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The Sound and the Spirit
The central observance of Rosh Hashanah is hearing the shofar. This year, many of us will not be able to attend synagogue services and will be blowing the shofar at home. This course will provide you with practical tips and mystical insights to fulfill this mitzvah an optimal manner, so you can blow at home, and blow everyone away.
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Jewish medical ethics on the modern world.
It's time for a serious talk about life, death, health, medicine, and healing. The world, as we know it, is changing and progressing faster than ever before. And with all those developments and advancements come bigger and more complicated ethical questions and uncertainties. In this course, we will take a deep dive into Jewish medical ethics, and explore the sources, principles, and laws that guide our lives, from eating healthy to ambulance rides to ICU's, and beyond.
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Finding purpose in a life where nothing seems normal anymore
The search for a meaningful and purposeful life is the great equalizer among people of all faiths, cultures, and backgrounds. We all want to believe that we’re a part of something bigger; we want to feel that our existence means something. But what does it mean to live with purpose? And how can we reconcile personal hardship, sudden tragedy, and feelings of emptiness with living a life of belief, happiness, and meaning? In this course, we will uncover eight paths to purpose in the face of both ordinary and extraordinary circumstances.
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How to resolve conflict while improving yourself.
In this course, we will cover strife, personal weakness, the human condition, and the daily battles that rage between our G-dly soul and our animal soul. You will discover that not all conflict is bad; on the contrary, it can be channeled into a greater good. You will gain a profound appreciation for friends, family, and humanity as a whole. But, most importantly, you will gain a deeper insight into the world’s most important person, you.
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The unique math that demystifies the Torah's written and oral laws.
Let’s talk about the Torahs. You read that right; we received two Torahs from G-d at Sinai, the written law and the oral law. They were given together because one can not be understood or interpreted without the other. In this course, we will breakdown the origins and meaning of both the oral and written traditions of Torah, how they’ve been passed down for centuries, and how our rabbis and sages have passed rulings based on these G-d given laws for over 3,000 years.
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We forge many relationships throughout the course of our lives, but only one is featured in the ten commandments: The mitzvah to honor one’s parents. From the moment we’re born to the day that we die, there is no bond that is closer, deeper, or more complex than the parent-child relationship. In this course we will explore the Torah’s perspective on that bond, and the obligations that come along with it.
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How well do you know your Jewish history? It’s not an objective question, not just that anyway. It’s a profoundly personal question. You are the result of more than three millennia of Jewish history. Your habits, your quirks, your likes and dislikes, your sense of humor, the way you think, the way you see reality, the way you interact with family, your friends, your neighbors, your fellow citizens—all of this is heavily determined by a long heritage of Jewish habits, likes, dislikes, ideas, teachings, etc.. It’s like an extension of psychoanalysis. To really get to know yourself, you need to understand your parents; to understand your parents, you need to understand your grandparents…
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The six millennia that made you who you are.
You are the result of more than three millennia of Jewish history. Your habits, your quirks, your likes and dislikes, your sense of humor, the way you think, the way you see reality, the way you interact with your family, your friends, your neighbors, your fellow citizens—all of this is heavily determined by a long heritage of Jewish habits. To really get to know yourself, you need to understand your history.
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Taking the lid off the food industry
Kosher certification. You may have seen the symbols, but do you know what goes on behind the scenes? From fish markets in China to vegan shops in Montreal, this course travels around the world to find out what’s really going on beneath the label. Join us on our four-part journey to discover why kosher supervision is so important.
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Small insights for a better life
Faith, joy, love, truth. These are all words that evoke a certain set of feelings: aspiration, hope, and maybe even a tinge of confusion. Who doesn't want to live a life of perfect joy, suffused with faith and authenticity? But how do we get there? In “Love. Joy. Truth.”, we set out to present a personal and authentically Jewish approach to living a more fulfilled life. One lesson at a time.
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Simple, easy to remember meditations, designed to keep you living fully in the moment.
Stress. Anxiety. Distraction. These are all maladies of twenty-first century life. But what if you could outwit them? For centuries, Chassidic teachings have held the answer: Simple, easy to remember meditations, designed to keep you living fully in the moment. In this four course series, you'll be taken through the basics of Jewish mindfulness. Each course contains a brief guided imagery meditation, followed by instruction on how to utilize it in your day-to-day life. Are you ready to get started?
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Who hasn’t heard of Abraham and Sarah? The founders of the Jewish people who together stood up to a world that chose to ignore the existence of a divine creator. But, how well do we know them, the two people that are responsible for our existence? In this course, we will delve into what made Avraham and Sarah so special as individuals, and what made them so effective as leaders and trailblazers.
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Welcome to the Tanya - a classic, Chassidic text, written 200 years ago, that turns all preconceived notions of what it means to be human upside down. Do we have one soul or two? What does it mean to be righteous? And are we supposed to take life seriously, or have a good time? Dive into this four part series and find out.
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Is eating the secret to a more spiritual life?
Why are Jews obsessed with food? Every major holiday, every major milestone, is marked with it. From apples and honey on Rosh Hashanah to latkes on Chanukah, matzah on Pesach, and everything in betweenIs there something inherently Jewish about the foods we eat? In this course we dive in deep, through Jewish history, kabbalistic insights, and even a bit of wisdom from Bubby. So grab a plate and dig in!
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How much do you know about the soul and its inner workings? Have you ever wondered about the big questions: why are we here? What’s the purpose of evil in the world? Join us as we delve into the paradoxes and mysteries of the human condition—and glean answers to some of our most essential questions. Based on the teachings of R. Shneur Zalman of Liadi in his seminal chassidic text, “The Tanya,” this course will introduce you to the Jewish understanding of the soul... and what it means to have one in the 21st century.
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Prayer can be one of the most confounding of spiritual practices. If it is a personal, meditative, soul experience, then why is so much of it dictated by formality and structured liturgy?
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Take a journey into the world of Noah with the Talmudic sages, Chassidic masters and Kabbalists as your guides, as we navigate the events that unfold in what was a literal watershed moment in the development of human civilization.
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A comprehensive course on giving and getting forgiveness.
This forgiveness course focuses on the study of interpersonal relationships. But some of what we learn is equally relevant to our divine relationship. Learners completing this course, will have a thorough and fundamental understanding of the mechanics and application of forgiveness.
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Judaism's Real-World Utopia
The idea of Moshiach (Messiah) and the Messianic Redemption is one of the pillars of Jewish faith. Yet the topic is often fraught with misconceptions. Some are even surprised to learn that Moshiach is a Jewish concept.
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The World Is Your Garden
Eden was the very beginning, the blueprint for how human existence in its perfect state was meant to be – and exposed the shortcomings that brought about the imperfect world we live in today. Every detail, every nuance, contains a fountain of information and insight into our reality, the human condition, our future, our purpose, why we’re here, where we’re heading and why.
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4 Keys to Emotional Intelligence
Are you ready to retrain your mind to think healthy thoughts? Some thought patterns are so pervasive and so ingrained in our minds that we aren’t even conscious of them. When these thought patterns are self-destructive and disempowering, they breed toxic emotions. The first step is to demystify these patterns by becoming more self-aware; then we can develop strategies for tackling the challenges they present. Each lesson in this course will focus on one key area, diving inward to examine the pattern of thought, and exploring strategies for untangling and transforming them.
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A New Online Course on Freedom of Choice
Do we have freedom of choice, or is it merely an illusion? Belief in an omnipotent higher power would suggest that everything is predetermined. But how does that explain the human experience, in which our ability to make choices is a given? And how does it fit with the moral imperative, in both Judaism and in society at large, that people should be held accountable for their actions?
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The on-point, off-beat course on the transmission of Torah
Scroll Down is designed to initiate auditors into a first acquaintance with the Torah and with Jewish history and ideas. The video lessons are presented at an introductory level of Jewish Studies at college.
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A New Course from Jewish.tv on the True Nature of the Unity of G-d
Are we a contradiction to G-d's omnipresence? Can our world and G-d coesxit?
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Engage the past. Enrich the present.
A Taste of Talmud will give you a glimpse into the methods and workings of the Talmud. Classic Talmudic topics will be learned in the traditional yeshivah style. You will also gain familiarity with the “hardware” of the Talmud page.
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Explore the rich traditions and customs of the Passover Seder
The Seder is the most celebrated part of the Passover holiday. But let’s be honest: Do you sometimes feel confused and somewhat bored by the Seder’s parade of rituals and words? If yes, this four-part course is for you. Join Rabbi Moshe Steiner as the ancient traditions and laws come to life—your life. In this course you’ll learn the sources and the significance of the customs and laws of Passover, and gain an overview of the central elements of the Seder.
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A Journey Through the Siddur
We spend much time each day reciting the words of the siddur. Join us to enhance your prayers and become more proficient in understanding and mastering the prayer liturgy. This comprehensive series on Tefillah explores the special meaning embedded in the text of our prayers—elucidating, step by step, the words, structure, and progression of the siddur.
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A Guide to Jewish Life and Living
A six-part lecture-series on the foundations of Jewish life. Blending the spiritual and the practical, “The Essentials” will deepen your knowledge and appreciation of Judaism and hopefully whet your appetite for continued growth and study in pursuit of your heritage.
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An Introductory Course on Prayer
An overview of the roots, purpose and practice of Jewish prayer.
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A Brief Introduction to Jewish Theology
A six-part series on the major ideas of Jewish theology, this overview attempts to present the tenets of Jewish belief in a single, cohesive picture.
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Jewish Teachings on Reincarnation
An overview of traditional Jewish beliefs regarding past lives and the transmigration of souls, particularly as brought out in the teachings of kabbalah.
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Explore Select Discussions of the Talmud
Join the Talmud’s discussion as we explore and debate various selected texts from the vast sea of the Talmud, and gain insight and appreciation of its rich knowledge. This series will help enhance your skills in Talmudic analysis and reasoning, whilst providing a window into the style and language of the Talmud, also known as the Gemara. These courses are taught by Rabbi Binyomin Bitton, an expert Talmudic scholar, who masterfully presents the Talmud’s profound wisdom in a clear, easy to follow, and intellectually stimulating manner.
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The Life, Work and Legacy of Rambam
A survey of the life, work and legacy of one of the most influential figures in Jewish history, Rabbi Moses Maimonides (1135–1204).
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Beraita of Rabbi Yishmael
An overview of the Oral Torah's systemized rules for how the Written Torah may be interpreted.
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Mitzvah Workshops
Learn the ins and outs of practical observance with the Jewish Tool Kit.
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The Jewish Approach to Death, Burial & Mourning
A three-part lecture series on the painful, yet important subject of death, burial, and mourning in the Jewish tradition.
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A Jewish Look at the Origins of Existence
A contrast between scientific and faith-based approaches to explaining the origins of existence.
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The Jewish concept of charity
This series gives a comprehensive overview of the mitzvah of giving charity.
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Stories of the Tanach
A history of the Jewish people as detailed in the books of the Tanach (Jewish Bible), beginning with the book of Joshua.
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Jewish History from the Destruction to Modernity
This history of the Jewish people in exile covers roughly two millennia, beginning with the Mishnaic period and continuing through to the Modern Age.
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Women in Jewish Religious Life
A six-part series tackles the often controversial topic of women's roles in Jewish practice and religious life.
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A Practical Guide to Spiritual Growth
This lecture-series presents an overview of the primary ideas in the foundational book of Chassidism. The Tanya compacts four millennia of Jewish wisdom to answer the great personal and existential questions of life. Tanya has revolutionized the way we think about G-d, the human condition, the world and our place in it, and it serves as a practical guide to realize your spiritual potential.
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The Jewish Dietary Laws
A three-part series introducing the basics of maintaining a kosher diet.
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Questions and Answers on Classic Moral Dilemmas
A series of classes presents a Torah perspective on specific dilemmas and problems in ethics.
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A Basic Look at Belief
A general introduction to the idea of faith and what makes Jewish belief unique.
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Understanding G-d’s Ten Proclamations at Sinai
A series of classes on the “Ten Commandments” that were given to the Jewish people at Sinai. Each class focuses on one of the “Ten Commandments.”
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The Schools of Hillel and Shammai
Presented in a style accessible to beginners, this series analyzes the difference in opinion between the schools of Hillel and Shammai by studying dozens of specific cases from their primary text in the Talmud.
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A Survey of the Structure and Contents of the Six Books of Mishnah
A six-part series exploring the structure and general themes of the six books or "orders" of Mishnah and its various tractates.
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Guidance on Mindful Prayer
In order to give one’s words wings with which they may fly, we endeavor to infuse them with meditative intentions. Learning to inspire prayer with meditation greatly enhances the experience and imbues it with enhanced meaning and reach. This series offers guided meditations appropriate to everyday prayer.
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A Biography of the Founder of the Chassidic Movement
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Torah's Paradigm of Freedom
Asher Crispe looks for a sort of Torah's "Bill of Rights," that is, the different freedoms and liberties granted to us in the Torah and how each corresponds to another of the Ten Sefirot.
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The Hebrew Alphabet Explained
This series explains the mystical meanings of the Hebrew letters including the significance of the letters' names, their phonetic sounds, their graphic design, and even their corresponding numerical values.
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The Vowels of the Hebrew Alphabet
This series explains the mystical meanings of the Hebrew alphabet’s vowel signs including the significance of their names, their phonetic sounds, and their graphic design.
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Technology in the Messianic Era & the Economies of the Future
A Kabbalistic perspective on the rapid growth of technology as a harbinger of the Messianic Era.
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An Extended Biography of a Human Being
An extended "biography" of the soul as it travels through seven general stages -- from its origin above, to embodiment, to resurrection, to The Worlds to Come.
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The Kabbalah on Dealing with Others
The creation of the first man and woman serves as an archetype for understanding phases of estrangement and reunion in marital relationships.
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Improve Your Spiritual Appearance
A six part series on how to improve your spiritual appearance by infusing your life with greater joy, faith and inspiration.
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Portraits of Biblical Women
A series of text-based classes on the life of the matriarch Sarah as illuminated by the Torah, Talmud, Midrash, Kabbalah and other primary sources.
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Portraits of Biblical Women
A series of text-based classes on the life of Miriam as illuminated by the Torah, Talmud, Midrash, Kabbalah and other primary sources.
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A Letter-by-Letter Analysis of the Word “Teshuvah”
The five-letter Hebrew word "teshuvah" contains instructions on five methods for creating more love and closeness with G-d.
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Quantum Reality & Kabbalah
The Kabbalistic view of reality expressed in the language of today's scientific theories.
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We present the sources. You decide.
Taxation, immigration, health care. What is the Jewish perspective on the hot button issues of today? Drawing on sources from the Torah, this course examines hotly debated contemporary political issues from an authentic Jewish perspective.
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Leaps in Medical Technology
Reflections on modern medical advances such as stem cell research, nanotechnology, biogenetic engineering and radical life extension in light of Jewish perspectives on the Messianic Age.
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A Kabbalistic View on Modern Scientific Theories
A Kabbalistic perspective on science's attempt to formulate an overarching explanation for all existence takes us through the dimensions of space, time and spirit.
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An Introduction to the Concept of Redemption
In this three-part class, we are introduced to some of the basic concepts entailed in the Jewish belief in Messianic redemption. This series deals with 1) the redemption itself, 2) the era of resurrection of the dead and finally 3) what the world will be like after the resurrection.
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An Overview of the Holy Temple
Maimonides codifies the laws governing the construction of the Holy Temple. In this class, we learn about the history of the Holy Temple and the purpose for which it was built.
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Resting from Work on Shabbat
How does one properly observe resting from work on Shabbat? This series provides a detailed overview of the thirty nine categories of forbidden activity on Shabbat, defining their parameters and practical applications.
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A Map of the Siddur
A comprehensive course exploring why we pray, the history of prayer, the structure of the prayer book, and the meaning of the basic prayers.
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Jewish views on life after death
What happens after we die? Will we ever live again? What is the purpose of the soul’s descent into a body? This series looks at some of the experiences of the soul after the death of the body.
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The Kabbala of Self-Refinement
This seven-part series follows the seven-week period of the Omer explaining how each week corresponds to another facet of our personalities.
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Three Themes of the High Holidays
This series examines three major themes of the days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur: 1) the coronation of G-d, 2) a time of judgment, and 3) a time for repentance.
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Advice from a Family Therapist
Marriage and family therapist, Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch, MA, defines what it means to be an "effective parent" and offers his formula for becoming one.
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The Art and Science of Marriage
Rabbi and family therapist, Daniel Schonbuch, examines the indispensable ingredients for a successful husband-and-wife relationship.
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Knowledge for All Humankind
The Torah provides a divine code for all the nations of the world, and expects us to be active in carrying out these ideals.
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Ten mitzvahs to jumpstart your Judaism
The Lubavitcher Rebbe initiated a now famous mitzvah campaign to awaken and vitalize the Jewish soul. Learn what’s special about these ten mitzvahs that have the extraordinary ability to ignite the Jewish spark within and transform the world at large.
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Teshuvah is an integeral component in Judaism. Often transalted as rentance, it also refers to the TRU meaning of a "return" of a soul to its maker.
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