Showing posts from April, 2020

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: For those interested in the new Online Elul program recording, click here. Rabbi Kaplan's Chassidus class: 1. Link   Password:  [email protected]!N^+= 2. Link   Password:  8T&M+=*D 3. Link  Password:  8t&i*T&6 4. Link Password:  7k!a92^& 5. Link Password:  3M.V*&L1   6. Link  7. Link  8. Link  9. Link   10. Link  11. Link  12. Link  13. Link  14. Link  15. Link  16. Link  17. Link  18. Link    Morning - (Tuf Resh Samech Heh) 19. Link    Morning  20. Link    Morning  21. Link    - 22. Link    Evening 23. Link    Morning  24. Link    Morning 25. Link   - 26. Link    Evening

Passover Insights From A Mayanot Alum

Written by: Jake Greenstein, 2020 Men's Program Alum Freedom is often split into two categories: freedom to , and freedom from . 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