tag:www.rabbibelovski.com,2013:/posts Belovski's Shiurim 2014-08-24T20:46:40Z Hundreds of Free Classes on a Wide Range of Topics tag:www.rabbibelovski.com,2013:Post/723340 2014-08-05T21:48:59Z 2014-08-24T20:46:40Z Tisha B'Av 5774 Jews and the Black Death

GGS 05/08/14

From the GGS Website

One of the most destructive pandemics in history, the Black Death raged in mid-14th-century Europe, killing close to half of its population.  In many places, sometimes encouraged by church leaders, Jews were blamed for spreading the disease, resulting in widespread persecution and the destruction of hundreds of Jewish communities.

In this presentation, Rabbi Belovski will examine the social and political context of these attacks, explore the role of Pope Clement VI, who tried to prevent them and consider their ramifications for European Jewry.

Please note that this recording begins a few seconds into the class.
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tag:www.rabbibelovski.com,2013:Post/722356 2014-08-03T06:54:17Z 2014-08-03T06:54:17Z On the Centenary of the Start of the First World War Delivered at GGS

02/08/14

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tag:www.rabbibelovski.com,2013:Post/694493 2014-05-21T21:39:39Z 2014-07-09T21:32:30Z The Book of BaMidbar In Pursuit of Perfection

May - July 2014

From the LSJS website:

Spies, Korach, Zimri – this book is full of rebellion. Or maybe it’s the story of a community on the cusp of perfection but haunted by self perception clashing with reality. We will explore themes of leadership and the dangers of self-denial through the lens of the chassidic School of Przysucha – the Rebbes of Ishbitz, Kotzk, Lublin and Sochaczew.

Session 1: Torah in the Desert: On the Cusp of Perfection?

Session 2: Manna: Food of the Gods?

Session 3: Spies: Desire for the Desert

Session 4: Tzelophchad: Sinning for the Sake of Heaven
Session 5: Korach:  A Man Before his Time?
Session 6: Striking the Rock and Predestiny
Session 7: Zimri and the Lure of the Desert


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tag:www.rabbibelovski.com,2013:Post/673579 2014-04-06T10:14:38Z 2014-04-06T10:20:32Z Shabbat HaGadol Derashah 5774 Displacement or Virtual Reality? The Actual Size of an Olive

To be delivered at GGS after Minchah, Shabbat HaGadol 5774

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tag:www.rabbibelovski.com,2013:Post/653454 2014-02-12T14:40:39Z 2014-02-12T14:40:39Z Ki Tissa 5774 Idolatry and the Golden CalfEdgware Shiur 11/02/14
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Rabbi Dr. Harvey Belovski
tag:www.rabbibelovski.com,2013:Post/653455 2014-02-12T14:39:52Z 2014-05-21T21:29:00Z The Seforno's Renaissance Approach Understanding Human Suffering on the Threshold of Modernity
MMY 29/12/13
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tag:www.rabbibelovski.com,2013:Post/648011 2014-01-30T09:10:06Z 2014-03-20T00:13:08Z Pleasure and Aesthetics the Jewish Way Are Beauty and Pleasure Jewish Ideas or Evils?Jan - Mar 2014

From the LSJS website:

It’s often said that Judaism is interested in action rather than form, but is that really true? What do Jewish sources really have to say about beauty, visual and physical pleasure and the wonders of art? In this innovative course, Rabbi Belovski will explore classic texts and contemporary Jewish writings on aesthetics and form. As well as major themes, we will look specifically at Jewish approaches to art, music, poetry, language, food, aroma, and, of course, the pleasures of wine and sex.

Session 1: Pleasure and Aesthetics in Traditional Jewish Sources
Session 2: Art
Session 3: Music
I am frustrated to report that the recording failed.  I hope to have a chance to repeat the class soon.

Session 4: Literature and Poetry
Session 5: Taste and Smell
Session 6: Wine Session 7: Sex
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tag:www.rabbibelovski.com,2013:Post/623786 2013-11-26T23:57:17Z 2014-02-16T00:12:13Z Chanukah 5774 Chanukah in the Thought of the Maharal

JLE 26/11/13

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tag:www.rabbibelovski.com,2013:Post/607180 2013-10-08T22:28:22Z 2014-02-16T00:14:00Z The Genius of the Abarbanel Abarbanel's Torah Commentary: Rationalism, Creativity and Systematic Analysis in the Pursuit of Truth

JLE Oct - Dec 2013

Session 1: Introduction

Sessions 2-5: Sin in the Garden

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tag:www.rabbibelovski.com,2013:Post/605876 2013-10-02T21:45:25Z 2014-02-16T00:15:00Z Elu V'Elu: The Development of a Multifaceted Halachic System The Midrasha

October - December 2013

Session 1: Elu V'Elu in Halachic Sources (Intro 1)

Session 2: Elu V'Elu in Agaddah and History (Intro 2)
Session 3: 'Forgotten' Halachot
Session 4: The Rambam's Approach to the Development of Machloket
Session 5: Elu V'Elu in Theory and Process (1) - Ran et. al.
Session 6: Elu V'Elu in Theory and Process (2) - Maharshal and Avodat HaKodesh
Session 7: The Merging of Opposites in the Divine
Session 8: Process, Truth and the Genius of the Oral Torah
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tag:www.rabbibelovski.com,2013:Post/603439 2013-09-22T22:08:35Z 2013-10-08T17:30:25Z Sukkot 5774 - Self-Awareness and Sukkot The Midrasha Simchat Beit HaShoeva 5774

Belovski Family, 22/09/13

(Also delivered as Sermon on Shabbat Chol HaMoed at GGS)

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tag:www.rabbibelovski.com,2013:Post/602234 2013-09-17T22:37:49Z 2013-10-08T17:30:10Z Sukkot 5774 - Genius of the Machzor Exile and the Sukkah

JLE 17/09/13

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Rabbi Dr. Harvey Belovski
tag:www.rabbibelovski.com,2013:Post/598840 2013-09-03T22:42:44Z 2013-10-08T17:29:21Z Rosh HaShanah 5774 - Genius of the Machzor Zichronot: When God Remembers Us

JLE 03/09/13

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Rabbi Dr. Harvey Belovski
tag:www.rabbibelovski.com,2013:Post/598609 2013-09-02T09:10:46Z 2013-10-08T17:29:19Z Shabbat Shuvah Drashah 5774 The Slippery Slope: Rules upon Rules

To be delivered at GGS after Minchah (6.45pm) , Shabbat Shuvah 5774


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tag:www.rabbibelovski.com,2013:Post/589122 2013-07-16T11:23:05Z 2013-10-08T17:27:22Z Tisha B'Av 5773 The Massacre of the Jews at York, 1190

GGS 16/07/13

From the GGS Website

In 1190, early in the reign of Richard I, fuelled by Crusade fervour and unpaid debts to Jewish money-lenders, anti-Jewish rioting broke out in York.  The local Jewish community took refuge in the wooden keep of the royal castle on the night of Shabbat HaGadol.  As matters worsened, Yom Tov of Joigny, a famous rabbi and their spiritual leader, advocated suicide rather than face the impending pogrom...

In this presentation, Rabbi Belovski will examine the background to the Clifford’s Tower massacre in Jewish, liturgical and historical sources, and consider its ramifications for English Jewry.

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Rabbi Dr. Harvey Belovski
tag:www.rabbibelovski.com,2013:Post/586484 2013-06-30T15:37:11Z 2013-10-08T17:26:52Z Rabbi Tzaddok HaKohen and the Psychology of Rebuke The Haftorot of the Three Weeks

LSJS Big Bible Weekend 30/06/13

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Rabbi Dr. Harvey Belovski
tag:www.rabbibelovski.com,2013:Post/544559 2013-04-29T22:02:13Z 2013-10-08T17:17:46Z Heschel and Two Approaches to Revelation Rabbi Yishmael vs. Rabbi Akiva, based on sources in Professor A.J. Heschel’s work

LSJS April - May 2013

Session 1
Session 2
Session 3

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tag:www.rabbibelovski.com,2013:Post/484462 2013-04-24T22:00:33Z 2013-10-08T17:05:13Z Praying for the State of Israel Redemption and Realism

Muchni 24/04/13

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tag:www.rabbibelovski.com,2013:Post/413860 2013-04-18T08:42:02Z 2013-10-08T16:50:54Z Praying the Festivals A Dynamic Study of Yom Tov Tefillot

LSJS Apr-Jun 2013

From the LSJS website:

WHAT DO YOU SAY TO GOD ON THE JEWISH HOLIDAYS AND WHY?

This course looks at central prayers that we say on Jewish festivals: Who wrote them? Why were they included in the Machzor? Do we appreciate and embrace the ideas they contain? Have their meanings changed over time? Are they still relevant?

Topics include:

The structure of the Amidah for Pesach, Shavuot and Sukkot

Prayers and home rituals unique to these festivals

The complex structure of the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services

The nature of key prayers during these days

This course will enable you to get more out of your Machzor and develop your appreciation of each of the festivals.

And with Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur coming so early in the calendar this year, this course will also prepare you for these High Holy Days.

For the course on Shabbat prayer click here

Session 1: Shalosh Regalim 1: Kiddush and Amidah

Session 2: Shalosh Regalim 2: Hallel and Musaf Session 3: Yamim Norayim 1: Introduction and Changes to Regular Liturgy
Session 4: Yamim Norayim 2: Rosh HaShanah Amidah and Musaf (1)
Session 5: Yamim Norayim 3: Rosh HaShanah Musaf (2) & (3) & UNetaney Tokef
Session 6: Yamim Norayim 4: Yom Kippur Kol Nidrey and Viduy
Session 7: Yamim Norayim 5: Yom Kippur Amidah, Musaf and Ne'ilah


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Rabbi Dr. Harvey Belovski
tag:www.rabbibelovski.com,2013:Post/405495 2013-04-17T05:33:43Z 2013-10-08T16:49:07Z The Genius of the ibn Ezra

Ibn Ezra's Torah Commentary: Textual Fidelity, Interpretative Brilliance and Grammatical Triumph


JLE Apr - Jul 2013

Sessions 1-2: Introduction

Sessions 3-4: Early BeReishit Narratives

Session 5: Other Early Narratives

Session 6: Added Verses?

Session 7: Approach to the Text

Sessions 8-9: Asseret HaDibrot

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tag:www.rabbibelovski.com,2013:Post/333275 2013-04-04T19:36:34Z 2013-10-08T16:32:55Z Belovski's Shiurim has Moved to Posthaven Making the Move to Posthaven

I mentioned here that I've been moving my websites to the new Posthaven platform, as Posterous will be shutting down shortly.  This website has now also migrated to Posthaven.  The process has been a pleasure and the founders have continued to be helpful and responsive.

Some features, like static page editing are still to be implemented, so if this website looks a little odd or some of the links down the side don't quite work, please bear with me - it'll all be sorted out over the coming weeks.  They've just implemented audio and file posting and it's getting better all the time.

I remain confident that Posthaven is a great match for my needs.

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Rabbi Dr. Harvey Belovski
tag:www.rabbibelovski.com,2013:Post/204182 2013-03-21T06:56:00Z 2013-10-08T16:04:32Z Shabbat HaGadol Derashah 5773

Summer-time and the Minchah-Ma’ariv Conundrum

To be delivered at GGS after Minchah, Shabbat HaGadol 5773

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Rabbi Dr. Harvey Belovski
tag:www.rabbibelovski.com,2013:Post/111963 2013-03-08T00:59:00Z 2013-10-08T15:45:13Z The Pope and Nishmat

First Century Intrigue

The Midrasha 07/03/13

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Rabbi Dr. Harvey Belovski
tag:www.rabbibelovski.com,2013:Post/111970 2013-03-06T12:23:00Z 2013-10-08T15:45:13Z The Genius of the Haggadah Season 3

The Haggadah with Rabbi Y.I. Chover's Commentary

JLE March 2013

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Rabbi Dr. Harvey Belovski
tag:www.rabbibelovski.com,2013:Post/111978 2013-03-06T12:18:00Z 2013-10-08T15:45:13Z Kiddush HaChodesh

The Function of Testimony and Intimidating Witnesses

The Midrasha 05/12/13

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Rabbi Dr. Harvey Belovski
tag:www.rabbibelovski.com,2013:Post/111986 2013-03-03T16:08:00Z 2013-10-08T15:45:14Z Of Mishkan and Torah Chronology

A Look at a Systemic Dispute

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, NY 01/03/13

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Rabbi Dr. Harvey Belovski
tag:www.rabbibelovski.com,2013:Post/111996 2013-03-03T16:04:00Z 2013-10-08T15:45:14Z Rashi and Rashbam

Colliding Methodologies

Yeshiva University Stern College for Women, NY 28/02/13

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Rabbi Dr. Harvey Belovski
tag:www.rabbibelovski.com,2013:Post/112004 2013-02-13T07:02:00Z 2013-10-08T15:45:14Z Birkat HaMazon

A New Look at a Familiar Text

JLE 12/02/13

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Rabbi Dr. Harvey Belovski
tag:www.rabbibelovski.com,2013:Post/112013 2013-02-06T07:04:00Z 2013-10-08T15:45:14Z Historical and Textual Truth

History, Text and Truth – a New Look

The Midrasha 05/12/13

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Rabbi Dr. Harvey Belovski
tag:www.rabbibelovski.com,2013:Post/112021 2013-01-31T12:58:00Z 2013-10-08T15:45:14Z Harmony: the Obsession of an early 20th-century Hasidic Mystic

The Interpretative Objectives of Shem mi-Shemuel

Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies 30/01/13

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