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Sephardic Learning Online


In my recent post on religion and children's toys, I noted that orthodox Jews have taken advantage of and adapted technology. A great example of this is the wealth of Jewish learning available online in both audio and video formats. In this post, I focus in particular on some of my favorite Sephardic resources that are available online.

The first section (classics texts) highlights classic Sephardic authors and their works. Since many of these texts are now fundamental to the Jewish canon in general, some of the people leading the classes are not themselves Sephardic, though their insights are still great and inspiring! The second section (classes) are by Sephardic Rabbis today. Do you know of a fabulous audio or video class that I have missed? Let me know in the comments and I will add it!

Classic Texts from the Sephardic Tradition

Rabbi Bahya ben Joseph ibn Pakuda, Chovot HaLevavot (Duties of the Heart)

  • Rabbi Simcha B. Cohen @ LearnTorah.org

  • Rabbi Ezra Zafrani @ LearnTorah.org

  • Rabbi David Cohen @ LearnTorah.org

  • Rabbi David Sutton @ LearnTorah.org

Rabbi Moses ben Maimon (the Rambam), Mishneh Torah - Hilchos Teshuvah (Laws of Repentance)

  • Classes on Hilchos Teshuvah @ Yad Avraham

Rabbi Moses ben Maimon (the Rambam), Thirteen Principles of Faith

  • Aliza Bulow @ A Bite of Torah

Rabbi Moses ben Maimon (the Rambam), Fundamentals

  • Rabbi Dov Yitzchak @ Yeshiva B'nai Noach

Rabbi Moses Cordovero (the Ramak), Tomer Devorah (The Palm Tree of Devorah)

  • Classes on The Palm Tree of Devorah @ Yad Avraham

  • Aliza Bulow @ A Bite of Torah

Rabbi Jacob ibn Habib, Ein Yaakov

  • Yechave Daat @ LearnTorah.org

Rabbi Moses Chaim Luzzatto (the Ramchal), Mesilat Yesharim

  • Rabbi Mansour @ LearnTorah.org

  • Rabbi David Sutton @ LearnTorah.org

  • Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser @ LearnTorah.org

  • Rabbi Yaakov Hillel @ LearnTorah.org

  • Rabbi Avigdor Miller @ LearnTorah.org

  • Rabbi Simcha Cohen @ LearnTorah.org

  • Rabbi Joseph Tawil @ LearnTorah.org

  • Classes on Mesilat Yesharim @ Yad Avraham

Rabbi Moses Chaim Luzzatto (the Ramchal), Derech Hashem

  • Rabbi Jonathan Rietti @ LearnTorah.org

  • Rabbi Joseph Tawil @ LearnTorah.org

  • Rabbi Kenneth Brodkin @ Yeshiva B'nai Noach

  • Classes on Derech Hashem @ Yad Avraham

  • Derech Hashem phone series by Aliza Bulow @ A Bite of Torah

  • Rabino Guidon @ MajonOra/YouTube (Parte 4; Parte 5; Parte 6; Parte 7) [Spanish]

Rabbi Moses Chaim Luzzatto (the Ramchal), The Knowing Heart

  • Classes on The Knowing Heart @ Yad Avraham

Rabbi Moses Chaim Luzzatto (the Ramchal), The Ways of Reason

  • Rabbi Miterhoff @ YouTube/HaTalmud.org. Video 1; Video 2; Video 3

General Kabbalah

  • Rabbi Jonathan Rietti @ LearnTorah.org

  • Kabbalah Channel @ TV for Torah

Classes by Sephardic Rabbis
  • Rabbi David Sutton @ LearnTorah.org

  • Rabbi Eli Mansour @ LearnTorah.org

  • Chacham Ovadia Yosef @ LearnTorah.org [Hebrew]

  • Rabbi Duvi BenSoussan @ LearnTorah.org

  • More speakers @ LearnTorah.org

  • Rabbi Shlomo Truzman, Torah Studies @ Yeshiva B'nai Noach

Torah Learning in Spanish (not inherently Sephardic, but still useful!)
  • Rabbi Lashak @ LearnTorah.org

  • Rabbi Lashak @ the OU

  • Majon Ora @ YouTube

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