Parsha Podcasts: Bamidbar/Shavuos is pleased to bring you a curated selection of audio shiurim on Parshas Bamidbar and Shavuos.


The Significance of the Counting

Why did Hashem want the Yidden to be counted, even though He surely knows the number without the count? Listen to a short explanation based on a Sicha of the Rebbe, delivered by Rabbi Berel Bell, rov of Anash Montreal.


Why Didn’t Ben Azai Get Married?

The Gemara tells us that Ben Azai never got married, because of his great love of Torah learning.

Listen to a short discussion on this topic, based on this week’s Parsha, delivered by Rabbi Mendel Krasnjanski, Rosh Yeshiva – Yeshivas Levi Yitzchok, Melbourne Australia.

The Importance of Details

Listen to a shiur based on the first pasuk in the parsha – that discusses the importance of details based on Rishonim, Achronim and a sicha of the Rebbe. Delivered by renowned lecturer Rabbi Yossi Paltiel.



Coercion : Vice or Virtue?

Why was it necessary to force the Bnei Yisroel to accept the Torah? Hadn’t they already accepted it of their own free will?

Listen to a summary of a maamar on this topic, delivered in Yiddish by Reb Yoel Kahn. For a video and to read an English transcript of this shiur click here.


Is a Milchig Meal Alone Enough? (New)

Everyone knows that we eat milchigs on Shavuos, but some think that the milchig meal alone suffices. The truth is, that according to many of the reasons given for why we eat milchigs on Shavuos, the point is to eat two meals – one milchig and one fleishig.

Listen to a short shiur on the topic, delivered by Rabbi Mendel Krasnjanski, Rosh Yeshiva – Yeshivas Levi Yitzchok, Melbourne Australia.

Why Is There No Date?

The Torah gives no set date for Shavuos, rather it is celebrated after the 49 days of the omer are counted, whatever date that may be. Shouldn’t such an important Yom Tov, when we celebrate the giving of the Torah, have a set date?

Listen to a short explanation on this, based on a Sicha of the Rebbe, delivered by Rabbi Immanuel Schochet OBM.


Why Wait After Eating Meat, but Not Milk?

According to halacha, one must wait 6 hours between eating meat and milk, but one does not need to wait between eating milk and meat. (Our custom is to wait one hour). Why the difference?

Listen to a fascinating explanation on the topic from the Alter Rebbe, that ties into one of the reasons for eating milchigs on Shavous. Delivered by Rabbi Yaakov Goldstein of

Click here for a written summary of this including sources


Reb Levi Yitzchok on the First Mishnah (New)

On Shavuos, we received both Torah shebichsav and Torah sheba’al peh, which was later transcribed in the shas. The first mishna of shas discusses the time for reciting shema at night.

Listen to an explanation on this mishna from the Rebbe’s father, delivered by Rabbi Moshe Gourarie, an editor of Chassidus Mevueres on Tanya.

To follow along with the sources, click here.

Likkutei Torah on Shavuos

Listen to a shiur on a maamar in Likkutei Torah about the korban of the shtei halechem which was unique to Shavuos. Delivered in Yiddish by Rabbi Leibel Altein of Heichal Menachem.

For the text of the Ma’amar, click here.


Real Humility – a Prerequisite to Matan Torah

Listen to an in-depth shiur on this topic, based on sichos and maamarim of the Rebbe, delivered by Rabbi Michoel Gourarie of Bina Learning Institute in Sydney, Australia.

[credit: Bina]

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