Halachic & Hashkafic Foundations of Mitzvot Bein Adam Lechavero

This course of 19 lectures was delivered at the OU Israel Center in Jerusalem from September 2015 – February 2016. It focuses on the halachic (legal) and hashkafic (philosophical) underpinnings of the various mitzvot relating to interpersonal relationships. The source sheets are presented in English and Hebrew.

1. Ahavat Reim – Loving Every Person  (audio not currently available) 

2. Lo Tisna – Accepting Other Jews (audio not currently available) 

3. BeTzedek Tishpot – Judging Others Fairly 

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4. Geneivat Da’at – Deception & Misrepresentation 

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5. Emet and Sheker – Truth & Lies 

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6. Nekama and Netira – Bearing a Grudge & Taking Revenge 

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7. HaYashar VeHatov – Doing the Right Thing 

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8. Hachnasat Orchim – Inviting Guests  

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9. Hachnasat Kallah – Weddings and Simcha  

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10. Kavod Haberiyot – Personal Dignity  

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11. Kibud Av Ve’em – Unreasonable Parents  

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12. Lifnei Iver – Causing Others to Sin  

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13. Arvut – Who is an Apikorus?    (apologies – the opening was not recorded)

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14. Zaken VeSeiva – Respecting the Wise & Elderly  

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15. Bikur Cholim – Visiting the Sick  

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16. Lo Lehacot – Violence & Abuse  

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17. Tochecha – Abuse (audio currently not available)  

18. Lo Tachmod – Envy & Jealousy  

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19. Copyright Issues  

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