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JPH117- Torah Talks & Teachings I



This class provides a text-based view of the weekly Torah portion based on Sichot [scholarly lectures] by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson. Each week a Sicha is studied that relates the Torah portion to modern day living in ways that are immediate and relevant to students.



  • Familiarity with the differing styles of Sichot, such as the earlier Yiddish style Sichot, Rashi Sichot, Sichot focusing on Likkutei Levi Yitzchok, etc.

  • Appreciation for the literary style of Sichot, including the way that an issue or topic is dissected or explored in the Rebbe’s unique analytical style

  • A deeper understanding of the weekly Torah portion’s underlying spiritual themes

  • A greater facility to explicate the weekly Torah portion in a manner that demonstrates its relevance to modern life

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