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A range of talks and lectures on subjects like education, marriage, prayer, meditation, modernity; as well as insights into some of the luminaries of Jewish history like the Rambam. 


Torah Way - Bar Mitzvah Before Pesach Sheni

What happens when a boy is Bar Mitzva between Pesach and Pesach Sheni, as regards bringing a make-up Pesach offering in the Temple? This question has intrigued scholars over the generations.

03 May 2020

Torah Way - I Come Into My Garden

Presenting a discourse taught by the Lubavitcher Rebbe on Yud Shevat, 1980. Today in 2020 we celebrate 70 years since the Rebbe became leader in 1950.

09 February 2020

Torah Way - Sedra Veyetze

Sedra Vayetze - a discussion of Kavanah in Prayer

01 December 2019

Searching for the Melody

An account of a talk given by R. Yoel Kahn at the Shluchim Conference in NY, November 1980

Torah Way - The Concept of Teshuvah

Shortly before Yom Kippur, exploring the concept of Teshuvah from a discourse by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, a page of Hayom Yom, a chapter of Tanya, and Talmud Tractate Yoma

06 October 2019

Achos Hatemimim 5779

In 1938 Rabbi Joseph Isaac Schneersohn established groups for girls studying Chassidic teachings. One group was in Riga and another in Brooklyn. This was a new departure leading to the future.

Torah Way - Sedra Bechukotai

The Sedra speaks of the terrible curses of suffering and exile. But when Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi chanted this Sedra in the Synagogue, his young son did not hear any curses. Why not? Can suffering be seen on a higher level?

26 May 2019

Torah Way - The Divine Name

Sedra Vaera presents the idea of the importance of the Tetragrammaton, the ineffable Divine Name. This is reflected in the thought of the Rambam and R' Shneur Zalman of Liadi whose yartzeits fall on 20 and 24 Tevet respectively.

30 December 2018 - 22 Tevet

Torah Way - Bereishit, Noach - Evolution, Science & Torah

The account of Creation in the Torah raises the question of the theory of evolution. What is the Jewish attitude to this? We discuss a letter about evolution by the Lubavitcher Rebbe. This leads to a discussion of the relationship between science and Torah in general, based on a fascinating comment by the Zohar on a verse in Sedra Noach.

07 Oct 2018

Torah Way

Discussion of the Temple in Maimonides Laws of the Temple ch.1, and in Chassidic Teachings (Bati LeGani chs.1-2).

08 July 2018

Is Orthodox Inclusive?

Leytonstone and Wanstead Synagogue

08 March 2018

Torah Way - Sedra Toledot

Explaining the struggle between Jacob and Esau in terms of the struggle between the Divine Soul and the Animal Soul within the individual, based on Tanya ch.9

12 November 2017

18 Elul - Birthday of Two Great Lumiaries ~ Torah Way

18 Elul is the birthday of the Baal Shem Tov (1698) and Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi (1745). This talk discusses their teachings.

03 September 2017

Chassidism and Modernity - Is Chassidism Relevant to the Modern World?

At Kinloss Finchley Synagogue with Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence

26 June 2017

Torah Way - Sedra Chukat and the Yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe

The Yahrzeit of the Rebbe, 3 Tammuz, falls on 27 June 2017. This talk discusses the Rebbe's final teaching in relation to Sedra Chukat.

Contemplative Prayer Part 3

3rd and final talk on contemplative Prayer at Beit Shvidler School

May 2017

Contemplative Prayer Part 2

A series on Contemplation in prayer in Beit Shvidler school

May 2017

Contemplative Prayer Part 1

A series on Contemplation in prayer in Beit Shvidler school

May 2017

Torah Way Lag B'Omer Talk

Discussing the significance of Lag B'Omer and exploring relevant passages in the Talmud.

May 2017

Living Life to the Full

The Rebbe said this discourse in January 1965 for Sedra Vayehi. "Jacob lived in Egypt for 17 years" - one lives life to the full when one faces the challenge of "Egypt" in every epoch and every form.

10 January 2017

Tenth of Tevet 2017 at Torah Way

Discussing the significance of the Fast of the Tenth of Tevet.

Torah Way - Lech Lecha

For Sedra Lech Lecha, considering the life and work of Abraham as told by the Rambam in Laws of Idolatry ch.1. the Talmud Shab. 54b emphasises that we should try to influence others for good.

06 November 2016

Saul Dzanogly Shiur: Tanya Chapter 15

The dynamic principle in Judaism. Even if you are perfect, you always have to try to advance


Saul Dzanogly Shiur: Tanya, Letter on Repentance

An overview of the 3rd Part of Tanya, discussing the concept of Teshuvah.

15 Sept 2016

Beis HaMikdash

A brief history of the concept of the Temple

Torah Way - Sefirat HaOmer

The counting of the Omer - investigating its spiritual dimension.

15 May 2016

Saul Dzanogly Shiur - 'Freedom' - Leaving Egypt every day

Tanya Ch.47 starts with what seems like a quote from the Haggada. But it is slightly different. It teaches us about daily freedom from our inner 'Egypt'.


Saul Dzanogly Shiur - Love of the Divine

Exploring 'Love of the Divine' with the Saul Dzanogly group, examining texts from the Rambam and Tanya.

07 January 2016

Healing in Hasidism: From the Baal Shem Tov to the Lubavitcher Rebbe

A talk by Naftali Loewenthal given at the Boston U Campus Chabad House in December 2015, based on a paper presented at the AJS Conference. This presents rational and supra-rational aspects of the healing techniques of both the Baal Shem Tov and Rabbi Menachem Schneerson.

The Rambam and Rabbi Shneur Zalman

This talk, given just before 18 Kislev 5776, compares Rambam's Laws of the foundation of the Torah with Rabbi Shneur Zalman's Tanya.

Rabbi Chaim Rapoport - Maimonides and Anthropomorphism

Rabbi Chaim Rapoport discusses Maimonides' quest to remove anthropomorphic conceptions of G-d. Presented at Oxford Chabad Yom Limmud.

22 Nov 2015

Dr. Naftali Loewenthal - Maimonides' Approach to Creation

Dr. Naftali Loewenthal discusses Maimonides' approach to creation and how this was understood by later scholars. Presented at Oxford Chabad Yom Limmud.

22 Nov 2015

Rabbi Eli Brackman - Apostasy and Maimonides

Rabbi Eli Brackman discusses the case of "Jacob the Jew", an early 17th century figure in Oxford, who fled to escape public baptism. The case is analysed in terms of relevant halachic literature on Apostasy. Presented at Oxford Chabad Yom Limmud.

22 Nov 2015

Dr. Israel Sandman - Historiographical passages in Maimonides' Mishneh Torah

Dr. Israel Sandman explores the significance of Maimonides depicting the history of idolatry, of Abraham discovering Monotheism and other historiographical passages in this work. Presented at Oxford Chabad Yom Limmud.

22 Nov 2015

Thoughts on Kol Nidrei

Lecture at Yom Limmud at the Oxford Chabad Centre Sept 2015 on the legal and mystical aspects of Kol Nidrei.

September 2015

12 Tammuz - What does it Mean?

A talk at The Torah Way, on the significance of 12 Tammuz, the day the Previous Rebbe Yosef Yitzhak Schneersohn was freed by the Soviet Government in 1927, after his imprisonment for strengthening Judaism and teaching Torah under the Communist regime.

28 June 15

The Counting of the Omer

A talk given at 'The Torah Way', on the significance of the Counting of the Omer. Based on teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, and Tanya by Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi.

19 April 2015

Pesach - the Spiritual Dimension

A Shiur to Bnei Akiva in the London Bayit, on finding the spiritual dimension of Pesach, March 2015.

March 2015

I have Come into My Garden

A presentation of a famous teaching, the Bati LeGani discourse, about the goal of creation. This was presented at a study group in NW London in February 2015.

February 2015

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