Michael Franco

Lecture series covering various Judaic topics with emphasis on analysis of the Torah

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In this class, we continue to dive deep into the 10 tenets of a mature spiritual life according to Jack Kornfield's A Path with Heart. We take notice of the connections to Jewish tradition, appreciati...
May 20, 2020
In this podcast, Part 1 of 2, we discuss Jack Kornfield's 10 tenets of a mature spiritual life from his book "A Path with Heart." We show that Judaism contains many of the same principles and we notic...
May 11, 2020
In this special podcast, I sit down with Morris Kishk to debate the benefits and detriments to having a Priesthood in Israel. You won't want to miss this one!
May 11, 2020
In this week's class, we explore the importance of Shabbat and its deeper meaning. This proves extra important during the time of Coronavirus, where every day spent at home has a Shabbat-like feel.
May 5, 2020
In this class, we analyze how it was that Joseph was able to interpret the dreams of Pharaoh by drawing on unique experiences from his personal life. We close with the incredible story of Eddie Jacobs...
May 3, 2020
In this week's class, we begin by discussing the cutting edge science behind the concept of Divine encounter. We close with the sin of Nadab and Abihu, exploring where exactly they overstepped their b...
April 20, 2020
In this week's class, we explore the text of Parashat Beshallah, noticing the lessons on freedom that emerge. These lessons are of the utmost importance in the era of Coronavirus.
April 6, 2020
In this class, we utilize a variety of lenses to analyze the symbolism of Hames. With each perspective comes a new layer of meaning that enhances the meaning of this profound misvah.
April 1, 2020
In this class, we explore the many literary links between Samuel and Exodus, noticing the invaluable lessons on leadership and how and when it is appropriate to surrender to the flow of life.
April 1, 2020
In this week's class, we begin with the overwhelming display of God revealing His name to the world, giving an insight into the Torah being "of another order" compared to other works of literature. We...
March 23, 2020

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