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The Great Jewish Books Course - in memory of Dr. Mark Wainberg z"l

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Overview

This course surveys 20 of the most influential Rabbis who have shaped the Jewish world as we know it. Starting with “Teacher of all of Israel” - Rashi, and continuing through Modern Times, each individual class will focus on excerpts of major themes, biographical sketches and historical context of the books and authors that have forged the link between the Torah itself and our lives today.

In memory of Dr. Mark Wainberg Z'L

Dr. Mark Wainberg was a beloved figure at TBDJ, in the Montreal Jewish Community, and worldwide. A well educated and learned man whose thirst for knowledge could not be quenched, Mark left a lasting impact on our community and helped shape the world in its entirety. His greatest source of pride was his family, and it is a fitting tribute therefore that his family has dedicated the learning in this course to his memory

Course Highlights

• We are excited to present a wide-ranging slate of noted Rabbis and educators to join Rabbi Freundlich in presenting these sessions (see schedule). Every weekly session will cover one work.

• Every session will be accompanied by a handout that includes a class outline, selections from that week’s Book, and other relevant charts. Binders will be available for purchase.

• Classes will involve studying traditional texts (available in Hebrew and English), the investigation of key themes and the presentation of avenues for further study.

Schedule and Recordings

All sessions take place Monday 7:45-9:00pm at TBDJ

October 15 - Introduction
Rabbi Freundlich
Video: VIEW
Notes: Download

October 22 - Rashi
Rabbi Freundlich
Video: VIEW
Notes: Download

November 5 - Ramban (Nachmanides)
Rabbi Reuben Poupko
Video: VIEW
Notes: Download

November 12 - "Chovot Halevavot" and "Shaarei Teshuva"
Rabbi Freundlich
Video: VIEW
Notes: Download

November 19 - Rambam
Rabbi Eric Grossman
Video: VIEW
Notes: Download

November 26 - Rav Yosef Karo
Rabbi Michael Whitman
Video: VIEW
Notes: Download

December 3 - Book of Maccabees / Sefer HaChashmonaim
Rabbi Freundlich
Video: VIEW
Notes: Download

December 10 - Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi - The Kuzari
Rabbi Yedidya Noiman
Video: VIEW
Notes: Download

January 22 - Kabbalah and The Arizal
Rabbi Freundlich
Notes: Download

January 28 - The Maharal of Prague
Rabbi Freundlich
Video: VIEW
Notes: Download

February 4 - Ba'al Shem Tov
Rabbi Boruch Perton
Video: VIEW

February 11 - The Vilna Gaon & R' Chaim of Volozhin
Rabbi Freundlich
Video: VIEW
Notes: Download

February 18 - Ba'al Hatanya - First Chabad Rebbe
Rabbi Asher Jacobson
Video: VIEW

February 25 - Reb Yisrael Salanter - Rabbi Freundlich

March 11 - Rav Samson Raphael Hirsch
Dr. Kalman Stein
Video: VIEW
Notes: Download

March 11 - R' Shimshon Raphael Hirsch - Dr. Kalman Stein

March 18 - Chofetz Chaim - Rabbi Freundlich

March 25 - Rav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook - Rabbi Mark Fishman

April 1 - Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik - Rabbi Freundlich

 

Fri, 22 March 2019 15 Adar II 5779