• October 29, 2020
  • 11 5781, Cheshvan
  • פרשת לך־לך

Medieval Rabbis on Teshuvah

Medieval Rabbis on Teshuvah

Join Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman as he discusses teshuvah through the eyes of the great medieval rabbis. How did their writings influence us today?

August 25, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Medieval Rabbis on Teshuvah: Lesson
Class description

Hello Everyone

Welcome to the series of classes on the Medieval Jewish sources on Teshuvah.

Contemporary thought has been strongly influenced by the writings of later thinkers, be they Chasidic (such as Rav Nachman of Breslav) or “Mussar/Lithuanian” ( such as Rav Dessler zt”l) or the unique (such as Rav Kook).

But all of these great thinkers drew their inspiration from the early works of Jewish thought. It is these works that we will discuss in the coming meetings.

I look forward to studying these works with you.

Stuart Fischman

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September 1, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Medieval Rabbis on Teshuvah: Lesson
Class description

Hello Everyone,

Today we will continue to study the subject of teshuvah as taught  by Chovot haLevavot and we will compare soe of his teachings to those of the other Rishonim.

Today’s class is given לעילוי נשמתה של שיינדל בת מנחם- my mother mother-in-law, Mrs Charlotte Sacks.

September 8, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Medieval Rabbis on Teshuvah: Lesson
Class description

Hello Everyone,

In tomorrow’s session we will discuss the idea of תשובת המשקל which is the idea that to achieve forgiveness a person needs to accept fasting in order to “repay” for the illicit pleasure she or he enjoyed.

September 16, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Medieval Rabbis on Teshuvah: Medieval Rabbis on Teshuvah Event
Class description

Hello Everyone

Today we will study excerpts from the first chapter of “Sh’arei Teshuvah” which was written by Rabbeinu Yonah, one of the greatest authorities in 13th century Spain. Unlike the other authorities whose works we discussed, Rabbbeinu Yonah was a student of the Ashkenazi teachers and his style of writing and explaining ideas is indeed different than that of the works of the Rambam and Rabbeinu Bachya.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the classses.

Shana tova to all.

Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman graduated from Yeshiva University in 1980 and the dental school of Columbia University in 1985. In 1989 he began studying and teaching at Yeshivat Hamivtar and now studies and teaches at Yeshivat Machanaim in Efrat. He has rabbinic ordination from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg.