Universals

Please Note: A lot of this class is geared towards fundraising and working with donors. INTRODUCTION The following are universal needs and desires that every human being has. Some people are more in touch with certain ones, i.e. it’s more on the surface. However, every human being

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Outline of the ‘Happiness’ Class

The Five Prerequisites 1.      Hearing Judaism’s wisdom for happiness doesn’t mean you’ll have to change your life. 2.      You can know that it will work but still not do it. It doesn’t mean you don’t have the right formula. Knowledge and implementation (effort) are two separate issues. 3.      There’s no

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Plan For Growth

sources from Rabbi Zev Pomeranz Class Flow 1.       The Jewish people have a unique ability to adapt and prosper regardless of the circumstances. 2.       Abraham is an example of a person who was in a mode of constant growth. a.      Abraham came with all his days. b.      Growth should be constant;

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Love

Sources from Rabbi Zev Pomeranz Class Flow “Love Your Neighbor” is one of the 613 commandments in the Torah. It is a principle that we taught the world. Questions about this commandment. How can you command love? You either feel it or you don’t. We do command

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Ideas Behind the ‘Five Levels of Free Will’

1.                  You’re showing people that the battle of life, of fulfilling your potential is free will. 2.                  You’re showing people that making choices is a constant. 3.                  You’re showing people that the real issue is, Am I going to choose to live or escape? 4.                  You’re showing people how we walk

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Free Will – Class

sources by Rabbi Zev Pommeranz Aish HaTorah’s Fundamentals of Judaism Series   Rabbi Noah Weinberg                             “MASTERING OUR GREATEST POWER:  FREE WILL”                                                                       Class Flow 1.                       Free will is one of our most precious possessions.  Knowing we have free will is an even greater demonstration of G-d’s love.                                 a.         Mishna in Avos, 3:18 2.         Free

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Ideas Behind the Five Levels of Pleasure

1.                  People think that vacations and material comforts are a)                 What life is about. b)                 Where real pleasure lies. This is an illusion, because all one gets from these things is instant gratification, and then it’s over – with no inherent meaning involved. This is what causes so much unhappiness.You

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Ideas Behind the Class “Being an Intellectual”

1.                  You’re showing people that intelligence is not Judaism’s definition of an intellectual. The Jewish definition of an intellectual is someone who leads with his mind and acts upon what he knows. 2.                  People are walking around confused, and allowing themselves to be led by their emotions. The first goal of the class is

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Lessons from Jack

The following anecdote may help us understand the greatness of Rav Yaakov:  Rabbi Noah Weinberg grew up in a period of rapid assimilation. Many of his childhood friends abandoned their Jewish identity, and soon he too felt his faith at risk. His father was European, and unlikely,

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48 Ways: Way 44 – How to Analyze an Issue – שׁוֹאֵל וּמֵשִׁיב שׁוֹמֵעַ וּמוֹסִיף

Contents Synopsis Tool Audio of Rav Noah z’l Outline Tape Transcript Aish.com Article Tool Shoeil U’masheve: What in your life contradicts your understanding of X? Get an answer. Audio Class Outline INTRODUCTION: Reading Between the Lines Number 44 of the 48 Ways is shoel umeishiv – to ask and

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