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The Torah gives the Sages the power to enact new laws and observances. We look at the "rabbinical holidays" of Chanukah and Purim.

Rabbinical Holidays

Rabbinical Holidays

Practical Parshah - Shoftim

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Rabbinical Holidays: Practical Parshah - Shoftim

The Torah gives the Sages the power to enact new laws and observances. We look at the "rabbinical holidays" of Chanukah and Purim.
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Parshah, Sanhedrin, Rabbinic Mitzvot, Shoftim
Rabbi Mendel Kaplan is the founder and spiritual leader of Chabad Flamingo in Thornhill, Ontario, he also serves as a Chaplain of the York Regional Police Service.
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binh tran fremont, ca September 9, 2011

Rabbinical Thanks Rabbi Kapplan for this class teachings, I'm not a wise person, but I can related having a Rabbi guides you throught your journey (spiritual) life compare to in (secular) life like one having a mentor in life or for any matters. And that's like having extra eyes and brain to help you see the blind spot otherwise you could not see . Thank You. Reply

Rabbi Mendel Kaplan Thornhill, ON August 31, 2011

Responses! 1. Everyone is different, the best advice I can offer you is try it and see for yourself how it affects you… Beware though – life may never be the same again!

2. Unfortunately, understanding the depth of Torah does not always guarantee pious adherence. The subject is addressed in the Talmud and receives extensive elucidation in the writings of the Chasidic Masters. Much too complicated to be addressed in this forum. Seek and you shall find…

3. Your kind words are very much appreciated. I believe the entire lecture was captured on film, and will likely be available shortly when it is uploaded. Reply

Kenneth Berg Brandon, Florida August 30, 2011

Terrific Insight Thank you for another terrific lecture. I'm afraid I missed the last few minutes as it seemed to cutoff at the scheduled end. It would be nice if you could schedule a follow-up session to complete your thoughts like you did at JRetreat. Reply

jan olden san diego, ca August 30, 2011

eating the manna and spirituality why did the people who ate the manna for forty years all die in the desert accept two, because of fear of the giants in the promise? Where was their unsurpassed faith from eating manna and studying torah when it came time to obey and go take the land? Reply

Anonymous Salem, Oregon/USA August 27, 2011

Kabbalah How does the study of Kabbalah afffect ones daily life? Reply

Each week, Rabbi Mendel Kaplan will delve into that week's Torah reading to bring out a practical lesson for life and explain the Biblical sources for the customs, laws, practices and ethics of our people.
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