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July 26, 2021 00:35:50
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On Shabbat We Rest - Rabbi Simon Jacobson

On Shabbat, we transcend our mundane lives and reconnect with our Maker. Learn how to tap into the uniquely spiritual side of this day, even while eating Cholent. 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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July 19, 2021 00:48:52
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The Three Gifts: A Marriage Parable - Rabbi Shais Taub

What is the most important ingredient of a successful marriage? This lecture was delivered at the 13th annual National Jewish Retreat. For more information and to register for the next retreat, visit: Jretreat.com. ...

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July 12, 2021 01:00:34
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Emotional Healing and Self-Actualization - Mrs. Rochel Holzkenner

What is the connection between a test, a miracle and a banner? Mrs. Rochel Holzkenner shares some of her life story, about an auto accident, problems with infertility, and giving birth to a special needs baby. She defines how tests and miracles are intertwined and what the banner is for. This lecture was delivered at the 7th annual National Jewish Retreat. For more information and to register for the next retreat, visit: Jretreat.com. ...

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July 05, 2021 00:47:44
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How to Forgive if You Can't Forget - Rabbi YY Jacobson

As Jews, we have a responsibility to forgive those who genuinely seek it, yet doing so is fraught with difficulties - if not outright dangers - if we cannot or should not forget the infraction. In this session, we will wade into these murky waters and emerge with surprising clarity. 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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June 28, 2021 00:47:56
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Laughter the Best Medicine - Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet

When Sarah was told that, at her late age, she would have a child, she laughed, and later named her son Isaac after her laughter. Since that time, we know that life and laughter are conjoined. If you are looking for a little levity, this discussion is for you looking at the comedy of life and the Jewish jokes that make it so funny. 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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June 21, 2021 00:47:13
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Brain Death and Organ Transplants - Rabbi Dr. Yitzchok Breitowitz

To save a life is one of the greatest mitzvot that one can perform. At the same time, however, it is axiomatic that we cannot save a life by ending another. The time of death, then, becomes a subject of utmost importance. Is there a halachic definition of death? Does it correspond with the medical-legal definition? And how does this affect the halachic prospects of cadaveric organ donation? This lecture took place at the 10th annual National Jewish Retreat. For more information and to register for the next retreat, visit: Jretreat.com. ...

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