How Noach fell short as the spiritual leader of his generation. A textual study of the Kedushas Levi (R' Levi Yitzchak Berditcherver) on the Torah portion of Noach. At the Thursday Night Men's Cholent class.
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Lech Lecha: The Need for Speed
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Noach: The Failed Tzadik
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Vayelech: Hidden Joy
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Re'eh: Blessing or Curse?
30:44Is everything G-d does really for the good? If so, are we meant to always feel that way? Two classic Aramaic translations of a single word represent two different perspectives on evil. Based on Likkutei Sichos vol. 19, pp. 133-139.
Eikev: What's a Brain Without Feet?
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Va'eschanan: Mind Control, Heart Control
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Devarim: Should We Demand Moshiach?
29:28In this week's portion, Moshe blesses the people "May you be multiplied one thousand-fold and may G-d do for you that which He said about you." What are these two blessings? And why is the second one so vague? Hear the strange story of when the Baal Shem Tov and his students bankrupted a poor […]
Masei: Smashing the Modern Day Idols
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Pinchas: Has Materialism Stolen Our Soul?
41:09The worship of Ba'al Peor was considered loathsome even by pagans. How were so many Jews in the wilderness attracted to it? The truth is that the core belief of Ba'al worship is very much alive and prevalent today in the worldview known as materialism. How do we combat this popular ideology that reduces all […]