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The Start of a Career

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EST

When Rabbi Immanuel Schochet became engaged to be married, he decided to drop college to pursue a business opportunity. “If there is no livelihood, there is no Torah,” he reasoned. The Rebbe had a different plan. (1960's)

How I Became an Author

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EST

The Rebbe wouldn’t hear no for an answer. He was very insistent that I do it. We discussed it for about ten or twenty minutes, until I finally said, “Okay, I’ll try.”

Life and Times of the Baal Shem Tov

Thu, 15 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EST

The Baal Shem Tov remains a unique personality in Jewish history. His teachings touched the entire Jewish nation, scholarly and unlearned alike.

An Evening of Tribute and Honor - Words from the Honoree

Wed, 02 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EST

Rabbi Dr. J. Immanuel Schochet accepts the tribute paid to him and his wife, Rebbetzin Jettie, by the Toronto Jewish community for their lifetime of work.

There Is a Lot to Be Read Between the Lines

Wed, 22 Dec 2010 12:00:00 EST

To avoid wasting the Rebbe’s precious time, I thought that it would be a good idea to write synopses of the letters instead of translating them in their entirety.

Maimonidean Controversy - Studies in Maimonides: Lesson 7

Mon, 09 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST

Maimonides' response to the contemporary criticism, and even fierce opposition, to his works.

Maimonides as Rationalist - Studies in Maimonides: Lesson 6

Mon, 09 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST

A critical examination of Maimonides' famed idealization of reason and intellect as a theme throughout his works.

Guide for the Perplexed - Studies in Maimonides: Lesson 5

Mon, 09 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST

An overview of Maimonides' major theological treatise, its objectives, its structure and its historical context.

Structure and Contents of Mishneh Torah - Studies in Maimonides: Lesson 4

Mon, 09 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST

A description of the style and format Maimonides chose for composing his magnum opus, the complete codex of Jewish law known as Mishneh Torah.

Background of Mishneh Torah - Studies in Maimonides: Lesson 3

Mon, 09 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST

A perspective for understanding the sheer magnitude of Maimonides' accomplishments in codifying the entire body of Jewish law.