Category: Philosophy

Science and Religion: Contradictory or Complimentary? (2000-2001) Part 9 of 9

Starting in November of 2001 and concluding in February 2001, Rabbi Labaton gave a 9 part weekly class on the topic of “Science and Religion”. This class was given on February 17th, 2001.

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Science and Religion: Contradictory or Complimentary? (2000-2001) Part 8 of 9

Starting in November of 2001 and concluding in February 2001, Rabbi Labaton gave a 9 part weekly class on the topic of “Science and Religion”. This class was given on January 13th, 2001.

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Science and Religion: Contradictory or Complimentary? (2000-2001) Part 7 of 9

Starting in November of 2001 and concluding in February 2001, Rabbi Labaton gave a 9 part weekly class on the topic of “Science and Religion”. This class was given on December 16th, 2000.

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Science and Religion: Contradictory or Complimentary? (2000-2001) Part 6 of 9

Starting in November of 2001 and concluding in February 2001, Rabbi Labaton gave a 9 part weekly class on the topic of “Science and Religion”. This class was given on December 9th, 2000.

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Science and Religion: Contradictory or Complimentary? (2000-2001) Part 5 of 9

Starting in November of 2001 and concluding in February 2001, Rabbi Labaton gave a 9 part weekly class on the topic of “Science and Religion”. This class was given on December 2nd, 2000.

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Science and Religion: Contradictory or Complimentary? (2000-2001) Part 4 of 9

Starting in November of 2001 and concluding in February 2001, Rabbi Labaton gave a 9 part weekly class on the topic of “Science and Religion”. This class was given on November 25th, 2000.

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Science and Religion: Contradictory or Complimentary? (2000-2001) Part 3 of 9

Starting in November of 2001 and concluding in February 2001, Rabbi Labaton gave a 9 part weekly class on the topic of “Science and Religion”. This class was given on November 18th, 2000.

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Science and Religion: Contradictory or Complimentary? (2000-2001) Part 2 of 9

Starting in November of 2001 and concluding in February 2001, Rabbi Labaton gave a 9 part weekly class on the topic of “Science and Religion”. This class was given on November 11th, 2000.

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Science and Religion: Contradictory or Complimentary? (2000-2001) Part 1 of 9

Starting in November of 2001 and concluding in February 2001, Rabbi Labaton gave a 9 part weekly class on the topic of “Science and Religion”. This class was given on November 4th, 2000.

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Qinot (Elegies) with Commentary of Rabbi Soloveitchik- Tisha Be’ab 2013

This class was given on Tisha Be’ab, July 15, 2013 only a few months before the Rabbis passing.

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“Lonely Man of Faith” Ideas

“The Lonely Man of Faith”, by Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik is arguably the single most important Jewish Philosophy book written in modern times. This 20 minute class by provides introduction to some of the books ideas.

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Tefilah 7-31-1995

This class was given on July 31st, 1995

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Suffering in the Talmud Class #3 Summer 1995

(3 out of 3) This three-part class series was given in the summer of 1995. To our knowledge, the first class in the series was not recorded

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Suffering in the Talmud Class #2 Summer 1995

(2 out of 3) This three-part class series was given in the summer of 1995. To our knowledge, the first class in the series was not recorded

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How to Deal with Tragedy Class #3 7/2001

(3 out of 3) This three-part class series was given in July of 2001. Dedicated in memory of Joe Betesh A”H, by his wife Sonia, his children and grandchildren.

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How to Deal with Tragedy Class #2 7/2001

(2 out of 3) This three-part class series was given in July of 2001. Dedicated in memory of Joe Betesh A”H, by his wife Sonia, his children and grandchildren.

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How to Deal with Tragedy Class #1 7/2001

(1 out of 3) This three-part class series was given in July of 2001. Dedicated in memory of Joe Betesh A”H, by his wife Sonia, his children and grandchildren.

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Evil 8-20-97

Lecture given on August 20th, 1997.

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Ethics & Punishment: Summer 1995

Lecture given in the summer of 1995

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Ethical, Spiritual, and Rational Elements of Mishneh Torah/ Rambam’s Code of Jewish Law – 3/8/04

  He discusses the ethical, spiritual, and rational elements of the Rambam’s/Maimonides Mishneh Torah/Code of Jewish Law. This was recorded on 3/8/04.

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Is Philosophy Jewish? (2002)

  Deals with philosophy within every aspect of Judaism. Why we must understand Jewish and non-Jewish philosophy. And, the obligation for Rabbi’s to be educaed, sophisticated, aware, and knowledgable to answer difficult questions.

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“Creating Meaningful Halacha/Law”- The Rav/Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik

“We’ve been studying about one of the foremost thinkers of the 20th century, Rav Joseph Soloveitchik.

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Why Rambam/Maimonides wrote Moreh Nevuchim/”Guide for the Perplexed”- 9/6/09

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Edah-Human Dignity as a Factor in Halachic Decision Making (Edah Conference)

Rabbi Labaton spoke at the Edah Conference on how Kavod Haberiot/Respecting one’s Dignity and how it factors into the halachic decision making process.

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Guide For The Perplexed, Sherlock Holmes, and The Fool (2011 in Israel)

given 1/25/11 at Yeshivat Eretz HaTzvi. What do the Rambam’s  “Guide for The Perplexed”, “Sherlock Holmes”, and “The Fool” have in common?

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Torah/Bible For The Masses- Rambam/Maimonides 8/16/09

“The Rambams/Maimonides view of the Torah/Bible is that the Torah/Bible is an esoteric work, it’s a hidden work.

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Bereshit/Genesis Through the Eyes of a Philosopher (2 of 2) 10/18/04

Lecture given 10-18-04. Presented by Merkaz Moreshet Yisrael

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Bereshit/Genesis Through the Eyes of a Philosopher (1 of 2) 10-11-04

Lecture given 10-11-04. Presented by Merkaz Moreshet Yisrael.

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Philosophy of the Bible Series- Model of Impacting the World (2 of 11) 2/24/03

  Philosophy of the Bible Series (2 of 11) 2/24/03 Justice and Righteousness Ideas, Ideals, and Values of the Bible How have we impacted the world? Rabbi Labaton’s 3-fold model of impacting the world: 1) Hypothetical Model, 2) Concentric Circle Theory

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Philosophy of the Bible Series- Why learn Tanach? (1 of 11) 2/17/03

Lecture given 2/17/03. (1 of 11) “Why Learn Tanach?”

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