Parshanut of the Torah (4/4)- 3/7/2001

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Recorded March 7th, 2001

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Parshanut of the Torah (3/4)- 10/29/2001

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Recorded October 29th, 2001

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Parshanut of the Torah (2/4)- 10/16/2001

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Recorded October 10th, 2001

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Parshanut of the Torah (1/4)- 10/25/2000

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Recorded October 25th, 2000

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Rejecting the State of Israel- 4/17/2002

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Recorded April 17th, 2002

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Inyanei Pesach/Passover (2 of 2) 3/15/02

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Recorded March 15th, 2002

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Inyanei Pesach/Passover (1 of 2) 3/12/02

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Recorded: March 12, 2002

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Pesah

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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

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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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Tish’a Be’ab 1994

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This class was given on Tish’a Be’ab, 1994

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Tefilah 7-31-1995

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This class was given on July 31st, 1995

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Suffering in the Talmud Class #3 Summer 1995

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(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

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(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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Why Rav Soloveitchik is Unique 7-16-1994

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This class was given on July 16th, 1994

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Rav Soloveitchik’s Perspective on Teshubah

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Rav Soloveitchik’s Perspective on Teshubah

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Rav Soloveitchik 8-21-1994

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This class was given on August 21st, 1994

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Missvah HaBa Be’aberah- June 3rd

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This class was given on June 3rd

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Least Famous People in Tanakh 1994

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This class was given in 1994.

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How to Deal with Tragedy Class #3 7/2001

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(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

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(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

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(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

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Lecture given on August 20th, 1997.

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Ethics & Punishment: Summer 1995

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Lecture given in the summer of 1995

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Joey Mosseri: Maghen Yish’i- Labaton Family Pizmon

This year marks the third year without Rabbi Dr. Ezra Labaton in our lives. He passed away on the final day of Hanukkah 2013. This Pizmon was dear to him, as it was composed in honor of the wedding of his grandfather Ezra Obadiah Labaton.

We are asking that in order to keep this Pizmon alive, each year all community synagogues this song when taking out the Sefer Torah on Shabbat on the week of Hanukkah.

(if the embeded video above does not work, click here to open video on YouTube)

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Was Your Turkey Kosher? Do Not Copy Their Ways 11-28-06

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Lecture given 11-28-06. Presented by Merkaz Moreshet Yisrael.

View Class Notes

TurkeyClassnotes1106 – View the Rabbi’s 8 pages of notes used during the lecture.

TurkeySourcedocs1106 – View 17 pages of source documents, all with the Rabbi’s annotations, used in preparation for the lecture.

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

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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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13 Principles of Maimonides: The Ongoing Discussion

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The Rabbi explains the 13 Principles of Faith put forth by Rambam/Maimonides and how we should interpret them.

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“A Man for All Seasons: Contemporary Relevance of HaRambam/Maimonides – 3/1/04

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What’s the impact HaRambam/Maimonides has had and continues to have on the world? 3/1/04

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Dangers of Being “Chosen” (Summer 1999)

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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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What’s So Special About The Jewish Calendar?

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The Jewish Calendar itself is a mechanism or means of studying the ideas, ideals, and values of Judaism. Our method of celebration of a holiday is not simply to teach or read about the holiday, rather to experience and live the values.

Example: Shabbat– We create an ideal moment in time. What is Jewish idea of making Kiddush on Shabbat? Read more ›

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Is Philosophy Jewish? (2002)

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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. Read more ›

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Source Book for Our Lives- (1of4) Bereshit/Genesis 10/15/09

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(1 of 4) Exploring Sefer Bereshit/Genesis as the source of the ideas, ideals, and values which have shaped the modern world.

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Source Book for Our Lives- (2of4) Bereshit/Genesis 10/19/09

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(2 of 4) Exploring Sefer Bereshit/Genesis as the source of the ideas, ideals, and values which have shaped the modern world.

 

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Source Book for Our Lives- (3of4) Bereshit/Genesis 10/27/09

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(3 of 4) Exploring Sefer Bereshit/Genesis as the source of the ideas, ideals, and values which have shaped the modern world.

 

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Source Book for Our Lives- (4of4) Bereshit/Genesis 12/2009

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(4 of 4) Rabbi Labaton discuss’s how the themes within Sefer Bereshit/Book of Genesis contain the ideas, ideals, and values we should live by. It’s the source book of our lives.

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

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

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Why We Should Know the Rav/Rabbi Soloveitchik (2 of 2)- Rabbi Labaton’s Reflections of his Teacher at Yeshiva University REITS

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Class 2 of 2- Recorded on 5/18/04 

Rabbi Labaton shares his personal reflections on his Rabbi and teacher, the Rav/Rabbi Soloveitchik (1903-1993). He received his smicha/Rabbinical Ordination from the Rav/Rabbi Soloveitchik at Yeshiva University REITS.

 

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Why We Should Know the Rav/Rabbi Soloveitchik (1of 2)- Rabbi Labaton’s Reflections of his Teacher at Yeshiva University REITS

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Class 1 of 2 –Recorded 5/3/04 Here, Rabbi Labaton shares his personal reflections on his Rabbi and teacher, the Rav/Rabbi Soloveitchik (1903-1993). He received his smicha/Rabbinical Ordination from the Rav/Rabbi Soloveitchik at Yeshiva University REITS. Read more ›

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“Captured by the Mystics”- The Case of the Rambam/Maimonides 12/08/03

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*“Our goal tonight is to try and rescue the Rambam/Maimonides (1135C.E.-1204CE) from the clutches of the Kabbalists/Mystics.”

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Resurrection Controversy around the Rambam’s/Maimonides Writings- 2009

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Physical and/or Spiritual Resurrection? The Rambam/Maimonides (1135C.E.-1205C.E) was criticized for not believing in physical resurrection and not including it in his Mishneh Torah/Code of Jewish Law. The Ra’vaad/Rabbeinu Abraham ben David (1125C.E.-1198C.E.) who was mystically inclined who challenged much of what the Rambam/Maimonides said. In chapter 3, the Rambam/Maimonides says that anybody that believes G-d is physical is a heretic. In 1188/1189 C.E., the Ra’avaad/Rabbeinu Abraham ben David attacks the Rambam’s concept of Olam Habah (ch.8) and that the Rambam does not believe in the physical resurrection of the dead. The Rambam responds to him and says he does believe in it and all is well. Without reading or knowing the Rambam’s response to the Ra’avaad/Rabbeinu Abraham ben David in 1188/1189 C.E., another Rabbinic leader, the Yad Ramah comes along in 1203/1204 C.E. and vehemently attacks and criticizes the Rambam’s view of resurrection. He then gets the Rambam’s defense and says ok, he does believe in physical resurrection.  Read more ›

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

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The Many Sides of Teshuvah/Repentance (1of 8) -Rambam/Maimonides

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Part 1 of 8 on Inyaneh Teshuvah

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The Many Sides of Teshuvah/Repentance (2 of 8) -Rambam/Maimonides

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Part 2 of 8 on Inyaneh Teshuvah. Focus of this class is how the Rambam/Maimonides deals with Teshuvah/Repentance.

The below are some of the sources used in this class. These are not exact quotes with exact chapters and so on. Please listen to the class while reading the below to understand this fully. 

Repentance is not emphasized in the Chumash/5 Books Read more ›

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The Many Sides of Teshuvah/Repentance (3 of 8) – Rambam/Maimonides

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Part 3 of 8 on Inyaneh Teshuvah. The Rabbi uses King Shaul’s reign (1020BCE -1000BCE) as an example of where Repentance fails.

Below are the texts Rabbi Labaton discusses in this class (JPS English translation).

[Book of Samuel 1, Chapter 13:1- 13:7] Saul was (20) years old when he became king, and he reigned over Israel two years. Read more ›

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The Many Sides of Teshuvah/Repentance (4 of 8) -Rambam/Maimonides

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Part 4 of 8 on Inyaneh Teshuvah – Rabbi Labaton recalled a situation when he asked The Rav’s grandson in-law, who does the family think understood Rav Soloveitchik best? The answer he received Read more ›

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The Many Sides of Teshuvah/Repentance (5 of 8)- Rambam/Maimonides

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Part 5 of 8 on Inyaneh Teshuvah.

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The Many Sides of Teshuvah/Repentance (6 of 8) -Rambam/Maimonides

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Part 6 of 8 on Inyaneh Teshuvah.

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The Many Sides of Teshuvah/Repentance (7 of 8) -Rambam/Maimonides

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Part 7 of 8 on Inyaneh Teshuvah.

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The Many Sides of Teshuvah/Repentance (8 of 8) -Rambam/Maimonides

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Part 8 of 8 on Inyaneh Teshuvah

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The Many Sides of Teshuvah/Repentance (8 class series enclosed)

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

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(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 Read more ›

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

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(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 it. A question to keep in mind, Why did the rabbis keep Read more ›

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

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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)

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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

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

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Basics of Biblical Interpretation-4/23/02

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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? What factors shape a commentary’s interpretation?

 

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About Rav Soloveitchik on Prayer and Teshuvah (9 min. excerpt)- 7/7/13

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This recording was given to us by Gina Tawil. This was part of R. Labaton’s sunday morning class. 7/7/13.

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“Jew against Jew” (10 min.)-Rambam’s Hilchot De’ot/ Maimonides Laws of Moral Attributes

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10 minute class on Halachot (Laws) ben Adam L’Makom (Laws between Man and G-d) and ben Adam L’Havero (Laws between Man and Man).

The Rabbi uses the Rambam’s (Maimonides) work of Mishneh Torah with Hilchot De’ot (laws of moral attributes). These are the principles upon which all Judaism is built.

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Striking Aspects of Tanach – Shemuel/Samuel (2010)

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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

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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 image of G-d, therefore is unique and must be treated with human dignity and respect.

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

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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 of G-d, therefore is unique and must be treated with human dignity and respect.

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

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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 in the image of G-d, therefore is unique and must be treated with human dignity and respect.

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

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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 image of G-d, therefore is unique and must be treated with human dignity and respect.

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

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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 of G-d, therefore is unique and must be treated with human dignity and respect.

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

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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 of G-d, therefore is unique and must be treated with human dignity and respect.

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

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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 of G-d, therefore is unique and must be treated with human dignity and respect.

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Abraham; One Man, One Vision

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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 Greatest Ba’al Teshuvah in History 9/16/09

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Lecture given 9-16-09 at Congregation Beth Torah in Brooklyn, NY. We thank Merkaz Moreshet Yisrael for making this available.

 

Wikipedia Definition of Ba’al Teshuva:  Read more ›

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

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

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Self-Deception as a Factor in Teshuvah/Repentance 9-26-06

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recorded 9-26-06
presented by Merkaz Moreshet Yisrael

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

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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

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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

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

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Science and Religion: EVOLUTION (2 of 2) 2/16/04

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Recorded 2-16-04. Presented by Merkaz Moreshet Yisrael.

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Science and Religion: EVOLUTION (1 of 2) 2/9/04

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Recorded 2-9-04. Presented by Merkaz Moreshet Yisrael.

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Science and Religion: CREATION (4 of 4) 11-17-03

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Recorded 11-17-03. Presented by Merkaz Moreshet Yisrael.

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Science and Religion: CREATION (3 of 4) 11-10-03

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Recorded 11-10-03. Presented by Merkaz Moreshet Yisrael.

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Science and Religion: CREATION (2 of 4) 11-3-03

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Recorded 11-3-03. Presented by Merkaz Moreshet Yisrael.

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Science and Religion: CREATION (1 of 4) 10-27-03

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Recorded 10-27-03. See the article discussed in this class Science and Religion article part 1

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Philosophy of the Bible Series- Iyov/Job (11 of 11) 6/16/03

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Recorded 6/16/03- Philosophy of the Bible Series – Iyob (Job)

This course provides a historical/conceptual overview of the Bible, explaining its Ancient Near Eastern context and the philosophical and religious ideas that emerged from that context. Each book of the Bible will be discussed briefly to note its authorship, setting, genre, and important themes. We study certain selected passages from each book that provide philosophical, theological, and ethical insights that inform the Jewish outlook. The course emphasizes those Biblical ideas that have impacted the Ancient Near East and which still influence modern society such as the concepts of monotheism, Selem Elokim, progress, the welfare state, and Berit.

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Philosophy of the Bible Series- Tehilim/Psalms and Mishle/Proverbs (10 of 11) 6/9/03

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Recorded 6/9/03. Philosophy of the Bible Series – Tehilim (Psalms) and Mishle (Proverbs)

This course provides a historical/conceptual overview of the Bible, explaining its Ancient Near Eastern context and the philosophical and religious ideas that emerged from that context. Each book of the Bible will be discussed briefly to note its authorship, setting, genre, and important themes. We study certain selected passages from each book that provide philosophical, theological, and ethical insights that inform the Jewish outlook. The course emphasizes those Biblical ideas that have impacted the Ancient Near East and which still influence modern society such as the concepts of monotheism, Selem Elokim, progress, the welfare state, and Berit.

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Philosophy of the Bible Series – Tehilim/Psalms (9 of 11) 6/2/03

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Recorded 6/2/03. Philosophy of the Bible Series

This course provides a historical/conceptual overview of the Bible, explaining its Ancient Near Eastern context and the philosophical and religious ideas that emerged from that context. Each book of the Bible will be discussed briefly to note its authorship, setting, genre, and important themes. We study certain selected passages from each book that provide philosophical, theological, and ethical insights that inform the Jewish outlook. The course emphasizes those Biblical ideas that have impacted the Ancient Near East and which still influence modern society such as the concepts of monotheism, Selem Elokim, progress, the welfare state, and Berit.

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Philosophy of the Bible Series- Tehilim/Psalms (8 of 11) 5/12/03

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Recorded 5/12/03. Philosophy of the Bible Series – Tehilim (Psalms)

This course provides a historical/conceptual overview of the Bible, explaining its Ancient Near Eastern context and the philosophical and religious ideas that emerged from that context. Each book of the Bible will be discussed briefly to note its authorship, setting, genre, and important themes. We study certain selected passages from each book that provide philosophical, theological, and ethical insights that inform the Jewish outlook. The course emphasizes those Biblical ideas that have impacted the Ancient Near East and which still influence modern society such as the concepts of monotheism, Selem Elokim, progress, the welfare state, and Berit.

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Philosophy of the Bible Series- Twelve Prophets (7 of 11) 5/5/03

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Recorded 5/5/03. Philosophy of the Bible Series – Tere Asar (Twelve Prophets)

This course provides a historical/conceptual overview of the Bible, explaining its Ancient Near Eastern context and the philosophical and religious ideas that emerged from that context. Each book of the Bible will be discussed briefly to note its authorship, setting, genre, and important themes. We study certain selected passages from each book that provide philosophical, theological, and ethical insights that inform the Jewish outlook. The course emphasizes those Biblical ideas that have impacted the Ancient Near East and which still influence modern society such as the concepts of monotheism, Selem Elokim, progress, the welfare state, and Berit.

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Philosophy of the Bible Series- Prophets (6 of 11) 3/31/03

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Recorded 3/31/03. Philosophy of the Bible Series – Neviim (Prophets)

This course provides a historical/conceptual overview of the Bible, explaining its Ancient Near Eastern context and the philosophical and religious ideas that emerged from that context. Each book of the Bible will be discussed briefly to note its authorship, setting, genre, and important themes. We study certain selected passages from each book that provide philosophical, theological, and ethical insights that inform the Jewish outlook. The course emphasizes those Biblical ideas that have impacted the Ancient Near East and which still influence modern society such as the concepts of monotheism, Selem Elokim, progress, the welfare state, and Berit.

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Philosophy of the Bible Series – Introduction to Prophets (5 of 11) 3/24/03

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Recorded 3/24/03. Philosophy of the Bible Series – Introduction to Neviim (Prophets)

This course provides a historical/conceptual overview of the Bible, explaining its Ancient Near Eastern context and the philosophical and religious ideas that emerged from that context. Each book of the Bible will be discussed briefly to note its authorship, setting, genre, and important themes. We study certain selected passages from each book that provide philosophical, theological, and ethical insights that inform the Jewish outlook. The course emphasizes those Biblical ideas that have impacted the Ancient Near East and which still influence modern society such as the concepts of monotheism, Selem Elokim, progress, the welfare state, and Berit.

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Philosophy of the Bible Series- Selective Process in Jewish History (4 of 11) 3/10/03

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Philosophy of the Bible Series

(4 of 11)

Recorded 3/10/03

  • The Selective Process in Jewish History– Not only does every person not impact the world, but some never even succeed in understanding the ideas, ideals, and values of Judaism. Some choose to be a part of it and some choose not to. And those that do not hold to the covenant between G-d and the Jewish people are lost in Jewish History.

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Philosophy of the Bible Series- The Spoken Word (3 of 11) 3/3/03

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Lecture given 3/3/03. Philosophy of the Bible Series

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

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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 of Impact, 3) R.A.K- Random Acts of Kindness.
  • To understand an idea in the Bible: 1) Understand its historical context, 2) Understand its broader literary context, 3) Understand the idea as an idea.
  • Lessons of Leadership in the Bible: 1) Continuity of leadership, 2) Strong, Powerful, and Courageous, 3) Remembering one is still a servant of G-d.

 

 

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

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Lecture given 2/17/03.

(1 of 11)

“Why Learn Tanach?”

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