‏בס"ד‏

Welcome To Bais Mordechai

The hope of this site is to be educational and inspirational. I see the Torah as an instruction manual given to us by a benevolent Father in heaven to help us navigate our lives, with stories and examples for us to learn from.
BIBLE = Book of Instruction By which to Live on Earth
FROG = Forever Rely On G-d
Frogs only jump forward not backward. So too must we continue to move forward in our quest for spirituality and contentment.

Wednesday June 29, 2022


Ki Tavo 7

   Listen    Download

1 week ago
Chp. 27 verses 15 - 26: This lecture deals with the 11 curses that were said when the nation entered the land and stood on the the two mountains, of Evel and Gerizim.

My Thoughts 273 The Book With Only Two Verses in the Torah

   Listen    Download

1 week ago
272 The Book with only two verses in the Torah. In this Thought i discuss the Two verses that we recite during our services when we remove and return the Torah Scroll to the Ark.

Friday June 24, 2022


My Thoughts 272 Torah what's in a word

   Listen    Download

1 week ago
272 Torah what's in a word. A thought about the word BAMIDBOR, and what we can learn from just one word in Torah.

Wednesday June 22, 2022


Ki Tavo 6

   Listen    Download

2 weeks ago
Chp. 27 verses 3 - 14: Moshe instructs the nation that when they cross the Jordan, they should write the Torah on 12 stones and cover them with plaster. these stones would serve as a sort of Mezuzah that would protect the land. 6 tribes would stand on each of the mountains, o f Evel and Greezim, with the Cohanim and Levim in the valley calling out the blessings and the curses.

Parashas Chukat


Chukat 1

   Listen    Download

2 years ago
Chp. 19 verses 1 & 2: Introduction, why doesn't the Torah state that this is the law of the Red Heifer? Why is this the ultimate statue. What is the connection to the portion of Korach? Why a Red cow?

Chukat 2

   Listen    Download

2 years ago
Chp. 19 verses 3 - 13: The laws that are connected to the ritual of the Red Heifer.

Chukat 3

   Listen    Download

2 years ago
Chp. 19 verses 14 - 19: Continues with the purification process of one who is defiled by the dead or a sword.

Chukat 4

   Listen    Download

2 years ago
Chp. 19 verses 20 - 22: this ends the description of the ritual of the Red Heifer. Chp. 20 verses 1 - 6: Miriam dies and the well of Miriam disappears. The people have no water and they complain to Moshe.

Chukat 5

   Listen    Download

2 years ago
Chp. 20 verses 7 - 12: We begin the story of Moshe hitting the rock in the 40th year of the journey in the desert, after God had commanded him to speak to the rock.

Chukat 6

   Listen    Download

2 years ago
Chp. 20 verses 12 - 21: This lecture ends the incident with the hitting of the rock. Moshe petitions the King of Edom to let the Jewish nation pass through his land, but he refuses to let them pass.

Chukat 7

   Listen    Download

2 years ago
Chp. 20 verses 22 - 29: The death of Aaron.

Chukat 8

   Listen    Download

2 years ago
Chp. 20 verses 1 - 9: After Aaron's death the clouds are removed and Amalek attacks, under the guise of being Canaanites. The people complain about God and Moshe and they are attacked and killed by snakes and scorpions. The admit their sin and God commands Moshe to make a copper snake that would cure those that were bitten, by looking up at the snake on a pole.

Chukat 9

   Listen    Download

2 years ago
Chp. 21 verses 10 - 35: Begins with the SONG OF THE WELL. The portion ends with the wars with Og and Sichon.

Parashas Chukat (2004 - 2007)


Chukat 1a

   Listen    Download

9 years ago
Chp. 19 verses 1 - 16: Introduction, begins with the laws of the "Red Heifer" the ultimate statute.

Chukat 1b

   Listen    Download

9 years ago
Chp. 19 verse 17 - Chp. 20 verse - 13: Continues with the laws of the Red Heifer. Chp. 20 begins with the death of Miriam. The people complain to Moshe and Aaron about the lack of water. Hashem tells Moshe to talk to the rock and it will bring forth water, but he hits the rock twice. Hashem then informs Moshe, that because he did not fulfill G-ds command properly he would not lead the people into the land.

Chukat 2b

   Listen    Download

9 years ago
Chp. 20 verse 14 - Chp. 21 verse 20: Moshe sends messengers to the king of Edom asking for permission to pass through his land, he refuses. They travel to mount Hor and there Aaron dies and is succeeded by his son Elazar, and all the people mourn for him. Chp. 21, begins with the Amalekie attacking they defeat them. The people begin to complain about the conditions in the desert. Hashem punishes them with poisonous snakes and scorpions which kill many of the people. They repent and Hashem tells Moshe to make a copper snake and hang it on a pole and those that look at it will not die. They continue to travel in the wilderness. Hashem performs a miracle for them at the valley of Arnon. When they become aware of this miracle they compose a song of praise to Hashem.

Chukat 2c

   Listen    Download

9 years ago
Chp. 21 verses 20 - 35: Continues with the song of praise to Hashem. Moshe sends messengers to Sichon the king of the Amorites to allow them to pass through his land. He refuses and attacks them. He is defeated and all his lands are taken by the Jews. They then turn their attention to Og the king of Bashan and Hashem tells Moshe not to fear him. He too is defeated and his lands are possessed by the Jewish nation.


© 2012 Bais-Mordechai. All rights reserved.