Video of the Day: More Levertoff!

Over the last few months I have been posting videos as each one is released from a special series by First Fruits of Zion/Vine of David expounding on Paul Philip Levertoff’s classic work, “Love and the Messianic Age.” Each video corresponds to each chapter of the book.

Levertoff was one of the most influential Jewish believers of the last century, and yet most people nowadays are completely unfamiliar with him and his work (see video #1).

Video #11 (NEW!) Here is the NEWEST VIDEO  (#11) just released this weekend in which I delve into some ideas on Love and the Gospel of John. And if you have not already done so, make sure to check out the other videos in the series as well!

Video #10 In Video #10 my friend and colleague, Rabbi Tzahi Shapira, expounds on Levertoff’s ideas of Repentance and Love.

Video #9 Yahnatan Lasko, from the Gathering Sparks blog, further elaborates on Prayer and Love (Part II). Watch it HERE.

Video #8 Yahnatan Lasko addresses the idea of Prayer and Love. Watch it HERE.

Video #7 In video #7 (Joy and Love -Part 2) I discuss the idea of the Torah as a joy rather than a burden. You can check it out HERE.

Video #6 In video #6 I introduce the concept of “Joy and Love” in chapter four.

Video #5 In the fifth video, Rabbi Tzahi Shapira introduces the third chapter of Levertoff’s work, “Fear and Love,” and powerfully illustrates the importance of hospitality as an act of partnering with G-d.

Video #4 In the fourth video, Yahnatan Lasko further expounds on the idea of “The Law and Love,” particularly addressing the idea of where grace fits into all of this.

Video #3 In the third video in the series, my good friend Yahnatan Lasko discusses the second chapter of Levertoff’s book on the topic of “The Law and Love.”

Video #2 In the second video I delve into the first chapter of  Levertoff’s book, and discuss the concept of “Knowledge and Love,” and what it means to be partners with G-d in the work of rememption.

Video #1 In the first video I introduce Levertoff, his recently republished work, Love and the Messianic Age, and explain why Levertoff is such an important figure for us today. I also give a few introductory remarks on Jewish Mysticism.

I hope you enjoy these special videos and hope you will share them with others as well!

About Rabbi Joshua

I'm a Rabbi, writer, thinker, mountain biker, father and husband ... not necessarily in that order. According to my wife, however, I'm just a big nerd. I have degrees in dead languages and ancient stuff. I have studied in various Jewish institutions, including an Orthodox yeshiva in Europe. I get in trouble for making friends with perfect strangers, and for standing on chairs to sing during Shabbos dinner. In addition to being the Senior Rabbi of Simchat Yisrael Messianic Synagogue in West Haven, CT, I write regularly for several publications and speak widely in congregations and conferences. My wife is a Southern-fried Jewish Beltway bandit and a smokin' hot human rights attorney... and please don’t take offense if I dump Tabasco sauce on your cooking.
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3 Responses to Video of the Day: More Levertoff!

  1. Brian says:

    Rabbi Joshua,

    Do you know when this series will be complete? Also are the videos generally tied to chapters of the book?

    We have been considering putting this in our afternoon Shabbat study series and these videos would possibly be ideal.

    Thank You
    Adat Yeshua New Orleans

    • Rabbi Joshua says:

      Shalom Brian,

      I think there will be only one more video in the series (I can find out if you like).

      And yes, each video (or in some cases a two part video) corresponds to a particular chapter with the same title.

      If you end up using the videos to compliment a study of the book, let me know how it goes!

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