One of the most powerful means of connecting to God is prayer, and perhaps the most prevalent form of prayer is the Bracha (blessing). Brachot are recited numerous times each day, in many different situations, to remind us Who is ultimately the Source of all blessing. Moreover, Brachot articulate our ability to build a relationship... Read more »
The Oral Law is a huge subject. Since the Oral Law is the way in which we connect with the Torah, its scope is vast.  Our purpose here is not to be comprehensive, but to deal with common issues people would ask or be inspired to know. The key areas addressed include the relationship between... Read more »
This page offers links to a multitude of websites, online tools, interactive media and blogs that will allow you or your student to walk away with a greater appreciation and knowledge of Halacha and how it shapes our daily life. Websites and Tools Aruch HaShulchan The Aruch HaShulchan, authored by Rabbi Yechiel Michel Epstein, is... Read more »
Below you’ll find wonderful links that you can forward on to a student who has a question about Jewish Medical Ethics. Likewise, these links will help you prepare to a Jewish Medical Ethics class. Websites Jewish Medical Ethics Schlesinger Institute for Medical-Halachic Research Shiur Multifetal Pregnancy Reduction in Halacha by Dr. Avi Lasdun Video Facing... Read more »
This page offers links to a multitude of websites, online tools and more that will allow you or your student to walk away with a slew of information on all things Pesach related. NLE Thinking Gemara Shiur The Four Cups of Wine NLE Morasha Syllabus Pesach I: Slavery and the Pesach Miracles Pesach II: Nationhood,... Read more »
Whether studied in anticipation of Yom Kippur or used as a guide for personal and professional life, the insights revealed here will be invaluable to all entrepreneurs, creditors, debtors, employers, employees, producers, and consumers. The viduy, or confessional, is the central prayer on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Recited both silently and by the... Read more »
Ethical issues in modern medicine are of great concern and interest to all physicians and health-care providers throughout the world, as well as to the public at large. Judaism is unique among modern ethical systems in that it comprises a continuum of recorded deliberations and decisions dating back several millennia. Jewish scholars and ethicists have... Read more »