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Overcoming Folly - 46 - The Sophisticates
1:28:48Overcoming Folly - Part 46 "The Sophisticates" With Rabbi Ari Sollish (Recorded live at the Intown Jewish Academy on January 16, 2022) Which is better, simplicity or sophistication? For centuries sophistication was deemed the Jewish ideal. Understanding the ins and outs of Torah, being proficient in the intricacies of Jewish law, mastering the meditations of prayer -- these were considered ideals. And then came the revolution that would rock the world. Just at the time that the world was discovering reason with the Age of Enlightenment, the Baal Shem Tov started his own movement, known as the Chasidic Movement. His philosophy upended accepted norms, placing supremacy on action over theory and sincerity over sophistication. He championed the everyperson and in doing so uplifted a generation. Its effects are felt to this very day. In this session of Kabbalah & Coffee we study Jewish mysticism and explore the pros and cons of sophistication and simplicity. The lessons we learn will apply to each one of us, and radically change the way we look at ourselves and others.
Torah Studies 5782 - 16 - Yitro (All Access)
1:12:27All Access Exploring Judaism’s Approach to Mitzvah Observance for People with Disabilities With Rabbi Ari Sollish (Recorded live at the Intown Jewish Academy on January 19, 2022) Judaism is rich with values, teachings, and . . . practices. Many don’t even think about their physical ability to fulfill those practices, but what about those who physically cannot? Is the mitzvah of tefilin not for someone without an arm? Is someone with impaired hearing denied access to the beauty of the shofar on Rosh Hashanah? Of course not! Discover how.
Torah Studies 5782 - 15 - Beshalach (You Are in G-d’s Hands)
1:16:26You Are in G-d’s Hands: Can You Believe It? You Are Not Entirely the Product of Your Own Success With Rabbi Ari Sollish (Recorded live at the Intown Jewish Academy on January 12, 2022) Who doesn’t worry about finances? In an ever-changing economy with so much uncertainty, even those with “stable” jobs are being forced to reckon with a queasy sense of worry. By looking to our ancestors who harvested miraculous manna in the desert, we can find much-needed stability: trust in G-d.
Well-Connected - Lesson 3 - Endlessly Blessed
56:47Lesson 3 - Endlessly Blessed With Mrs. Dena Schusterman (Recorded live at the Intown Jewish Academy on January 10, 2022) Like some sort of Jewish mantra, berachot are better known as those brief blessings recited over food. As it happens, there are blessings for sighting a rainbow, when on a road trip, and even after visiting the bathroom. Isn’t it all a bit much? To learn more, we will go through the various classes of berachot and skim the intricate laws governing which benedictions are said, and when. We’ll discover how reciting a few words at the right time can transform a given activity or event and make it more mindful, focused, and grounded.
Overcoming Folly - 45 - The Great War
1:29:49Overcoming Folly - Part 45 "The Great War" With Rabbi Ari Sollish (Recorded live at the Intown Jewish Academy on January 9, 2022) The mystics speak of two forces that lie within every human being. A Divine force and an animal force. The former pulls us upward; the latter, downward. And we? We are stuck in the middle. Our very existence is fraught with tension. The tension of being pulled in two different directions -- at the exact same time. How can we manage the tension? How do we deal with the constant struggle between our higher and lower selves? Is there a way to satisfy both inner forces, or must we choose one over the other? In this powerful session of Kabbalah & Coffee, we peel back the layers of our soul to discover what exactly is behind the inner tension that we all feel. After mapping the challenge, we then chart a roadmap for successfully navigating the great war of life.
Daily Power Parsha 1.11.22 (Beshalach)
50:11Daily Power Parsha 1.11.22 (Beshalach) A Quick Daily Dose of Torah Inspiration With Rabbi Ari Sollish Recorded live on January 11, 2022
Daily Power Parsha 1.10.22 (Beshalach)
1:07:28Daily Power Parsha 1.10.22 (Beshalach) A Quick Daily Dose of Torah Inspiration With Rabbi Ari Sollish Recorded live on January 10, 2022
Daily Power Parsha 1.7.22 (Bo)
33:39Daily Power Parsha 1.7.22 (Bo) A Quick Daily Dose of Torah Inspiration With Rabbi Ari Sollish Recorded live on January 7, 2022
Mastering Our New World with Rabbi Laibl Wolf
1:05:22Mastering Our New World Transforming Fear & Anxiety to Strength & Faith With Rabbi Laibl Wolf Internationally Acclaimed Kabbalist and Psychologist Bestselling Author of Practical Kabbalah Recorded Live at the Intown Jewish Academy in Atlanta, GA on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 Mystic and mentor Rabbi Dr. Laibl Wolf masterfully combines ancient Jewish wisdom with cutting-edge psychology to inspire and change the way you think and feel. Rabbi Dr. Laibl Wolf of Australia has been a worldwide teacher of spirituality for almost two generations. He draws upon contemporary positive psychology side-by-side with ancient spiritual wisdoms to create a unique synthesis of past and present, reshaping people’s lives and values. Having trained in law and psychology, he is an unusual blend of Chassidic Rabbi, therapist and teacher, who has shared at the Fortune 500 Convention, the International Psychological Conference, the Gawler international Wellness convention as well as various spiritual and even Buddhist ashrams. He has been described as “a Jewish synthesis of Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer and Steven Covey.”
Daily Power Parsha 1.6.22 (Bo)
50:28Daily Power Parsha 1.6.22 (Bo) A Quick Daily Dose of Torah Inspiration With Rabbi Ari Sollish Recorded live on January 6, 2022