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Recent Classes - Rabbi Moshe Ben-Chaim:
Rabbi Asher Meza and Rabbi Moshe Ben-Chaim discuss Gentile & Jew Equality
(July 18, 2018)

 Mishlei & More Rabbi Morton Moskowitz Chumash Vaeyrah The Book of Joshua Part 1a Part 1b Part 2 Part 3 Mishlei Mishlei: 13:1 Mishlei 13:2 Mishlei 13:3 Mishlei 13:4 Mishlei 13:5 (Saadia Gaon) Mishlei 13:5 (Meiri) Decison Making Series Mishlei: 13:6a Mishlei 13:6b Mishlei 13:7 Mishlei 13:8 Mishlei 13:9 Mishlei 13:10 Mishlei 13:11a Mishlei 13:11b Mishlei 13:13 Mishlei 13:14 Mishlei 13:15 Mishlei 13:18 Mishlei 13:19 Mishlei 13:20 Mishlei 13:21 Mishlei 13:22 Mishlei 13:23 Mishlei 13:24 Mishlei 13:25 Mishlei 14:1 Mishlei 14:2 Mishlei 14:3 Mishlei 14:4 Mishlei 14:5 Mishlei 14:6 Mishlei 14:7 Mishlei 14:8 Mishlei 14:9 Mishlei 14:10a Mishlei 14:10b Mishlei 14:11a Mishlei 14:11b Mishlei 14:12 Mishlei 14:13 Mishlei 14:14 Decision Making: Part 42 Decision Making: Part 43 Decision Making: Part 44 Decision Making Part 45: The Science of Mishlei Decision Making: Part 46 Decision Making Part 47: Method of Mefarshim on Mishlei Decision Making: Part 48 Decision Making Part 49: The Right Hand Decision Making: Part 50 Decision Making: Part 51 Decision Making: Part 52 Decision Making: Part 53 Decision Making: Part 54 Decision Making: Part 55 Decision Making: Part 56 Decision Making: Part 57 Decision Making: Part 58 Psalm 92 - Shabbos Mishlei: 15:1 Mishlei: 15:3 Mishlei: 15:4 Mishlei: 15:5 Mishlei: 15:9 "Baruch" "Baruch ata Hashem" "Al netilas yadayim" "Asher kidishanu bimitzvosav" Part 1 "Asher kidishanu bimitzvosav" Part 2 Vayeshev: Joseph Vayeshev: Joseph Prayer Mishlei 26:15 Mishlei 26:14 Mishlei 10:5 Mishlei 15:5b Mishlei 15:19 Mishlei 24:13 Lot and his Family Q&A Q&A 2 "Laziness", 3-part series - Mishlei 10:4, Mishlei 15:5, Mishlei 26:16 (posted 10/14/13) Mishlei 15:3 - Being aware of God's systems Mishlei 15:2 - What everyday conversations reveal (The difference between Psalms and Proverbs) Mishlei 15:1 - Two responses to anger (The difference between Psalms and Proverbs) Mishlei 14:35 - How to win favor of a king or a boss Mishlei 14:34 - Justice among the nations (posted 6/25/13) Mishlei 14:33 - How do you know wisdom? (posted 6/25/13) Mishlei 14:32 - Trust in God (posted 6/25/13) Mishlei 14:31 - Relating to the Poor: Two ways of relating to God (The difference between Psalms and Proverbs) (6/13/13) Mishlei 14:28-30 - 14:28 - What makes a leader? 14:29 - Relationship between argument and understanding; 14:30 - The Philosophy of Jealousy (6/13/13) Mishlei 14:24-27 - Money is an indicator of decision making; Consequences of truth and deceit; Good habits versus good decisions; Fear of God has two benefits (4/21/13) Mishlei 14:23 - First Interpretation: Dealing with sadness; Second Interpretation: The relationship between the ego and reality (4/14/13) Part I - "Chessed" according to Mishlei. Verse14:22 (3/24/13) Part II - "Chessed" according to Mishlei. Verse14:22 (3/24/13) Mishlei 14:20,21 (3/17/13) Human Development vis a vis Justice (3/1/13) Mishlei 14:17-19 (3/8/13) Mishlei 14:11,12 (2/10/13) Mishlei 14:6 (2/3/13)   Scriptures Rabbi Moshe Ben-Chaim Lote and the Angels TalkLIVE class 7/19/15 Abraham and the Angels TalkLIVE class 7/12/15 Bilam and the Donkey TalkLIVE class 7/5/15 The Fiery Snakes TalkLIVE class 6/28/15 The Unknown Miracle of the 2 Tablets TalkLIVE class 2/12/12 The Egyptian Bondage TalkLIVE class 5/1/11 Mishley: An Overview Reader's questions on the purpose and design of Proverbs, with examples from first chapter TalkLIVE class Nov. 14th Vayerah: Abraham's Vision TalkLIVE class Oct. 24th Isaiah 55:6 –56:8: Public fast Torah reading Is conversion to Judaism necessary for greater perfection? TalkLIVE class July 4th Isaiah 55:6 –56:8: Public fast Torah reading TalkLIVE class June 27th Moses killed the Egyptian...with God's name alone? TalkLIVE class Apr. 11th How our senses and reasoning are God's gifts, enabling us to determine truth TalkLIVE class Nov. 26th Toldot: Rebecca's prophecy and the Birthright TalkLIVE class Nov. 22nd Genesis Personalities TalkLIVE class Oct. 25th Bilam & the Donkey: an Amazing Metaphor TalkLIVE class June 14th Pharaoh's Many Names – Why These 10 Plagues? TalkLIVE class April 19th The Ark's Miracle TalkLIVE class March 8th Biyad Chazaka: Tefillin, Miracles and the Meaning of Life TalkLIVE class Feb. 8th The 10 Plagues: Did these 10 have to happen regardless? Or were they designed based on Egypt's reactions? TalkLIVE class Feb. 1st The 10 Plagues' Lessons on Idolatry: Deriving insight from the Torah's hints TalkLIVE class Jan. 25th Jacob & Joseph TalkLIVE class Jan. 11th Joseph in Egypt TalkLIVE class Dec. 28th Pharaoh's Dreams TalkLIVE class Dec. 25th True Torah Codes II TalkLIVE class Dec. 7th True Torah Codes TalkLIVE class Nov. 30th Torah Methodology TalkLIVE class Oct. 19th The Most Vital Idea TalkLIVE class Aug. 19th Human Equality & King Solomon's Wisdom TalkLIVE class July 27th Bilam and the Talking Donkey TalkLIVE class July 13th The Spies TalkLIVE class June 15th Creation & Sabbath: Not an expired event, but an amazing "blueprint" for all generations TalkLIVE class June 15th Perfection: Not Cursing the Deaf or Stumbling the Blind TalkLIVE class May 26th Holy TalkLIVE class May 18th Parshas Kedoshim: Molten Gods TalkLIVE class May 4th The Breastplate: Man's eternal need for moral instruction TalkLIVE class March 30th Haftoras Tzav: Man's corruption of God's commands TalkLIVE class March 23rd The "Crowns" received at Sinai: Part III TalkLIVE class March 16th The "Crowns" received at Sinai: Part II TalkLIVE class March 9th The "crowns" received at Sinai TalkLIVE class March 2nd Temple and Miracles TalkLIVE class Feb. 24th Torah & Tabernacle: More than meets the eye TalkLIVE class Feb. 17th Parshas Mishpatim – Witchcraft & Beastiality: Torah lessons through juxtaposition (Exod. 22:17,18) TalkLIVE class Feb. 3rd Boils: How the Torah's words teach great insights TalkLIVE class Jan. 20th Instincts TalkLIVE class Jan. 6th Understanding the Methodology of Chumash Study TalkLIVE class Dec. 30th Exodus: The false claims of Pharaoh's Astrologers TalkLIVE class Dec. 23rd Rachel and Jacob TalkLIVE class Nov. 18th Understanding Metaphors: The Officer of the Sea TalkLIVE class Nov. 4th Koheles 10:1 Part 2 TalkLIVE class Oct. 14th Koheles 10:1: Are our merits securely stored for us, or can we lose them all? TalkLIVE class Oct. 7th Koheles 9:13-18: The incorrect value of social issues over wisdom TalkLIVE class Sept. 30th Proverbs: Insecurity TalkLIVE class Sept. 23rd The Torah's Precision: How the subtleties of the verses teach volumes TalkLIVE class Aug. 12th Bilam's Prophecies: God's Lessons of Judaism's Fundamentals TalkLIVE class July 8th Abraham and the sacrifice of Isaac TalkLIVE class May 6th Why Prophets weren't Mystics: TalkLIVE class April 29th Passover Torah Readings II: Why did God not allow the dogs to bark at the Jews during the plague of the Firstborns? TalkLIVE class April 15th Passover Torah Readings: What theme unites the prohibition to curse a judge, and delay our sacrifices? What do the Rabbis mean that we give our dogs "tref" meat since they did not bark when we left Egypt? TalkLIVE class April 8th The Purim Story TalkLIVE class March 4th "I am God your Healer III": Two Forms of Divine Providence TalkLIVE class Feb. 18th "I am God your Healer II" TalkLIVE class Feb. 11th "I am God your Healer" TalkLIVE class Feb. 4th Why Be Observant? TalkLIVE class Jan. 28th Isaiah Chap. 3: Why God punished the leaders; What satisfied Isaiah TalkLIVE class Jan. 28th Isaiah Chap. 2: "Arrogance": The Cause of War and Spread of Idolatry TalkLIVE class Jan. 21st Isaiah Chap. I:21-31 Understanding Isaiah's Rebuke of the Jews TalkLIVE class Dec. 24th Isaiah Chap. I:9-20 Understanding Isaiah's Rebuke of the Jews TalkLIVE class Dec. 17th Chanukah TalkLIVE class Dec. 10th Isaiah Chap. I:4-7 Understanding Isaiah's Rebuke of the Jews - Method of Studying His Prophecy TalkLIVE class Dec. 3rd Isaiah Chap. I: Understanding Isaiah's Rebuke of the Jews - Method of Studying His Prophecy TalkLIVE class Nov. 19th 2006 Rabbi Israel Chait Patriarchs: Forerunners of the Torah System & God's Assistance TalkLIVE class Dec. 5th Moses' Mission TalkLIVE class Jan. 1st 2008 Idolatry, Denying God & Knowledge of God, The Torah's Objectives, Why the Jews Deserved Bondage: Passover Class-April 26th 2005 Yeshivat Shem and Ever Shirat Haazinu and Avraham Avinu   Bilam Rabbi Reuven Mann Toldos Chayei Sara VaYerah Lech-Lecha Noach Bereishis Rabbi Moshe Ben-Chaim The Splitting of the Red Sea Proving Sinai - Disproving Religions Haftoras Vayikra Isaiah 43:21-44:23 Haftoras Vayikra2 Haftoras Vayikra3 Idolatry of Molech Leviticus, 18:21 Moses and the Serpent Parshas Shoftim Insecurity - Following God Completely Proverbs Noachide Philosophy Rabbi Israel Chait Abraham: Part 1, Part 2 Is Bnai Noach a Cult? Part 1, Part 2 Afterlife: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9 Blasphemy: Part 1, Part 2 Ecclsiastes: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10 Jonah: Part 1, Part 2 Kosher: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10 Name of God: Part 1, Part 2 Seven Noachide Laws: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17, Part 18, Part 19, Part 20, Part 21, Part 22, Part 23, Part 24, Part 25, Part 26, Part 27, Part 28, Part 29, Part 30, Part 31, Part 32 Talmud: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 . Rabbi Moshe Ben-Chaim Damages TalkLIVE class 12/26/10 Nachmanides: Partial Responsibility & Liability TalkLIVE class Dec. 26th Nachmanides: Partial Responsibility & Liability TalkLIVE class Dec. 12th Maimonides: Partial Responsibility & Liability TalkLIVE class Nov. 28th Noahide vs. Torah Law TalkLIVE class Nov. 16th Eating the Limb TalkLIVE class Sept. 21st Part I: Reader's questions on heretical and false Chabad ideas, including "Tzaddik", Reincarnation, Praying to Man, Superior Jewish Soul, Holiness of Beards, "Righteous" Dresscode, Tanya's corruption Part II: Maimonides chapter XI from his intro to Ethics: "Who is more perfeceted: the naturally pious man or the man who subdues his passions?" TalkLIVE class Sept. 14th Noachide Laws TalkLIVE class Aug. 3rd God's Plan for Man TalkLIVE class Dec. 2nd Did God Ever Release Gentiles from Their 7 Noachide Laws? TalkLIVE class Nov. 25th The End of Times: The true reward and true religion TalkLIVE class Aug. 26th Sexual Prohibitions: Psychological Benefits – Not a Taboo TalkLIVE class Aug. 5th Noachide Law of Mix Breeding; God's Will; Conservative/Reformed Movements TalkLIVE class July 1st Jewish Superiority? Proofs against this notion from Torah, and reason. TalkLIVE class June 3rd Gentile Equality II TalkLIVE class May 20th Gentile and Jew Equality: Since Gentiles and Jews share the identical design and capacity for perfection, why are Gentiles limited in performing certain laws? TalkLIVE class April 22nd "Gentiles: God's Favorites" God's First Generation of Mankind, and His Will For Them TalkLIVE class Feb. 25th Leviticus 18:4,5: Two paths of following God; Pre and Post Sinai TalkLIVE class Nov. 26th Judaism's Fundamentals Rabbi Moskowitz The History of Hashgahca Importance of the Fundamentals Intro 1 Intro 2 Intro 3 Intro 4: Olam Haba Principle 1 Principle 2 Principle 3 . Rabbi Moshe Ben-Chaim Philosophy of Idolatrous Prohibition TalkLIVE class Aug. 8th 2010 Does God cause us to sin? TalkLIVE class Mar. 14th 2010 Teshuva TalkLIVE class Sept. 27th God's Justice TalkLIVE class Dec. 21st Torah from Sinai: Proof of God & Torah TalkLIVE class Dec. 25th 2007 The Loss in Sinning TalkLIVE class May 13th The Temple's Vessels III: How do they parallel Jewish history...and why do they? TalkLIVE class April 1st Part I: The Temple's Vessels: What is their lesson and how they correct the Gold Calf sin. Part II: Q&A Session: Temple questions, Mysticsm, Shaatnez TalkLIVE class March 18th The Temple & Altar: Why are they so essential? TalkLIVE class March 11th Shavuos 5766: The Torah's Primary Message "TalkLIVE" recorded session 5/29/06 Judaism's Fundamentals I Proof of God & His Nature Dec. 26th 2004 (Recording of "Live Classes" Session) Judaism's Fundamentals II Proof of God & His Nature Dec. 27th 2004 (Recording of "Live Classes" Session) Judaism's Fundamentals III God's Exclusive Role as Creator Jan. 5th 2005 Recording of "Live Classes" Session) Judaism's Fundamentals IV God as Creator / God is One; Scientific Proofs Feb. 21st 2005 (Recording of "Live Classes" Session) Judaism's Fundamentals V God is One; Scriptural Proofs (Recording of "Live Classes" Session) Judaism's Fundamentals VI God is One May 31 2005 (Recording of "Live Classes" Session) Judaism's Fundamentals VII The Obligation of Torah July 18 2005 (Recording of "Live Classes" Session) Judaism's Fundamentals VIII Blessing God After Meals: For God or for Man? Aug. 24 2005 (Recording of "Live Classes" Session) Fundmentals IX: How the Law Perfects Us (Recording of "Live Classes" Session) Fundamentals X: Intelligent Design vs Evolution / Faith vs Proof (Recording of "Live Classes" Session) Fundamentals XI: Faith vs Proof II Nov. 1, 2005 (Recording of "Live Classes" Session) Fundamentals XII: Arguments against God's Corporeality Nov. 21, 2005 (Recording of "Live Classes" Session) Torah Philosophy/Law Rabbi Reuven Mann Teshuva God's System of Creation Hebrew Slave Hebrew Slave II Hebrew Slave III Hebrew Slave IV Dialogue of Moshe & Yisro: "The Problem of Spiritual Complacency" Numbers 10:29-32 . Rabbi Moshe Ben-Chaim The Afterlife TalkLIVE class Sept. 7th How the Torah Manages Our Emotions Interfaith Dialogue Judaism's Obligation to Rebuke – Not Coddle – False Religions: Cable TV Interview June 23 Honoring Parents & Fear of God Teshuva I Teshuva II Why Rain Exists Only as a Response to Prayer Rabbi Saul Zucker Kashrus: What is "Trafe"? Sept. 7th . Other Religions Rabbi Moshe Ben-Chaim Does Idolatry Work? Discussions between the Rabbis and the Gentile Philosophers TalkLIVE class July 15th Judaism vs Other Religions Part II: How Judaism is based on proof, while other religions are based on faith. TalkLIVE class Dec. 31st Judaism vs Other Religions: How Judaism is based on proof, while other religions are based on faith alone. TalkLIVE class Dec. 25th Christianity Q&A Session: Kabbalists, Jesus, and other Topics Idolatry Maimonides' Mishneh Torah, "Laws of Idolatry", 11:4 Idolatry2 Maimonides' Mishneh Torah, "Laws of Idolatry", 11:4 . Rabbi Reuven Mann Current Issues Guest Speakers Jew and Gentile Equality TalkLIVE class 7/18/18 9/11: Men and Towers TalkLIVE class 9/11/11 Jewish Education Crisis "TalkLIVE" recorded session with Rabbi Pinchas Rosenthal, 5/8/06 Peace with Terrorists? "TalkLIVE" recorded session with Rabbi Reuven Mann, 4/18/06 Radio Talk Show: Tsunami with Rabbi Reuven Mann Moral Imperative: Does Israel Need to Apologize for Civilian deaths? Rabbi Reuven Mann Proper Etiquette During War with Rabbi Reuven Mann   Rabbi Moshe Ben-Chaim Human Aggression TalkLIVE class Aug. 19th Q&A Session 5/24/2005 Reacting to Tsunami Do We Know When an Event Is God's Act? Understanding God's System of Justice, What Evil Is, Why Evil Happens, and What We Can and Must Do Dec. 30th 2004 (Recording of "Live Classes" Session) Ethics Rabbi Morton Moskowitz Laziness: A 6-part series (Aug. 5, 2013) Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6   Rabbi Moshe Ben-Chaim The Independent Man: How the Perfectly Righteous Live & How God Provides: (Maimonides Laws of Shmita & Jubilee 13:13) TalkLIVE class Sept. 13th 1) The Evil Eye; 2) Prayer TalkLIVE class Sept. 7th Sensual Addiction: Understandning Talmudic metaphor TalkLIVE class July 6th Testing God: The Jews' Sin on 10 Occasions TalkLIVE class Nov. 11th Loshon Hara (Part II) TalkLIVE class Oct. 28th Maimonides on Loshon Hara TalkLIVE class Oct. 21st Longevity: Worthless A life of 1000 years is no better than a life of one year TalkLIVE class June 10th Maimonides: Four Steps from Futile Talk to Denying God Objective Morality How can man prove any moral idea is "correct"? (Recording of class at Hofstra University April 7, 2005) Who is Perfected? Isaiah 28:6; Five traits of the perfected individual. (Talmud Megillah 15b) (Recording of "Live Classes" Session) How Torah Addresses Man's Dual Nature: Proverbs, 6:20-23 Rabbi Reuven Mann   Holidays Rabbi Israel Chait Ninth of Av: The connection between the Gold Calf and the Spies TalkLIVE class July 16th 2013 Ninth of Av: The 5 Tragedies of the 17th of Tammuz TalkLIVE class Aug. 10 th 2008 Sukot 2004 - Pesach, Sukkot and Zman Simchatenu   Rosh Hashana: Shofar and Tefila Rabbi Reuven Mann Passover Channukah's Philosophy Dec. 7th 2004 (Recording of Radio Interview with Rabbi Reuven Mann) Megillas Esther Drinking on Purim   Rabbi Moshe Ben-Chaim Rosh Hashanna 5771 TalkLIVE class Sept. 5th: 1) Man's first 12 hours of existence and the need for a "Rosh Hoshanna" calendar date; 2) Talmudic debate: Which element of God's "Kingship" must we highlight on this high holiday? Purim TalkLIVE class Feb. 28th 2010 Chanuka: Why the Miracle of the Oil was Necessary TalkLIVE class Dec. 9th Making Sense of Natural Disasters and God's Decree for Death; Repentance; Unavoidable Sin; The Destructive Need for Social Approval; Yom Kippur TalkLIVE class Sept. 16th Rosh Hashana: Major themes of the prayers, and of Shofar TalkLIVE class Sept. 9th Tisha B'Av: PART I: Why God repeated tragedies on this date PART II: What is Tisha B'Av's focus: human sin or Divine punishment? Passover 5766 Channukah Channukah's Philosophy Dec. 7th 2004 (Recording of "Live Classes" Session) Channukah's Philosophy: Part II Dec. 8th 2004 (Recording of "Live Classes" Session) Channukah Philosophy III Dec. 9th 2004 (Recording of "Live Classes" Session) Channukah Philosophy IV Dec. 16th 2004 (Recording of "Live Classes" Session) Koheles Rabbi Moshe Ben-Chaim (This list goes from latest to earliest classes, top to bottom) Koheles: Review TalkLIVE class 4/22/12 Koheles: Review TalkLIVE class 4/1/12 Koheles: Review TalkLIVE class 3/18/12 Koheles: Review TalkLIVE class 3/4/12 Koheles: Final Words TalkLIVE class 2/26/12 Koheles: Final Words TalkLIVE class 2/19/12 Koheles: Final Words TalkLIVE class 1/29/12 Koheles: Final Words TalkLIVE class 1/22/12 Koheles: Final Words TalkLIVE class 1/15/12 Our Mortality and Serving God TalkLIVE class 12/18/11 Wealth TalkLIVE class 12/4/11 Wealth TalkLIVE class 11/27/11 Generosity TalkLIVE class 11/20/11 Generosity TalkLIVE class 11/13/11 Abandoning Torah TalkLIVE class 11/6/11 Koheles on laziness TalkLIVE class 10/30/11 Succos; Koheles on laziness TalkLIVE class 10/23/11 King Solomon: Avoid living like a fool TalkLIVE class 10/9/11 King Solomon: Avoid living like a fool TalkLIVE class 10/2/11 King Solomon: Avoid being a fool TalkLIVE class 9/18/11 King Solomon: It's wise to follow rules despite minor inconsistencies TalkLIVE class 9/4/11 King Solomon: It's wise to follow rules despite minor inconsistencies TalkLIVE class 8/28/11 King Solomon: It s wise to follow rules, despite minor inconsistencies TalkLIVE class 8/21/11 King Solomon: The Greatness of Wisdom TalkLIVE class 8/14/11 King Solomon: The Greatness of Wisdom TalkLIVE class 8/7/11 King Solomon: The Greatness of Wisdom TalkLIVE class 7/31/11 King Solomon: The Greatness of Wisdom TalkLIVE class 7/24/11 King Solomon: The Greatness of Wisdom TalkLIVE class 6/26/11 King Solomon: The Greatness of Wisdom TalkLIVE class 6/19/11 King Solomon: The Greatness of Wisdom TalkLIVE class 6/12/11 God's Justice TalkLIVE class 6/5/11 God's Justice Koheles chap. 9 TalkLIVE class 5/15/11 God's Justice Koheles chap. 9 TalkLIVE class 5/8/11 God's Justice Koheles chap. 9 TalkLIVE class 4/17/11 Does God cause everything to happen? Koheles chap. 9 TalkLIVE class 4/10/11 The good get the evil, and the evil get the good? Koheles chap. 9 TalkLIVE class 4/3/11 The good get the evil, and the evil get the good? Koheles 8:14,15 TalkLIVE class 3/27/11 The good get the evil, and the evil get the good? Koheles 8:14,15 TalkLIVE class 3/20/11 The good get the evil, and the evil get the good? Koheles 8:14,15 TalkLIVE class 3/13/11 The Wise Man VII: Assessing what is Truth Koheles 8:10-13 TalkLIVE class 3/6/11 The Wise Man VI: Koheles 8:8,9 TalkLIVE class 2/27/11 The Wise Man V: Koheles 8:8 TalkLIVE class 2/20/11 The Wise Man IV: Koheles 8:5-7 TalkLIVE class 2/13/11 The Wise Man III: Koheles 8:1-6 TalkLIVE class Feb. 6th The Wise Man II: Koheles 8:1,2 TalkLIVE class Jan. 23rd The Wise Man: Koheles 8:1 TalkLIVE class Jan. 16th Koheles: How does sin work? Part V TalkLIVE class Jan. 9th Koheles 7:25,26 – Part IV The process of sinning TalkLIVE class Jan. 2nd 2011 Koheles 7:25,26 – Part III The interaction between intelligence and emotion TalkLIVE class Nov. 7th Koheles 7:25,26 – Part II The interaction between intelligence and emotion TalkLIVE class Nov. 7th Koheles 7:25,26 The interaction between intelligence and emotion TalkLIVE class Oct. 31st Koheles 7:23-25 – Part II TalkLIVE class Oct. 10th Koheles 7:23-25 1) What to consider when answering a question. 2) The greatest knowledge of anything is attained at its formation. But man cannot comprehend God's acts of Genesis. TalkLIVE class Oct. 3rd Koheles 7:21,22 Avoiding sin and the social emotions TalkLIVE class Sept. 19th Koheles 7:19,20 Religious Extremism II TalkLIVE class Sept. 19th Koheles 7:15-18 Religious Extremism TalkLIVE class Aug. 15th Koheles 7:13,14 The correct attitude secures happiness. TalkLIVE class July 25th Koheles 7:9-11 Wealth: Approached by the fool and the wise differently. TalkLIVE class July 18th Koheles 7:5-9 (review) Instant gratification and the ego. TalkLIVE class July 11th NOTE: Due to technical problems, sound starts at 9:40 on this file. Koheles 7:5-9 – Why the Rabbis taught us "rules" and not just lessons TalkLIVE class June 20th Koheles 7:5-9 – How to assess real value and how the need for gratification distorts our mind TalkLIVE class June 13th Koheles 7:4,5 – Mortality TalkLIVE class May 30th Koheles 7:3 – (Part III) TalkLIVE class May 23rd Koheles 7:3 – (Part II) TalkLIVE class May 16th Koheles 7:3 – Ibn Ezra explains the three components of the psyche and their dynamics...and how we can succeed over the instincts TalkLIVE class May 9th Koheles 7:1,2 – Our assessment of the "good" must be in the context of the soul ... not our Earthly existence TalkLIVE class May 2nd Koheles 6:10-12: God's design for man's happiness, and man's distortions TalkLIVE class Apr. 25th Koheles 6:5-9: Longevity's Vanity vs. The Eternal Soul TalkLIVE class Apr. 18th Koheles 6:1-5: Wealth & Life Part II / Haftorah of Shabbos Hagadol TalkLIVE class Mar. 28th Koheles 6:1-5: Wealth & Life TalkLIVE class Mar. 21st Does God cause us to sin? TalkLIVE class Mar. 14th Koheles 5:18,19 - A life based in reality, not fantasy, is true happiness TalkLIVE class Feb. 21st Koheles 5:16,17; The correct attitude towards wealth; Denial of death TalkLIVE class Feb. 14th Koheles 5:12-15; The "evil sickness" of valuing wealth, instead of the soul TalkLIVE class Feb. 7th Koheles 5:10,11 - The illusions of money, and using reality as the barometer of true happiness TalkLIVE class Jan. 31st Koheles 5:9 on Money and Happiness; Moses Staff TalkLIVE class Jan. 24th Koheles 5:7,8: The Success of Sinners & Misjudging God TalkLIVE class Jan. 17th Koheles 5:6: Dreams and speech; distorted products of the imagination TalkLIVE class Jan. 10th Koheles 5:5: Critique for viewing our words as any less telling than actions TalkLIVE class Dec. 27th Koheles 5:3,4: Oaths and their role in Judaism TalkLIVE class Dec. 20th Koheles 4:17–5:2: Prayer and sacrifice without proper intent TalkLIVE class Dec. 13th Koheles 4:15,16: Man's attachment to Earthly pursuits and peer pressure TalkLIVE class Dec. 6th Koheles 4:13,14: Wisdom, change and false notions that prevent happiness TalkLIVE class Nov. 29th Koheles 4:9–12: The benefits of friends and partners TalkLIVE class Nov. 15th Koheles 4:7,8–The incessant laborer and his loss / Abraham's derivation of God's "hidden" justice from His words TalkLIVE class Nov. 8th Koheles 4:1-6 / Abraham's Rescue of Lote TalkLIVE class Nov. 1st 1) Koheles 4:1: Two areas of our self-inflicted evils 2) Is God running our lives or are we? 2) Man's two perfections ("tamim") TalkLIVE class Aug. 30th 1) Koheles 3:18-22: Man's false assessment of life and death – Part II; 2) Who Receives the Afterlife? 3) Man's two perfections ("tamim") TalkLIVE class Aug.23rd Koheles 3:18-22: Man's false assessment of life and death TalkLIVE class Aug. 16th Midrash Rabbah on Koheles 1:9: Laws of Kosher and their perfection for Jew & Gentile TalkLIVE class Aug. 9th Koheles 3:16,17: Apparent Injustice, Reincarnation TalkLIVE class July 26th Koheles 3:14–3:15: What is "novelty" and man's misguided search for happiness TalkLIVE class July 5th Koheles 3:11–3:12: Demons; Noah; Immortality; Insecurity & Happiness Part IV TalkLIVE class June 21st Koheles 3:1–3:15: Insecurity & Happiness Part III TalkLIVE class June 7th Koheles 3:1–3:15: Insecurity & Happiness Part II TalkLIVE class May 24th Koheles 3:1–3:15: Insecurity & Happiness Part I TalkLIVE class May 10th Koheles 2:18–2:26: Real vs. Fantasized Pleasures from Possessions TalkLIVE class Apri 26th Koheles 2:15–17: Assessing worth of Earthly life TalkLIVE class March 29th Koheles 2:13–17: Conquest vs. Wisdom..."Projection of Fantasy vs. Perception of Reality" TalkLIVE class March 22nd Koheles 2:12,13: Wisdom, work, or play...what offers man happiness? TalkLIVE class March 15th Koheles 2:12–2:17 TalkLIVE class March 1st Koheles 2:3–2:11 TalkLIVE class Feb. 15th Koheles 2:3–2:9 TalkLIVE class Jan. 18th Koheles 1:1–1:11 TalkLIVE class Oct. 26th Koheles 1:12–1:15 TalkLIVE class Nov. 2nd Koheles 1:16–1:18 TalkLIVE class Nov. 9th Koheles 1:16–2:2 TalkLIVE class Nov. 23rd Koheles 1:16–1:18 TalkLIVE class Nov. 9 Koheles 1:12–1:15 TalkLIVE class Nov. 2 Koheles 1:1–1:11 TalkLIVE class Oct. 26