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Class Recordings & Sources

Jewish History with Paul Shaviv Fall 2022: Unusual perspectives on the German-Jewish experience; from the beginning to the present day.

11/9/22 - Jewish Settlement in the Rhineland - Origins 

11/16/22 — The Village Jews - A Fascinating Story

11/23/22 — Schutzjuden, Shtadlanim - Authority, Power, Community Governance

11/30/22 — The Nineteenth Century - The Search forSelf-definition.

12/7/22 — ‘Bildung’ — The Great German Middle Class - and Their Betrayal

12/14/22 — Postwar Germans - Some Moral Reckoning….

 

Chazzan Goffin Sherwood Memorial Lecture by Rabbi Saul Berman: On Entering Into God's Time : The Multiple Forms of Kabbalat Shabbat 

Tefillah : On Speaking to and Hearing From God with Rabbi Saul Berman: 

2/15/22 - Understanding the Mitzvah of Tefillah according to Rambam.

2/22/22 - The Structure and Content of the Amidah

3/1/22 - Hearing God's Responses to our Prayers

3/8/22 - Why Do Parents Recite Birchat Kohanim?

3/15/22 - Three Steps Forward: The Role of Petitional Prayer

3/22/22 - Modes of Preparation for Prayer (and for Shabbat)

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Jewish History with Paul Shaviv: Modern and/or Orthodox - Some History 

1/26/22 - When did 'Modernity' begin for Jews? Click here for recording

2/2/22 - How Reform created Orthodoxy 

2/16/22 - The critical 19th Century: Germany and Hungary Click here for recording 

2/23/22 - American Struggles: YU, the Rav, and the Conservative movement Click here for recording

3/2/22 - 'Rupture and Reconstruction' - a theory of contemporary Orthodoxy Click here for recording

3/9/22 - Haredim vs. 'Modern Orthodoxy': Israel and the USA Click here for recording

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Jewish History with Paul Shaviv: Food–Jews–History

10/13/21 - Jews and Chocolate. Click Here for Recording

10/20/21 - Jews and Coffee Pt. 1. Click Here for Recording

10/27/21 - Jews and Coffee Pt. 2. Click Here for Recording

11/3/21 - Wine and Spirits. Click Here for Recording

11/10/21 - Turkeys. Chicken, Geese and Other Fowl. Click Here for Recording

11/17/21 - A Tzimmes of Curiosities...Tea, Sugar, Soup Nuts, Falafel, Gelatine, Cholent, Fish and Chips, etc. Click Here for Recording

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Jewish History with Paul Shaviv: Wandering Jews: Triumph and Tragedies: The rise and fall of six centres of Jewish life. 

Wednesday, January 6: The Mediterranean Lands. Click Here for Recording. 

Wednesday, January 13: Ashkenaz: The Great Civilization. Click Here for Recording. 

Wednesday, January 20: Spain- Golden Age and Expulsion. Click Here for Recording. 

Wednesday, January 27: Po-lin: Here We Sojourned. Click Here for Recording. 

Wednesday, February 3: Italy, Science, Elegance, Rome. Click Here for Recording.

Wednesday, February 10: Germany - The Pity of it all. Click Here for Recording. 

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Rabbi Robinson:

Recordings from Rabbi Robinsons classes and lectures can be found below:

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Redemption and Rejuvenation Pre-Pesach Series: 

3/24/22: Pesach: Rav Kook and Carol Dweck on Achieving Freedom. Click here for recording

3/31/22: Matzah: The Shefat Emet and C.S Lewis on Rediscovering Humility. Click here for recording

4/7/22: Marror: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Elie Weisel on the Urgency of Memory. Click here for recording (starts at one hour in) 

Rabbi Robinson's lecture: Beyond "What's Wrong with You?" The Lubavitcher Rebbe and Victor Frankel, on Human Potential. To listen, please click here

Rabbi Robinson's Tuesday Morning Parsha Class:

4/21/20 - Click here for the recording

4/28/20 - Click here for the recording

 

Rabbi Robinson's Thursday Night Parsha Class:

4/23/20 - Click here for the recording

 

Rabbi Robinson's Mini Series 1/20/20 - 3/4/20

What a Jew Believes: Practicing Faith in a Skeptical World

1/20 and 1/22 - G-d - Does He Exist, and What Does He Want From me? 

1/27 and 1/29 - The Jewish People - Chosen, But Why? And For What? 

2/03 and 2/05 - Prayer - Does G-d Listen? And Why is Shul Always the Same? 

2/10 and 2/12 - Torah From Heaven? Did G-d Really Speak and Does He Ever Change His Mind? 

 

Rabbi Yoni Zolty's Sheilot Uteshuvot Shiur of Rav Moshe Feinstein:

Recordings and source sheets for all of Rabbi Zolty's Sheilot UTeshuvot of Rav Moshe Feinstein classes can be found here

5/8- Holocaust Teshuva about using Non-Jewish Passports

7/10- Conservative and Reform Conversions

Rabbi Yoni Zolty's Shabbat in the City Series:

Recordings and source sheets for all of Rabbi Zolty's "Shabbat in the City: How Halacha Responds to Modern Technological Innovations in a Cosmopolitan Setting" can be found here

2/7- Riding the Subway on Shabbat

2/14- Riding a Bike on Shabbat

2/21- Using an Umbrella on Shabbat

2/28- Riding an Elevator Part 1

3/7- Riding an Elevator Part 2

5/2- Using Hot Water from Faucet

5/9- Using Hot water from Faucet Part 2

5/16- Showering on Shabbat and Yom Tov

5/23- Showering on Shabbat- Ancillary Issues: drying hair, bar soap, carrying water

6/13- Immersing in a Mikvah on Shabbat

6/20- Shabbos Goy: Non-Jewish Employees Working on Shabbat Part 1

 

Rabbi Rosenfeld:

Recordings from Rabbi Rosenfeld's classes and lectures can be found here

Texts and sources for Rabbi Rosenfeld can be found here

 

Paul Shaviv:

Recordings from Paul Shaviv's Jewish History talks can be found here

 

Jewish History Course: April-May 2020

4/22 - Assimilationists and Anti-Zionists

4/30 - Ahad Ha'am - This is not the way!: Click here for the recording

5/6 - Peace with the Arabs - Brit Shalom in the 1930's: Click here for the recording

5/13 - Against Statehood - Amran Blau and Neturei Karta: Click here for the recording

5/20 - What Happened to the Mizrachi?: Click here for the recording

 

Rabbinic Intern, Tzvi Benoff:

Paths in the Red Sea: Redemption Narratives and the Limits of Pluralism Part I

Paths in the Red Sea: Redemption Narratives and the Limits of Pluralism Part II

 

Community Scholar, Mindy Schwartz Zolty

Personalities in Rabbinic Literature:

11/3/21 - Beruriah: Scholar, Moralizer, Woman: 

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11/10/21 - R' Elazar ben Arach: Cling to a Good Heart–and the Study Hall?

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11/17/21 - R' Eliezer ben Hercanus: A Plastered Cistern which Does Not Lose a Drop Part One

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11/24/21 - R' Eliezer ben Hercanus Part Two: R' Eliezer and R' Akiva

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1/5/22 - Yalta: An Insider's Account of the Authority of the Rabbinic Legal System Part One

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1/12/22 - Yalta: An Insider's Account of the Authority of the Rabbinic Legal System Part Two 

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1/12/22 - Akavyah ben Mahalalel: Dispute and Intergrity in the Study Hall

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1/19/22 - Yehoshua ben Gamla: Assessing the Legacy of an Imperfect Leader

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3/2/22 - The Maidservant of Rebbe Yehudah HaNasi: The Greatness of Rebbe and the Wisdom of an Outsider  

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3/9/22 - The Rabbi and His Wife in the Talmud: The Cases of Yehudit and the Daughter of Rav Chisda

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3/16/22 - Mother Said To Me: The Expertise of "Em" in The Talmud

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3/6/22 - R' Tarfon: A Kohen of Great Wealth

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3/13/22 - R' Elazar Ben Azaryah: A Basket of Spices 

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5/4/22 - R' Yehoshua ben Chananiah: Disputes and Power Dynamics in the Study Hall Part One: R' Yehoshua and R' Eliezer

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5/11/22 - R' Yehoshua ben Chananiah: Disputes and Power Dynamics in the Study Hall Part Two: R' Yehoshua and Rabban Gamliel 

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5/25/22 - R' Yehoshua ben Chananiah: Discourses with the Roman Emporer, Heretics, and Wise Men. Part One: The Roman Emporer (And His Duaghter) 

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6/1/22 - R' Yehoshua ben Chananiah: Discourses with the Roman Emporer, Heretics, and Wise Me. Part Two: Heretics and Wise Men

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6/8/22 - When Moshe Sat in Rabbi Akiva's Beit Midrash: The Lessons and Limits of Paternership 

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6/15/22 - Rabban Gamliel II: The Nasi, His Role, and His Lineage. Part 1

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6/22/22 - Rabban Gamliel II: The Nasi, His Role, and His Lineage. Part 2

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6/29/22 - Rabban Gamliel II: His Relationships with Non-Jews and Non-Jewish Culture, Heretics, and Roman. Part 1 

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7/6/22 - Rabban Gamliel II: His Relationships with Non-Jews and Non-Jewish Culture, Heretics, and Romans. Part 2

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7/13/22 - Shmuel HaKatan: Modesty and Integrity in a Time of Turmoil

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7/20/22 - Elisha ben Avuyah (Acher): Straying from, and the Transcendent Power of, the Beit Midrash

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Wed, November 30 2022 6 Kislev 5783