Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter

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  1. Must Biblical Heroes be Perfect?

    Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter

    תאריך פרסום: 2022 | | 57 minutes

    In delving deeper into the stories of the Avot and Imahot, and particularly focusing on Moshe Rabbenu, the greatest prophet of the Tanakh, we seek to understand whether Jewish tradition requires us to view Biblical heroes as flawless or permits recognizing them as more "human", with frailties and limitations. By examining these ideas, we can gain insight into the nuanced perspective of Jewish tradition regarding the portrayal of these great figures.



    Sponsored by Barbara Osband and Mark Lichbach in honor of Rabbi Dr. JJ Schacter for being a thought leader in the Jewish world of learning to the tens of thousands with his Tisha B'Av day of learning; and for his acts of chesed in the Benjamin Project, replacing the headstones of fallen World War II soldiers with a Magen David; and for his friendship which we value and treasure. May you continue to inspire us and others


  2. Mizmor le-Todah (Tehillim 100): On the Significance of Gratitude

    Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter

    תאריך פרסום: 2023 | |

    The lecture analyzes the very strong duty of Gratitude. Why is expressing gratitude so important? How is it different from other duties?



    This shiur is dedicated in memory of our mothers Mrs. Ruth Lindenbaum and Mrs. Rivka Elbogen Grunberger, and in honor of our good friend Mrs. Yaffa Oster