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Text-based study enhances Torah study skills

Developed specifically for online, interactive learning

Taught by scholars with a personal interest in the subject

Engaging topics made relevant to real life issues

About the Course

In this new four-part series we delve into the teachings of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s father. A renowned Kabbalist and Talmudic scholar, R’ Levi Yitzchak’s Torah has influenced generations of Jewish thought. Join us as we unpack the concepts that defined his work and get a taste of the deep love for G-d, Jews, and Torah that has reverberated down through the generations.

Course Syllabus

Lesson 1: The Essence of a Jew
August 21, 2023
Is Judaism a set of beliefs, behaviors, or something else entirely? In the first installment of this four-part series, we begin our journey into R’ Levi Yitzchak’s teachings by unpacking the first line of the Ten Commandments, “I am G-d, your L-rd,” and answering the question: What does it mean to be a Jew?
Lesson 2: Heart, Mind & Soul
August 28, 2023
Three of G-d’s names start with the Hebrew letter Aleph. But only one begins with the letter Yud. In this lesson, we get into the nitty-gritty of R’ Levi Yitzchak’s philosophy of the Jewish soul by exploring several layers of Jewish texts - from King Nimrod to the three sons of Korach.
Lesson 3: Leah and Rochel
September 4, 2023
Should we be in the world, but not of it? In this lesson, we’re introduced to the final major theme of R’ Levi Yitzchak’s work - the dichotomy between the spiritual and the material. While other Jewish thinkers might prefer asceticism over indulgence, R’ Levi Yitzchak uses the story of Matriarchs Rochel and Leah to lay the groundwork for a radical new approach to Jewish living.
Lesson 4: Where Heaven Meets Earth
September 11, 2023
In the final installment of our four-part series, we uncover the culmination of R’ Levi Yitzchak’s work - a revolutionary moral philosophy that has reverberated down through the Rebbe’s teachings and come to reshape the Jewish world. Tune in to find out more.
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Length/Effort:
    4 weeks / 45 min. per week
  • Category: Kabbalah
  • Institution: ChabadU / Chabad Princeton
  • Cost: Free
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Meet the Instructor

Rabbi Dovid Dubov serves as director of Chabad of Princeton and Greater Mercer County, New Jersey. He has opened ten Chabad centers in Mercer County. Rabbi Dubov is the author of Yalkut Levi Yitzchak al HaTorah, a series devoted to organizing and clarifying Rabbi Levi Yitzchak’s teachings (curerntly 7 volumes). He is also the author of a 31-volume series Yalkut Moshiach u’Geulah al HaTorah

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    Joanne Y. - Israel

  • I loved everything about this course. It was obviously very well planned and delivered. The quality of your online course surpasses those which I have taken from university.

    Terry T. - USA

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    Celia R. - USA

  • The instructor did an excellent job! I really enjoyed this course. I think it's a topic that's relevant to everyone--each of us has a soul, after all. I am looking forward to future offerings!

    Katy C - USA