Id or Yid: Who Are You? (1:11:30)
Is the driving force within us selfish or selfless? While Freud, Darwin, and others weigh in on defining the human psyche, this session will reveal the surprising true father of modern psychology. Your expectations of yourself and others will never be the same.
Rabbi Simon Jacobson (100)
Purim and Pressure (1:02:41)
Why would God force the Jews to accept the Torah right after they willingly agreed to it? And why do our sages say that after the story of Purim the Jews willingly re-accepted the Torah which annulled the disclaimer (“מודעה רבה לאורייתא”) they could have heretofore claimed? This class was given at The Baal Shem Tov Library, 1709 ave J
Rabbi Naftali Silberberg (200)
Purim: Fate or Providence (58:54)
The essense of a thing is its name. Why Purim? Rabbi Avrohom Bergstein gives a comprehensive explanation of the use of lots from archaeology, the Talmud and the Megillah. What was Haman's goal in using lots to determine the fate of the Jews, and how did Hashem foil his plans?.
Rabbi Avrohom Bergstein (32)
Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch and the Development of Modern Orthodoxy (58:44)
2/3s of Berlin Jews converted to Lutheranism. In the 1800s baptism was their ticket to European culture. Dr. Henry Abramson describes European society and what led the German Jews to step away from their Jewish practices and into secular society
Dr. Henry Abramson (90)