Class Recordings

Scroll here to find recordings of past JLI courses and lectures given by Rabbi Shain.


Lesson 1: Achieving Authenticity - Addressing Imposter Syndrome .mp3


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Rosh Hashanah Prayer Class .mp3 

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Lesson 1: Maimonides on How to Pray .mp3

Lesson 2: The First 15 Blessings .mp3

Lesson 3: The Final 4 Blessings .mp3 

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Lesson 1: Out of the Foxhole - A New Paradigm for Prayer .mp3

 Lesson 2: G‑d Plans and Man Demands - Understanding the Mechanics of Petition .mp3

Lesson 3: It's All Hebrew to Me - Making Sense of Liturgy, One Step at a Time .mp3

Lesson 4: Hear O Israel - Achieving True Transcendence in Prayer .mp3

Lesson 5: Standing in Silence - Synthesizing Divinity and Materiality in the Amidah .mp3 

Lesson 6: Communities That Pray Together - Finding Meaning in Communal Prayer .mp3 


Lesson 1: Lock & Key - What is the point of prison? .mp3

 Lesson 2: Judge, Jewry and Execution - Judaism and the Death Penalty .mp3

Lesson 3: Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue - Standards of Evidence in the Talmud.mp3

 Lesson 4: Clean Slate - Can Criminals Make Amends? .mp3

 Lesson 5: Moving Forward - Reacceptance and the Criminal Background Check.mp3

Lesson 6: An Ounce of Prevention - Addressing Crime Before It Happens.mp3 

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Wrestling With Faith Graduates


Lesson 1 - First Impressions - Redefining G‑d .mp3

Lesson 2 - Meeting His Needs - What G‑d Thinks of You.mp3

 Lesson 3 - A Higher Paradigm - How G‑d's Paradigm Informs Our Values .mp3

Lesson 4 - Finding Comfort - Seeing G‑d Through the Blinding Pain.mp3

Lesson 5 - Bridging the Divide - G‑d's Torah and G‑d's Science.mp3

Lesson 6 - For the Love of G‑d - Finding Closeness with a G‑d You Cannot Touch.mp3 

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Mazal Tov to our What Is? Graduates! 


Lesson 1 -  Is the World Real?  .mp3, Video

  Lesson 2 - Is Time Real?  .mp3

Lesson 3 - Is G‑d Real?  .mp3 Video

Lesson 4 - Is Evil Real?  .mp3

Lesson 5 - Is The Self Real? .mp3,  Video

Lesson 6 - Is Choice Real?  .mp3


Lesson #1:

Revealing Words - The Art of Open Communication  .mp3

Lesson #2:

Others' Words - The Art of Listening  .WMA

Lesson #3:

Wise Words - The Art of Positive Communication .mp3

Lesson #4:

Behind the Words - The Art of Effective Communication  .mp3

Lesson #5:

Leading Words - The Art of Inspiration and Influence  .mp3

Lesson #6:

Connecting Words - The Art of Conflict Resolution  .mp3 

Live video recordings:

Lubavitch on the Palisades Tenafly 



Lesson 1: The Dead Sea Scrolls -  Sectarianism and Jewish Law in the Second Temple Era


Lesson 2: Masada vs. Yavneh - Divergent Jewish Responses to Roman Tyranny


Lesson 3: The Maimonidean Controversy - The Nexus of Faith and Reason in Judaism


Lesson 4: In the Wake of Expulsion - Was The Time Ripe to Reestablish the Sanhedrin?


Lesson 5: Chasidic Renaissance -  Power and Controversy in the Teachings of the Chasidic Master - Divine Transcendence vs. Divine Immanence


Lesson 6: The Public Menorah - Is All Publicity Good Publicity?


Video recordings on our Facebook page: 

Lubavitch on the Palisades Tenafly 



 Lesson 1: People of the Land - The Jewish Claim to Israel

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Lesson 2: Lightning Strike - The Ethics of Preemptive Strikes

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Video recordings can be found on our Facebook page:

Lubavitch on the Palisades Tenafly

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The Dilemma Graduates

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Lesson 1: No Good Deed Unpunished - What if a crime has an upside?


Lesson 2: Above the Law - The ethics of taking matters into your own hands


Lesson 3: Windfall Wrangles - Determining ownership for exotic finds


Lesson 4: Between Proximate and Remote - Is one responsible for causing an indirect loss?


Lesson 5: Making the Right Turn - Engineering ethics into driverless vehicles


Lesson 6: Hastening the Inevitable - Is one responsible for expediting inescapable harm?



  Lesson 1:  Getting Off the Bandwagon - Defining Your Personal Success   .mp3

Lesson 2: Mission Possible - Develop a Success Mindset  .mp3

Lesson 3: From Chaos to Creativity - Tap into Your Innovative Spirit .mp3 

 Lesson 4: By Way of Your Forte - Focus on Signature Strengths  .mp3

Lesson 5: Birds of Different Feathers - Discover Secrets to Social Success  .mp3

Lesson 6: The Finish Line - Find the Path to Action .mp3



Election Series - What Does Judaism Say?

Lesson 1: Gun Control .mp3

Lesson 2: Immigration .mp3