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Zoom Recordings

At Mayanot we believe strongly in the power of sharing Torah, spreading it and learning together. Therefore in addition to our Soundcloud and Spotify channels with thousands of hours of Torah online, we are happy to share our recent Zoom recordings with you to enjoy during these #Coronatimes.
As more teachers add links, we will continue to include them here:
Please note these classes have been taken from both the men's and women's learning programs. 

Rabbi Kaplan's Chassidus class:
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Rabbi Kaplan's Gemara Class:
1. Link  Password: 2H$72^?2
2. Link  Password: 6U!43r&@
3. Link Password: 9e&00MY0
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Passover Insights From A Mayanot Alum

Written by: Jake Greenstein, 2020 Men's Program Alum
Freedom is often split into two categories: freedomto, and freedomfrom. The former is a state where I am free to do whatever I want, whenever I want. Freedom is an assertion about my rights. A libertarian utopia. A life without restraint, without limitations. The latter is a state in which I transcend my own engrained limitations to reach something outside of my immediate grasp; a piece of me that lies beyond my experience of me.
Passover asks us to relive the exodus from Egypt and, in doing so, recall the transition from slavery to freedom. By retelling the story of our ancestors leaving Mitzrayim, we are encouraged to identify our personal Mitzrayim (meaning “boundary”) and use Passover as a springboard to greater freedom.
When we reflect on what makes us free in Western Democracy, the United States Bill of Rights comes to mind. It enables us to seek "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" on our own accord; spell…