Dear Visitor.

I decided to publish a concise, 10 minute lecture on Rav Shimshon Refael’s writings on the weekly Parsha. Rav Hirsch has an amazing depth to add to the weekly Parsha that will enrich every Shabbos table. I have also found that there may be a lack of understanding about his depth and unique approach to the Parsha, and I hope that these audio downloads will spread his wisdom and insight.

Hope you enjoy – Simi Lerner

iTunes & Android

Hi, this post is to thank everyone who has followed my posts theses past few years. I am happy to say we are now going live on iTunes and the Google Play Store so if you would like to now receive the downloads directly to your phone go to ravhirsch.org

Any questions or suggestion please let me know


Many thanks

Parshat Vayigash

This week, we learn a fundamental insight in to the nature of the Jewish nation throughout history. Assimilation versus Segregation – which is truly better for us as a nation? Learn how Rav Hirsch teaches us this lesson in this weeks parsha, enjoy.

Segregated Light

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Parsha Mikeits

In this week’s Parsha, Rav Hirsch discusses some interesting wording concerning the birth of Yosef’s two sons – Menashe and Ephraim. See how the wording teaches us lessons valuable for our lives in the diaspora now.So valuable in fact, that we bless all our sons to be like Menashe and Ephraim still today. Enjoy.

Clash Of Ideas

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Parshat Vayeshev

In this week’s Parsha, Rav Hirsch takes us to the root of the brother’s animosity towards Yosef. A commonly asked question, Rav Hirsch enriches us with a seldomly heard perspective, teaching us not only what happened then, but how a Jew views kingship in general. Have a wonderful Shabbos

Concerning Kings

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Parshat Vayishlach

This week, Rav Hirsch discusses an interesting episode we find in Yakov’s travels back to his home land – his battle with Eisav’s Angel the ensuing law not to eat the “Gid Hanashe”, the seiatic nerve. Why is this law so significant, specifically to us, the children of Yakov? We constantly uphold this law, whenever we sit down to eat, why is this a reflection of who we really are? Enjoy.

Stilted Strength


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In this weeks talk we sidestep a very central point of the stairway to heaven, and see how Rav Hirsch reveals to us deep insights into a seemingly insignificant matter – A statement by Yacove after his vision. Enjoy

Vow Of Protection


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Parshat Vayeirah

This week, we will discuss two points that occur in Avraham’s life which, when taking in context with the time that they happened, teach us valuable lessons. From our first Forefather we learn how a Jew must act in order to be an example for the entire world. Enjoy

Merely G-d of your Tribe


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Parshat Lech-Lecha

In this week’s Parsha, Rav Hirsch delves in to the dialogue between Hashem and Avraham, as He was commanding him about the Bris Milah. Through various wordings and phrases, we come to gain a profound insight in what it means to truly be part of the covenant of G-d. Enjoy


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