• November 27, 2022
  • 2 5783, Kislev
  • פרשת וארא

Neglected Chapters of Rambam’s Hilchot Teshuvah

Neglected Chapters of Rambam’s Hilchot Teshuvah

While much attention is paid to Rambam’s views of repentance, his Laws deal with many other central topics of Jewish faith, in his eyes relevant to full repentance. By analyzing his perspective of sins that are more serious or significant than others, his ideas about free will and pre-determination, and his view of the reward we are promised for mitzvot, we hope to come to a deeper understanding of how to improve our spiritual state and our relationship with God.

August 30, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Neglected Chapters of Rambam’s Hilchot Teshuvah: Lesson 1
Class description

We will begin with the 3rd chapter of Rambam’s Hilchot Teshuvah, discussing such topics as how often God judges us, what the outcome of those judgments are, and what wrongs we can commit that remove us, spiritually, from the Jewish people.

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September 6, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Neglected Chapters of Rambam’s Hilchot Teshuvah: Lesson 2
Class description

Rambam gives us a list of people who lose their share in the World to Come; through a discussion of what that phrase means, and then an analysis of the list, we hope to get to a better understanding of what was so essential to Judaism that without it, a person cannot meaningfully be said to be acting Jewishly.

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September 13, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Neglected Chapters of Rambam’s Hilchot Teshuvah: Lesson 3
Class description

This week, it’s the list of ways in which we make teshuvah less accessible than it could be and, if we have time, a discussion of freewill and its vital importance to Jewish thought.

Rabbi Dr. Gidon Rothstein has semicha from YU (RIETS) and a PhD from Harvard. He has worked in shul rabbinate, high school and adult education. He is the author of both fiction and non-fiction, most recently "As If We Were There: Readings for a Transformative Passover Experience". He lives in Riverdale, NY.