Parsha Podcasts: Shoftim is pleased to bring you a curated selection of audio shiurim on Parshas Shoftim.

A Tree of the Field

Parshas Shoftim features the well-known pasuk which states: “Ki ha’adam eitz hasadeh,” man is like a tree of the field.

Listen to a summary of a Sicha that gives insight into this Posuk, delivered in Yiddish by Reb Yoel Kahn

To see a video of the shiur, and for an English transcript of this shiur click here.


Taking a gentile to a secular court 

In this week’s Parsha we are taught about the importance of a Jewish judicial system. We all know that one is not allowed to take a fellow Yid to a secular court, how about taking a gentile to court?

Listen to a Halachic discussion on the details of this, delivered by Rabbi Yaakov Goldstein of Click here for a written summary of this including sources.


“You Shall Be Complete”

In this week’s Parsha we are taught: “תמים תהי’ עם ה’ אלקיך”  – “You Shall be completer with Hashem”.

Listen to a summary of what Chassidus explains on this, delivered by Rabbi Berel Bell, rov of Anash Montreal.


Harav Levi Yitzchak on Raba and Rav Yosef (New)

In this week’s Parsha we are taught importance of heeding the words of the Halachik sages of each generations. In connection to this, listen to short thought from the Rebbe’s father on the madreiga of two of the most famous Amoro’im.

Delivered by Rabbi Moshe Gourarie, an editor of Chassidus Mevueres on Tanya.

Is it just what we do or also about who we are?

Listen to a short lesson learn from our Parsha, about what true Avodas Hashem is all about, delivered by Rabbi Boruch Epstein of Beis Menachem Chicago IL.


Whole, Sincere and Simple

This in depth class, analyzes the pasuk, “Tamim tihye Hashem Elokecha”, and brings home the point that a Jew should rely on Hashem plain and simple. Sources include Rashi, Even Ezra, Ramban, Sforno, Alshich, Shach, Likutei Torah and a ma’amar (5672).

Delivered by renowned lecturer Rabbi Yossi Paltiel.


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