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The A to Z of Judaism

A series of lectures on various mitzvahs and central Jewish observances.

Pregnancy and Birth
Audio | 1:14:42
Pregnancy and Birth
This lecture surveys some of the laws and customs for conception, pregnancy, birth and baby naming.
Brit Milah and Pidyon HaBen
This lecture surveys some of the laws and customs on the mitzvahs of circumcision and the “redemption of the first born.”
Tallit and Tzitzit
Audio | 1:28:03
Tallit and Tzitzit
This lecture surveys some of the laws and customs on the mitzvah to wear “tzitzit” -- fringes on four-cornered garments.
The Mitzvah of Tefillin
This lecture surveys some of the laws and customs on the mitzvah for men to don “teffilin” on the arm and head.
Shabbat Candle Lighting
This class surveys some of the laws and customs of the mitzvah to light candles for Shabbat and holidays.
Laws of Kosher – Milk and Meat
This class surveys the laws of kosher, specifically the details of milk and meat.
Laws of Koshering the Kitchen
This class surveys the laws of koshering a kitchen, and also laws associated with immersing utensils known as tevilat keilim.
Bitachon – Trust in G-d
This class analyzes in great detail the special quality of “bitachon” (trust and faith in G-d) which is so fundamental in Judaism.
Time Management
Audio | 1:26:43
Time Management
This class takes a deeper look at the special value of time in light of various Torah sources.
Sleep and Judaism
Audio | 1:12:38
Sleep and Judaism
This class gives an overview of sleep in Judaism, both its practical customs and its spiritual dimension.
Healthy Spiritual Eyesight
“Torahoptics”
The eyes are the windows to the soul; they express so much in a person. What is spiritually good for the eyes?
The Laws of Communication
This class discusses the laws related to communication: greeting, listening, empathizing, ignoring, and shaming.
Joy and Happiness in Judaism
The Psalmist enjoins us: “serve G-d with joy.” How does one attain true happiness according to the Torah?
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