Transformative Torah

by Batya Hefter

Transformative Torah seeks to transmit the teachings and spiritual path of the hasidic masters to the modern seeking Jew. 

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E12 - Simplicity: Getting Down to Earth

    S01 E12 - Simplicity: Getting Down to Earth

    Where do you go after the extraordinary experience at Sinai?God tells the people ‘build an altar of earth’.R. Mordechai of Izbica tells us how to get down to earth.

    05:15
  • S01 E11 - When God’s Ways are Hidden: Moshe took the Bones of Joseph

    S01 E11 - When God’s Ways are Hidden: Moshe took the Bones of Joseph

    What do you do when God's path is hidden, when your life seems to take the wrong turn? Pharaoh finally let the Jews go, but to Moshe's distress, God takes then via the indirect route. Rabbi Mordechai Yosef shows how taking the 'bo...

    04:41
  • S01 E10 - Moshe and Pharaoh in the Garden of Eden

    S01 E10 - Moshe and Pharaoh in the Garden of Eden

    Pharaoh symbolizes evil and the world of appearances. Moshe, symbolizes the Torah and the world of truth. Yet, Moshe, according to the Zohar, is afraid to confront Pharaoh. What happens with the world of truth collides with the wo...

    05:05
  • S01 E09 - Untangling Israel from the Clutches of Egypt

    S01 E09 - Untangling Israel from the Clutches of Egypt

    Untangling Israel from Egypt. How did we get out then, how do we get out now?Moshe is frustrated that his efforts to redeem the people made their suffering worse. God teaches Moshe that the children of Israel will not be free from...

    05:16
  • S01 E08 - Moshe and the Strange Incident at the Inn

    S01 E08 - Moshe and the Strange Incident at the Inn

    On Moshe’s return to Egypt, we are told that God confronted Moshe and sought to kill him. Why would God want to kill the man he chose to redeem His people? The clue rests in the symbolic meaning of circumcision and Moshe's speech ...

    05:11