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Please look below to find learning resources for our in-session classes.

  • Series 1
  • Series 2

A Few of My Favorite Things with Rabbi Sharon Brous
On Character – July 1, 2020. Watch. [sources]
A Life of Meaning – June 24, 2020. Watch. [sources]
I Have Grown Years in a Matter of Days. – June 17, 2020Watch. [sources]
Justice, Accountability, and the Sacred Call to Protest. – June 10, 2020. Listen. [sources]
Why Did George Floyd Die? And What Would it Mean to Treat All People as an Image of God? – June 3, 2020. Listen. [sources]
Shavuot and the real meaning of our freedom – May 20, 2020. Listen. [sources]
Cultivating Resilience Inside the Storm – May 13, 2020. Listen. [sources]
The Affliction and the Remedy – May 6, 2020. Listen. [sources]
(Due to poor internet connection, the audio is a little choppy near the end of this session)
Prophetic Grief – April 29, 2020. Listen. [sources]
A World is Dying, What is Being Born? – April 22, 2020. Listen. [sources]
The Most Important Things – April 1, 2020. Listen. [sources]
Expendable – March 25, 2020. Listen. [sources]
Hannah’s Broken Heart, and Ours – March 18, 2020. Listen. [sources]

The Torah of Elul: Parsha Study with Rabbi David Kasher
Intro. August 12, 2020. Watch. [sources]
The Jewish Justice System. August 19, 2020. Watch. [sources]
Remembering Our Greatest Enemy. August 26, 2020. Watch. [sources]
A Knowing Heart. September 2, 2020. Watch. [sources]
When God Does Teshuvah. September 9, 2020. Watch. [sources]
The Binding of Isaac: A Rosh Hashanah Story. September 16, 2020. Watch. [sources]
Holy Heresy: The Very Strange Yom Kippur Service with Rabbi David Kasher
Part I: The Avodah Service. August 17, 2020. Watch. [sources]
Part II: Enter The Goats. August 24, 2020. Watch. [sources]
Part III: The Scapegoat. August 31, 2020. Watch. [sources]

A Bissel Shtisel, Hassidic Thought with Rabbi David Kasher
Dangerous Torah: The Fiery Waters of the Mei HaShiloah – July 14, 2020. Watch. [sources]
The Psychological Turn: The Breakaway School of Peshiskha – July 7, 2o20. Watch. [sources]
Letters Flying Through the Air: Hassidic Readings of the Torah – June 30, 2020. Watch. [sources]
The Philosopher of Hassidism: Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi – June 23, 2020. Watch . [sources]
The People’s Defense Attorney: Rabbi Levi Yitzhak of Berdichev – June 9, 2020. Listen. [sources]
The Hassidic Approach to Prayer – June 2, 2020. Listen. [sources]
Eat Like a Hassid – May 26, 2020. Listen. [sources]
The Danger of the Righteous Man: The Torah of Rabbi Elimelekh of Lizhensk – May 12, 2020. Listen. [sources]
The Kabbalistic Foundations of Hassidism – May 5, 2020. Listen. [sources]
Introduction: The Master of the Good Name – April 21, 2020. Listen. [sources]

The Pirkei Avot Collective with Rabbi David Kasher
Cycle 1:
Chapter 1: Good Fences?  – March 26, 2020. Listen. [sources]
Chapter 2: What Was it About Hillel? – April 2, 2020. Listen. [sources]
Chapter 3: The Beginning and End of Rabbi Akiva – April 23, 2020. Listen. [sources]
Chapter 4: The Ethics of a Heretic – April 30, 2020. Listen. [sources]
Chapter 5: Queer Love in Ancient Israel? – May 7, 2020. Listen. [sources]
Chapter 6: The Man Who Loved Torah Too Much – May 14, 2020. Listen. [sources 1sources 2]

Cycle 2:
Chapter 1: Enjoy the Silence – May 21, 2020. Listen. [source 1sources 2]
Chapter 2: The Jewish Ethics of State Power – June 4, 2020. Listen. [sources]
Chapter 3: A Pessimistic View of Human Nature – June 11, 2020. Listen. [sources]
Chapter 4: Sit Down, Be Humble – June 18, 2020. Watch. [sources]
Chapter 5: The Ethics of Top Ten Lists – June 25, 2020. Watch. [sources]
Chapter 6: The 48 (or 49, or 50) Ways to Torah – July 2, 2020. Watch. [sources]

Mishnah Mondays with Rabbi David Kasher
The Kickoff. May 11, 2020. Watch. [sources]
Hardcore Judaism!  May 18, 2020. Watch. [sources]
Heart Directions. June 1, 2020. Watch. [sources]
The Very Exceptional Rabban Gamliel. June 8, 2020. Watch. [sources]
The Origins of Non-Egalitarian Judaism. June 15, 2020. Watch. [sources]
Lord, Let Me Learn! June 22, 2020. Watch. [sources]
Cantor, Recant! June 29, 2020. Watch. [sources]
Blessing Bee Bootcamp. July 6, 2020. Watch. [sources]
Blessing as a Way of Life. July 13, 2020. Watch. [sources]

Torah Wednesdays with Rabbi David Kasher
The Poetics of Torah. September 23, 2020. Watch. [sources]
The Poetry of Torah, Part 2. September 30, 2020. Watch. [sources 1sources 2]
Parshat Bereshit – Rashi on Genesis 1:1. October 14, 2020. Watch. [sources]
“What’s Wrong With Noah?” October 21, 2020. Watch. [sources]

Parsha Study with the Parsha Nut with Rabbi David Kasher
Our Father’s Father. October 29, 2020. Watch. [sources]
Connecting the Dots. November 5, 2020. Watch. [sources]
Freudian Torah – Parshat Chayei Sarah. November 12, 2020. Watch. [sources]

Rise of the Matriarchy – Parshat Toldot. November 19, 2020. Watch. [sources]

Biblical Poetry with Rabbi David Kasher
The Very First Poems. October 28, 2020. Watch. [sources]
Poetry for Times of Political Turmoil. November 4, 2020. Watch. [sources]
Troublingly Triumphant: The Song of the Sea. November 11, 2020. Watch. [sources]

Poetry for a New Month – Psalm 104. November 18, 2020. Watch. [source 1, source 2]

The Code of Jewish Knowledge: Mishna with Rabbi David Kasher
Immeasurable Things – October 26, 2020. Watch. [sources]
The Jewish Welfare State – November 2, 2020. Watch. [sources]
Genetic Modification in Jewish Law and Lore – Mishnah Kilayim. November 16, 2020. Watch. [sources]

“I won’t tell you what Rabbi Eliezer actually said…” – November 23, 2020. Watch. [sources]

Rosh Hashanah Prayer Bootcamp with Rabbi David Kasher
September 15, 2020. Watch. [sources]

Yom Kippur Prayer Bootcamp with Rabbi David Kasher
September 22,  2020. Watch.

Maimonides’ Guide to the High Holidays with Rabbi David Kasher
Part I: Intro. August 11, 2020. Watch. [sources]
Part II: – What is “Teshuvah,” anyway? August 18, 2020. Watch. [sources]
Part III: – The Righteous, The Wicked & The Rest of Us. August 25, 2020. Watch. [sources]
Part IV: – You are Free to Sin. September 4, 2020. Watch. [sources]