Class Recordings

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

Please go to the Adult Education home page and scroll down to Past Events for additional recordings from June 2016 and earlier.

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Mazal Tov to our What Is? Graduates! 


Lesson 1 -  Is the World Real?

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  Lesson 2 - Is Time Real?

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Lesson 3 - Is G‑d Real?

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*Video shown in class: How did the beginning begin?

Lesson 4 - Is Evil Real?

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*Video shown in class:  Absolutely Not!

Lesson 5 - Is The Self Real?

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*Video shown in class: The Lamp

Lesson 6 - Is Choice Real?

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*Video shown:  How Predictable Are You?


Lesson #1

Revealing Words - The Art of Open Communication

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Lesson #2

Others' Words - The Art of Listening


Lesson #3

Wise Words - The Art of Positive Communication


Lesson #4

Behind the Words - The Art of Effective Communication


Lesson #5

Leading Words - The Art of Inspiration and Influence


Lesson #6

Connecting Words - The Art of Conflict Resolution

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Live video recordings:

Lubavitch on the Palisades Tenafly 



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

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

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

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

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

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

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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?

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

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Lesson 3: Windfall Wrangles - Determining ownership for exotic finds

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

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

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

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View class videos here  


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

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

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

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

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

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

Live class streaming and post class videos  here



Rosh Hashana (small) 

Mystical Insights on Rosh Hashanah: .wma 


Election Series - What Does Judaism Say?

Lesson 1: Gun Control .mp3, .wma

Lesson 2: Immigration .mp3, .wma