JLI ADULT EDUCATION
A six part course all about the values that shape Judaism’s civil code
Talmudic analysis and mind-bending logic have long been hallmarks 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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Meditation from Sinai
A six part course all about mindful awareness and divine spirituality to help you think, feel, and live deeper.
Judaism places great emphasis on action. As a result, many of us are unaware of an important facet of the Jewish tradition: deeply meaningful teachings about mindful awareness and meditative practices. This course will both inspire and practically guide you so that you can reap the benefits of a more spiritual and mindful life.
Judaism's Ultimate Purpose
Are we close to achieving our goal?
What is the goal that Judaism is striving to achieve? Are we having any luck achieving the ultimate purpose? Are the prophecies from Isaiah wishful thinking or can they be playing out in our current reality? Demystifying the Jewish idea of a perfect world and discover a practical path for reaching it in our lifetime.
Secrets of the Bible
Iconic Stories, Mystical Meaning, And Their Lesson For Life
A lush garden...a snake...forbidden fruit...temptation...the sin of knowledge...shame...mortality...
What is really going on?
Revisit six seemingly absurd stories you likely remember from Hebrew school. Uncover their hidden themes and eye-opening insights into the mysteries of life.
~ What is the deeper meaning behind these stories?
~ How did they shape the Jewish worldview?
~ What wisdom do they hold for you today?
Worrier to Warrior
Jewish Secret to Feeling Good No Matter How You Feel
We yearn to feel happy, self-assured, and enthusiastic, yet we’re consumed by feelings of doubt, regret, insecurity, and suffering. Do our delicate positive emotions have a fighting chance at being in control? This course explores negative emotions in a completely new light, offering spiritual mechanisms that allow us to remain upbeat no matter what life brings.
Crime and Consequence
Accredited for Continuing Legal Education
A father is wrongfully accused and sentenced to death for the murder of his wife and children. A reformed convict is condemned to life in prison for a crime committed in her youth. Miscarriages of justice can be infuriating, but also beg the question: What is a fair and effective approach?
How can we beat antisemitism with purpose, positivity, and pride?
Against the backdrop of a recent uptick in antisemitism and the increased anxiety it has brought to the Jewish community, this course sets out to beat this age-old cancer—with purpose, positivity, and pride. Marshalling historical analysis, Talmudic sources, Jewish mysticism, and contemporary expert analysis, this course provides insight, perspective, practical direction, and personal reassurance to motivate and inspire proud, fearless Jewish life.
Journey Of The Soul
A fresh look at life, death and the rest-in peace
Who hasn’t wondered what happens when we die? We know what happens to the body. But what happens to the soul at birth and again at death? At once practical and powerful, reflective and relatable, Journey of the Soul teaches a Jewish perspective on life that begins before birth and lasts well after a person’s passing.
Judaisms Gifts To The World
How Major Jewish Ideals Evolved Into Universal Values
Once considered preposterous, many of Judaism’s revolutionary teachings are today’s universal values that are taken for granted. The history of the gradual transition of attitudes on values is as instructive as it is fascinating. An analysis of Jewish contributions past and present allows us to define ways in which Judaism can continue serving as a beacon of light and wisdom for all humanity.
With All My Heart
The Jewish Art of Prayer and Spiritual Experience
Lose yourself and find your true self
in a spiritual experience that is both authentic and Jewish. Explore how to make the practice of prayer more personally meaningful. Learn why we pray, how prayer works, and discover the meaning and history behind Judaism's most important prayers.
Simon Wiesenthal OBM
I strongly support this Rohr JLI course, as information is our defense against the repetition of history, and keeping memory alive is our moral obligation.
Nazi hunter and Writer
and Television Personality
... JLI’s classes will be a source of inspiration and help make your life brighter and the world around you a more peaceful place.
Jan Feldman, PHD
Professor of Political Science
University of Vermont
...provocative...will demonstrate that reason and faith are not mutually exclusive, but are mutually supportive.
Jennifer Wiseman, PHD
...enables the seeker to embrace the achievements of modern science while seeking higher gifts of wisdom, meaning and personal relationship with G-d.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Director
Hon. Jack B. Weinstein
U.S. District Court, NY Eastern District
The issues raised go the heart of the dilemmas facing our society, and are in the minds of every judge and every thoughtful person living under the rule of law in our great democratic country.
Rabbi Laibel Wolf
Founder and Dean, Spiritgrow
Author, Practical Kabbalah
Talking to G-d, or discovering the deeper self is not taught or experienced by most Jews in a lifetime. It is therefore heroic of JLI to tackle this gap and bridge it with an excellent course that includes experiental elements like mediation. I add my encouragment for Jews at all stages of development to give themselves the opportunity to enter the gates of higher consciousness that this new JLI course provides.