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Jul 8, 2020, 6:45 PM
The True Value of a $50,000 Louis Vuitton Purse
I've been reading about the many national and international businesses downsizing, closing stores, laying off workers, going bankrupt.... My take: For much of the 20th century, and more so in the 21st, the world has been engaged in both gluttonous...
Jun 30, 2020, 8:43 PM
Rabbi Mendel Kessin: The American Upheaval
Continuing his lectures on current events based on hashkofa, this one, given June 19, 2020, addresses the “eruptions, upheavals and catastrophes” in America. Lest we think the rabbi refers only to the most recent events, he reminds us that...
Jun 15, 2020, 4:40 PM
Rabbi Mendel Kessin: The Purification of America in the End of Days
The following lecture was given in August 2016, less than three months before Trump's election. This video--linked here--is one of 21st-Century series of lectures which can be found on the rabbi's website: torahthinking.com MK:I am revisiting our last class concerning...
May 26, 2020, 11:13 AM
Rabbi Mendel Kessin: How Coronavirus Accelerates the Redemption Process
I wish to dedicate this essay to aliyut neshama of my father, Yosef ben Sarah, whose yahrzeit was on the 19th of Iyar, 5780. Rabbi Mendel Kessin: 21st-Century #54: How Coronavirus Accelerates the Redemption Process / RaMCHaL’s Yahrzeit 5780, given...
Apr 29, 2020, 5:20 PM
R.M. Kessin: Pandemic as Pivotal Part of Messianic Process Part2
Rabbi Mendel Kessin begins part two of his lecture “The Coronavirus Pandemic as a Pivotal Part of the Messianic Process” (given April 22nd 2020) by summarizing part one, the pandemic’s three causes: prevalence of corruption and immorality, frequency and...
Apr 20, 2020, 7:04 PM
R. Mendel Kessin: Pandemic & the Messianic Process
Rabbi Mendel Kessin, in his popular shiur of March 20th 2020, begins by extolling the greatness of chochma—wisdom, contrasting it with nevuah--prophecy. Although only prophecy can reveal with certainty the meaning of such a global phenomenon as this pandemic,...
Robin is a retired Language Arts high school teacher who taught in the Los Angeles Unified District for 25 years. After retiring in 2010, she hurriedly made aliyah in 2011.