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Class 1 Thursday, Sept 5, 2019 
Sages Vs. Scripture
Where does the Bible end, and the Rabbis begin?

As anyone with basic Jewish literacy knows, the Rabbis came up with a lot of stuff. And we mean A LOT. So what’s the deal? Are the Rabbis just an extension of the Torah? But aren’t they mere mortals? And why were they making up so much stuff anyway? Discover the rules of the game in this intriguing class.


Class 1 Thursday, Sept 12, 2019 
It's my body - I can do what i want!
Wrong. It's not your body. Proceed accordingly.

It’s all skin and bones, right? No! In this joyful ride, we learn that our bodies are something uniquely special, perhaps more so than our very souls. But before you hit the gym, take a moment to discover the spiritual energy in that body—and do your best to unleash it.


Class 1 Thursday, Sept 19, 2019 
Herd mentality is bad. Joining minds is incredible!
Chassidic Farbrengens are the original "group therapy"

Listen, we all have issues. But the good news is that your issues are probably not exactly the same as the next person’s issues. That’s where getting together comes in: It’s a powerful tool for recovery, inspiration, and direction. A one-off gathering on two dusty hilltops in the Judean desert brought home that message to the nascent Jewish people.


Class 1 Thursday, Sept 26, 2019 
ROSH HASHANAH CLASS: Repentance Shouldn't be scary
How to achieve joyful High Holidays in 30 days or less

That picture of a Jew crying in the corner, bitterly remorseful about his or her past misdeeds is, agreeably, a scary one. But it’s also counter-intuitive—what happened to positive reinforcement? Find out how to ace repentance this season, and come out happier for it.


Class 1 Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 
YOM KIPPUR CLASS: Broken Promises
Kol Nidrei's message of hope

Of all things, the Yom Kippur prayers start with the cancellation of vows. Couldn't we choose something a little more inspiring? Discover the fascinating historical background to this ancient tradition—and the reason why Kol Nidrei is the perfect opening pitch.


Class 1 Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 
SUKKOS CLASS: A snafu about Corfu
The search for the authentic Esrog

Some centuries ago, a great controversy arose in Europe: Was the beautiful esrog from the island of Corfu the preferred specimen for use on sukkos, or was it unfit for use entirely? Get involved in one the most heated—and intriguing—rabbinic debates in recent history.

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