Reincarnation and Resurrection Part 2

It may be surprising to discover that the concept of resurrection is central to Jewish thought, given the fact that many people are familiar with it through other religions. But in fact, Techiat HaMaitim (the Resurrection of the Dead) in the future World to Come is one of the most fundamental principles of Judaism, and…

Reincarnation and Resurrection Part 1

Many people are surprised to learn that Judaism actually affirms belief in reincarnation, whereby the soul returns to the world to live a new life, a doctrine usually associated with Eastern religions. In reality, though, it should not seem so surprising. The basic concepts underlying reincarnation are fundamental to Jewish outlook, such as the eternity…

Rachel and Leah the Super Matriarchs

In this class we examine the character traits of Rachel and Leah, the story of their marriage to Yaakov and the personal challenges they dealt with in process. (Use the attached PDF above to follow the sources)        

Tu B’Shvat: Growth, Man and Trees

During our RO Lunch and Learn we discussed the Jewish holiday of Tu B’shvat and its relationship to personal growth and development at the Brighton Beach Business Lunch and Learn (BBBLL) at Investors Bank. Special thanks to Investors bank 272 Brighton Beach Ave for hosting and to Dennis Khutoretsky for the delicious free sushi lunch. Make more…