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Rabbi Ruvi New is spiritual leader of Chabad of East Boca, and a popular lecturer on Kabbalah and its contemporay applications. He is also editor of Inside Out magazine.
The "Average" Jew, Lesson 4
In the last lesson in this series, we talk about what it means to be a spiritual warrior in the 21st century. How do we integrate the lessons of the Tanya into our daily lives, and what do those actions teach us about deeper, eternal truths? Tune in to fi...
The "Average" Jew, Lesson 3
Is being a fighter good enough? Or are we expected to come out on top? And what does G-d want from us, exactly, if we can never fully overcome our enemy? This week's lesson dwells on just those questions, the nature of conviction, and what we can do to ma...
The "Average" Jew, Lesson 2
Two souls, locked in combat over one man's destiny. Who are we fighting? What are we fighting for? And what does it mean to win? In this installment, we learn about the constant struggle of the average Jew. Let's begin.
The "Average" Jew, Lesson 1
Souls: We've all got 'em. But what is it about the soul that makes us into who we are? In this week's lesson, learn about the twin souls of man, the garments that they're clothed in, and most important of all: What it really means to be an 'average' Jew.
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 seriousl...
From the album Storm the World: A musical expression of the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s life and teachings.
From the album Storm the World: A musical expression of the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s life and teachings.
The Spiritual Understanding of Counting the Omer
We count 49 days from Passover to Shavuot, the day of the giving of the Torah. In the siddur (prayer book), it associates each day of counting to a different “sefirah” (kabbalistic attribute). How is all of this relevant to us now?
The Talmud relates that on the 15th of Av and Yom Kippur, the eligible young men and women of Jerusalem would go out to the vineyards to find their prospective marriage partner. Why specifically these two days?
It turns out that the "someone outside wanting to speak to the class participants about the election" was a New York Times reporter. She had her sound-bite...
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