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Rabbi Ben Zion Shafier is Director of His lectures, books and articles have impacted thousands of Jews worldwide. You can hear him on radio in Israel, on Hidabroot in Brooklyn, read his written parsha and video column on Arutz Sheva, or visit his website at On the site you can down load over 200 shmuzin for free, as well as purchase his two books "The Shmuz on the Parsha" and "Stop Surviving Start Living". You may also choose to contact by phone @  1-866-623-TORAH. Rabbi Shafier hosts The Shmuz every Thursday from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Israel time on Israel National Radio.

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The Shmuz

Rabbi Ben Tzion Shafier is the host of The Shmuz, an engaging, motivating yeshiva style Torah shiur that deals with real life issues. Topics include working on anger, learning to be a better spouse, understanding the reason behind prayer and knowing your purpose in this world. The Shmuz archive can be found at
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Rabbi B. Shafier's Latest Shows

Tue, Aug 01

The Whatever Generation - Inspiring YOU to be a better person and a better Torah Jew.

Fri, Aug 26

The world really isn't so The world isn't as ugly and poor as we think. Every moment is a chance to grow and learn and live.

Thu, Aug 11

Why was the Bais Hamikdash was destroyed? Because despite Torah study, they didn’t make brochos before learning. What does this mean?

Fri, Aug 05

Focusing on the dynamics of change. Whether my aim is to stop: gambling, over eating, drinking, or improving my character traits

Thu, Jul 28
There are certain life lessons that they don't teach you in school -- the lesson of a sense of humor. Thu, Jul 14
Sibling Rivalry / The Shmuz
The forces that drive sibling rivalry and strategies to deal with it as a parent or sibling. Thu, Jul 07
The Torah's view of the power of the spoken word, and its effect on human relationships. Thu, Jun 30
An opened minded view of the current situation brings grave doubts to the true desires of the Arabs. Thu, Jun 23
A realistic view of where we are now and what we could become might lead to depression.  Thu, Jun 16
Being Sensitive / The Shmuz
Maintaining a balance between understanding of where we are now and what we can be.    Thu, Jun 09
Eleanor Roosevelt has been credited with saying no one can make you feel inferior without your consent Thu, Jun 02
I'm Never Wrong / The Shmuz
I can no longer even see your side because, of course, I'm right. Why is that? We all make mistakes. Fri, May 27
We live in permissive times, and parents seem almost afraid to say the word “no” to their children. Thu, May 19
ReJEWvinate / The Shmuz
The Torah's techniques for staying motivated and focused over long periods of time.   Thu, May 12
The fight of our generation, and the very powerful forces that help create the battle that it is. Thu, May 05
Sefiras Ha'Omer / The Shmuz
The true motivations to learn Torah. Some insightful perspectives on increasing our involvement. Fri, Apr 29
When is it appropriate for me to say, I have done my part; now it is in HASHEM's hands?  Sun, Apr 24
For Pesach or for all year round, this Shmuz brings home the war of ideas between Pharaoh and Moshe. Thu, Apr 14
Will Your Grandchildren Be Jewish? But what about Jews today? How many of them will survive? Fri, Apr 08