Jewish Sages – Shammai & Hillel – 02/10/14

An online class on Jewish sages throughout the ages with Misha. This week is on the Herodian period – and the schools of thought of Shammai and Hillel

Jewish Sages Discussion with Misha 01/20/14

a discussion about Jewish sages: their histories, their beliefs, and the world around them with Misha

Haftarah Study 01/18/14 – part1

Haftarah study and discussion

Discussion on Jewish Sages on 12/24/13

A class and discussion on a pair of Jewish sages including history and teachings.

Torah Talk with Chanah on 12/09/13

The last Parsha of Genesis covering the death of Joseph and Jacob and blessings

The Pairs: Dual leadership during 2nd century BCE – 12/09/13

Class/discussion on dual leadership during 2nd century B.C.E.

Jewish Sages class on 12/02/13 with Misha

Misha discusses the historical context and character of the sages leading to what Judaism is. class begins on the video at the 7:02 mark

Archiving Synagogue Music

American synagogue music has undergone a huge transformation over the past 50 years. Synagogues and temples from all Jewish streams and traditions engage their congregants with Hassidic tunes, Carlebach niggunim, folk and Israeli compositions and many other genres of the Israeli and Jewish music scene. In recent years Lowell Milken has created an Archive that traces much of this […]

Jewish Attitudes Toward Non-Jews/Bnei Noach

Judaism maintains that the righteous of all nations have a place in the World To Come. Traditional Judaism generally recognizes that Muslims and other B’nei Noach worship the same G-d that Jews do and those who follow the tenets of their religions can be considered righteous in the eyes of G-d. The most commonly used […]

B’nei Noach Laws

Law #1: Prohibition of idolatry and Law #2: Prohibition of blasphemy This can be derived from Genesis 4:26 – ‘And as for Seth, to him also a son was born, and he named him Enosh. Then to call in the Name of Hashem became profaned. This is a reference to the beginnings of idolatry, which […]