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High Holiday Boot Camp 5779 - 2 - Yom Kippur (Jews in Shoes)

9/14/2018
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Jews in Shoes Grounded Below, Turned Above (Recorded live at the Intown Jewish Academy on September 13, 2018) Of course we need shoes. It’s no fun walking barefoot over rocks, or around the kitchen after that glass pitcher shatters. Shoes are just a part of life. But all of a sudden, when it comes to holy days, places, and times, shoes are literally flying off our feet. What’s behind these mandated shoe removals?

Duration:01:01:49

High Holiday Boot Camp 5779 - 1 - Rosh Hashanah (The Need for Need)

9/6/2018
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The Need for Need Complacency Is the Graveyard of Growth (Recorded live at the Intown Jewish Academy on September 6, 2018) As we turn our eyes to a new year, the liturgy and practices of Rosh Hashanah emphasize time and again how needy, how humble, and how downtrodden we are. Why the depression? The story of an emigrating Babylonian sage seeking new heights gives us a lot of food for thought about our position in life -- and what it takes to catapult to ever greater peaks.

Duration:01:03:28

The Kabbalah of Character - Lesson 8

8/30/2018
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"The End is Rooted in the Beginning" Translate your vision for the world into personal action.

Duration:01:21:12

Torah Studies 5778 - 44 - Ki Tavo (Mind Over Matter)

8/30/2018
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Mind Over Matter The Tefillin Mind Game Do you find your emotions difficult to contain? Welcome to the human race, my friend: the heart is a wild thing. The good news is that we have a built-in control, and it’s called the mind. Funny enough, the two boxes of tefillin affixed daily to the head and the arm have a lot to say in this conversation. Find out how in this lesson.

Duration:00:58:23

The Kabbalah of Character - Lesson 7

8/27/2018
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"Me-Harmony, We-Harmony" Explore strategies for developing long-lasting and meaningful personal relationships.

Duration:01:31:15

Torah Studies 5778 - 43 - Ki Teitzei (The Astonishing Truth About Marriage)

8/22/2018
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The Astonishing Truth About Marriage Every Day Your Wedding Day How does that sound? Not the expenses of course, but the honeymoon. Sounds great, no? It does, but the reality is that every day is certainly not the wedding day. The hair-splitting genius of an early twentieth-century European Talmudist uncovers a fascinating idea about marriage that should help reignite that romantic spark every day.

Duration:01:05:19

The Kabbalah of Character - Lesson 6

8/20/2018
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"The Fall of the Wall" When both internal and external barriers to growth are removed, anything is possible.

Duration:01:31:53

Torah Studies 5778 - 42 - Shoftim (Unlocking the Hair Lock)

8/15/2018
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Unlocking the Hair Lock The Secret of the Upshernish A prevailing custom in many Jewish communities is to leave the hair of a young boy uncut for his first three years. The first haircut is celebrated with joy and fanfare. What is behind this mysterious custom? Not so surprisingly, a lot. And it’s not just for kids.

Duration:01:07:42

The King Is In The Field - 2 - Spirit Kickstarters

8/13/2018
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The King Is In The Field - Part 2 "Spirit Kickstarters" (Recorded at the Intown Jewish Academy on August 12, 2018) Sometimes, we feel down -- dragged down by the day to day grind, by the pressures of earning a living, by relationships that aren't as satisfying as we'd like. We feel down, and we feel stuck. Stuck with no way out. Until someone or something comes along unexpectedly and pulls us out of the doldrums. The Kabbalists describe the spiritual forces that do the spirit-excavating....

Duration:01:19:36

The King Is In The Field - 1 - Wells of Inspiration

8/13/2018
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The King Is In The Field - Part 1 "Wells of Inspiration" (Recorded at the Intown Jewish Academy on July 29, 2018) Time contains a unique energy and light. Certain times of year radiate certain patterns of energy and light. If we can identify the soul of time, if we can attenuate our spirit to the time-spirit, we can ride its waves to great spiritual heights. "The King is in the Field" is a profound mystical discourse from the Lubavitcher Rebbe that explores the raw force of the month of...

Duration:01:17:32

The Kabbalah of Character - Lesson 5

8/10/2018
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"Critical Care" Criticism can build or destroy. Lean how to appraise yourself and others in ways that will lead to improvement.

Duration:01:31:42

Torah Studies 5778 - 41 - Re'eh (Emulating Your Creator)

8/8/2018
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Emulating Your Creator Work Isn’t Just about the Money Oftentimes we wonder what life would be like without working another day. Why do we have to work so hard anyway? Is there any point to all this toil and sweat? Of course there is: it is, in fact, your only chance to be just like your Creator. Relish it.

Duration:01:08:38

The Kabbalah of Character - Lesson 4

8/1/2018
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"Learning to Love" Learn a new definition of love, and increase its presence in your life.

Duration:01:31:11

Torah Studies 5778 - 40 - Eikev (Where Is Your Passion?)

8/1/2018
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Where Is Your Passion? Joy is at the Depth of our Experience When Moses descended from the mountain with the tablets in hand, he was met with a horrific sight: a nation gone mad. Horrified, he smashed the tablets to smithereens. But he knew about the carnage already on the mountain, so what changed when he actually saw it? Discover the secret Moses saw and use it as a cautionary tale in your own life.

Duration:01:03:38

The Kabbalah of Character - Lesson 3

7/27/2018
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"The Joystick" Bring joy into your life, and steer your way to positive change.

Duration:01:31:25

Torah Studies 5778 - 39 - Va'etchanan (Bringing out the Best)

7/27/2018
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Bringing out the Best Looking at Challenge as Opportunity “Comfort, be comforted, my children,” declares G-d. Sounds great, but what’s the mystery of this double comfort? From the ashes of a sacked Temple to the ruins of our own lives, discover the balm for your aching soul -- the secret to grabbing those tests and slaying them forever.

Duration:01:06:05

Secrets of the Lost Ark - 2 - Deep Catacombs

7/23/2018
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Secrets of the Lost Ark - Part 2 "Deep Catacombs" (Recorded at the Intown Jewish Academy on July 15, 2018) The fate of the Ark of Jerusalem's Holy Temple is one of the greatest archaeological mysteries in Judaism. Maimonides addresses the mystery of the lost Ark and reveals that it was buried within secret catacombs, built by King Solomon, beneath the Temple's Holy of Holies. And there it lies until this very day... But why was the Ark being buried beneath the Temple, specifically? Why did...

Duration:01:28:24

Torah Studies 5778 - 38 - Tisha B'Av (From Mourning to Morning)

7/23/2018
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From Mourning to Morning Between Misery and Bitterness, Despair and Progress Thousands of years after she lies in ruins, the Jewish people still mourn their holy Temple. Hasn’t that window closed already? Can we really be so pained so many years later? The Sages’ take on the proper method of grief turns this mourning into a propeller for growth and a look toward the joy of tomorrow.

Duration:01:06:11

The Kabbalah of Character - Lesson 2

7/23/2018
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"Potential Energy" How do self-perception, inspiration, and motivation impact what you can become?

Duration:01:28:37

Secrets of the Lost Ark - 1 - Missing Pieces

7/13/2018
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Secrets of the Lost Ark - Part 1 "Missing Pieces" (Recorded at the Intown Jewish Academy on July 8, 2018) "Secrets of the Lost Ark" is a mystical text that delves into the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of the ancient Holy Ark of Israel. The text -- which draws from teachings shared in the Talmud and the works of Maimonides -- explores the secrets of the Holy Temple, the Ark, and the Urim VeTumim breastplate, and reveals secret passageways built beneath the Temple Mount. This is a...

Duration:01:19:47