Principles of Faith
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Rav Joshua Amaru Shiur #24: Ends of Days, Individual and Communal, part I The last two of the Rambam's principles are eschatological – they present to us the basic principles of the end of days, with the twelfth principle being the promise of redemption through the coming of the Messiah and the thirteenth principle being the promise of the resurrection of the dead. Principles of Faith
Rav Joshua Amaru Shiur #25: End of Days, part II In the last shiur we investigated the Rambam's vision of the end of days and juxtaposed it to his conception of Olam ha-Ba. Principles of Faith
Rav Joshua Amaru Shiur #26: Mind, Soul and Body In the previous shiur, I did in fact complete my discussion of the Rambam's 13 principles. Even though that discussion was of course not comprehensive, I propose to move on to a few topics that are not explicitly addressed in the 13 principles. Principles of Faith
Rav Joshua Amaru Shiur #27: Soul and Spirituality In the previous shiur, I discussed the Rambam's understanding of the soul as "the form of the body," i.e., as the organizing principle of the human personality rather than an entity unto itself. Principles of Faith
Rav Joshua Amaru Shiur #28: Spirituality In the previous two shiurim, I discussed the soul and touched briefly on what counts as "spiritual" in our tradition. Principles of Faith
Rav Joshua Amaru Shiur #29: Chosenness The notion of the Jews as the Chosen People is curiously not part of any of the standard renditions of the principles of the Jewish faith. Principles of Faith
Rav Joshua Amaru Shiur #30: Freedom The vast quantities of ink spilled writing about the idea of human freedom make it a daunting task to add anything with any hope of saying anything interesting (saying something new is more or less out of the question). Principles of Faith
Rav Joshua Amaru Shuir #31: Freedom continued In the last shiur, I set out what I regard to be a deep problem with the idea of human freedom. Principles of Faith
Rav Joshua Amaru Shiur #32: Concluding Shiur: On Immanence and Transcendence As this series comes to an end, I want to take the opportunity to consider an issue that has been in the background of a great deal of the discussion throughout. Principles of Faith

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