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Torah Studies 5773 - Season One

Torah Studies 5773 - Season One

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A full service adult education institute
featuring weekly classes on array of popular topics
 
 
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Mirror on the Wall
Why What You See in Others Is a Reflection of Yourself
 
Two people witness the same event: One finds flaws in the situation, while the other sees opportunity. Why do people see things differently? What do our interpretations reveal about who we are? And how can paying more attention to them help us become better people?
 
 
 
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For the Sake of Love
How to Nurture Unconditional Love
 
Do we love others for what we get from them, or do we love them for who they really are? On the other hand, are we even capable of loving without getting anything in return? This lesson shows the way toward an attainable balance.
 
 
 
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Livening the Human Core
How to Get Up when Life Is Down
 
Material worries cause emotional drain, depleting us of our inner reserves and the conviction to go on. This class introduces profound advice from the prophet Elisha about how to reignite our inner spark.
 
 
 

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Behind the Wedding Ring
Steps to Acquiring a Flourishing Marriage
 
Marriage is forever. Husband and wife should both feel they are getting a winning deal. These are some of the secrets we explore as we unravel the surprising biblical origins of the wedding ring.
 
 
 
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Living to Laugh
Humor as Our Reason for Being
 
What makes us laugh? What gives us our greatest giggles? Humor is born from the radically unexpected, unfamiliar, and abnormal. This lesson views laughter as the purpose of life, that by transcending and defying our nature we can make G‑d chuckle.
 
 
 
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Jacob’s Ladder
Actualizing Your Higher Calling
 
Climbing from who we are to our heavenly visage—what we can become—is perhaps life’s greatest challenge. This lesson introduces a practical daily meditative exercise to keep our potential in sight, and the tools to actualize it.

 
 
 
 
 
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A Love Called Hatred
The Fascinating Story of King Menasheh
 
The opposite of love is not hatred, but indifference. Hatred is love turned sour. When people are too consumed by love to let go and be indifferent, they instead redefine their strong relationship as hate. This lesson examines the biography of a hateful Jewish king who ultimately uncovered the love behind his hatred.
 
 
 
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The Tune of Ambivalence
Navigating Through Tough
Existential Dilemmas
 
Discover the guiding principles that help us make critical and courageous decisions. Torn between temptation, hesitation, and cognitive dissonance, this lesson examines three biblical tales of everyday struggle that share a common tune—literally!
 
 
 
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Decorate, Then Sweep
Starting Out on a Positive Note
 
You must first rid yourself of bad habits to inculcate positive ones, but if you don’t start doing good right away, you may end up never getting around to it. This lesson explores the pros and cons of cognitive versus behavioral therapy, and the wisdom in the order of the Chanukah candles and of Joseph’s sons.
 
 
 
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Reconstructing Crossed Lines
An Exploration of the Workings
of Teshuvah
 
When we cross a line, we become desensitized to the line and prone to cross it again.How do we return to our former selves? This lesson explores the innovative three-step process Joseph used to aid his brothers return, including reconstructing their original circumstances to prove they had truly changed.
 
 
 
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Deaf to Nuance
The Positive Side to Selective Hearing
 
Subtleties sometimes dilute and distort the boundaries of truth, and complexity gets in the way of standing up for what is right. This lesson amplifies the story of Chushim—the deaf grandson of Jacob—who stood by the obvious when others were blinded by the details.
 
 
 
 

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