Talking Parsha

Talking Parsha: The Godly covenant is... salt?

Talking Parsha: The Godly covenant is... salt?

This week, we learn about a G-dly covenant. We know of other covenants, but surprisingly this one is about SALT! Why is salt so important?Tuvia and Yitzi, 3/19/2021, 8:16 AM
What do we truly want from the Mishkan?

What do we truly want from the Mishkan?

Why does sefer Shmot end with 3 extra psukim on the Cloud guiding Am Yisrael, just after telling how the schina came down to the Tabernacle?Tuvia and Yitzi, 3/12/2021, 7:38 AM
Talking Parsha: So when was the real Matan Torah?

Talking Parsha: So when was the real Matan Torah?

Parshat Ki Tisa: Why is the giving of the second Tablets - the ones which stayed for generations - so undramatically described?Tuvia and Yitzi, 3/5/2021, 9:05 AM
Talking Parsha: Kohanim and silly Purim costumes - Do our clothes matter??

Talking Parsha: Kohanim and silly Purim costumes - Do our clothes matter??

The Torah puts much emphasis on the clothes the kohanim wore in the Mishkan & Mikdash. Why this matters, and its connection to Purim.Tuvia and Yitzi, 2/25/2021, 9:35 AM
Talking Parsha: Why does the Mishkan need a table?

Talking Parsha: Why does the Mishkan need a table?

Truma and Zachor: Tuvia and Yitzi talk about the Tabernacle's table, why there is always bread on it - and what the connection is to Purim.Tuvia and Yitzi, 2/19/2021, 8:56 AM
What does Bikurim have to do with cooking milk & meat?? (Talking Parsha - Mishpatim)

What does Bikurim have to do with cooking milk & meat?? (Talking Parsha - Mishpatim)

This week the Torah teaches us the famous Halacha of cooking Milk and Meat together.Tuvia and Yitzi, 2/12/2021, 8:24 AM
How do you find G-d? (Talking Parsha - Yitro)

How do you find G-d? (Talking Parsha - Yitro)

After the revelation on Mt. Sinai, God tells Moshe to teach the Jews about how to build alters. Why are these instructions given now?Tuvia and Yitzi, 2/5/2021, 9:26 AM
Pharaoh sent them?? Is that sarcasm?? Talking Parsha - Beshalach

Pharaoh sent them?? Is that sarcasm?? Talking Parsha - Beshalach

Our Parsha begins with a surprising pasuk "When Pharaoh sent the nation". That's how you would describe what just happened??Tuvia and Yitzi, 1/29/2021, 8:45 AM
What did they celebrate if the Exodus didn't even happen yet?

What did they celebrate if the Exodus didn't even happen yet?

Hashem commands Moshe to tell the Jews about celebrating Pesach and eating Matzots - even before they left or knew what Matzot are!Tuvia and Yitzi, 1/22/2021, 8:11 AM
Why send Moshe to give a dramatic speech if no one is listening?

Why send Moshe to give a dramatic speech if no one is listening?

Why would Hashem even send Moshe to give a speech Am Yisrael wouldn't care about?Tuvia and Yitzi, 1/15/2021, 7:50 AM
Shmot: Why would the Prince of Egypt need to run away?

Shmot: Why would the Prince of Egypt need to run away?

Moshe grew up in the palace and was a person of great power and influence. So why did he have to run away?Tuvia and Yitzi, 1/8/2021, 8:46 AM
Why does Yaakov care so much who comes first? (Talking Parsha - Va'yechi)

Why does Yaakov care so much who comes first? (Talking Parsha - Va'yechi)

Why does Yaakov care so much to put Ephraim first? What is the fundamental disagreement between them? What is Yaakov trying to teach Yosef?Tuvia and Yitzi, 1/1/2021, 8:20 AM
Wasn't he excited to see Yosef?? (Talking Parsha - Va'ygash)

Wasn't he excited to see Yosef?? (Talking Parsha - Va'ygash)

Finally Yaakov reunites with Yosef. We'd expect Yaakov to rush to Egypt to meet Yosef, but in the psukim we see something else.Tuvia and Yitzi, 12/25/2020, 8:40 AM
That's why he's doing all this?? (Talking Parsha - Miketz)

That's why he's doing all this?? (Talking Parsha - Miketz)

Yosef jailed his brothers because of the dreams he had 20 years earlier?Tuvia and Yitzi, 12/18/2020, 10:51 AM
Could the symbol of faith not have faith? (Talking Parsha - Vayeshev)

Could the symbol of faith not have faith? (Talking Parsha - Vayeshev)

Yosef is the symbol of faith, so how could Rashi say Yosef received 2 more years in prison for putting his faith in the chief cupbearer?Tuvia and Yitzi, 12/11/2020, 10:20 AM
So what's the alternative? (Talking Parsha - Va'yshlach)

So what's the alternative? (Talking Parsha - Va'yshlach)

Why is Eisav's angel referred to as 'a man' during battle with Yaakov?Tuvia and Yitzi, 12/4/2020, 8:14 AM
Talking Parsha - Vayetze: Why is he so surprised?

Talking Parsha - Vayetze: Why is he so surprised?

What is Yaakov surprised about? Why does the Torah provide so much build up and detail about this dream?Tuvia and Yitzi , 11/26/2020, 7:40 PM
Why is he so tired?? (Talking Parsha - Toldot)

Why is he so tired?? (Talking Parsha - Toldot)

We all know that Eisav was a hunter. But when we meet him the main thing we hear is that he’s tired. What is making Eisav so tired?Tuvia and Yitzi, 11/20/2020, 11:57 AM
Can you see the beauty? (Talking Parsha - Chayei Sarah)

Can you see the beauty? (Talking Parsha - Chayei Sarah)

We find the lengthy story of Eliezer going to find Yitzchak a bride. Why does the Torah elaborate and repeat itself so much in this story?Tuvia and Yitzi, 11/13/2020, 10:43 AM
A challenge for you! (Talking Parsha - Vayeira)

A challenge for you! (Talking Parsha - Vayeira)

Hashem knows everything, so He knows Avraham will succeed in the test - so why put him through a test to begin with?Tuvia and Yitzi, 11/6/2020, 9:43 AM
I'm here! (Talking Parsha - Lech Lecha)

I'm here! (Talking Parsha - Lech Lecha)

What happened to Avraham's great Emuna? Why plan risky tactics to save himself from the Egyptians and not trust Hashem to protect him?Tuvia and Yitzi, 10/30/2020, 9:46 AM
Talking Parsha: Why didn't Noach try to save the world?

Talking Parsha: Why didn't Noach try to save the world?

The Torah defines Noach as a righteous man, but when G-d tells him about the world's destruction, he says nothing. Why?Tuvia and Yitzi, 10/23/2020, 9:06 AM
This one is about you... (Talking Parsha - Bereshit)

This one is about you... (Talking Parsha - Bereshit)

Hashem actually speaks to Kayn first even before the murder. How does this conversation fit in to the flow of the story?Tuvia and Yitzi, 10/16/2020, 9:35 AM
This is how the Torah ends?? (Talking Parsha - VeZot Habracha)

This is how the Torah ends?? (Talking Parsha - VeZot Habracha)

The Torah's last verse, last message, surprisingly focuses on Moshe Rabeinu's greatness.Tuvia and Yitzi, 10/9/2020, 10:59 AM
Talking Parsha: Isn't Sukkot supposed to be happy?

Talking Parsha: Isn't Sukkot supposed to be happy?

If Sukkot is the Festival of Happiness, why do we read on Megilat Kohelet, which seems to be a very depressing book?Tuvia and Yitzi , 10/2/2020, 2:40 PM
Talking Parsha: Look beyond what you see!

Talking Parsha: Look beyond what you see!

Before Moshe dies, God tells him to see the land that he will not enter. Why in his last moments is he commanded to see what he's missing?Tuvia and Yitzi, 9/25/2020, 10:20 AM
Talking Parsha: This Will Be The Best Year!

Talking Parsha: This Will Be The Best Year!

Rosh Hashanah, the day of judgment, is followed by the 10 days of Tshuva (repentance). Shouldn't it be the other way around?Tuvia and Yitzi, 9/18/2020, 8:20 AM
I know you're going to fail (Talking Parsha - Nitzavim Vayelech)

I know you're going to fail (Talking Parsha - Nitzavim Vayelech)

Why does Hashem have to tell Moshe and tell us in this week's parsha that he knows we are going to fail miserably?Tuvia and Yitzi, 9/11/2020, 11:42 AM
Talking Parsha - Ki Tavo: What's the one thing you need most?

Talking Parsha - Ki Tavo: What's the one thing you need most?

This week the Torah teaches us the key ingredient to living our lives and serving G-d, without it, everything else falls apartTuvia and Yitzi, 9/4/2020, 9:52 AM
Talking Parsha - Ki Teitzei: "You can't ignore this!"

Talking Parsha - Ki Teitzei: "You can't ignore this!"

Watch: This week Yitzi and Tuvia talk about the precept of Hashavat Aveida - returning lost objectsTuvia and Yitzi, 8/28/2020, 10:55 AM
Parshat Shoftim: I just can't wait to be king!

Parshat Shoftim: I just can't wait to be king!

Our parsha has the Mitzvah of inaugurating a king. The king himself is required to write a Sefer Torah once he sits on his throne.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/21/2020, 8:04 AM
Talking Parsha - Re'eh

Talking Parsha - Re'eh

This week we learn about the mitzvah to give tzedakah & the classic example is giving a loan & taking a collateral in return. Why is that?Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/14/2020, 8:11 AM
Talking Parsha - Ekev

Talking Parsha - Ekev

We know the Mann was a Heavenly food with heavenly taste but this week Moshe Rabeinu describes the Mann as torture and even starvation. Why?Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/7/2020, 11:59 AM
Talking Parsha - Va'etchanan

Talking Parsha - Va'etchanan

In Parshat Va'etchanan we discuss Moshe's prayers, from which we learn many laws. But is this the model we want to learn from? Why?Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/31/2020, 8:27 AM
Talking Parsha - Devarim

Talking Parsha - Devarim

Moshe gives a review of the Torah, but when he gets to the story of the Meraglim and the punishment, leaves out an important detail. Why?Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/24/2020, 8:15 AM
Talking Parsha - Matot Masei

Talking Parsha - Matot Masei

Why does the Torah suddenly remember to teach us about vows? Why now, as Moshe prepares for death & the nation is preparing to enter Israel?Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/17/2020, 9:39 AM
Talking Parsha - Balak

Talking Parsha - Balak

Tuvia and Yitzi talk Parshat Balak: What's the deal with the story of Bila'am's donkey, and what are we supposed to learn from Bila'am?Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/2/2020, 10:51 PM