Zoom with Rabbi Yochanan Posner of Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie
Location 4059 Dempster Street, Skokie, IL 60076 USA
Phone(847) 677-1770
Current Course: Beyond Right

Talmudic analysis and mind-bending logic have long been a hallmark of Jewish scholarship. But buried beneath much of the discussion and legalese are core Jewish values that fuel so much of the debate. This course examines a number of key legal issues that disclose fundamental ethical considerations that serve as the engine of Jewish civil law.

 

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Course Details
Lesson 1 Beyond Good Neighbors

Most laws are designed to protect the rights of people and their property. But Judaism’s civil code is driven by a different goal. Explore how laws of damages and disputes support a uniquely Jewish view of the human mission.

Lesson 2 Beyond Restitution

In seeking to restore the rights of plaintiffs, Jewish courts actively assist offenders in achieving full repentance too. Why? Discover the advantage of properly undoing damage over mere compensation.

Lesson 3 Beyond Taking Offense

You may feel a moral urge to speak up against an offensive action. But might you have a legal responsibility to deter someone from certain behaviors? Judaism says: Yes. In this lesson, we discuss why and when.

Lesson 4 Beyond Personal Freedom

With 613 commandments in the Torah and myriad rules expounded in the Talmud, can Judaism ever be called “liberating”? Let’s delve into the Exodus, the covenant, and the ways in which laws can lead to the purest human freedom.

Lesson 5 Beyond Lawful Ownership

Is the claim of ownership anything more than a subjective social agreement? A foundation of Chassidic thought is that material possessions contain spiritual energy that is specific to their owners. Let’s consider the owner’s rights and responsibilities through this lens.

Lesson 6 Beyond Presumption of Innocence

While a presumption of innocence can protect defendants from liability, it is not quite a declaration of uprightness. Jewish law goes so far as to presume every person’s core goodness. See how this view can lead us to a truly upright world.

Dates & Times
  • OPTION #1

    • 6 Thursdays, May 12th - Jun 30th 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • $130.00
      10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
    • This course is being taught virtually
      • Classes are in-person and on Zoom at once.
      • Offered on Thursday mornings and evenings, Sunday mornings and evenings.
      • This course is approved for Continuing Education for attorneys by the MCLE Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois and the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism for six General or Ethics credits.
      • The tuition is $130 for the six lesson course.
      • The Thursday classes start on May 12, 2022, and the Sunday classes start on May 15, 2022.
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  • OPTION #2

    • 6 Thursdays, May 12th - Jun 30th 2022 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • $130.00
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    • This course is being taught virtually
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  • OPTION #3

    • 6 Sundays, May 15th - Jun 30th 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • $130.00
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  • OPTION #4

    • 6 Sundays, May 15th - Jun 30th 2022 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • $130.00
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Past Courses

Meditation from Sinai

January 2022
Meditation from Sinai

The Torah was given at Sinai. So were the meditative tools to help us open up, see more, and live more deeply.

This course teaches the what, how, why, where, and when of Divine Meditation, Mindful Awareness, and Soulful Transcendence. 

 

Learn more about available continuing education credit for medical and mental health professionals at www.myjli.com/continuingeducation

 

Outsmarting Antisemitism

October 2021
Outsmarting Antisemitism

Rise above the Hate

We cannot let antisemitism define our Judaism, but we cannot ignore it either. As direct memory of the Holocaust fades, Jews around the world are wondering whether the patterns of past centuries are returning, in both the Old and New Worlds, where Jews experience more hate crimes than any other group.

Are Jewish people doomed to be stuck in this cycle forever? Is there a way to escape this history of hate?

Outsmarting Antisemitism takes this dark subject on squarely, with a sense of unabashed optimism, profound faith, and a distinctly Jewish approach.

Through illuminating source texts and captivating case studies, this course considers the sources of this ancient scourge, along with the appropriate strategies for overcoming it. It’s time to find the confidence to fight hate with hope and to stand tall against antisemitism with positivity, purpose, and plenty of Jewish pride!