For many of us, listening to music is a transforming, empowering, spiritually uplifting experience. Something about Pachelbel’s Cannon in D major, whether heard in a live orchestral performance or as quiet, ambiance music in a restaurant, or even in our own living room, so enchants us. What is it that lifts us up? What is... Read more »
This third class on the nature of Jewish spirituality explores how we express our spirituality in the dimension of time. Time is viewed as the most precious resource for infusing our lives with Jewish values. Furthermore, we will see how the continuum of time itself flows with a dynamic of spiritual meaning, bringing us the... Read more »
In this second NLE Morasha class on spirituality we will address the range of spiritual expressions available to man. First, we will discuss humanity in general and the potential for holiness among the nations of the world. Next, we will explore the unique spiritual path for the Jewish people and how we express our spirituality... Read more »
Jewish spirituality is the development and strengthening of an eternal relationship with God – the absolute One Source of transcendent meaning, values, truth and goodness in the universe. God created, sustains, and guides the universe to its destiny and established a framework for mankind to actualize their potential by using free will through Torah study... Read more »
Links History of Kabbalah Hashkafa Circle – Video Shiurim from Rabbi Triebitz Chassidus for Non-Chassidim Who Wrote the Zohar?, by Rabbi Philip Moskowitz A History of Conflicted Kabbalists, by Rabbi Philip Moskowitz Articles Chochma vs. Bina – Practical Manifestations, by Dixie Yid Audio Finding Your Personal Light in Gan Eden, by Rabbi Moshe Weinberger Videos Spirituality: The... Read more »
Days of Awe, by Rabbi Avraham Sutton, teaches you how to approach the High Holidays in the light of being, Awesome Days. The reader will walk away with the ability to make your experience of the High Holidays deeper, more meaningful and infinitely rewarding. To read Days of Awe in full please click here.
This warm, inspiring look at the Jewish holidays—by one of the most dynamic and accessible teachers of Jewish thought today—shows us how each holy day empowers us to recognize God’s loving presence in our life every day. There are many books that discuss how to celebrate the holidays; Inviting God In explains why we should... Read more »
How much does our perception of Hashem really matter? Many of us aren’t conscious of our image of a “higher power.” For some of us, that unspoken image is a judgmental Parent or an exacting Old Man in the Sky. For others, the Almighty is an imaginary Friend who is there to fix problems after... Read more »
Horoscopes are decidedly un-Jewish; the Zodiac is not. This fascinating, Torah-true book explores astrology and the “mazalot”, examining the power and limits of the Zodiac in classical Jewish sources. Enhances our understanding of the course of Jewish history and its impact on our lives. An English translation from the popular Hebrew work.
Rabbi Norman Lamm, offers a monumental and magisterial history of Hasidism. When it emerged in the 18th century under the leadership of Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov (usually referred to as the Besht), Hasidism combined the mystical elements of Kabbalah with scrupulous observance of Torah and halakah. Because Hasidism was a strongly messianic movement, many... Read more »