Rabbi Hoffman's Torah Audio
For many years, Rabbi Hoffman has taught from the Aish Kodesh, the Piaseczna Rabbi. The Parsha classes below are from these groups.
Here is more about the Aish Kodesh.
Here is a link to ALL of Rabbi Hoffman's Audio Classes, Talmud, and Davening
The list below has
links to audio files of the Rabbi's weekly Aish Kodesh study groups. We're working on updating the links, and adding
more recent files. The links below to the parsha name are to more recent files, and "archive" goes to the
other results. [Inconsistencies in initial metadata for each file that can't be modified
require multiple searches - sorry].
In all of the search results the recordings at the top are usually centered on the parsha, and the following
links are to classes where the parsha in question is included in the class about another parsha.
Thanks again to all of our volunteer help!
The links below to the parsha name are to more recent files, and "archive" goes to the other results. [Inconsistencies in initial metadata for each file that can't be modified require multiple searches - sorry]. In all of the search results the recordings at the top are usually centered on the parsha, and the following links are to classes where the parsha in question is included in the class about another parsha.
Thanks again to all of our volunteer help!
Here are the Rabbi's classes on Talmud Tractate Berachot.
[Leviticus 14:1 - 15:33]
The laws for the purification of the leper after he has healed are discussed.
[Genesis 6:9 -11:32] A flood destroys the world.
HASHEM's rainbow promises that the world will never
again be destroyed in its entirety.
[Leviticus 16:1 - 18:30] Aaron's
sons die. Aaron chooses by lot a goat and a scapegoat.
Lech Lecha -
Archive [Genesis 12:1 - 17:27] Abraham
leaves Mesopotamia for the Promised Land.Hagar and Ishmael. New names
and the promise of a child.
[Leviticus 19:1 - 20:27] More laws are set forth,
including, "Love your neighbor as yourself."
[Genesis 18:1 - 22.24] Abraham welcomes three angels
into his tent and learns that his wife Sarah will give birth to a son.
The Binding of Isaac, the destruction of Sodom.
[Leviticus 21:1 - 24:23] The
Torah of Complaining : An Anatomy of Tumah. Festival seasons are
described in detail. Pesach, the Omer, Shavuot, Rosh haShana, Yom Kippur,
Succot, Shemini Atzeres, Menorah, Showbread
|Chayei Sarah - Archive [Genesis 23:1 - 25:18] Abraham purchases the Cave of Machpelah for Sarah's burial. Eliezer finds a suitable wife, Rebecca, for Abraham's son Isaac.||Behar
Leviticus [25:1 - 26:2] The sabbatical and jubilee
years are discussed.
[Genesis 25:19 - 28: 9] The birth of Esau and
Jacob. Isaac blesses Jacob.
[Leviticus 26:3 - 27:34] The punishment for rejecting
HASHEM's covenant is discussed.
|Vayetzei - Archive [Genesis 28:10 - 32:3] HASHEM appears to Jacob in a dream. Jacob works 14 years and marries Leah and Rachel.||Bamidbar
[Numbers 1:1 - 4:20] Description of the Israelites'
encampments during their journeys through the desert.
|Vayishlach - Archive [Genesis 32:4 - 36:43] Jacob and Esau reunite after 20 years. Rachel dies and is buried in Bethlehem.||Naso [Numbers 4:21 - 7:89] Regulations concerning Nazirites and the threefold priestly benediction.|
|Vayeshev - Archive [Genesis 37:1-40:23] Joseph's brothers strip him of his coat of many colors and throw him into a pit.||BeHa�alotkha [Numbers 8:1 - 12:10] A reflection on the process of going out and coming back home. Kindling of the menorah. Seventy elders are delegated to serve under Moses.|
[Genesis 41:1 - 44:17] Joseph successfully interprets
Pharaoh's dreams. Joseph is appointed viceroy.
[Numbers 13:1 - 15:41]
Twelve spies are dispatched to survey the land of Canaan, two of the spies
return with a positive report.
44:18 - 47:27] Joseph
reveals himself to his brothers, who are dumbfounded.
[Numbers 16:1 - 18:32] Demons
go to Yeshiva: Embracing the negative. Korach refuses to accept the leadership
of Moses and Aaron. He and his assembly are killed by an earthquake.
47:28 - 50:26]
Jacob blesses his sons. Joseph dies at the age of 110.
[Numbers 19:1 - 22:1] The laws regarding the
red heifer are enumerated. Moses strikes the rock and water gushes forth.
[Exodus 1:1 - 6:1] Moses is saved by Pharaoh's daughter.
HASHEM appears to Moses at the burning bush.
[Numbers 22:2 - 25:9] Balak, king of Moab, sends
Bilaam to curse the Israelites. Instead, Bilaam gives his blessing to
[Exodus 6:2 - 9:35] HASHEM
brings plagues upon the Egyptians. Pharaoh's heart hardens and he refuses
to let the Israelites go. ||Pinchas
[Numbers 25:10 - 30:1] The daughters of Zelophechad
arc given their father's inheritance. Moses chooses Joshua as his successor.
[Exodus 10:1 - 13:16] The
last three plagues. The mitzvah of Rosh Hodesh; the privilege of
blessing the new months. The Israelites hastily leave Egypt and bake matzah
from unleavened dough.
||Mattot [Numbers 30:2 - 32:42] Moses informs the tribal heads regarding the laws of vowing. The battle with Midian. Kashering utensils. Division of the spoils.Request of Reuven and Gad.|
|Beshallach [Exodus 13:17 - 17:16] The waters of the Red Sea divide to make a path for the Israelites. Sweetening of the waters of Marah. Manna falls from Heaven. Water from the rock. Amalek.||Masai [Numbers 33:1 - 36:13] The detailed account of the various way stations on the Israelites' route to the Promised Land. Reference is made to the cities of refuge.|
18:1 - 20:23]
Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, advises him to appoint judges so as to case
his burden. Moses receives the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai. ||Devarim
[Deuteronomy 1:1 - 3:22] Moses explains and interprets
the law to the people.
21:1 - 24:18] Moses
instructs the Israelites in the Law. ||Va'et'chanan [Deuteronomy 3:23 - 7:11] The Ten Commandments are repeated, with slight variations. The cities of refuge are mentioned. The first section of the Shema is begun with, "You shall love the Lord your HASHEM."|
[Exodus 25:1 - 27:19] The
instructions for the tabernacle are given
||Ekev [Deuteronomy 7:12 - 11:25] The Shema continues with the second paragraph, which deals with the theme of reward and punishment.|
[Exodus 27:20 - 30:10]
Aaron and his sons are put in charge of the menorah. The priestly garments
are described in great detail.
[Deuteronomy 11:26 - 16:17] Moses continues his
address, telling the people that obedience will bring blessing, whereas
disobedience will bring curses. Permitted and forbidden foods. Tithing;
forgiving of debts and Jewish bondsmen every 7 years. Pesach, Shavuot,
[Exodus 30:11 - 34:35]
Ingredients for the annointment oil and the incense are given. The Israelites
build a golden calf -: when Moses sees it he shatters the tablets containing
the Ten Commandments.
[Deuteronomy 16:18 - 21:9]
Moses continues, giving rules for judges, the case of the rebellious elder,
choosing a king who must write two copies of the Torah, cities of refuge,
preserving boundaries, rules of war, preservation of fruit trees, and
|Vayakhel [Exodus 35:1 - 38:20] The people bring an array of gifts for the Tabernacle until they are told to stop.||Ki
Tetze [Deuteronomy 21:9 - 25:19] Moses
continues, giving laws intended to strengthen family life and human decency
in Israel. Laws pertaining to lost property, the educational responsibility
of parents to their children, and kindness to animals.
Exodus 38:21 - 40:38] The cloud of glory covers
the completed Tabernacle as the Israelites stand in the distance.
Tavo [Deuteronomy 26:1 - 29:8] Moses
continues, giving the laws of tithing and first fruits, blessings and
curses for following or not following the commandments.
[Leviticus 1:1 - 5:25] HASHEM
reveals the sacrifical laws.
[Deuteronomy 29:9 - 30:20] The
Torah of Obligation and the Dance of Reciprocity. Moses continues
his farewell speech, HASHEM tells the people to
[Leviticus 6:1 - 8:36]
Moses anoints Aaron and his sons as priests.
[Deuteronomy 31:1 - 30] Joshua is appointed successor
to Moses. Moses completes the writing of the Torah.
[Leviticus 9:1 - 11:47] Laws describing kosher and
nonkosher animals are enumerated.
[Deuteronomy 32:1 - 32:52] The Song of Moses, in
which he calls upon heaven and earth to witness HASHEM's
dependability. Moses' farewell song, a beatiful poem in which he calls
upon heaven and earth to witness HASHEM's dependability.
[Leviticus 12:1-13:59] Cleanliness and uncleanllness
are defined in relation to childbirth and leprosy.
ha Berachah [Deuteronomy 33:1 - 34:12] Moses'
final blessing poem and the report of his death on mount Nebo. Joshua
becomes the leader of Israel. The quality of Moses' prophecy.
Rabbi Hoffman and Deborah Miller [editor of Sacred Fire] collaborated for several years to bring Torah based dialectics and Torah psychotherapy to the world at large. Based on hours of telephone learning between Denver, Colorado, and Melbourne, Australia, Deborah and the Rabbi produced the amazing translation linked below.
Fire: Torah from the Years of Fury 1939-1942 by Kalonimus Kalmish
Ben Elimelekh, J. Hershy Worch, Deborah Miller, Kalonymos Kalmish, Rabbi