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The Jewish Spotlight

Interviews on Jewish topics

Vintage video archives of a weekly television program titled Jewish Spotlight, featuring various aspects of Jewish life and culture, hosted by Rabbi Tuvia Teldon, director of Chabad-Lubavitch of Long Island.

29:26
with DovBer Pinson
What does Judaism say about the soul and where it comes from? Why do we have a soul and what is it meant to accomplish. Rabbi DovBer Pinson helps us better understand this esoteric topic.
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29:45
with DovBer Pinson
Rabbi Pinson continues to outline the journey of the soul and the Jewish belief in reincarnation.
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29:28
with Chana Epstein
A discussion on how to maximize our full potential in relationships of marriage in order to achieve true happiness and fulfillment.
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29:20
with Lawrence Schiffman
Professor Lawrence Schiffman, a noted scholar, details the rich historical significance of the sacred sites of the Western Wall and the Temple Mount in Jerusalem up until their modern day status.
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29:07
with Chaya Teldon
The concept of divine providence introduces reason and meaning to everything that happens to us in of our lives.
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29:40
with Chaya Teldon
The topic of the soul is a true mystery, as it relates to things of the spirit which cannot be felt in a tangible way. Yet it is very much a reality in our belief system.
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29:31
with Sue Fishkoff
An interview with Sue Fishkoff, the author of The Rebbe’s Army, a book detailing the Chabad movement’s activities in furthering Judaism.
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29:48
with Yosef Chaim Kantor
Rabbi Yosef Chaim Kantor, chief rabbi and director of Chabad in Bangkok, Thailand, describes Jewish life in Thailand.
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29:08
with Judith Leventhal
Have you ever experienced a moment when a seemingly random event also seemed strangely meaningful, or even miraculous? Judith Leventhal, the co-author of the best-selling series Small Miracles, speaks to these phenomena and shares some of these moving stories.
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29:38
The book of Tanya, a masterpiece of Chassidic philosophy, has captured the mind and heart of many. What is its message?
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29:01
with Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau
Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, former chief rabbi of Israel, delivers a passionate talk in solidarity of Israel.
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28:50
The Ten Commandments, which have served as the bedrock of morality for generations, are central in Judaism. Rabbi Teldon details the make-up of these mitzvahs.
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29:47
with Chaya Teldon
A discussion on some of the customs and symbolism at a Jewish wedding.
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29:40
Avraham Fried, world-acclaimed Jewish singer, shares his experiences in touching countless of lives across the globe in his performances.
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30:03
Hands-On Demonstration
Children participate in a hands-on demonstration of the many steps entailed in making handmade matzah for the Passover Seder. A workshop by Rabbi Michoel Albukerk from Tzivos Hashem Crafts Workshops.
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29:41
Hands-On Demonstration
Children participate in a hands-on demonstration of how to make olive oil to light the menorah on Chanukah. A workshop by Rabbi Michoel Albukerk from Tzivos Hashem Crafts Workshops
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30:02
Hands-On Demonstration
Children participate in a hands-on demonstration of how to make a shofar for Rosh Hashana. A workshop by Rabbi Michoel Albukerk from Tzivos Hashem Crafts Workshops.
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27:58
It’s important to know what Judaism says on how to properly attend to the deceased from the time of death to burial. Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, a renowned expert on Jewish burial in our tradition, clarifies the matter.
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28:56
Looking back fifty years to the beginning of the leadership of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory, we explore his unbelievable impact and continuing influence throughout the world. (From a cable show in 1999)
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29:03
With Cantor Joseph Malovany
The chazan plays a central role in the High Holiday services leading the congregation in prayer. As we prepare for Rosh Hashanah, renowned chazan, Joseph Malovany reflects on the special role of the cantor and his experience singing around the world to inspire the Jewish heart.
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