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JLI Announces Course Lineup for the 2012-2013 Academic Year

Chabad-Lubavitch’s Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) is proud to announce its flagship course lineup for the upcoming academic year of 2012/13.

As the pre-eminent provider of adult Jewish learning in Winnipeg, JLI’s mission is to make the wisdom of Jewish learning accessible to everyone. “The Jewish Learning Institute allows you to explore basic Jewish ideas, to share critical analysis and interactive discussion with exciting instructors and classmates,” said Mr. David Chochinov, chairman of the local JLI committee.

“At the heart of Jewish culture there has always been Jewish learning, an engaged and vibrant meeting of minds,” explains Rabbi Shmuly Altein, the local JLI instructor. “We’re… Read More »

Month of Elul: Stocktaking and Introspection

As the last month of the Jewish year, Elul is traditionally a time of introspection and stocktaking—a time to review one’s deeds and spiritual progress over the past year, and prepare for the upcoming “Days of Awe” of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

As the month of divine mercy and forgiveness, Elul is a most opportune time for teshuvah ("return" to G-d), prayer, charity, and increased ahavat Yisrael (love for a fellow Jew), in the quest for self-improvement and coming closer to G-d. Chassidic master Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi likens the month of Elul to a time when “the king is in the field” and, in contrast to when he is in the royal palace, “everyone who so desires is… Read More »

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