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Testing fate with your words
Jewish texts caution us against saying self-derogatory things, lest they later become self-fulfilling prophecies. Why would our mere words be held against us in the heavenly court and actually impact the divine judgement? This class presents a window into...
Hollywood celebrities have popularized the practice of wearing a red string to ward off the “evil eye.” Are these merely old superstitions, or legitimate concerns? What is the true meaning behind the evil eye in the Jewish tradition?
This Kabbala series presents authentic Torah ideas from classic Jewish texts and the teachings of Jewish mysticism.
A chassidic couple tells all
Discover the five key ingredients for a healthy and happy marriage. Rabbi Avraham and Mrs. Goldie Plotkin draw on the Torah’s timeless wisdom and their decades of experience in marriage counseling to demonstrate what’s essential for successful relationshi...
Jewish mysticism teaches that marrying a soul mate is far deeper than just meeting your destiny. Discover the ultimate meaning of soul mates.
Why the soul splits into multiple lives
The idea of a soul returning to this world multiple times is indeed explained in Jewish mysticism. But, how do we reconcile the notion of reincarnation with the soul going to heaven? And how can the same soul be connected with many bodies?
When we’ll be reunited with our loved ones
We believe that following the coming of Moshiach we will all be reunited with all the departed souls of our loved ones. Why is the resurrection of the dead such a fundamental belief in Judaism?
Why Redemption is Integral in Our Judaism
The coming of Moshiach is a central belief in Judaism and is one of the thirteen principles of faith enumerated by Maimonides. Other fundamental principles like the belief in G-d and the divinity of Torah are more obvious, but how does Moshiach serve as a...
The great purpose in physical life
What is the true living legacy a person leaves after passing on? Learn how the righteous continue to live on and have tremendous impact on this physical world.
What the Living Can Do for the Departed
Discover how we can assist, bring comfort, and form a living legacy for those we hold dear that passed on.
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