

Moshe commands the nation to destroy idol worship upon entering the Land of Israel - but not do do the same to G-d. What does this mean?Tuvia and Yitzi, 06/08/2021 09:50
Parshat Ekev: What does G-d want from me?

Parshat Ekev: What does G-d want from me?

In this week's Parsha, Moshe teaches Am Yisrael the "simple" things Hashem asks from us. The "simple" requests Hashem has from Am Yisrael.Tuvia and Yitzi, 30/07/2021 10:04
Talking Parsha - Va'etchanan: Shema Yisrael - Why is it so fundamental?

Talking Parsha - Va'etchanan: Shema Yisrael - Why is it so fundamental?

'Hear O Israel' wasn't said so dramatically as it seems. Why did it become such an important part of our life, and what makes it so special?Tuvia and Yitzi, 23/07/2021 08:54
What's so bad about sitting at Har Sinai?

What's so bad about sitting at Har Sinai?

Why does the parsha refer to Mount Sinai as 'this mountain' when he orders the Jews to leave?Tuvia and Yitzi, 16/07/2021 09:30
Talking Parsha - Matot Masei: Moshe's final mission is revenge?!

Talking Parsha - Matot Masei: Moshe's final mission is revenge?!

The last mission given to Moses is to avenge what Midian did to the People of Israel. Why revenge, and why is this his final mission?Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/07/2021 11:11
Parashat Pinchas: How can an extremist be 'the man of peace'?

Parashat Pinchas: How can an extremist be 'the man of peace'?

Wy was Pinchas, of all people, rewarded this "Brit Shalom", the covenant of peace?Tuvia and Yitzi, 02/07/2021 12:44
Parshat Balak: Why would we want a blessing from Bila'am?

Parshat Balak: Why would we want a blessing from Bila'am?

This week we find the famous story of Balak calling over Bila'am to curse Am Yisrael, and Bila'am ends up Blessing Am Yisrael instead.Tuvia and Yitzi, 25/06/2021 12:24
Why can't we understand Parah Aduma? (Talking Parsha - Chukat)

Why can't we understand Parah Aduma? (Talking Parsha - Chukat)

People have more motivation and work better when they understand the reasons for their actions. So why have laws that we can't understand?Tuvia and Yitzi, 18/06/2021 09:30
Talking Parsha - Korach: A blossoming staff - that's what makes the difference?

Talking Parsha - Korach: A blossoming staff - that's what makes the difference?

After the earth swallows Korach and his followers, the Jews come to Moses angry - and only stop arguing after Aaron's staff blossoms. Why?Tuvia and Yitzi, 11/06/2021 09:22
Parshat Shlach: Getting punished for doing Tshuvah?

Parshat Shlach: Getting punished for doing Tshuvah?

Why were the people who wanted to make up for the sin of the Spies punished when they tried to enter Israel?Tuvia and Yitzi, 04/06/2021 08:22
Talking Parsha - Beha'alotcha: This is what broke Moshe?

Talking Parsha - Beha'alotcha: This is what broke Moshe?

Why is the gathering of the future Sanhedrin intertwined with the story of the People of Israel craving meat?Tuvia and Yitzi, 28/05/2021 10:55
The Nesieim - being the same or being different

The Nesieim - being the same or being different

Why does the Torah describe each of the Korbanot in great detail, even though all the Nesieim brought the exact same offering?Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/05/2021 07:52
Talking Parsha - Bamidbar: The secret in the numbers

Talking Parsha - Bamidbar: The secret in the numbers

The Book of Numbers starts with lists and numbers from counting the People of Israel. Why does the Torah go into so much detail about this?Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/05/2021 08:53
How valuable are you?

How valuable are you?

Parshat Behar Bechukotai: Why does Sefer Vayikra end with technical chapter about how donations are evaluated?Tuvia and Yitzi, 07/05/2021 07:55
Talking Parsha - Emor: Is it after Shabbat or after Pesach?

Talking Parsha - Emor: Is it after Shabbat or after Pesach?

The Torah speaks about Shavuot as 'after the Shabbat.' Is Shavuot 7 weeks long? Why is it defined by being 'after Shabbat?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/04/2021 07:53
What does it actually mean to be holy?

What does it actually mean to be holy?

This week the Parsha begins with one of our biggest mission statement as a nation - Be Holy!Tuvia and Yitzi, 23/04/2021 07:48
Talking Parsha - Tazria Mezorah: The blessing of Eretz Israel is... tzara'at?

Talking Parsha - Tazria Mezorah: The blessing of Eretz Israel is... tzara'at?

Why does the Torah introduce tzara'at habayit with words that sound like a blessing? What does it teach us for Israel's Independence Day?Tuvia and Yitzi, 15/04/2021 08:30
The tragedy at the peak of celebration: Parshat Shmini

The tragedy at the peak of celebration: Parshat Shmini

After months of work, the Jews finally inaugurated the Mishkan. Just then, a tragedy occurs - why does Moshe say he expected it?Tuvia and Yitzi, 09/04/2021 09:28
Talking Torah - Shvi'i Shel Pesach: 'What great vision did they see at the sea?'

Talking Torah - Shvi'i Shel Pesach: 'What great vision did they see at the sea?'

The Jews saw a greater vision than a prophet after crossing the sea. Why is the vision not described? What did they actually see at the sea?Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/04/2021 08:27
Why did Am Yisrael rush, if they had all night? (Talking Parsha - Tzav & Pesach)

Why did Am Yisrael rush, if they had all night? (Talking Parsha - Tzav & Pesach)

Why were Jews commanded to eat the Pesach sacrifice in haste if they were told not to leave their homes until the morning.Tuvia and Yitzi, 26/03/2021 08:12
Talking Parsha: The Godly covenant is... salt?

Talking Parsha: The Godly covenant is... salt?

This week, we learn about a G-dly covenant. We know of other covenants, but surprisingly this one is about SALT! Why is salt so important?Tuvia and Yitzi, 19/03/2021 08:16
What do we truly want from the Mishkan?

What do we truly want from the Mishkan?

Why does sefer Shmot end with 3 extra psukim on the Cloud guiding Am Yisrael, just after telling how the schina came down to the Tabernacle?Tuvia and Yitzi, 12/03/2021 07:38
Talking Parsha: So when was the real Matan Torah?

Talking Parsha: So when was the real Matan Torah?

Parshat Ki Tisa: Why is the giving of the second Tablets - the ones which stayed for generations - so undramatically described?Tuvia and Yitzi, 05/03/2021 09:05
Talking Parsha: Kohanim and silly Purim costumes - Do our clothes matter??

Talking Parsha: Kohanim and silly Purim costumes - Do our clothes matter??

The Torah puts much emphasis on the clothes the kohanim wore in the Mishkan & Mikdash. Why this matters, and its connection to Purim.Tuvia and Yitzi, 25/02/2021 09:35
Talking Parsha: Why does the Mishkan need a table?

Talking Parsha: Why does the Mishkan need a table?

Truma and Zachor: Tuvia and Yitzi talk about the Tabernacle's table, why there is always bread on it - and what the connection is to Purim.Tuvia and Yitzi, 19/02/2021 08:56
What does Bikurim have to do with cooking milk & meat?? (Talking Parsha - Mishpatim)

What does Bikurim have to do with cooking milk & meat?? (Talking Parsha - Mishpatim)

This week the Torah teaches us the famous Halacha of cooking Milk and Meat together.Tuvia and Yitzi, 12/02/2021 08:24
How do you find G-d? (Talking Parsha - Yitro)

How do you find G-d? (Talking Parsha - Yitro)

After the revelation on Mt. Sinai, God tells Moshe to teach the Jews about how to build alters. Why are these instructions given now?Tuvia and Yitzi, 05/02/2021 09:26
Pharaoh sent them?? Is that sarcasm?? Talking Parsha - Beshalach

Pharaoh sent them?? Is that sarcasm?? Talking Parsha - Beshalach

Our Parsha begins with a surprising pasuk "When Pharaoh sent the nation". That's how you would describe what just happened??Tuvia and Yitzi, 29/01/2021 08:45
What did they celebrate if the Exodus didn't even happen yet?

What did they celebrate if the Exodus didn't even happen yet?

Hashem commands Moshe to tell the Jews about celebrating Pesach and eating Matzots - even before they left or knew what Matzot are!Tuvia and Yitzi, 22/01/2021 08:11
Why send Moshe to give a dramatic speech if no one is listening?

Why send Moshe to give a dramatic speech if no one is listening?

Why would Hashem even send Moshe to give a speech Am Yisrael wouldn't care about?Tuvia and Yitzi, 15/01/2021 07:50
Shmot: Why would the Prince of Egypt need to run away?

Shmot: Why would the Prince of Egypt need to run away?

Moshe grew up in the palace and was a person of great power and influence. So why did he have to run away?Tuvia and Yitzi, 08/01/2021 08:46
Why does Yaakov care so much who comes first? (Talking Parsha - Va'yechi)

Why does Yaakov care so much who comes first? (Talking Parsha - Va'yechi)

Why does Yaakov care so much to put Ephraim first? What is the fundamental disagreement between them? What is Yaakov trying to teach Yosef?Tuvia and Yitzi, 01/01/2021 08:20
Wasn't he excited to see Yosef?? (Talking Parsha - Va'ygash)

Wasn't he excited to see Yosef?? (Talking Parsha - Va'ygash)

Finally Yaakov reunites with Yosef. We'd expect Yaakov to rush to Egypt to meet Yosef, but in the psukim we see something else.Tuvia and Yitzi, 25/12/2020 08:40
That's why he's doing all this?? (Talking Parsha - Miketz)

That's why he's doing all this?? (Talking Parsha - Miketz)

Yosef jailed his brothers because of the dreams he had 20 years earlier?Tuvia and Yitzi, 18/12/2020 10:51
Could the symbol of faith not have faith? (Talking Parsha - Vayeshev)

Could the symbol of faith not have faith? (Talking Parsha - Vayeshev)

Yosef is the symbol of faith, so how could Rashi say Yosef received 2 more years in prison for putting his faith in the chief cupbearer?Tuvia and Yitzi, 11/12/2020 10:20
So what's the alternative? (Talking Parsha - Va'yshlach)

So what's the alternative? (Talking Parsha - Va'yshlach)

Why is Eisav's angel referred to as 'a man' during battle with Yaakov?Tuvia and Yitzi, 04/12/2020 08:14
Talking Parsha - Vayetze: Why is he so surprised?

Talking Parsha - Vayetze: Why is he so surprised?

What is Yaakov surprised about? Why does the Torah provide so much build up and detail about this dream?Tuvia and Yitzi , 26/11/2020 19:40
Why is he so tired?? (Talking Parsha - Toldot)

Why is he so tired?? (Talking Parsha - Toldot)

We all know that Eisav was a hunter. But when we meet him the main thing we hear is that he’s tired. What is making Eisav so tired?Tuvia and Yitzi, 20/11/2020 11:57
Can you see the beauty? (Talking Parsha - Chayei Sarah)

Can you see the beauty? (Talking Parsha - Chayei Sarah)

We find the lengthy story of Eliezer going to find Yitzchak a bride. Why does the Torah elaborate and repeat itself so much in this story?Tuvia and Yitzi, 13/11/2020 10:43
A challenge for you! (Talking Parsha - Vayeira)

A challenge for you! (Talking Parsha - Vayeira)

Hashem knows everything, so He knows Avraham will succeed in the test - so why put him through a test to begin with?Tuvia and Yitzi, 06/11/2020 09:43
I'm here! (Talking Parsha - Lech Lecha)

I'm here! (Talking Parsha - Lech Lecha)

What happened to Avraham's great Emuna? Why plan risky tactics to save himself from the Egyptians and not trust Hashem to protect him?Tuvia and Yitzi, 30/10/2020 09:46
Talking Parsha: Why didn't Noach try to save the world?

Talking Parsha: Why didn't Noach try to save the world?

The Torah defines Noach as a righteous man, but when G-d tells him about the world's destruction, he says nothing. Why?Tuvia and Yitzi, 23/10/2020 09:06
This one is about you... (Talking Parsha - Bereshit)

This one is about you... (Talking Parsha - Bereshit)

Hashem actually speaks to Kayn first even before the murder. How does this conversation fit in to the flow of the story?Tuvia and Yitzi, 16/10/2020 09:35
This is how the Torah ends?? (Talking Parsha - VeZot Habracha)

This is how the Torah ends?? (Talking Parsha - VeZot Habracha)

The Torah's last verse, last message, surprisingly focuses on Moshe Rabeinu's greatness.Tuvia and Yitzi, 09/10/2020 10:59
Talking Parsha: Isn't Sukkot supposed to be happy?

Talking Parsha: Isn't Sukkot supposed to be happy?

If Sukkot is the Festival of Happiness, why do we read on Megilat Kohelet, which seems to be a very depressing book?Tuvia and Yitzi , 02/10/2020 14:40
Talking Parsha: Look beyond what you see!

Talking Parsha: Look beyond what you see!

Before Moshe dies, God tells him to see the land that he will not enter. Why in his last moments is he commanded to see what he's missing?Tuvia and Yitzi, 25/09/2020 10:20
Talking Parsha: This Will Be The Best Year!

Talking Parsha: This Will Be The Best Year!

Rosh Hashanah, the day of judgment, is followed by the 10 days of Tshuva (repentance). Shouldn't it be the other way around?Tuvia and Yitzi, 18/09/2020 08:20
I know you're going to fail (Talking Parsha - Nitzavim Vayelech)

I know you're going to fail (Talking Parsha - Nitzavim Vayelech)

Why does Hashem have to tell Moshe and tell us in this week's parsha that he knows we are going to fail miserably?Tuvia and Yitzi, 11/09/2020 11:42
Talking Parsha - Ki Tavo: What's the one thing you need most?

Talking Parsha - Ki Tavo: What's the one thing you need most?

This week the Torah teaches us the key ingredient to living our lives and serving G-d, without it, everything else falls apartTuvia and Yitzi, 04/09/2020 09:52
Talking Parsha - Ki Teitzei: "You can't ignore this!"

Talking Parsha - Ki Teitzei: "You can't ignore this!"

Watch: This week Yitzi and Tuvia talk about the precept of Hashavat Aveida - returning lost objectsTuvia and Yitzi, 28/08/2020 10:55
Parshat Shoftim: I just can't wait to be king!

Parshat Shoftim: I just can't wait to be king!

Our parsha has the Mitzvah of inaugurating a king. The king himself is required to write a Sefer Torah once he sits on his throne.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/08/2020 08:04