Rabbi BenZion Shafier (Page 2)

The Shmuz on Parshat Noah

The Shmuz on Parshat Noah

Bitachon k[reliance on G-d] and Effort- Finding the Balance, 19/10/2012 09:30
The Shmuz on Breishit

The Shmuz on Breishit

The beginning of time., 11/10/2012 08:49
The Shmuz on Korach

The Shmuz on Korach

Questions Have Answers -- Answers Don’t Have Answers , 21/06/2012 17:12
Weekly Shmuz: Why They Hate the Jews

Weekly Shmuz: Why They Hate the Jews

The parsha talks about those who hate Gd as though that is equivalent to hating the Jews. Why?, 07/06/2012 10:49
The Shmuz on Bamidbar

The Shmuz on Bamidbar

Choose your friends wisely., 25/05/2012 10:03
Bechukotay: The Power of a Tzibbur

Bechukotay: The Power of a Tzibbur

Larger numbers make a difference., 17/05/2012 10:55
The Shmuz on Emor (Diaspora)

The Shmuz on Emor (Diaspora)

How can the Torah let us eat meat and only worry about not killing a mother animal and her child on the same day?, 10/05/2012 11:27
The Shmuz on Shmini

The Shmuz on Shmini

The Medrash explains why the Torah forbids us from eating treif, non kosher, food., 12/04/2012 16:06
The Shmuz on Tsav

The Shmuz on Tsav

G-d and man: master and servant., 29/03/2012 22:30
The Shmuz on Ki Tisa

The Shmuz on Ki Tisa

Never in the history of mankind have so many enjoyed such wealth. What dangers does this bring?, 09/03/2012 09:41
The Shmuz on Tetsave

The Shmuz on Tetsave

Real diamonds always have flaws. So do we., 02/03/2012 11:02
The Astonishing Potential of Man

The Astonishing Potential of Man

Torah seems to equate Moshe to the entire Jewish people, with the words “that which HASHEM did for Moshe and Yisrael.” How can that be?, 10/02/2012 15:50
The Shmuz on B'Shalach

The Shmuz on B'Shalach

People believe what they want to believe., 02/02/2012 09:40
Bo: Respect for the Institution

Bo: Respect for the Institution

Why did Moses take care to speak respectfully to Pharaoh, the cruel villain? , 27/01/2012 08:28
The Meaning of Man

The Meaning of Man

We are judged in Heaven by what we could become., 19/01/2012 12:29
Emunah vs. Bitachon

Emunah vs. Bitachon

Often our problems with faith come from one issue: we have emunah, but not bitachon., 13/01/2012 09:27
The Greatness of Man

The Greatness of Man

The Torah has a vastly different understanding of the role of man and his importance than we commonly assume. , 04/01/2012 01:15
Vayigash: Locking in the Moment

Vayigash: Locking in the Moment

The highs and lows of our lives are emotional peak moments that can become part of ourselves., 30/12/2011 01:16
G-d Fights Our Wars

G-d Fights Our Wars

In our own times, we witness an eerie parallel to the Hanukkah events and to the same mistaken interpretation some people gave to them then. , 20/12/2011 10:49
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

The amount of suffering that a person experiences on this planet is weighed, measured and administered in exact dosages., 15/12/2011 11:53
Hashem is Here

Hashem is Here

Bitachon, by definition, means knowing that HASHEM is here, supervising me and involved in my life. While this may seem self-evident, in practice it is highly elusive. To truly know it requires much work. , 09/12/2011 10:13
I Need Needs

I Need Needs

Often times we feel, “I would be better able to serve HASHEM if only...if only making a living wasn’t so difficult. … if only I didn’t have medical issues… if only I could find my bashert, intended,... , 02/12/2011 10:13
I Have Yichus

I Have Yichus

There are two systems involved in weighing a person’s merits., 26/11/2011 08:25
A Tzaddik's Heart, A Mother's Love

A Tzaddik's Heart, A Mother's Love

Character traits and personal bias shape not only the way that we act towards others, but the very way that we view the world., 18/11/2011 11:54
The Shmuz on Vayeira: Chessed

The Shmuz on Vayeira: Chessed

Didn’t Avrohom Avinu have better things to do with his time than making meals for strangers?, 10/11/2011 18:18
The Shmuz on Lech Lecha

The Shmuz on Lech Lecha

This week Arutz Sheva brings just the video., 04/11/2011 15:57
The Dimensions of Noah's Ark

The Dimensions of Noah's Ark

All those animals could never have fit in the ark, could they? See the video for the answer, but don't miss the message in the Dvar Torah below., 27/10/2011 11:28
The Mitzvah to be Happy (with video)

The Mitzvah to be Happy (with video)

When Chazal tell us that mitzvahs are worth far more than the greatest treasures in this world, it is because they understood what it will be like for each of us as we regale in our great wealth. , 11/10/2011 14:22
The Shmuz on Yom Kippur

The Shmuz on Yom Kippur

The extent of Hashem's mercy is limitless., 07/10/2011 01:03
The Shmuz for Rosh Hashana

The Shmuz for Rosh Hashana

All of the issues of the coming year are reviewed, assessed, and arbitrated. The entire globe is one multi-dimensional chess game, and the Master maps out the moves., 27/09/2011 12:56
The Shmuz on Nitsavim

The Shmuz on Nitsavim

Your attitude determines your altitude., 22/09/2011 10:19
The Shmuz on Ki Tetsei (+video)

The Shmuz on Ki Tetsei (+video)

I would be the first to thank G-d, if…, 08/09/2011 13:41
The Religion of Evolution-Just Keep the Faith

The Religion of Evolution-Just Keep the Faith

Why can’t a judge make up his mind that the bribe money is money, but it will not affect his ruling in this case? , 01/09/2011 22:32
The Shmuz on Re'eh

The Shmuz on Re'eh

Read about consumerism and the over-spent generation--ours., 26/08/2011 02:30
Earning a Living

Earning a Living

, 19/08/2011 16:35
The Shmuz on V'Etchanan

The Shmuz on V'Etchanan

Cognitive restructuring-how to do it., 11/08/2011 16:36
Three Video Messages for the 9th of Av

Three Video Messages for the 9th of Av

Rabbi Shafier, in his clear and inspiring way, explains the Three Week mourning period, "Why We Mourn for Moshiach" and "What Life Will Be Like When Moshiach Comes" in three short videos. , 08/08/2011 09:47
Dvarim: Man is Preprogrammed for Greatness

Dvarim: Man is Preprogrammed for Greatness

Man does not have instincts, but he has potential., 05/08/2011 07:18
A Land that Grows Murderers

A Land that Grows Murderers

Can it be that certain surroundings inherently are more prone to have more violent crimes?, 28/07/2011 16:00
The Shmuz on Mattot

The Shmuz on Mattot

If a woman made a neder and her husband annulled it, there is nothing binding upon her. What does she need forgiveness for? , 22/07/2011 02:07
The Shmuz on Pinchas

The Shmuz on Pinchas

What is the Voice inside us telling us? Are we listening?, 14/07/2011 09:12
The Shmuz on Balak

The Shmuz on Balak

Through the longterm eyes of history: Pinchas and his actions., 07/07/2011 07:18
The Shmuz on Chukat

The Shmuz on Chukat

The results of Moses' hitting of the rock., 30/06/2011 07:09
The Schmuz on Korach

The Schmuz on Korach

What was so bad about Korach's questions to Moshe?, 23/06/2011 22:51
Schmuz for Shavuot/Behaalotcha

Schmuz for Shavuot/Behaalotcha

The Jewish People want to be close to Hashem as a magnet goes to metal., 06/06/2011 19:35
Who are Our Neighbors, Friends?

Who are Our Neighbors, Friends?

This is a powerful insight into the effect of the friends that we keep and their impact upon who we wish to become. , 27/05/2011 01:20
Behar: Everyone's Doing It

Behar: Everyone's Doing It

, 12/05/2011 16:50
Emor: Torah's Way to Perfection

Emor: Torah's Way to Perfection

The significance of the Torah command not to kill a mother and its offspring on one day., 05/05/2011 12:50
Rebuke-Malpractice of a Mitsva

Rebuke-Malpractice of a Mitsva

We are responsible for rebuking our sinning friends, it says in this week's Torah reading. How do we do that without losing our friends?, 28/04/2011 20:22
Metzora: Stop Idle Chatter

Metzora: Stop Idle Chatter

There is no instinctive urge to speak despairingly about people., 08/04/2011 14:53
Parsha Shmuz: It's Not Fair!

Parsha Shmuz: It's Not Fair!

Where is the justice? Where is the justice if the tzaddik is killed just like the rasha? , 31/03/2011 19:07
The Shmuz on Fast of Esther

The Shmuz on Fast of Esther

A new series of popular parsha pieces. This week's is called Seize the Moment., 17/03/2011 11:54
The Shmuz on Korach

The Shmuz on Korach

Questions have answers, but answers don't have answers., 19/07/2002 00:49