Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz – Shares a clear explanation of the relationship of the body and the soul and why it matters on Yom Kippur and how this can aide us to do teshuva. Also, includes some interesting information on the five individual restrictions we observe on Yom Kippur.
Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz – In this !Short Clip! Rabbi Tatz explains how are circumstances and how we fulfill our potential according to those circumstances determines our standing NOT our comparison to others. This is a good lesson for adults, kids, and adults who take care of kids.
Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz – Shares one of the most concise and focused guides to preparing for Rosh Hoshana and getting the most of it as well. Often a unity of purpose helps one cut through the noise and confusion and allows real growth to come out. Great roadmap to start with!
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 Dr. Akiva Tatz – Shares a great joke on this audio class, “A Greek philosopher went to the marketplace and came back to his students and said he was amazed of how many things there are out there that he doesn’t need….you should only want what you have and then you have what you want”. Listen to the class for Rabbi Tatz’s unique perspective on coveting.
Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz – Shares a unique perspective that Shabbat is the goal not an inconvenience, it is our destination not a stopping point along the way, it is a glimpse of the World to come not an interuption to our daily lives. Shabbat is what to live for in the here and now – celebrated once a week – experience it now!
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 Dr. Akiva Tatz – In this podcast, Rabbi Tatz focuses on how counting the Omer helps build us up piece by piece, step by step towards the destination. Always an interesting question of why we don’t count “Day 50” when the Torah itself says count fifty days – listen in for the answer.
Two great podcasts where Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz shares with us how the World we leave in is designed with both male and female attributes on both a macro and micro level. This natural balance gives us a whole new perspective and how Torah and Mitzvot serve as the foundation of this paradigm.
Torah Cause of Reality – Written Torah
The second podcast is a bit early as it talks about Shavuot which is coming up in about a month and a half, but again the paradigm shift it reveals that Torah is not a reflection of what we see in this World, but that this World is a reflection/projection of the Torah itself (i.e. that Torah is the cause of reality).