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    Secrets of the Bible #4

    Secrets of the Bible #4

    This week we delved into the deeper roots of the conflict between Joseph and his brothers—a division that runs like a seam throughout Jewish history and exists as a dichotomy within our own lives.

    Recorded Live Nov 18. 2020
    Rabbi Pinchas Adler

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Secrets of the Bible #3

    Secrets of the Bible #3

    The famous story of the stolen blessings presents us with some interesting questions: Why do Rebbeca & Jacob resort to deception to obtain Jacob's father's blessings? How could Isaac be totally blind to his son's behavior, and why couldn't his wife enlighten him? Did he really love his son because he was a hunter?   

    Learn about passion vs process.  

    Recorded Live Nov 12. 2020
    Rabbi Pinchas Adler

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Secrets of the Bible #2

    Secrets of the Bible #2

    The story of Noah, is it real? Doesn't G-d have quicker ways to get rid of evil people? Isn't G-d benevolent, why did he destroy the earth? Why did G-d promise never again to destroy the earth, what would be different this time? Couldn't people still mess up? How is a rainbow a sign, isn't it a natrual phenomenon?  What is really going on & what does this story mean in my life?

    2nd class in the JLI Course Secrets of the bible

    Recorded Live Nov. 5, 2020
    Rabbi Pinchas Adler

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Secrets of the Bible #1

    Secrets of the Bible #1

    A tree of knowledge. Is knowledge a bad thing? Did Adam and Eve know what is bad before partaking of the tree? Did they have free will before partaking of the tree? Why is temptation coming from a snake? Why did eating the tree cause mortality, painful birth, and difficulty earning a living? Is this story even real? Why did they only care for clothing after eating from the tree?

    What is really going on?

    1st class in the JLI Course Secrets of the bible

    Recorded Live Oct. 28, 2020
    Rabbi Pinchas Adler

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Make Simchat Torah Meaningful

    Make Simchat Torah Meaningful

    Every year on Simchas Torah, we sing and dance and experience authentic pervasive joy. But why is completing the Torah reading such a joyful occasion, don’t we do it every year? And if it is so special, why do we start over again as soon as we complete it? Why is there only one day in Israel and two days elsewhere? And does this extra day make Simchas Torah in the Diaspora more special or less?

    Join us for a fascinating journey through this joyous, but enigmatic holiday. We will not only guide you through its many steps, we will show you how to do it yourself. We will discover the what, how, when, where, and whys of a day that is as deep as it is refreshing, as exciting as it is mystifying.

    Recorded Live Oct. 7, 2020
    Rabbi Pinchas Adler

    • 57 min
    Make Sukkot Meaningful

    Make Sukkot Meaningful

    What is Sukkot all about? We sit in the Sukkah, shake the Lulav, sing, and dance while enjoying seven days of wonderful parties and delicious meals.

    We explore the historical and spiritual background of the Sukkot rituals and examine its unique prayers and traditions. You will walk away with a realization that its many varied traditions revolve around a unique and unified theme that can change the way we relate to each other and the way that we appreciate G-d.

    Recorded Live September 30, 2020
    Rabbi Pinchas Adler

    • 1 hr 4 min

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