Judaism's Top Talks

Listen to highlights from a variety of first-rate speakers from past sessions of the National Jewish Retreat. The National Jewish retreat is the premier Jewish event of the year, bringing 1200 Jews of all backgrounds ...more

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September 25, 2022 00:49:59
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Pulling from the Past to Fuel the Future: The Power of Teshuvah - Mrs. Dassie New

The Talmud teaches, “A baal teshuvah stands in a place where even the most righteous cannot stand.” What is teshuvah (repentance)? Is it just saying, “I’m sorry”? That’s hardly grand! Discover the power of teshuvah, Judaism’s gift of redemptive transformation. ...

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September 19, 2022 00:33:19
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Pull Weeds and Plant Seeds: A Pre-Rosh Hashanah Gardening Lesson - Rabbi Lazer Gurkow

As you prepare for the New Year, take stock of the past one and plan for the future.   ...

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September 12, 2022 01:01:11
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Living a Superhuman Life - Rabbi Ari Sollish

We expend so much time and energy chasing our dreams, but does it come at the expense of our integrity and happiness? Jewish teachings turn our quest on its head, and place the keys to our greatest dreams firmly in our hands. Learn how to navigate the incredible path Judaism sets for us to achieve a truly superhuman life. ...

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September 05, 2022 00:41:58
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Who's in Charge?- Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet

Have you ever been shocked by something you did? In this session, we explore how our “inner games”—our thoughts and moods—shape who we are and what we do. This lecture was delivered at the 14th annual National Jewish Retreat. For more information and to register for the next retreat, visit: Jretreat.com. ...

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August 29, 2022 00:57:25
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Love Tales from the Talmud - Rabbi Dov Greenberg

In the thick tomes of the Talmud are buried stories of romance and courtship that rival today’s best novels. It seems that the Sages were as much experts in affairs of the heart as they were in Jewish law. But what lessons do these heartwarming episodes have for us? Can the flame of love that flickered centuries ago cast light on our lives today? This lecture took place at the 9th annual National Jewish Retreat. For more information and to register for the next retreat, visit: Jretreat.com. ...

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August 22, 2022 00:49:16
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Finding Your Mission in Life - Charlie Harary

Without some greater goal to aim for, life is a boring cycle of sleep, eat, work, repeat. We each should have a mission, something that drives us and gives meaning to our lives. Living with this awareness adds color to grey, spice to the bland. Discover how we can connect to our purpose as individuals, and as part of the Jewish nation. This lecture took place at the 9th annual National Jewish Retreat. For more information and to register for the next retreat, visit: Jretreat.com. ...

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