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Lazer Gurkow

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Rabbi Gurkow is spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Tefilah in London, Ontario. He has lectured extensively on a variety of Jewish topics, and his articles have appeared in many print and online publications. For more on Rabbi Gurkow and his writings and talks, please click here.
Personal Transformation Through Contemplation
This lecture begins by tracing the the origins of traditional Jewish meditation through history then presents the actual steps in the process of a particular form of meditation called "hitbonenut."
Insights into Ashrei - Part 4
G-d enables the pious to have the emotionally powerful experience that they seek. (Based on Psalms 145:13-17)
Insights into Ashrei - Part 3
The pious one seeks out G-d in a way that can be felt in his day-to-day life. (Based on Psalms 145:11-12)
Insights into Ashrei - Part 2
The difference between seeing G-d's involvement in our lives as opposed to believing in his loftier qualities. (Based on Psalms 145:3-10)
Insights into Ashrei - Part 1
The six days of creation as six distinct ways of relating to G-d. Based on the verse (Psalms 145:2) "Everyday I will bless You, and I will extol Your name forever."
The Beauty of Psalm 145
The Talmud praises those who recite Psalms 145 – also known as the prayer of Ashrei – each day. This series provides thoughtful insights into the deeper meaning of the verses of this prayer.
An Introductory Course on Prayer
An overview of the roots, purpose and practice of Jewish prayer.
The Psalms of King David
Mystical secrets are discovered hidden in the words of David's songs to G-d.
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