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History: Chassidic Dimension

History: Chassidic Dimension

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The first story in human history is a story we all know: Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Yet, it requires further study to uncover its deeper meaning and significance.
The simple story of Adam and Eve: Maybe it wasn't that simple after all
Audio | 29:46
Waters of the Flood
Good News or Bad News?
The text states: “the people were evil; the flood erased them from the earth”. However the Midrash equates the flood waters with the waters of creation which are pure and holy; is it good news or bad news? Is Torah in heaven or on earth?
In creating the world, G-d moved from nothing to something. In the new world of Noah after the flood, the creation responded by moving from something to nothing.
G-d created the world out of kindness; Abraham was the embodiment of that kindness. Chassidut reveals the nature of Abraham's love and fear, and his relationship with Sarah, Yitzchak, Yishmael and Hagar.
The G-dly refinement of the world has been going on for three and a half thousand years, counting from Sinai, the refinement is obviously through man’s efforts, and the world must grow from within the natural order. It all began with Yitzchak and his wells...
The story of Elisha from a Chassidic perspective.
Audio | 50:08
Advanced
Akeidat Yitzchak
This class unravels the special significance of Akeidat Yitzchak, the binding of Isaac; why this test of self sacrifice stands out from all others?
Audio | 41:32
Advanced
The Me’oras Ha'Machpelah
This class teaches the Kabbalistic spiritual significance of the Cave of Machpelah; the resting place of the patriarchs and matriarchs.
This class explains the difference between Yishmoel and Eisav through the prism of Chassidus.
Audio | 49:49
Intermediate
The Sale of Yosef
A deeper look at the biblical story of Yosef being sold into exile by his brothers.
Audio | 46:07
Advanced
Ephraim and Menasheh
This class introduces the unique qualities that Efrayim and Menashe represent according to the teachings of Chassidut.
Audio | 44:17
Moshe vs. the Avot
This class details the difference between Moshe and the Avot, our forefathers.
This class discusses the unique roles of Moshe vs. Aaron, leaders of the Jewish people, as expressed in the way they spoke to Pharaoh.
The splitting of the Sea of Reeds is the prototype for all events in history, when G-dliness was made evident: prophecy of sort, a curtain removed, truth revealed.
The spiritual significance behind the miracle of the splitting of the Red Sea upon the Jewish people’s exodus from Egypt.
Audio | 48:13
Advanced
The Sin of the Golden Calf
The grave sin of the golden calf and what it really consisted of; for how is it possible that they worshiped idols after all that they just experienced?
Audio | 46:39
Advanced
The Breaking of the Tablets
This class explores the reasons why Moshe broke the luchos, the tablets, and the positive he meant to accomplish through their breaking.
Audio | 48:54
Advanced
The Counting of the Jews
This class takes a deeper look at the special significance of the counting of the Jewish people.
This class illuminates the story of the meraglim, the spies, in the light of Chassidut.
Audio | 49:17
Advanced
The Tribes Reuven and Gad
This class expounds upon the special greatness of the tribes Reuven and Gad.
Audio | 45:02
Advanced
The Dynasty of King David
The true function of Jewish kings and the unique nature of the kingdom of the house of David.
Audio | 51:20
Advanced
Eliyahu on Mt. Carmel
This class analyzes the story of Elijah the Prophet on Mt. Carmel where he challenged the worshipers of the Ba’al.
Audio | 51:37
Advanced
The Rambam
This class describes the outstanding life of the Rambam and the great books he authored.
This class explores the spiritual and legal status of a Kohen and Levi and their differences.
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