Category: Tanach

Least Famous People in Tanakh 1994

This class was given in 1994.

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Dangers of Being “Chosen” (Summer 1999)

Being the “Chosen” people has put the Jews in very precarious situations over the years. Moreover, being “Chosen” has led to anti-Semitism. Has this idea of being “Chosen” helped or hindered our work in this world?

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Strange But True- Shemuel/Samuel (2 of 2)

(2 of 2) Rabbi Labaton discuss’s some of the most controversial parts of the book of Samuel, in Prophets. In addition, he discusses how sometimes

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Strange But True- Shemuel/Samuel(1 of 2)

(1  of 2) Rabbi Labaton discuss’s some of the most controversial parts of the book of Samuel, in Prophets. In addition, he discusses how sometimes the commentators will take a strange text and find ways to normalize it or unstrangize

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Basics of Biblical Interpretation-4/23/02

The Rabbi discusses how one should approach the text in order to maximize one’s experience. In addition, how one should approach commentaries and the questions one should ask prior to learning a commentary. Is the commentator a pashtan or darshan?

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Striking Aspects of Tanach – Shemuel/Samuel (2010)

Part of an ongoing series “Striking but True Aspects of Tanach”. In this class, the Rabbi touches on Sefer Iyov/Job, and focuses primarily on the book of Shemuel/Samuel.   ~2010

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Biblical Exegesis- Selem Elokim/Kavod Haberiot 1/25/03

Recorded on 1/25/03: Anyone who ever heard a speech, took a class, or spent time with Rabbi Labaton heard the concept of Selem Elokim . He felt this was one of, if not the most fundamental tenets in Judaism. Selem Elokim= Every person is created in the

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Biblical Exegesis- Selem Elokim/Kavod Haberiot 01/10/03

Anyone that ever heard a speech, took a class, or spent time with Rabbi Labaton heard the concept of Selem Elokim . He felt this was one of, if not the most fundamental tenets in Judaism. Selem Elokim= Every person is created in the image

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Biblical Exegesis- Selem Elokim/Kavod Haberiot 12/24/02

Recorded on 12/24/02: Anyone that ever heard a speech, took a class, or spent time with Rabbi Labaton heard the concept of Selem Elokim . He felt this was one of, if not the most fundamental tenets in Judaism. Selem Elokim= Every person is created

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Biblical Exegesis- Selem Elokim/Kavod Haberiot 12/19/02

Recorded: 12/19/02 Anyone that ever heard a speech, took a class, or spent time with Rabbi Labaton heard the concept of Selem Elokim . He felt this was one of, if not the most fundamental tenets in Judaism. Selem Elokim= Every person is created in the

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Biblical Exegesis- Selem Elokim/Kavod Haberiot 12/9/02

Anyone that ever heard a speech, took a class, or spent time with Rabbi Labaton heard the concept of Selem Elokim . He felt this was one of, if not the most fundamental tenets in Judaism. Selem Elokim= Every person is created in the image

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Biblical Exegesis- Selem Elokim/Kavod Haberiot 10/28/02

Anyone that ever heard a speech, took a class, or spent time with Rabbi Labaton heard the concept of Selem Elokim . He felt this was one of, if not the most fundamental tenets in Judaism. Selem Elokim= Every person is created in the image

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Biblical Exegesis- Selem Elokim/Kavod Haberiot 10/18/02

Anyone that ever heard a speech, took a class, or spent time with Rabbi Labaton heard the concept of Selem Elokim . He felt this was one of, if not the most fundamental tenets in Judaism. Selem Elokim= Every person is created in the image

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Abraham; One Man, One Vision

In this lecture, Rabbi Labaton examines the text of Genesis, and how one man ultimately influenced the world. Lecture courtesy of TorahCentral.com

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The Power of Repentance: The Case of King Menasheh 9/10/08

Lecture given 9-10-08- Presented by Merkaz Moreshet Yisrael

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Names in Sefer Bereshit/ Book of Genesis 11-21-05

Lecture 11-21-05 given at the home of Roz & Richie Matthews

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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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