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Women and Wisdom

Understanding Jewish Customs

A series of classes for women examines the reasons for various Jewish customs and rituals.

Modesty and Borders
Audio | 53:16
Modesty and Borders
Women and Wisdom: Lesson 1
The Jewish idea of tzniut (modesty) isn’t just about the way we dress. How does maintaining appropriate personal boundaries help to preserve intimacy?
The Joy of Shabbat
Audio | 35:19
The Joy of Shabbat
Women and Wisdom: Lesson 2
Discovering the pleasures of immersing ourselves into a complete 25-hour Shabbat experience.
Prayer Book Blues
Audio | 44:16
Prayer Book Blues
Women and Wisdom: Lesson 3
What’s the point of praying from a prayerbook? Why do we pray in Hebrew? Is it better to pray in shul? How to infuse your prayers with real emotion and meaning.
Do I Have to Be Happy?
Women and Wisdom: Lesson 4
How important is it to be happy? The chassidic secret for feeling joy and gratitude no matter what is going on in life.
How to Get Rid of a Grudge
Women and Wisdom: Lesson 5
It says that G‑d forgives those who forgive others. What does the Torah teach us about how to get rid of resentments, and start forgiving those who have hurt us?