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April 04, 2022 00:50:17
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Mental Housekeeping - Dr. Rona Novick

The average person has 6,200 thoughts every day. Are they substantial or just fleeting? Should we value all of them? Just some of them? A look at the psychological and Torah view on these brain flashes. This lecture was delivered at the 15th annual National Jewish Retreat. For more information and to register for the next retreat, visit: Jretreat.com. ...

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March 28, 2022 00:44:31
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Is Loving Yourself a Mitzvah?- Rabbi YY Jacobson

With all the popularity of self care, love and acceptance, you may be wondering, “what does Judaism believe?” Join us for powerful journey into the intersection of self-recognition and service of G-d. This session took place at the 15th annual National Jewish Retreat. For more information and to register for the next retreat, visit: Jretreat.com. ...

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March 21, 2022 00:51:45
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Thirsting for G-d - Rabbi Shais Taub

What does an unexplored correspondence between psychoanalyst Carl Jung and Alcoholics Anonymous cofounder Bill W. reveal about the spiritual component of addiction? How does it help us understand something that the Chasidic masters taught about the human need to connect with G-d? Learn all that as you hear the fascinating story of how the 12 Step Program of Alcoholics Anonymous began. This lecture was delivered at the 15th annual National Jewish Retreat. For more information and to register for the next retreat, visit: Jretreat.com. ...

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March 14, 2022 00:25:21
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Purim: Real Love - Rabbi Dov Yona Korn

How do we get the oil out without crushing the olive? Rabbi Dov Yona Korn begins with Purim and the Jew’s acceptance of the Torah even though they are in exile, and struggling with existence. Why is it that when Jews are crushed they stand strong in their observance, and yet when in an environment of freedom and acceptance huge numbers run to assimilate and intermarry. Rabbi Korn, with his exuberant persona, presents a 4 step process to remain firmly Jewish without being crushed. ...

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March 07, 2022 00:51:55
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Your Brain on G-d: The Implications for Mental Health - Dr. Andrew Newberg

G-d is great--for your mental, physical, and spiritual health. Neuroscientist Andrew Newberg discusses the benefits of faith based on new evidence culled from brain-scan studies, a wide-reaching survey of people's religious and spiritual experiences, and analyses of adult drawings of G-d. This lecture was delivered at the 15th annual National Jewish Retreat. For more information and to register for the next retreat, visit: Jretreat.com.   ...

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February 28, 2022 00:54:09
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Jews and Pews: A Response to the Pew Study

The 2020 Pew Study, released in May 2021, is the subject of talk around town, and many are worried about the future of Judaism in America. Hear some of the study’s findings and what they mean from rabbis, community leaders, and educators. Sometimes the numbers don’t tell the whole story. This panel comprising of Rabbi Dr. Michael Berger, Rabbi Chaim Bruk,  Rabbi Moshe Bryski, Mrs. Holly Cohen, and  Mrs. Pamela Dubin was featured at the 15th annual National Jewish Retreat. For more information and to register for the next retreat, visit: Jretreat.com. ...

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