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Beyond Right - Lesson 2Beyond RestitutionWith Rabbi Ari Sollish(Recorded live at the Intown Jewish Academy on May 17, 2022)Offender rehabilitation is a value all can agree on, but does it have a role to play in the legal system? This lesson explores the Jewish value of rehabilitation, known as teshuvah: Who can do it, how is it done, what it achiev…
 
Jewish Wisdom to Heal the EarthTorah’s Roadmap for Environmentally Responsible LivingWith Rabbi Ari Sollish & Mrs. Joanna KobylivkerRecorded Live at the Intown Jewish Academy on May 16, 2022In the beginning, G-d created a beautiful garden—and charged humankind with protecting it.That truth has not changed. Today, we are responsible to cultivate and…
 
Jewish Book ClubA Monthly Discussion Group for Fans of Great Jewish WritingLed by Ariela Rich(Recorded live at the Intown Jewish Academy on May 15, 2022)The World That We Knew by Alice HoffmanIJA’s Jewish Book Club features the most captivating and exhilarating new Jewish literature. Join the club and take part in lively monthly online discussions …
 
Overcoming Folly - Part 60"Bitter/Sweet"With Rabbi Ari Sollish(Recorded live at the Intown Jewish Academy on May 15, 2022)Where does flavor come from? What makes an apple sweet and a grapefruit bitter? Is it the seed? The soil? Another factor?Also, why do we refer to kind, thoughtful gestures as "sweet," and angry, resentful actions as "bitter"? Do…
 
Do It Because It’s The Right Thing to DoGive Selflessly, Even If You Get Nothing out of ItWith Rabbi Ari Sollish(Recorded live at the Intown Jewish Academy on May 11, 2022)Suppose you accidentally left a twenty-dollar bill outside and only after the fact you realized that someone who really needed it found it and bought lunch. Do you deserve any cr…
 
Beyond Right - Lesson 1Beyond Good NeighborsWith Rabbi Ari Sollish(Recorded live at the Intown Jewish Academy on May 10, 2022)Most laws are designed to protect the rights of people and their property. But Judaism’s civil code is driven by a different goal: shaping an upright society. In this lesson we explore how this value guides Jewish law, estab…
 
Lesson 7 - To Live in DeedWith Mrs. Leah Sollish(Recorded live at the Intown Jewish Academy on April 9, 2022)From birth, to marriage, to death, and beyond, Jewish traditions mark the contours of our lives. If there isn’t a Kaddish, there’s a Kiddush, bat mitzvah, or chupah... Here, we survey the key life cycle rituals so as to more deeply appreciat…
 
Overcoming Folly - Part 59"Talmudic Tussle"With Rabbi Ari Sollish(Recorded live at the Intown Jewish Academy on May 8, 2022)They say, "Two Jews, three opinions." (Or is it four?) But sometimes, there can be two Jews with one opinion. And when the stars align, you might even get three Jews with one opinion...In this Kabbalah & Coffee, we look at the…
 
When You Love Enough to CareSeeing Another Person for Who They Really AreWith Rabbi Ari Sollish(Recorded live at the Intown Jewish Academy on May 4, 2022)When you love them, you love them, that’s it. But what happens when you don’t? There’s no love switch, is there? A deep look into the soul of another Jew and what she really wants reveals that yes…
 
Overcoming Folly - Part 58"Pure Love"With Rabbi Ari Sollish(Recorded live at the Intown Jewish Academy on May 1, 2022)Against the backdrop of life's disappointments emerge moments of pure love -- sweet, tender, giving moments that envelop us in an embrace that tells us we are safe and valued. Unconditionally.Pure love can come from a fellow human b…
 
Leave the Past BehindThe Case against the Apology TourWith Rabbi Ari Sollish(Recorded live at the Intown Jewish Academy on April 27, 2022)You did something wrong. Of that, you’re sure. Does that mean you must forever publicly beat your chest to be accepted in polite society? A closer look at the High Priest’s confession on Yom Kippur tells an empow…
 
You Be the JudgeLesson 6 - The Do-GooderWith Rabbi Ari Sollish(Recorded live at the Intown Jewish Academy on April 12, 2022)If your neighbor’s son mows your lawn without asking you first, is he entitled to compensation? How about someone who decides on his own to pay your debts? What do you owe a do-gooder?…
 
Overcoming Folly - Part 57"Daily Spiritual Energy"With Rabbi Ari Sollish(Recorded live at the Intown Jewish Academy on April 10, 2022)Life can sometimes seem like one endless stretch of time, with one day blending and blurring into the next. The different days of the week can come to feel like random markers in time, devoid of any meaningful substa…
 
Redemption Is Never OverReliving the Exodus in Real TimeWith Rabbi Ari Sollish(Recorded live at the Intown Jewish Academy on April 6, 2022)Family and friends gather around the seder table, and once again, we do the same thing we’ve been doing for millennia. Is there anything interesting or personal about this ritual that can elevate it to stardom? …
 
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