Shir Hashirim portrays the loving relationship between a chassan and kallah, which is also a parable of our relationship with Hashem. Rabbi Tauber explains how to prepare ourselves for the final chasuna of welcoming the Moshiach. He describes that ultimate bond with Hashem we are to strive for as we look towards the inevitable redemption.
Ever wonder why there is so much daily emphasis to remember the Exodus from Mitzrayim? Rabbi Tauber describes the Mitzrayim boundaries we still carry around in our minds, and why we accept the pain of it, despite our desire to be free from it.
What force does Rochel Imeinu represent to our wayward and confused nation? Rabbi Tauber explains why only this self-sacrificing person was chosen as the beacon of light to unite the Jewish dispersion. Hear the powerful message this holy woman has for uniting us all - and to spur the beginning of the geula.
If we had even a faint idea of the light which women bring into the world by properly fulfilling their roles, we would all be happily rushing to help them with all their seemingly mundane tasks. A talk about reaching deveikus. Not to be missed.
The Jewish nation is certainly not just a group that shares a culture and cuisine. We exist with a separate agenda and limitations that differ from all other nations. Rabbi Tauber elaborates on how Pesach can break through your inner limitations, limitations we faced in Mitzrayim which squashed even the yearning for freedom.
Every person is represented by one letter in the Torah. Rabbi Tauber examines this beautiful idea and how each person's unique Torah connects within the larger picture. Hear the worldview of Rebbi Akiva and the relevance it has to our generation before Moshiach - and how it differs from the Torah Moshe expounded on.
The mitzvah of 'declaring the new month' is the essence of how the Torah brings us to change – by nudging us to form and mold creation. Rabbi Tauber looks at the korbanos offered during the Omer period and also on Shavuos to give us a glimpse of the greatness people can reach in a short time. Yet even these heights pale in comparison to reaching the final step of total unity.
The Omer period of seven weeks leading up to kabalat HaTorah also includes the death of Rabbi Akiva's students. Rabbi Tauber ties these three together and how self-respect fully connects you to the word of God, and pinpoints where his students fell short on understanding this message. Hear also how Rabbi Akiva was the example par excellence of realizing his greatest potential - despite his background and late start in life.
The Jewish people don't celebrate past memories. So why sit on the floor mourning a temple destroyed thousands of years ago? Rabbi Tauber paints a picture of how Hashem affects us, and how we affect Him, so to speak. On that traggic day Hashem tossed the responsibility for our relationship into our hands - hoping to evoke how the days deeper beauty can outshine all its heartbreak.
Rabbi Tauber describes Pesach and Tisha B'Av - two diametrically opposite events that occured at our meeting place with Hashem. Which single aspect of Hashem's relationship can we reach for Hashem - whether it's the highs, or the ravages of pain and suffering we sometimes deserve? A beautiful class of inspiration and encouragement.