Living life based on Judaic rhythms means studying the meanings of the weekly Torah portion. There are hundreds of chassidic talks given by the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Most were said in Yiddish some in Hebrew. Sichos analyze a Torah verse or an incident discussed in the Parsha, questioning seemingly apparent inconsistencies or contradictions and in trying to resolve them uncover many deeper layers of the text that contain deeper insights, and practical life lessons, that make the Torah a living guide for life. Back to Basics, the text used for this course, teaches us the many skills needed to completely comprehend the sicha. From understanding the question and answers presented, to be able to follow the yiddish or hebrew text, build language skills and finally comprehend and appreciate deeper dimensions thus derive lessons in daily life.
Rabbi YY Barber
7:30 – 8:30 PM
The laws of Shabbos as they apply in daily household activity, with emphasis on the laws pertaining to preparation of food. Student will acquire a thorough understanding of several important topics in Hilchos Shabbos, including Bishul (issues relating to cooking and warming food), Borer (selecting from a mixture), Mukzteh (restrictions on handling various items), and Amira Lenochri (instructing a non-Jew).
Maamarei Admur Hazaken