Rabbi Avraham Arieh Trugman – In this class we continued the final section of Seventy Faces, 21 different methodologies of learning the Torah based on numbers. We showed examples of fascinating insights how Inverse Numbers, Letters or Words and Average Value of Letters/Words reveal additional inner dimensions of the Torah. Here are some examples:
Name of Hashem at burning bush – reverse is Moshe Rabbeinu Tishrei – Tuf, Shin, Raish….Aleph Shabbat – reversing the word means light
Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz – Interesting discussing about the nature of free will and how my free will affects (or does not affect) anothers free will and the deep philosophical discussion on how to handle the inherent conflicts of this subject. Fascinating and sometimes confusing class and the cliffhanger that challenges what we may hold as true and why and the sources in the Torah.
Rabbi Aaron Dovid Poston – Shares with us how Hashem is the driving force behind everything and gives us the strength to do any action we take. The interested part of this is that even when we take actions that are against what Hashem wants He still gives us the strength to take that action. In a sense, our free will over-rules what Hashem wants even if it hurts us or “hurts” Him.
These videos focus on how we can find faith during the dark times of life and how we can be uplifted and bring the redemption. That everything comes from Hashem and when redemption comes that will be very clear in hindsight but right now it’s hidden from us.
Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz – Shares a balanced approach about the modern State of Israel Independence’s holiday celebration and the various perspectives both positive and negative. The most important message of the lecture was the concept of gratitude and it’s very foundation in the Jewish people’s name (Yehudim). The focus on the glass being half full (positive orientation) results in a postive orientation reflected back on oneself.
Rabbi Moshe Pinto Shlita – Shares with us the essence of our never changing soul (neshama) that no matter what we do it is unchanging but also how we can purify our soul from the “dirt” that it acquires throughout our lives and the tools and events in our lives that help up connect to our Jewish soul.