Rabbi Benjamin Blech draws upon his 40-plus years as a practicing rabbi to explain fundamental philosophical and theological concepts of Judaism. Rabbi Blech's premise is that Judaism is primarily a religion of actions rather than beliefs. He contrasts this with Christian theology, which many Jews mistakenly assume is similar to Jewish belief.
Each installment of this 18-part course includes a 15-minute video presentation, along with a few pages of required reading.
Then, for a self-check of understanding, students are presented with a number of questions based on Rabbi Blech's material. Students can then compare their answers to the "answer sheet" provided on the webpage.
In this course, Rabbi Blech examines such fundamental questions as:
Each class features a 15-minute video presentation (available online), and a few pages of required reading.
Before beginning this course, students will need to purchase the book, Understanding Judaism by Rabbi Benjamin Blech (available at Amazon.com). Each of the 18 lessons in this course will include a few pages of required reading from this book.
Part One: Personal Transformation
Part Two: Mitzvot
Part Three: Punishment
Part Four: The Body
Part Five: God
Part Six: The Future