Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz – Very interesting class on the role of illness and healing on the human body and the human soul and some fascinating perspectives on the importance of what is “normal” in today’s society and how that influences the correct health choices we make.
Rabbi Moshe Pinto – The “dirt” of life is actually necessary for physical and spiritual growth just like a seed needs dirt to create the environment for growth. So dirt is not a negative and messy but a positive attribute to life itself.
Rabbi Alon Anava – The main theme of this video is that the goal of Jewish living is to reduce our reliance on materalism by taking it and breaking our reliance on it, purify it and elevate it. Great video on the destructive nature of materialism and how prevelant it is today.
Rabbi Alon Anava – Shares about the importance of keeping the serving of Hashem at the forefront of our mind and actions all the time – fitting our life and lifestyle to will of our Creator and Jewish practices instead of the other way around. This will result in Hashem bending His will towards us in response which gives us what we want ultimately which is good for us.
Rabbi David Yisrael Kalmus – Shares how the path to the “lost princess” is genuine yearning and tears. However, the secular World (over-eating, secular knowledge, news) will put us asleep spiritually which puts up a wall. Chanukah (which is coming soon) is a great opportunity to connect to Hashem as His presence visits us during this holiday. All suffering comes from a lack of Da’at (the lack of knowing that everything comes from Hashem).
Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz – Very interesting class on the origins of why we eat and what is means physically and spiritually and how that compares to how the World “eats”. Also, the reasons from the Torah on why we are allowed to eat meat and also why we have the choice to be vegetarians. Great lecture for meat eaters and vegetarians alike.
Rabbi Akiva Tatz – What is life trying to teach us when it brings up ordeals. These ordeals and the material that show us how we can go beyond our imagined potential and exceed even our most lofty goals for ourself.
Does the Torah promote unity or separation…? – Parashat Ki Teitzei
Rabbi Alon Anava – Shares with us an aspect of the weekly Torah parasha of where Judaism stands on the concepts of unity and separation and when each one is required depending on the life circumstances and how this all relates to the weekly portion.
Fundamentals of Kabbalah and Chassidut – Attributes of Compassion & Principles of Faith 2
Avraham Arieh Trugman – This week we continued our new mini-series called: Attributes of Compassion and Principles of Faith. These classes are geared for this time of the year as we approach the month of Elul and Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. In this class we discussed the Thirteen Principles of Faith of Maimonides and Nine Principles of Faith of Chassidut as taught by Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh.
Rabbi Aaron Dovid Poston – Great class on the power of teshuva (repentance) and the benefits for our life today and in the future. Liked the explanation about the letter hay – ה – and how the shape of the letter explains the teshuva process both figuratively and literally.
Rabbi Mendel Kessin – In this video, Rabbi Kessin shares with us what the Divine Plan for all of creation is and the Jews specific responsibilities within that plan and the obstacles that the Satan puts in our way to fulfill them. It all start with the sin of Adam Harishon and the goal is to get back to that place of the beginning to complete Hashem’s plan for all of creation.