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Jewish Wisdom Series

Short Insights into Daily Life

Rabbi Manis Friedman speaks about a variety of subjects from the Torah perspective.

4:35
We all tak about it; but what is it? What is the science of attraction? What does a man truly find irresistible about a woman? Can attraction only be about the continuation of our species?
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4:55
Is our relationship with G-d predicated solely on "obedience" or is there something else at play as well? On the significance on the mitzvah
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3:26
What is the most intelligent question regarding the world’s origin?
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3:51
Rabbi Manis Friedman discusses how 2,000 years of being discriminated against has affected our self-awareness as Jews. How do we heal? How do we stand up, not in spite of our Jewishness, but because of it? What does it mean to be "Jewishly Proud"?
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3:35
When we are skeptical, are we really being intelligent, or is it simply an emotional hesitation?
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3:35
Have you ever loved someone that you didn't need, that didn't matter deeply to you? Probably not, but why? What is the true nature of love?
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4:11
Love is overrated: in relationships, in religion, in society as a whole. Love may add flavor to life. But purpose brings life to life. That's indispensable.
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2:30
Does a "moral" society imply absolute equality among its members?
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5:10
Our relationships with our parents don't need to be as complicated as we might make them...
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2:08
Some say we need more and bigger government, since we can't trust people anymore. But would government be more trustworthy?
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3:16
What is the moral standard?
A fundamental principle of morality is the need to treat people as they deserve to be treated and not merely what is comfortable for us…
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2:54
If you had three candies, would you keep them all for yourself? Keep two and give away one? Keep one and give two? Give them all?
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3:19
Is being "spiritual" the same as being G-dly? Spirituality is a human impulse not a divine one.
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