Shapells/Darche Noam prepares men and women in their 20s and 30s for a rich and multi-faceted Torah-centered life. Our educational programs facilitate direct encounters with classic traditional sources, coupled with a focus on character refinement and spiritual growth, cultivating a lifetime love of Hashem, with the study and practice of His Torah. We inspire honor and appreciation of the range of Torah communities, guiding students to discover the fitting environment for them to raise their families and make their unique contribution to the Jewish people.
Taking the Boy out of Egypt Can Take the Egypt out of the Boy24/01/2017 Duração: 29min
In his half hour shmuze about why remembering the Exodus is so central to Judaism, Rabbi Shuster discusses the inner core of a Jew.
Consistency vs Variation11/01/2017 Duração: 47min
In this guest lecture, Rabbi Reichman of Yeshiva University's RIETS, a disciple of Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveitchik, ztl, weaves together thoughts by the Shem Mishmuel and Baal Hatanya about negating one's self and being independent, about constancy and variation, about prayer, learning, chesed, and marriage..
Watch Your Head04/01/2017 Duração: 26min
In this shmuze on Parshat Vayigash, "Watch Your Head!" Rabbi Shuster discusses protecting our minds, and touches on the conflict between Yaakov and Esav and that of the Jews and the Greeks, as well as how to deal with exposure to modern culture.
Chanuka: Moving From Chochma to Daat21/12/2016 Duração: 30min
In a talk about Chanukah, Rabbi Yitzchak Hirshfeld shows that the antecedents of the Jewish and Greek ways of viewing the world can be found in the beginnings of the world - Adam and Chava eating from the Tree of Knowledge, and Noach's parting words to Shem, Cham, and Yefet.
Connecting: You Need to Be Plugged In18/12/2016 Duração: 24min
Ironically, despite the thousands of "connections" many people have through social media outlets, many people in our generation find themselves very lonely. How do we create the real connections and relationships we crave, and how can this model serve to enable us to have a greater relationship with G-d.