Talmudic, civil law similar, rabbi says his course comparing legal systems has turned out to be 'an eye-opener'
The Montreal Gazette
Posted Tuesday, Mar 16th, 2010

BY KATHRYN LEGER, FREELANCE MARCH 12, 2010 Moshe Krasnanski is not a lawyer, but he knows plenty about different concepts of law, notably Jewish civil law - the multiple life-governing facets of the Talmud, the massive compilation of oral teachings in written form and commentaries on them that is the central text for mainstream Judaism. Before being ordained in his native New York as a rabbi - by another rabbi who, as per tradition, was ordained by another rabbi before him and so on generation ...


Canadian rabbi offers lessons on leadership
Toledo Blade
Posted Monday, Feb 8th, 2010

Wise decisions made thousands of years ago can help people make the right choices today, according to Rabbi Lazer Gurkow. A prolific author and spiritual leader of a London, Ontario, synagogue, Rabbi Gurkow will speak in Toledo Thursday night on "The Soul of Leadership." The rabbi's new book, Portraits in Leadership: Timeless Tales for Inspired Living, also will be used as the text for a course starting tomorrow at 300 Jewish Learning Institute sites worldwide, including Toledo's Chabad Ho ...


New Series Explores Inspirational Personalities
Hartford Courant
Posted Tuesday, Feb 2nd, 2010

3:36 PM EST, February 1, 2010 The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will launch a new course: "Portraits in Leadership: Timeless Tales for Inspired Living" beginning Tuesday.The interactive series examines the inspiring life stories of six key figures in a pivotal point of Jewish history. Rabbi Yosef Wolvovsky, director of the JLI, said that by examining history, biographies and narratives, "we will see how vital decisions made 2,000 years ago continue to shape our contemporary lives.""Portraits i ...


Tu B’Shevat celebration inspires rabbi’s lecture series
Norwich Bulletin
Posted Monday, Feb 1st, 2010

By JAMES MOSHERPosted Jan 29, 2010 @ 11:36 PM Judaism’s Arbor Day, known in Hebrew as Tu B’Shevat, will be celebrated today and a local rabbi is using the occasion as inspiration to start a lecture series. Besides the “New Year for Trees” theme, Tu B’Shevat also points to the importance of securing the future by honoring the great people and things of the past. Rabbi Avrohom Sternberg, spiritual leader of Congregation Ahavath Chesed in New London, is offering a six-week course titled “Portrai ...


Portraits in Leadership offered at Jewish Learning Institute
Cincinnati.com
Posted Monday, Feb 1st, 2010

Contributed By Shauna Steigerwald | The Enquirer The Goldstein Family Learning Academy Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) is launching its winter course, “Portraits in Leadership: Timeless Tales for Inspired Living.” The course will study six historical figures who, during the first-century Roman assault on Jerusalem, took the needed steps to preserve the essence of Judaism.“This course is one part history, one part biography, all parts uplifting inspiration,” said Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, cou ...


Asheville's JLI to offer ‘Welcome to Hollywood’ course for teens
Asheville Citizen-Times
Posted Wednesday, Jan 27th, 2010

January 22, 2010STAFF REPORTS The Asheville Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will launch a new course for teens. It is conceived and developed with today’s teenager in mind and is geared toward grades 9-12. “Welcome to Hollywood” will be held at 7 p.m. for six Sundays starting Jan. 24 at The Chabad House, 660 Merrimon Ave. Course fee is $36 and includes textbooks and refreshments. Participants without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning can attend and enjoy this course. For mo ...


JLI To Launch Timeless Tales For Inspired Living Course
Westchester.com
Posted Wednesday, Jan 27th, 2010

POSTED BY WESTCHESTER.COM    SATURDAY, 23 JANUARY 2010 Dobbs Ferry, NY - This February, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will launch its winter course, Portraits in Leadership: Timeless Tales for Inspired Living. Portraits in Leadership is a study of the inspiring life story of six figures whose courage and determination helped Judaism weather its darkest hours. In the face of the first-century Roman assault on Jerusalem, the fundamental insti ...


Course on Jewish leaders offered in Vail Valley
Vail Daily News
Posted Wednesday, Jan 27th, 2010

Course will study six figures who helped Judaism through its most difficult periods, says Rabbi Dovid Mintz, of Chabad Vail VAIL DAILY STAFF REPORTNEWSROOM@VAILDAILY.COMVAIL, CO COLORADO VAIL — This February, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute 's winter course, “Portraits in Leadership: Timeless Tales for Inspired Living,” will be offered in the Vail Valley.  The course will study six figures who helped Judaism through its most difficult periods, says local instructor Rabbi Dovid Mintz, o ...


JLI course to examine lives of historic Jewish leaders
Jewish Press of Pinellas County
Posted Wednesday, Jan 27th, 2010

A six-part course that shows how timeless values helped Jews weather their darkest hours will be offered by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute at a variety of Tampa Bay locations. The course, “Portraits in Leadership: Timeless Tales for Inspired Living,” tells the saga of six leaders who paved the road to Jewish destiny. The JLI is part of the educational arm of the worldwide Chabad Lubavitch movement. Each class session will focus on one of the six leaders: Hillel, Rabbi Yochanan Ben Zakai, R ...


Chabad offers course on ‘inspired living’
New Jersey Jewish Standard
Posted Tuesday, Jan 26th, 2010

Rabbi Dov Drizin of Valley Chabad in Woodcliff Lake will lead the Academy of Jewish Studies’ new six-session course, “Portraits in Leadership: Timeless Tales for Inspired Living,” beginning Feb. 2 The course, released worldwide for Chabad through its adult-education arm, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, is “one part history, one part biography — all parts uplifting inspiration,” according to Drizin. “It is about decisions made 2,000 years ago that continue to shape the contours of contempora ...


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