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Jewish History Uncensored

Oct 29, 2020

Unit on the Vilna Gaon

This part of the series looks at the Vilna Gaon. We will examine his life, his ambitious projects , accomplishments, his contributions to Torah, and his historical legacy. We will see how the Vilna Gaon clearly influenced Polish Lithuanian Jewry and how this left a deep...

Oct 22, 2020

In this episode we look for the most accurate parallelism to Corona in Tanach. We also carefully look at the basic structure of the Redemption, and see how and if this applies to the Corona crisis. 

Rabbi Arnie Wittenstein is a well known Torah scholar, Tanach expert, and Historian. He has lectured in the Mir Yeshiva,...

Oct 15, 2020

The Ramban & The Besht

In this episode we take a more in depth look at the Ramban’s approach to Hoshgocha Pratit’, G-d direct involvement in the world. We examine the relationship between the Ramban and the Besht’s approaches in this important issue.

  Other topics discussed are the Rambam and the controversy...

Oct 1, 2020

Beshtian Theology II

In this episode, we take a closer look at the video way the Besht views the world. We also start looking at the Besht’s approach to, ‘raising the sparks’, and how this can be implemented into prayer. We also look at how the Besht changed the definition of ultimate piety. 

Rabbi Arnie...