Rabbi BenZion Shafier

The Shmuz for Korach

The Shmuz for Korach

Questions have answers -- Answers don’t have answers., 22/06/2017 12:00
The Shmuz on the Parsha: Shlach

The Shmuz on the Parsha: Shlach

The power of the spoken word., 15/06/2017 12:07
Listen to your messages

Listen to your messages

Nothing in this world just happens. There are no random events. , 06/06/2017 12:22
The Shmuz for Achrei Mot-Kedoshim

The Shmuz for Achrei Mot-Kedoshim

Rebuke - The malpractice of a mitzv.ah, 04/05/2017 11:25
Warning: Lashon Hara kills!

Warning: Lashon Hara kills!

The Shmuz on the Parsha: Slander is lethal., 27/04/2017 08:41
The Shmuz on change

The Shmuz on change

A leopard can’t change its spots, but a man can… , 23/04/2017 22:04
The Shmuz on Ki Tisa: For love of money

The Shmuz on Ki Tisa: For love of money

Understanding why the Misilat Yesharim calls wealth one of the great tests of man., 16/03/2017 10:38
The Shmuz on Mishpatim

The Shmuz on Mishpatim

The effect of an action., 22/02/2017 21:45
Remember: G-d fights our wars!

Remember: G-d fights our wars!

The Shmuz looks back at lessons from Hanukkah., 02/01/2017 13:56
The Shmuz on Vayeshev

The Shmuz on Vayeshev

Asking for advice., 22/12/2016 23:58
The greatness of our Patriarchs and Matriarchs

The greatness of our Patriarchs and Matriarchs

Guiding lights., 28/11/2016 10:26
The Shmuz for Vayera

The Shmuz for Vayera

The prison cell of laziness almost destroyed Lot., 20/11/2016 00:37
The Shmuz: Not the America I grew up in

The Shmuz: Not the America I grew up in

The weekly Shmuz for Lech Lecha is after the viral America video and is titled Gedolim were human., 11/11/2016 06:41
The extent of Hashem’s mercy

The extent of Hashem’s mercy

The Schmuz for Shabbat Shuva., 06/10/2016 12:46
The shmuz on Ki Tavo

The shmuz on Ki Tavo

Powerful forces of growth., 21/09/2016 18:51
Re'eh: Consumerism and the overspent generation

Re'eh: Consumerism and the overspent generation

Spending has become the vehicle to establish social position., 31/08/2016 13:53
Shmuz on the parsha: Your gashmius is my ruchnius

Shmuz on the parsha: Your gashmius is my ruchnius

The way that Hashem shows Himself in this world is through giving. When man gives to others, he is acting as Hashem does. There can be nothing holier., 17/05/2016 07:29
The shmuz on the parsha: Trinkets

The shmuz on the parsha: Trinkets

Did Rachel really care about getting presents from her intended?, 19/11/2015 10:20
The Shmuz for Ki Tavo: Using Visualizations

The Shmuz for Ki Tavo: Using Visualizations

How Torah can be new forever., 03/09/2015 09:51
The Shmuz on Ekev: Limiting Beliefs

The Shmuz on Ekev: Limiting Beliefs

Do we limit ourselves out of habit?, 06/08/2015 07:21
The Shmuz on the Parsha: Yitro

The Shmuz on the Parsha: Yitro

The astonishing potential of Man., 05/02/2015 08:12
Parshat Bo: I'm Never Wrong

Parshat Bo: I'm Never Wrong

A quirk of human nature., 22/01/2015 08:56
The Shmuz on the Parsha: Relying on Hashem

The Shmuz on the Parsha: Relying on Hashem

Maybe Jacob was just scared., 04/12/2014 11:59
The Shmuz on Noach: Believing and not believing

The Shmuz on Noach: Believing and not believing

Hashem could have miraculously saved him without Noach having to become a carpenter., 23/10/2014 10:05
Earning a Living

Earning a Living

Earning a living doesn’t have to be difficult., 26/06/2014 01:37
The Power of the Spoken Word

The Power of the Spoken Word

, 16/06/2014 01:44
The Shmuz on Bamidbar

The Shmuz on Bamidbar

It's not always where you are - it's where you're coming from., 21/05/2014 18:39
Everybody is Doing It

Everybody is Doing It

Peer pressure isn’t something that only impacts the world of the teenager. It affects everyone., 08/05/2014 08:49
The Shmuz on the Parsha

The Shmuz on the Parsha

The Torah’s system of Self Perfection., 02/05/2014 08:22
The Shmuz on the Parsha: Achrei Mot

The Shmuz on the Parsha: Achrei Mot

Systems of human perfection., 10/04/2014 07:44
The Shmuz on Lech-Lecha

The Shmuz on Lech-Lecha

, 10/10/2013 10:21
The Shmuz on the Parsha: Attitude and Altitude

The Shmuz on the Parsha: Attitude and Altitude

The first determines the second., 29/08/2013 10:17
The Shmuz for Korach: The Danger of Machlokes (Strife)

The Shmuz for Korach: The Danger of Machlokes (Strife)

Often, without meaning or intending to, we find ourselves on one side or the other, and before we know it, we are deep into the thick and thin of it., 06/06/2013 09:50
The Weekly Shmuz: Why Hate the Jews

The Weekly Shmuz: Why Hate the Jews

There is no plausible reason for anti-Semitism. It can’t be explained because it makes no sense, but it is there., 23/05/2013 10:06
The Shmuz on the Parsha: I Never do Anything Wrong

The Shmuz on the Parsha: I Never do Anything Wrong

Why do we need the evil inclination, yetzer hara?, 16/05/2013 07:01
The Weekly Shmuz: Choose Your Friends Wisely

The Weekly Shmuz: Choose Your Friends Wisely

The Torah implies that the pivot point for groups is whom they associate with., 09/05/2013 10:02
The Weekly Shmuz:  Everybody's Doing It

The Weekly Shmuz: Everybody's Doing It

We can’t just take the good and ignore the bad. , 03/05/2013 11:00
The Shmuz on Emor

The Shmuz on Emor

Why we count and what we count., 25/04/2013 08:43
The Weekly Shmuz: Mindless Chatter

The Weekly Shmuz: Mindless Chatter

There is no driving, instinctive force that pulls us to speak disparagingly about other Jews. There is no magnetic pull that tugs at us. , 11/04/2013 10:24
The Shmuz for Pesach - Part II

The Shmuz for Pesach - Part II

Pesach is the holiday of Emunah., 28/03/2013 21:34
The Shmuz for Pesach Part I

The Shmuz for Pesach Part I

Hashem is the benefactor., 24/03/2013 23:45
The Shmuz for Tsav

The Shmuz for Tsav

Ours is not to reason why., 21/03/2013 17:29
The Shmuz on Ki Tisa

The Shmuz on Ki Tisa

For the love of money..., 28/02/2013 14:01
The Shmuz on Tetzaveh/ Purim Video

The Shmuz on Tetzaveh/ Purim Video

A diamond with a flaw..., 22/02/2013 14:46
The Shmuz on Trumah

The Shmuz on Trumah

Effort, faith, practice., 15/02/2013 00:38
The Shmuz on MIshpatim: Action and Effects

The Shmuz on MIshpatim: Action and Effects

Learn about the effect of an action., 07/02/2013 18:20
The Shmuz on Yitro

The Shmuz on Yitro

The astonishing potential of man is a message of the Torah reading., 31/01/2013 17:58
The Shmuz on B'Shalach: Belief

The Shmuz on B'Shalach: Belief

People believe what they want to believe., 24/01/2013 09:17
The Shmuz on Vaera

The Shmuz on Vaera

The Measure of the man., 10/01/2013 09:36
The Shmuz on Shmot: Faith vs. Trust

The Shmuz on Shmot: Faith vs. Trust

A person can have faith without trust. , 03/01/2013 08:46
The Shmuz for Vayechi: Watch Your Words

The Shmuz for Vayechi: Watch Your Words

Make sure brain is on before putting mouth in gear,, 27/12/2012 13:33
The Shmuz on Vayigash: LIfe as a Video Game

The Shmuz on Vayigash: LIfe as a Video Game

Didn't Yaakov Avinu have a rough life?, 20/12/2012 12:03
The Shmuz on Veyeshev: Living Like a Rock

The Shmuz on Veyeshev: Living Like a Rock

Are you trying to be a pearl or content with being a rock?, 06/12/2012 09:48
A Tzaddik's Sensitivity

A Tzaddik's Sensitivity

People will go to great lengths to protect their dignity and honor., 22/11/2012 21:20
The Shmuz on Toldot: Esau's Manners

The Shmuz on Toldot: Esau's Manners

Isaac could tell that it wasn't Esau bringing him food as soon as he heard the manner in which he spoke., 15/11/2012 13:42