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2020-2024 Classes

Rabbi Kaplan conducts weekly Torah classes at Ohav Zedek and the Friedman JCC. Please click the links below to listen to recordings (.mp3 format).

Book of Ruth Classes (2024)

May 22 - "#1 Second Chances"

May 30 - "#2 The Kindness of Strangers"

Jun. 5 - "#3 Through the Eyes of a Stranger"

Torah Classes

May 15 - "OU Torah Call"

May 16 - "The Hope of Rabbi Akiva"

May 6 - "Darkness: Then & Now"

Apr. 18 - "So Let It Be Written, So Let It Be Done"

Apr. 4 - "The New Moon Landing"

Mar. 11 - "The Run for the Roses"

Feb. 26 - "Counting Our Blessings"

Feb. 22 - "Rise of Haman"

Feb. 8 - "Sense and Sensibility"

Jan. 29 - "Who is like Your Nation, Israel?"

Jan. 25 - "The Big Kvetch"

Jan. 18 - "The Exodus: Playing Games with Yul Brynner"

Jan. 11 - "A Rose by Any Other Name"

Jan. 1, '24 - "Holding Out for a Hero"

Dec. 28 - "Israel's Hope"

Dec. 18 - "The Joseph Identity"

Dec. 11 - "Seeing the Light in a Time of Darkness"

Dec. 7 - "I Dreamed a Dream"

Oct. 30 - "Israel, One Nation Upon The Earth"

Oct. 19 - "Genesis: The Big Inning"

Sep. 28 - "Sukkot"

Sep. 11 - "Rosh Hashanah"

Aug. 31 - "Chancing Upon Destiny"

June 21 - "Dispute and the Road to Hell"

June 8 - "Sticks and Stones"

May 24 - "Do You Want My Torah? Cowabunga!"

May 11 - "Missing the Forest for the Trees"

Mar. 30 - "Passover Haggadah"

Mar. 16 - "Why a Golden Calf?"

Mar. 2 - "The Run for the Roses"

Feb. 16 - "Inlaws and Outlaws"

Feb. 6 - "Kvetching About Miracles"

Feb. 2 - "Haman & Hitler's Origin Story"

Jan. 12, '23 - "Exodus: My Name Is Nobody"

Dec. 26 - "I Dreamed a Dream"

Dec. 8 - "Are Chanukah Harry and Santa Claus Friends"

Dec. 1 - "The Art of the Con"

Nov. 21 - "The Laughter of Sodom"

Nov. 10 - "A Man Hears What He Wants To Hear"

Oct. 27 - "A Towering Sin"

Oct. 13 - "Dancing Past The Graveyard"

Sep. 21 - "He Who Laughs Last"

Sep. 14 - "Royalty"

Sep. 7 - "Chance & Circumstance"

Jul. 27 - "Kamtza & Bar Kamtza"

Jul. 20 - "The Grand Illusion"

Jul. 14 - "Bilaam and the Golden Calf"

Jul. 7 - "Death, Be Not Proud"

Feb. 28, '22 - "Shemoneh Esrei"

Oct. 21 - "Keeping Up Appearances"

Oct. 14 - "The Most Unkindest Cut of All"

Oct. 4 - "Flooding the Tower of Babylon"

Sep. 13 - "Checking the Yom Kippur Clock Every 5 Minutes"

Sep. 2 - "For Whom the Bell Tolls"

Jun. 28 - "The Golden Calf: Welcome to the Grand Illusion"

Jun. 15 - "Korach and the Road to Hell"

May. 24 - "Parshat Beha'alotecha"

Apr. 12 - "Rabbi Akiva"

Mar. 8 - "Dayeinu"

Feb. 24 - "The Chance of a Lifetime"

Jan. 11, '21 - "A Rose By Any Other Name"

Dec. 21 - "I Dreamed a Dream in Time Gone By"

Dec. 8 - "Galaxies for Peanuts"

Nov. 30 - "When Dr. Jekyll became Mr. Hyde"

Nov. 18 - "Hunting Esau"

Nov. 9 - "Camelot"

Nov. 4, '20 - "Lessons from Simon & Garfunkel"

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Book of Esther Classes (2022)

Book of Esther Part 6

Book of Esther Part 5

Book of Esther Part 4

Book of Esther Part 3

Book of Esther Part 2

Book of Esther Part 1

Pesach Workshop Class

Class 1

Pirkei Avot ZOOM Classes (Apr-May '20)

Class #1

Class #2

Class #3

Class #4

 

In 2020, Rabbi Kaplan had recorded pre-Shabbat messages on each week's parsha to YouTube during the lockdown. Click the link below to visit the channel.

Ohav Zedek YouTube

 
 
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