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What does it mean to be a Jew? Join us as we explore the fundamentals of Judaism and our role in the world. This class is the first of a six-part lecture series titled ‘The Essentials,’ which introduces the foundations of Jewish life and living.

G-d, Torah, and the Jews

G-d, Torah, and the Jews

Jewish Essentials - Part 1

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G-d, Torah, and the Jews: Jewish Essentials - Part 1

What does it mean to be a Jew? Join us as we explore the fundamentals of Judaism and our role in the world. This class is the first of a six-part lecture series titled ‘The Essentials,’ which introduces the foundations of Jewish life and living.
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antonio sabella providence August 5, 2017

so beautiful and wise. Reply

Rick Miller La Mesa June 4, 2017

What a moving and blessed lecture. I have never felt a clearer picture of who I am and what it means to be a Jew. I have a sense of wonder that is impossible to explain.
I want to share my gift to the World.

Thank you,

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Rafi James San Diego March 18, 2016

What an amazing teacher you are Rabbi Bistritzky:
I've been searching for a lecturer that can keep my attention & have found him.
Your blend of knowledge & stories presented with such sincerity & conviction
makes you the ticket for me.
תודה וחזק וברוך Reply

Michelle Brown-Ayala Las Vegas November 25, 2015

That was beautiful and profound Thank you so much, especially for touching on modern perspectives being irrelevant to Jewish fundamental teachings and beliefs. Reply

Jim Gaus August 28, 2014

Just Three Words! I...needed,,,this!

Thank you, rabbi! Reply

Mark McDonald Colorado Springs, Co May 24, 2013

Awesome lecture! Wow! You are so appreciated...Thank you for this. You are so so so good at what you do. Such clarity and power. And such a warm and inviting personality. I can tell you truly bless those fortunate to be in your presence on a daily basis. I could listen to you all day. As a matter a fact, I am going to watch another now! Thank you very much. G-Ds' Blessings to you and yours'. Reply

ThommyMac Pittsburgh, PA February 4, 2013

JUST what I needed! I had toyed with converting since I was 16. For 30 years I kept building up the nerve. 2 years ago I found out something amazing. The so-called skeleton in our family closet was mum's family Jews. Now I belong to a congregation, am taking classes, and am making up for the heritage I was almost denied. These lessons are just what I needed. Reply

Margery Klepinger Atlanta, Georgia October 4, 2012

G-d, Torah and the Jews Thank you for your wonderful lectures, I am watching each for the second time. You are a really good speaker and tie things together so well. I am studying to convert, at age 63!!! I have so much to learn!!! Reply

Moshe Ramos Kissimmee, FL May 18, 2012

Thank you What a wonderful lesson. Thank you Rabbi.
Totally change my mind on how to help the world around me. Reply

Anonymous oak park, michigan March 2, 2012

Jewish Essentials Thank you for the wonderful lesson Reply

ruth housman marshfield hills, ma December 25, 2011

a bird, alights G_d is in the Wings what IF you were experiencing massive synchronicity, not a few astounding stories, like the kind we read here on line, in one life: stories that cohere following a straight line, that never stop. Of course coincidence means it's all cohesive. We all experience this, but what about the very visible, very obvious presence of a Divine Hand in a life, and record now extant, a gold braid, as in our Challah? A weave that is a story that only G_d could have scribed, a Divine Hand, that is leading us all, through a most cosmic story?

I am seeing that this story is deeply coded within words, and the aleph bet. It would seem to "get this", at the deepest level, would to have the doors opened, and that is up to G_d.

Maybe, the best for last, a deliberate slow opening of this, the "many-petalled" rose.

Dawn/ a/ rose. A dawning consciousness. A story that is about LOVE. A story that dovetails, as dove is to peace, and dovetail is to dove tale. Pieces that fit together. As puzzle to WONDER! Reply

Julie Weiss Chicago, Il December 24, 2011

A light unto the nations. Rabbi Shlomo Bistritzky, after watching your lecture tonight, I felt a sense of empowerment and purpose that I have not felt in a long time. Thank you for your light. Reply

Aimee Salt Lake City, UT April 3, 2011

Profound Rabbi Shlomo Bistritzky, your presentation was both profound and touching. It brought tears to my eyes a few times and laughter as well. Thank you. I look forward to the other 5 lectures. Reply

Jane Hughes Ely, UK October 7, 2010

Study Have been brought to your door am not a Jew but had a jewish connection through marriage .although I didn't know at the time and have found a possible jewish link through my father's family the Hahnemanns
am studying through Chabad...hearing this I wept...thankyou Rabbi.... Reply

Dr. Derrick Whitt August 23, 2010

My Personal Resolve As a Ger (convert) coming in and joining alongside my Jewish brothers and sisters as we journey together in this world, let be my oath to follow more of the Torah and draw close to G-d. I publicly acknowledge G-d as the true G-d, the Creator of the universe who oversees all things and control every aspect of it, and He has given Torah to mankind at Horev as he connected with His chosen people Yisrael and I join the voice of every Israeli (past, present, and future) to accept and obey the mitzvot found in Torah regardless of the struggle we face in this world. Reply

Mr. Richard Raff August 23, 2010

Jewish Essentials - Part 1 Rabbi Shlomo Bistritzky i have not forgot about your wise and helpful lectures. The story of how i found interest in such great kindness in the message is just the beginning. Remembering back about two years ago i made the decision to buy a book of the Torah. Before i bought the Chumash i had to ask myself a question. The question i asked myself, i asked to G-d to help me with the answer. The answer was do i (rgr) accept the terms in which the Torah was based on? A second after that i was getting my stuff together to purchase a investment in the Jewish ways and understanding our Creator. i knew it wasn't going to be easy but i had already made the promise to G-d. i really do not like to go back on my word so i always have trusted G-d in these matters and still do. Reply

James Leeds, UK August 21, 2010

Jewish Essentials Part 1 Rebbi
What a wonderful word, I have learned so much from you, Torah is an essential part of a living experience of which i need to partake and to learn.
Thank you. Reply

alina carr roselle park, nj May 19, 2010

G-d, torah,and Jew Rabbi , your lecture was powerful , it brought back memories of my childhood and the road that i have traveled . thank you for spiritual insight . Reply

Jesus Rodriguez Dallas, Tx. USA May 10, 2010

G-d, Torah and the Jew I am not a Jew and listening to your teachings makes my heart to feel like this is the food that my soul was longing for. I will be looking forward to studying the Torah from now on. Reply

Andrew Blackstock kingston, Jamaica April 2, 2010

Thanks for the eye opener just sitting around my computer and listening to you and the message you deliver was heaven on earth for me and i on the other hand will elevate my home, workplace and society by shining brighter. Between you and i, i'm not a Jew but a Christian but seminars like this get me fired up. God bless you and give you the courage to continue preaching His words daily. Reply

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