Anash.org is pleased to bring you a curated selection of audio shiurim on Parshas Bechukosai.
Two Kinds of Mitzvos
The parsha begins: “If you walk [in the way of] My chukim and guard My mitzvos” – why regarding chukim does the posuk use the expression of “walking”?
Listen to a short explanation, based on a sicha of the Rebbe and delivered by Rabbi Immanuel Schochet OBM.
Our parsha elaborates on the delights of physical reward, with no mention whatsoever of the spiritual reward that the neshomo receives in Gan Eden.
Listen to a summary of a Sicha on this topic, delivered in Yiddish by Reb Yoel Kahn.
For a video and to read an English transcript of this shiur click here.
Where Did Dovid Want to Go? (New)
The Midrash in the beginning of this week’s parsha explains that Dovid Hamelech would not go the beis midrash on his own, rather his feet led him there. But where then, did Dovid intend to go?
Listen to a short discussion on the topic, delivered by Rabbi Mendel Krasnjanski, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Levi Yitzchok, Melbourne Australia.
Tzemach Tzedek on This Week’s Pirkei Avos (New)
In this week’s Pirkei Avos we learn that the world was created with 10 utterances rather than one, in order to make the tzadikim’s reward greater and the reshoim’s punishment greater. Why is it important to make the reshoim’s punishment greater?
Listen to an explanation of the Tzemach Tzedek, delivered by Rabbi Moshe Gourarie, an editor of Chassidus Mevueres on Tanya.
Reward and Punishment
Our parsha discusses reward for mitzvos and punishment for the opposite.
Listen to an in-depth shiur on the topic, based on the Rambam, Ramban, Abarbanel. Kli Yakar, and a sicha from the Rebbe, given by renowned lecturer Rabbi Yossi Paltiel.
Elimination or Transformation
In this week’s parsha we are taught the when Moshiach comes, “I will cause evil beasts to cease out of the land”. Will the wild animals cease to exist or transform their nature?
Listen to a shiur based on a sicha of the Rebbe and delivered by shliach Rabbi Michoel Gourarie of Bina Learning Institute in Sydney, Australia.