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The Great Sources with Rabbi Shnayor Burton

Lecture series in Jewish Philosophy. What was the purpose of Creation? What is man's place in the world? What are prophecy and prayer about? What is the significance of Shabbos and the Promised Land? Explore these fundamental questions of Judaism from their sources, and become familiar with the systems developed by the great Torah thinkers: R' Saadiah Gaon, R' Yehuda HaLevi, R' Bachya ibn Paquda, Rambam and the school of the Mekubalim. Opportunities for sponsorship of podcasts are available. Rabbi Burton can be reached at: oros.yaakov@gmail.com

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Recent Episodes of The Great Sources with Rabbi Shnayor Burton


Galus, Gerus, and Yemos HaMashiach: The Dynamic Relationship Between Yisrael l'Amim

Galus, Gerus, and Yemos HaMashiach: The Dynamic Relationship Between Yisrael l'Amim

What is the nature of the relationship between Yisrael and the nations?

What does the Torah expect from the other nations?

Is conversion a positive or a negative?

What is the function of conversion to Judaism in the Torah's plan and in the destiny of Yisrael?


Guest Shiur in Kodesh, North Woodmere

Episode 11 June 2024 1h, 3m and 53s


S5, E23 Exodus, Exile and Redemption, Sec. 2, Chapter 17: Walking the Path: A Guide to Spiritual Perfection

S5, E23 Exodus, Exile and Redemption, Sec. 2, Chapter 17: Walking the Path: A Guide to Spiritual Perfection

"Exodus, Exile and Redemption" is a study of the profound significance of Judaism's history. Written essays are published bi-weekly here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://shnayor.substack.com/s/from-exodus-to-exile-to-redemption ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Please subscribe! This series is a project of the Jacob Lights Foundation. To support this and other ongoing projects of the foundation, please consider becoming a paid subscriber to the Substack newsletter or making a donation via Zelle to jacoblightsfoundation@gmail.com.

Episode 23 3 June 2024 5m and 46s


Will We Redeem Ourselves or Will We Be Redeemed?

Will We Redeem Ourselves or Will We Be Redeemed?

0:00 Q: Is the Messiah something we generate or something that happens to us?

4:00 What the Messiah will do and how he will do it

7:15 Why do we study Torah these days if we don't truly have the Torah in exile?

8:30 What is the Torah about?

11:00 Why the Torah doesn't work outside of Eretz Yisrael

13:15 The most burning question is: "What is the Torah about?," i.e. "What is da'as Hashem?"

18:00 How can the Torah assert that man is in the image of God if people kill each...

Episode 31 May 2024 54m and 19s


How to Make the Torah Come True, pt. 2: Finding Unity Between Good and Evil

How to Make the Torah Come True, pt. 2: Finding Unity Between Good and Evil

4:50 Getting angry is akin to idolatry 6:00 Why is Judaism's vision so challenging to achieve? 7:00 God's unity is approached through 3 pathways, represented by Abraham, Isaac and Jacob 11:00 The problem of evil is the reason that humans can't weave all of being around one good principle 13:10 Isaac represents the problem of evil 15:40 Why would God tell Abraham to slaughter Isaac? 19:30 How can we organize our psyche around one principle given that there is both good and evil? 22:15 The great men who attempted to bring the Messiah - Yehudah and Hezekiah, sons of Rabbi Chiya 26:00 Redemption depends on Abraham, Isaac and Jacob...

Episode 24 May 2024 53m and 24s


S5, E22 Exodus, Exile and Redemption, Sec. 2, Chapter 16: Man’s Crooked Heart and its Remedy

S5, E22 Exodus, Exile and Redemption, Sec. 2, Chapter 16: Man’s Crooked Heart and its Remedy

"Exodus, Exile and Redemption" is a study of the profound significance of Judaism's history. Written essays are published bi-weekly here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://shnayor.substack.com/s/from-exodus-to-exile-to-redemption ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Please subscribe! This series is a project of the Jacob Lights Foundation. To support this and other ongoing projects of the foundation, please consider becoming a paid subscriber to the Substack newsletter or making a donation via Zelle to jacoblightsfoundation@gmail.com.

Episode 22 20 May 2024 3m and 58s


How to Make the Torah Come True: Sh'ma and the Redemption

How to Make the Torah Come True: Sh'ma and the Redemption

1:00 Sh'ma is a constant guide to our lives

3:45 The meaning of the Sh'ma according to Rashi

4:30 The meaning of there being many gods

6:30 Metaphysics is not interesting to Tanach

8:15 Whether there are many gods or only one depends on people's behavior

10:00 When you say Sh'ma, you should envision redemption and plan for it

12:00 How humanity will attain the Messianic Era and what we should do about it

14:00 Unity and love

16:45 Reaching "Hashem is one" without defining Hashem

20:00 Humanity converging on one...

Episode 17 May 2024 54m and 49s


S5, E21 Exodus, Exile and Redemption, Sec. 2, Chapter 15: Baring the Soul before Hashem

S5, E21 Exodus, Exile and Redemption, Sec. 2, Chapter 15: Baring the Soul before Hashem

"Exodus, Exile and Redemption" is a study of the profound significance of Judaism's history. Written essays are published bi-weekly here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://shnayor.substack.com/s/from-exodus-to-exile-to-redemption ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Please subscribe! This series is a project of the Jacob Lights Foundation. To support this and other ongoing projects of the foundation, please consider becoming a paid subscriber to the Substack newsletter or making a donation via Zelle to jacoblightsfoundation@gmail.com.

Episode 21 3 May 2024 8m and 9s


The Haggadah: Its Structure, Meaning and Message

The Haggadah: Its Structure, Meaning and Message

The lecture is a project of the Jacob Lights Foundation

1:15 "הא לחמא עניא": our conversation centers around the meal; the 4 questions are all about food5:00 "עבדים היינו": the answer to the son's question; the son's question is that the events of the past are not current events, so why is the night of Pesach treated as a unique time10:00 The significance of the fact that it is the son who asks the question: the next generation doesn't understand why the past is relevant to it13:30 "ואילו לא הוציא הקב"ה את אבותינו ממצרים הרי אנו ובנינו ובני בנינו משעובדים היינו לפרעה": there are moments in life that have historic, cosmic import17:00 "ברוך המקום": the Torah talks about the sons in 4 places, corresponding to 4 kinds of children19:00 "אילו היה שם לא היה נגאל": the wicked son doesn't...

Episode 19 April 2024 48m and 47s


S5, E20 Exodus, Exile and Redemption, Sec. 2, Chapter 14: Funding the Divine: The Moral Foundation of Temple Economics

S5, E20 Exodus, Exile and Redemption, Sec. 2, Chapter 14: Funding the Divine: The Moral Foundation of Temple Economics

"Exodus, Exile and Redemption" is a study of the profound significance of Judaism's history. Written essays are published bi-weekly here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://shnayor.substack.com/s/from-exodus-to-exile-to-redemption ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Please subscribe! This series is a project of the Jacob Lights Foundation. To support this and other ongoing projects of the foundation, please consider becoming a paid subscriber to the Substack newsletter or making a donation via Zelle to jacoblightsfoundation@gmail.com.

Episode 20 15 April 2024 6m and 43s


S5, E19 Exodus, Exile and Redemption, Sec. 2, Chapter 13: The Temple Yaakov Didn’t Build

S5, E19 Exodus, Exile and Redemption, Sec. 2, Chapter 13: The Temple Yaakov Didn’t Build

"Exodus, Exile and Redemption" is a study of the profound significance of Judaism's history. Written essays are published bi-weekly here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://shnayor.substack.com/s/from-exodus-to-exile-to-redemption ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Please subscribe! This series is a project of the Jacob Lights Foundation. To support this and other ongoing projects of the foundation, please consider becoming a paid subscriber to the Substack newsletter or making a donation via Zelle to jacoblightsfoundation@gmail.com.

Episode 19 1 April 2024 6m and 46s

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