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Valley Beit Midrash (a global center for learning and action) is a forward-thinking, pluralistic not-for-profit organization rooted in Jewish ethics that is committed to improving lives in our communities through Torah learning, social action, and leadership development. To learn more, go to http://www.valleybeitmidrash.org/
 
Hi! I invite you to join me as I explore the intricacies of our inner-world, our lives and our relationship with Hashem. The episodes on this podcast are about my passionate belief that the Torah speaks to us, personally, intimately and timely. Studying the wisdom of Torah and our rich legacy is a part of Torah and our rich legacy itself. As our world embraces the powerful possibilities that psychotherapy offers us, I humbly wish to add my own thoughts and ideas about what it means to be hum ...
 
These lectures on the Book of Kings were delivered by Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein at the Wild Summer Program in Yeshivas Ohr Somayach (August 2017). These lectures follow the Book of Kings based on traditional rabbinic sources. Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein is the author of Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness, & Hebrew (Mosaica Press, 2015). He studied for over a decade at such premier institutes as Yeshiva Gedolah of Los Angeles, Yeshivas Mir in Jerusalem, and Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ. He ...
 
Join us each week as we analyze a section of the weekly parshah. From a careful study of the text and the guidance of the Midrash and classic commentaries, we find that the parshah has a great deal to teach us about modern life. This class, which is given each week to the women of Yad Binyamin, Israel, takes a decidedly Zionist perspective to the parshah as well.
 
That You May Know Him exists to proclaim Biblical truth for one specific purpose: that you know Christ like never before. Blake Barbera is a pastor, author, Bible teacher, and former missionary. Blake, who is originally from the Northern California Bay Area, now lives in North Carolina with his wife and dog. You can learn more about That You May Know Him Ministries by visiting www.thatyoumayknowhim.com.
 
** Interested in subscribing to Rabbi Haim Ovadia's weekday emails on Jewish Law? Please send an email to rabbiovadia613@gmail.com with your full name, location, and a bit about yourself.** Course Objective- "To understand the historical and social context and identify the message or hidden message". In this series, he analyzes select sections from Midrash. This is the full Academic Course on Midrash and all its facets taught by Rabbi Haim Ovadia in the summer of 2016 at the Academy of Jewis ...
 
Reflections on the weekly parshah (Torah portion) with traditional and not so traditional insights from the Jewish tradition. We'll delve into deep study of the verses, midrash, commentary, chasidut and kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) and try to present something deep, true, and useful for our lives.
 
These lectures on the histories of different cities in the Holy Land (Land of Israel) were delivered by Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein at the Mechinah Program in Yeshivas Ohr Somayach (Fall 2017). These lectures focus on the cities mentioned in the Books of Joshua and Judges, but draws from all the books of the Bible. Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein is the author of Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness, & Hebrew (Mosaica Press, 2015). He studied for over a decade at such premier institutes as Yeshiva Gedol ...
 
The Wars of the Jews (or The History of the Destruction of Jerusalem, or as it usually appears in modern English translations, The Jewish War – original title: Phlauiou Iôsêpou historia Ioudaïkou polemou pros Rhômaious bibliona) is a book written by the 1st century Jewish historian Josephus. It is a description of Jewish history from the capture of Jerusalem by the Seleucid ruler Antiochus IV Epiphanes in 164 BC to the fall and destruction of Jerusalem in the First Jewish-Roman War in AD 70. ...
 
HaShem's 7 Commandments for all Mankind Rabbi Zvi Aviner takes you step by step, up the ladder of Noah’s Seven Commandments, which is the moral fabric of civilization. The classes are on IDOLATRY, ADULTERY, BLOODSHED, THEFT, INJUSTICE, BLASPEHMY and MERCY (the Prohibition to eat BLOOD and more. The stories and concepts are drawn from thousands-years old Jewish literature, like the Midrash, Talmud, commentators and Kabbalah. More importantly, the material is anchored in Jewish customs, prayer ...
 
Welcome to Bottled Petrichor, a podcast dedicated to discussing key topics in Islamic History and Thought. In addition to a short lecture at the start of most episodes, we ask our guest experts questions submitted by listeners and allow them to share their thoughts in a safe environment. Please visit our twitter page for feedback and question submission forms. https://twitter.com/BottldPetrichor
 
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In today's episode, we pick up on last week's discussion of the question that Jesus posed to his disciples: "who do you say that I am?" Blake dives into three places in the Gospel of Matthew where this question is answered unequivocally not only by the gospel writer but also by various prophets and by Jesus himself. Blake also informs today's conve…
 
Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz interviews Deepak BhargavaABOUT THE SPEAKER:Deepak Bhargava is currently a Distinguished Lecturer at the City University of New York’s School of Labor and Urban Studies and a Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. He’s a lifelong activist, organizer and campaigner who ran Community Change, one of the country’s premier suppor…
 
Dr. Lawson Stone is a Professor of Old Testament at Asbury Seminary. He specialized in early Israelite history and religion, and he wrote a commentary on the book of Judges, making him an excellent scholar to help us understand stories about violence. How should we read these problematic texts? Find out more about Dr. Stone HERE Watch his video ser…
 
Watchman is a special edition of the That You May Know Him Podcast that airs every other week (usually) on Friday (most of the time). In Watchman, Blake and Pastor Carlos walk through a handful of current headlines while providing listeners with a biblical perspective of the events and times in which we live. Blake and Pastor Carlos want to help be…
 
In today's episode of Two 4 Ten, Blake gives an overview and recap of Revelation chapter one, as well as covering the last two verses in the chapter. Show Notes: Two 4 Ten airs twice per week (usually) and episodes are 10 minutes long (roughly). In this show, we study the Bible one book at a time, one verse at a time. Going verse by verse, each epi…
 
Last week we talked about the command "Do not to take the name of the Lord your God in vain" that can be more accurately translated “You shall not bear the name of Yahweh your God in vain.” This week we discuss how Sinai still matters to a modern church. How doe we interpret some tricky laws so that we still Bear God's Name? Find Dr. Imes' book Bea…
 
Enjoy the nineteenth session of Valley Beit Midrash's "The 40 Greatest Debates in Jewish History!" series. (1 per week for 40 weeks).Topic: Israel vs. the DiasporaIn this class, we will explore the 40 greatest debates in Jewish history. We will study texts, reflect on the historical contexts, and discuss the values involved. Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz…
 
In today's episode of Two 4 Ten, Blake covers Revelation 1:17-18. In this passage, the risen Christ begins speaking to His servant John and commands him not to be afraid. Why? Because Jesus Himself holds the keys of death and hades. In light of this, what is there to fear? Show Notes: Two 4 Ten airs twice per week (usually) and episodes are 10 minu…
 
In Revelation 1:16 John sees the risen Jesus with a sword protruding from his mouth and seven stars in his right hand. John also describes his appearance as resembling "the brightness of the sun." In today's episode of Two 4 Ten, Blake continues to walk through the incredible symbolism and meaning behind John's amazing description of the risen Chri…
 
Dr. Imes' thesis is that the command "Do not to take the name of the Lord your God in vain" can be more accurately translated “You shall not bear the name of Yahweh your God in vain.” Dr. Imes then explains the logic behind Bearing God’s Name (also the title of her book) and what that means for the modern church today. Find Dr. Imes' book Bearing G…
 
Refugees, Judaism and Star Trek, examined through the lens of DS9 Sanctuary. How has Star Trek depicted refugees? What obligations do we as Jews have to welcome refugees? Guests Jodi Block and Naomi Kramer of JIAS Toronto, a Jewish agency dedicated to the settlement of immigrants and refugees. -- HSHW: DS9 Sanctuary (2x10) -- Music AttributionFeath…
 
In today's episode, Blake picks up the discussion which began this week on Two 4 Ten concerning Jesus, who is referred to all throughout the New Testament using the divine name, Yahweh. Blake lays the foundation for understanding who Jesus is by unfolding the history and meaning of the three main names/titles attributed to God throughout the Bible.…
 
In today's episode, Blake walks through John's detailed description of Jesus Christ and his physical appearance. This passage is the only place in Scripture where Jesus' physical appearance is described, and every detail carries incredible significance. Show Notes: Two 4 Ten airs twice per week (usually) and episodes are 10 minutes long (roughly). …
 
Today's episode of Watchman features a special guest, Kevin Powell. Blake and Kevin discuss the situation in Afghanistan, natural disasters, vaccine mandates, and the loss of everyday freedoms for American citizens. They also talk about Texas' big win for the rights of the unborn, plus a special update on Pastor Carlos. Show Notes Watchman is a spe…
 
ABOUT THE EVENT:While the secular world may respect the elderly out of politeness or as a moral obligation, in Judaism, the Torah teaches us that we must observe the mitzvah of respecting the elderly. What does that entail? Join us to find out!ABOUT THE SPEAKER:Sharona made aliya in August 2004 from Riverdale, NY. She has a BA in Judaic Studies and…
 
In today's episode of Two 4 Ten, we accompany the apostle John as he encounters the risen Christ, the Son of Man, who stands among seven golden lampstands. Show Notes: Two 4 Ten airs twice per week (usually) and episodes are 10 minutes long (roughly). In this show, we study the Bible one book at a time, one verse at a time. Going verse by verse, ea…
 
Dr. Longman has written prolifically about the context of the Old Testament, but this week we get to talk about the Exodus account. Can we read "the simple meaning" of the text? Is this history or is it figurative language? What happens to the rest of our theology if we decide the Exodus is figurative? Overall, I think it is exciting to have a chan…
 
ABOUT THE EVENT:Combining insights from thousands of years of traditional Jewish wisdom and contemporary literature on spirituality with her own utterly relatable first-person storytelling, author Dasee Berkowitz helps readers embrace every moment with their families while leaning into the challenges of parenting with renewed perspective and enthus…
 
In today's episode, Blake deep dives into the nuts and bolts of what the Gospel is. Some of the topics/questions covered within today's episode are: what does the Gospel reveal about humanity? What does it reveal about God? What consequence does believing the Gospel have in our lives? What are some common misperceptions people have about the Gospel…
 
Enjoy the eighteenth session of Valley Beit Midrash's "The 40 Greatest Debates in Jewish History!" series. (1 per week for 40 weeks).Topic: Pro-life vs. Pro-choiceIn this class, we will explore the 40 greatest debates in Jewish history. We will study texts, reflect on the historical contexts, and discuss the values involved. Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz…
 
In today's episode of Two 4 Ten, Blake introduces us to the seven historical churches addressed in the Book of Revelation. Show Notes: Two 4 Ten airs twice per week (usually) and episodes are 10 minutes long (roughly). In this show, we study the Bible one book at a time, one verse at a time. Going verse by verse, each episode covers 2 verses (give …
 
Enjoy the seventeenth session of Valley Beit Midrash's "The 40 Greatest Debates in Jewish History!" series. (1 per week for 40 weeks).Topic: What is Greater: Learning or Action? In this class, we will explore the 40 greatest debates in Jewish history. We will study texts, reflect on the historical contexts, and discuss the values involved. Rabbi Sh…
 
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:Rabbi Norman Solomon was born in Cardiff, South Wales, on 31 May 1933. This coincided with the Jewish festival of Shavuot and with the running of the Derby, won by Tommy Weston on Lord Derby’s Hyperion. The first of these events was by far the more influential on my development, for the festival celebrates not only the First-Fruit…
 
In this episode of Two 4 Ten, Blake covers Revelation 1:9-10. In these verses, we learn about the unique circumstances under which John wrote down the Book of Revelation and the three words that early Christians absolutely refused to say. Show Notes: Two 4 Ten airs twice per week (usually) and episodes are 10 minutes long (roughly). In this show, w…
 
ABOUT THE EVENT:Bring a laptop (or pen and paper), and an open view of yourself. Confidentiality assured.The purpose of this workshop is to bring all the lofty concepts of Teshuva down to earth, and down to each of us and our own life.Join me as we spend about 45 minutes in a guided introspective writing exercise to do some critical stock-taking so…
 
Dr. Longman has written prolifically about the book of Genesis, but there is an ongoing rub in Christian communities about how to handle the creation narratives in Genesis 1–2. Can we read "the simple meaning" of the text? Is it enough to "just have the Bible" and not take the time to dig deeper in the ancient Near Eastern text? Plus, the New Testa…
 
Hell is a stop on the road to Heaven. The journey to self-actualization goes through hell. If we take it here, it will land us in Heaven before we die. If we take it here then we transform hell itself into heaven. אם יש דין למטה אין דין למעלהThe Zohar, Alter Rebbe, Rebbe Nachman & Rav Kook on lower and higher forms of Teshuva.…
 
Many Christians today are facing something that they've never encountered. More and more within the church, the Bible is being discredited, its authenticity questioned, and its historical reliability rejected. The difficult reality is that this often happens subtly, in ways that are difficult to detect. Today, Blake offers four plumb lines for stay…
 
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