Purpose

Life's journey: Traveling along the path of life there are ups and downs. What is life’s purpose? Why were we placed here?

Why Am I Here?
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Why Am I Here?
The key to life: Making every experience G-dly
The purpose of life has two parts: Why G-d created us, what's in it for him? And why are we here, what does he want from us. The first question is high mystery, we may never know the answer. The second question is the key to life.
Life’s Four Questions
The Questions G-d Will Ask You
When the soul returns to her Maker after a hundred twenty years, she is presented with four key questions about how she lived on earth…
The Soul of Leadership
Finding Your Spiritual Anchor amid the Din of Life
What is true leadership? Let us first examine the core values that serve as a spiritual anchor in life.
A Life Worth Living
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A Life Worth Living
Torah Thoughts on the Meaning of Life
Is it possible to be living but not be alive? What it takes to get in touch with your essential self and activate the point within your soul that gives meaning to life.
Freedom to Choose?
We learn that the freedom to choose, necessitates a choice. There is also a higher level, where an identity can exist without a choice -- freedom from choice. The information in this talk is indispensable in understanding the human condition, morality and Judaism.
Why Don’t You Go To Heaven?
The soul is sent away from its home in heaven to earth. At first the soul is confused by earthly conditions; only gradually does it begin to appreciate its mission in transforming a world devoid of G-dliness.
Facing Reality as an Embodied Soul
Judaism & Asceticism
Would you take a sublime and transcendent spiritual being and lock it up? That's what G-d did when He sent your soul to earth. What was He getting at?
What Does G-d Want
What is the vast eternal purpose for which G-d creates the world? We are taught that there are two components to its fulfillment: to give G-d a voice in his world by making it more G-dly, and. to reach a state where-in the primary pleasure in life is closeness to G-d.
Bad Things to Good People?
Here is an authentically Jewish presentation of a painful subject which enables us to lay the groundwork for understanding G-d's justice. We come to understand the nature of Divine Providence, recognizing G-d's hand in every event.
See The Invisible
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See The Invisible
Seeing the hidden goodness in every person; seeing the potential of mankind, and seeing the un-tapped reserve of wealth hidden in nature, together these visions make the impossible available, together they represent a messianic world.
A Soul's Journey
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A Soul's Journey
The soul descends from heaven - a perfect environment to a lesser one. The objective is to reveal the nature of the soul itself, which can only be revealed away from that perfect place
Garden of Eden
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 New World of Noach
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.
Waters of the Flood
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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?
Putting First Things First
Bringing G-dliness into this World
Every created being needs to justify its existence because it was created for a purpose.
The Soul Begins Its Journey
Every soul in the world asks itself: what am I doing here, why was I sent away from heaven?
Journey of the Soul - Part 1
Audio | 47:25
Journey of the Soul
Part 1
What is a soul? Where is it from? What is its significance in the world? A three part series; explaining and bringing down the kabbalistic term of ‘soul’, to a level that we can all relate to and understand.
Journey of The Soul - Part 2
Audio | 60:00
Journey of The Soul
Part 2
What is a soul? Where is it from? What is its significance in the world? A three part series; explaining and bringing down the kabbalistic term of ‘soul’, to a level that we can all relate to and understand.
Journey of The Soul - Part 3
Audio | 68:34
Journey of The Soul
Part 3
What is a soul? Where is it from? What is its significance in the world? A three part series; explaining and bringing down the kabbalistic term of ‘soul’, to a level that we can all relate to and understand.
Rhythms Of The Soul - Part 1
Audio | 70:10
Rhythms Of The Soul
Part 1
The term ‘soul’ is so widely used in our lives. Does everything have a soul? And what is it in a practical application? A kabbalistic look at our relationship with our soul, and the souls of all that we encounter.
Rhythms Of The Soul - Part 2
Audio | 57:40
Rhythms Of The Soul
Part 2
The term ‘soul’ is so widely used in our lives. Does everything have a soul? And what is it in a practical application? A kabbalistic look at our relationship with our soul, and the souls of all that we encounter.
The Purpose of Creation
The divine presence came down to this world and then the divine presence left this world. What will bring it back?
It's All About Desire
In describing G-d’s relationship with creation the Midrash says: The holy one blessed be He, desires a dwelling place in the lowest world. Desire, implies not that the project is unnecessary, rather it is essential to Him.
When a Mitzvah Hurts
All resistance to G-dliness comes from un-holiness; through mitzvots we can bring G-dliness even to areas of resistance, and where G-d feels foreign and un-natural He eventually finds a home.
Why Evil?
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Why Evil?
Why were we given the ability to injure or kill? Also, what brings evil into existence and what do we do about it?
Lifting the Veils
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Lifting the Veils
A deeper look into the ultimate objective of everything
In this class, the story of an encounter between an Israeli army officer and a Russian immigrant in the heady aftermath of the Six Day War becomes a symbol for Judaism's ultimate mission-statement. Explore the purpose of life on three progressively deeper levels: from the perspective of (a) Torah's outer dimension, (b) its inner dimension, and (c) its essence.
Bringing Heaven Down to Earth
How to infuse our physical reality with spirituality
How the Jewish people, and particularly Jewish women, have been experts in maintaining our spiritual identity even in foreign soils.
ChabadTalk Podcast
Sit back and listen as your world turns on its head
Listen to compelling podcasts by Tzvi Freeman and let him turn your world on its head as he probes the mysteries of life, purpose and the Jewish People.