‘Parshat Vayishlach: Kever Rachel’ by Mrs. Shira Smiles

30 11 2009

In this shiur (Torah class) on Parshat Vayishlach,  Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the concept of Kever Rachel, and why Rachel is buried “baderech,” on the way.  This Torah class is available online in streaming video and for download in mp3 and ipod video formats.





Hanoch Teller Returns to Naaleh.com!

25 11 2009

Rabbi Hanoch Teller is back at Naaleh.com with a brand-new course, entitled The Mussar Revolution. This fascinating series will trace the origins and philosophy of the Mussar Movement, founded by Rav Yisrael Salanter. Click on the image below to view the first class.

The Mussar Revolution





Tehillim is Back!

23 11 2009

We are pleased to announce that Rabbi Avishai David is back with his popular Tehillim course!

The new course, Tehillim VII,  begins with a survey of Hallel, the psalms of thanksgiving recited on holidays and Rosh Chodesh:






Gemara Brachot Resumes

12 11 2009

This week, Rabbi Moshe Nechemia Reichman resumes his Gemara Brachot class, with a new course beginning from Daf 13A of Gemara Brachot.

Gemara Brachot IV class 1

In this Torah shiur (class) on Gemara Brachot, Rabbi Moshe Nechemia Reichman begins learning daf 13A, with a discussion of the halacha which states that one who is reading from a Sefer Torah fulfills his obligation to recite Kriat Shma daily if he reads the Kriat Shma from the Torah.





Hilchot Shabbat Come Alive!

9 11 2009

Hilchot Shabbat

Rabbi Shimon Isaacson provides Naaleh.com users with an in-depth study of the Laws of Shabbat, focusing on both the Halachik underpinnings and reasoning behind the laws, and the practical details of their execution.

One student writes in about the class Candle Lighting as Kabbalat Shabbat

‘Brilliant Shiur! Thank you so much!! This is what I have needed for years!!’ -Anoymous





Explore Sarah’s Laughter this week at Naaleh.com!

6 11 2009

In this week’s parsha, Parshat Vayeira, we learn of the promise to Avraham that he be blessed with a son at the age of 100, and of Sarah’s laughter at hearing the news. Delve into various perspectives on this intriguing episode in the Torah:

Parshat Vayeira: Lessons of Laughter Mrs. Shira Smiles explores the theme of laughter which is connected to the birth of Yitzchak.

Parshat Vayeira: Laughter Lessons Mrs. Chana Prero compares Avraham, Sara, and Ishmael’s tzchok (laughter), to determine which laughter is appropriate in different situations. She also discusses Hagar’s behavior when she is sent out of Avraham’s home.





Mrs. Shira Smiles teaches new course, ‘Seeds of Moshiach: Yehuda and Tamar’

2 11 2009

Seeds of Moshiach: Yehuda and Tamar

Mrs. Shira Smiles, renowned teacher of Chumush, Navi, and Parsha, has begun a new in-depth Chumash course, entitled:  Seeds of Mashiach:  Yehuda and Tamar.  This intriguing and difficult portion of Chumash Breishit will be elucidated and clarified through the use of tens of commentaries and sources. The episode of Yehuda’s marriage to Tamar, and the birth of his children Peretz and Zerach, is difficult to understand, yet contains within it the secret of the Davidic dynasty and the seeds of Mashiach.

The first class is the series is now available:

Yehuda's Descent from his Brothers