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Text-based classes

Yeshiva-style Torah study.

194 Videos
A Text-Based, Skills-Building Talmud Class
Learn how to study Talmud line-by-line and word-by-word. In this intermediate level class you will learn to understand the unique give-and-take style of Talmudic argument.
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1,405 Videos
Learning the Alter Rebbe’s Shulchan Aruch
Study one halacha or more each day from the Shulchan Aruch (code of Jewish law) authored by the Alter Rebbe, R’ Schneur Zalman of Liadi.
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81 Videos
The weekly portion from the Prophets
This class studies the text of the weekly haftarah; elucidating the context behind the narrative and its relevance to the theme of the parsha.
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88 Videos
Text Based Study of Scripture
Study the sacred text of the Torah from the section of the Prophets and Writings (Ketuvim).
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Daily Parshah, Tanya and Rambam Classes
Study the daily Chumash with Rashi, Tanya and Rambam with master teacher Rabbi Yehoshua B. Gordon.
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Introductory Text-based Talmud Study
These Talmud classes will be studying and analyzing the third chapter of tractate Bava Metzia, which presents the Jewish approach in many matters of civil law, particularly vis-à-vis the different degrees of liability assumed by guardians, renters and borrowers.
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2,221 Videos
Text-based classes on Gemara
Learn a daily class on a Daf of Gemara, the perfect Daf Yomi class; clear and engaging shiurim from Rabbi Avraham Meyer Zajac.
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343 Videos
Maimonides’ Book of Mitzvot
Rabbi Mendel Kaplan studies the daily lesson in Maimonides' Sefer HaMitzvos according to the daily study cycle completing all 613 commandments in the course of just under a year.
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81 Videos
Learn Basic Jewish Law from Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
Learn basic Jewish laws and customs to properly observe the Torah traditions, with a touch of some of the underlying halachic reasoning and practical applications, and occasional chassidic insights. This class is based on the text of the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (the abridged code of Jewish law).
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171 Videos
Text-based Study of the Book of Tanya
Study Tanya, the fundamental work of Chassidus, with these clear and well-explained lessons.
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169 Videos
Learn a Maamar from Samach Vov
The series of chassidic discourses affectionately known as Samach Vov, from the year 5666 by the Fifth Chabad Rebbe, the Rebbe Rashab, are famous for their exceptionally comprehensive and deep nature. Join Dr. Yaakov Brawer for clear and profound elucidations of these discourses.
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15 Videos
Derech Mitzvosecha – Mitzvas Viduy U’Teshuvah
An in-depth text-based study of a mystical discourse on the metaphysics of repentance. From the book, Derech Mitzvosecha, by the third Rebbe of Chabad, R' Menachem Mendel of Lubavitch (1789-1866).
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6 Videos
Maamar: "Adam Ki Yakriv"
This discourse of the Alter Rebbe from Likkutei Torah explains how the animal offerings brought in the Temple symbolize the refinement of our own animal character.
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15 Videos
A Passover Discourse by the Rebbe
A series of classes based on a chassidic discourse of the Rebbe which explains the mystical significance of the verse (Deut. 6:2) "When tomorrow your child will ask you, "What are the testimonies, the statutes and the laws... [of Pesach]?"
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Chassidic discourse by the 6th Lubavitcher Rebbe
The final discourse written by the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe prior to his passing on the 10th of Shevat 5710 (1950).
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Understanding the Text of the Psalms
Tehillim, the Book of Psalms authored by King David, is recited regularly by Jews throughout the ages. Learn the rich meaning of the verses we recite in praise and prayer.
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Chassidic Discourse on Nurturing Faith
V’atah Tetzaveh is the last maamar the Rebbe edited and personally distributed to chassidim. The discourse explains how the Jewish leader assists the Jew in strengthening, nurturing and internalizing the soul’s essential faith.
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36 Videos
Studying the Book of Esther
Study the Purim story from its original text, the Book of Esther, together with the classic commentaries.
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57 Videos
Studying the Passover Haggadah
Study the Haggadah, the central text of the Passover Seder, line-by-line with explanations and commentary.
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A Discourse on Prayer by the Sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe
Line-by-line study of a mystical discourse delivered by the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe in Lithuania in 1931. The title is taken from the verse (Kings II 4:10): "Now let us make a small walled upper chamber, and place there for him a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp; and it will be that when he comes to us, he will turn into there."
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52 Videos
Chassidic Discourses by the Alter Rebbe
Text-based study of Chassidic discourses of the Alter Rebbe from the sefer Torah Ohr.
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42 Videos
Text-based study of Yoreh Dei’ah
A series of advanced text based classes studying basar b’cholov (the kosher laws of milk and meat) from the Hebrew text of the Code of Jewish Law (Shulchan Aruch, Yoreh Dei’ah 87).
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Chasidic Discourse "V'Lo Yekanef Od Morecha" 5720
Textual study of a discourse (or 'maamar') based on the verse (Isaiah 30:20) "...your Teacher shall no longer be concealed from you..." The discourse discusses the importance of action and its influence on personality.
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A chassidic discourse for the 10th of Shevat
The Rebbe would say a maamar on the 10th of Shevat, commemorating the anniversary of passing of his father-in-law, the sixth Chabad Rebbe, each year expounding upon another chapter from his father-in-law’s discourse titled Basi LeGani. This maamar, recited in 5714 (1954), focuses on the fourth chapter.
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A Discourse by the Rebbe on the Nature of Miracles
A series of classes based on a chassidic discourse of the Rebbe which explains the inner dynamics of the miraculous and the natural, by way of examining the verse (Michah 7:15) "As in the days of your Exodus from Egypt, I will show [the people] wonders." (Maamar Kimei Tzeischa 5712)
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A Chassidic Discourse for Lag B'Omer
A series of classes studying a chassidic discourse of the Lubavitcher Rebbe from the year 5773 (1973), related to Lag BaOmer and the revealing of the secrets of the Torah.
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28 Videos
Study the Book of Ruth
Explore in vivid detail the courageous story of Rut the convert who sacrificed everything to become part of the Jewish People. This text based study of the book of Ruth draws from the classical commentaries and presents its inspirational relevance.
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17 Videos
Study the Book of Lamentations
The Book of Lamentations is a sad song which contains the most heartrending prophecies of Jeremiah about the destruction of the Holy Temple and the ensuing exile. Join us for an informative and uplifting text-based study of this Biblical book, which is traditionally read on Tisha B’av.
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21 Videos
Jewish laws and customs in 15 minute lessons
Learn Jewish laws and customs with renowned halachic expert Rabbi Yosef Shusterman. This series of fifteen-minute lessons on Jewish observances and traditions is presented in a clear and to-the-point style.
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In-depth analysis of Halachic principles and their practical applications
Expert Torah scholar Rabbi Chaim Rapoport discusses the complex laws and guiding principles governing interpersonal relations.
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An in-depth exploration of how the mitzvah of Megillah applies to women
If woman are obligated to hear the Megillah, are they permitted to read it for other woman? Or possibly even for other men? A discussion of Jewish law, concluding with a chassidic thought on Purim.
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A chassidic discourse on Passover
Learn a maamar on Pesach from Likkutei Torah titled “Sheishes Yamim”, which explains the deeper dimension of matzah as the ‘bread of faith’.
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A taste of the Rebbe’s insights
Get a taste of the myriad of insights found in the Passover Haggadah authored by the Rebbe.
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A gateway to the laws, practices, liturgy, symbolism, and history of the seder
In 1946 the Rebbe published a new commentary to the Haggadah under the title Haggadah for Passover with Collected Customs and Reasons. In his review of this work, Rabbi Shlomo Yosef Zevin, editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia Talmudit, lauded it as “a wondrous Haggadah, with few comparable to it,” noting its encyclopedic scope and its concision, as well as the original insights and explanations that the Rebbe offers. To study the Rebbe’s Haggadah is to open a broad gateway to the laws, practices, liturgy, symbolism, and history of the seder. Join Rabbi Isser Zalman Weisberg on an in-depth journey of scholarship and discovery.
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A chassidic discourse on Shavuot
This text-based class on a Shavuot discourse focuses on our special relationship to G-d that is metaphorically described as a faith-infused “marriage.” It's a Ma'amar (formal Chasidic discourse) that was delivered by the Rebbe in 1988, on a Shabbat afternoon just hours before Shavuot. Based on the final verse in the Haftorah: “I will betroth you to me with Faith,” it provides remarkable insights into what happened at Mount Sinai and why it’s relevant to us today. A powerful, insightful, and timely teaching about the Giving of the Torah that’ll help you better appreciate and prepare for this special holiday.
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Insights from Midrash Rabbah on the Book of Ruth
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Study the Rebbe’s foundational essay on “what is chassidus”, titled “Inyanah shel Toras HaChassidus”, which explores the underlying contribution of Chassidus in relation to the soul, the Torah and divine reality. Learn this chasidic masterpiece with Rabbi Zushe Winner and enrich your understanding and appreciation of chassidus.
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R. Schneur Zalman of Liadi's "Gateway to [Divine] Union and Cognizance"
What do we mean when we say "G-d is One"? What is the relationship between G-d and the world? What is the gateway to divine union and cognizance? Join us for a series of classes on Part Two of the foundational work of Chabad thought, Likutei Amarim - Tanya, by the Alter Rebbe. (Shaar Hayichud Vehaemunah.)
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Learning Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah
Master teacher Rabbi YY Jacobson studies one chapter a day from Rambam’s classic legal work of Mishneh Torah. The original text is read and clearly explained in English for all to understand and appreciate.
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A text-based series on the Rebbe’s insights into “Olam Haba”, the post-Messianic period of resurrection of the dead. (Maamer, L’hovin inyan techiyas hameisim, 5746)
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