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Marriage on The Moon

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“Tu B’Av” is the greatest Jewish holiday most Jews have never heard of. It’s the day that our tradition openly addresses the longing for of a loving, intimate relationship. Like other holidays (Sukot, Passover), it coincides with a full moon. Unlike, those other holidays, the full moon of Tu B’Av follows just a few days after the saddest and most painful day of the Jewish calendar - Tisha…

Getting Married? You Need to Know This.

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A young couple on the precipice of getting married once asked me: “What is the most important thing that we need to know about marriage”? I love questions like this. It forces me to put aside the “techniques” and tools that are often the merchandise of a marital therapist and delve into my fundamental beliefs about the project of marriage, its foundation and purpose. To preface, in addressing…

Have We Been Here Before?

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In this presentation, R. Bloom shows how the description of marriage in the Book of Genesis along and contemporary research on adult attachment merge to illuminate your recurring argument. Why do married couples often seem to have "the same fight" over and over again? Most importantly, how do you break the pattern? This class can be presented as a lecture or in-depth text study. Approximate Length:  Text…

Torah's Top 5 Marriage Hacks

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In this engaging and humorous presentation, Rabbi Bloom shares 5 easy to implement marriage "hacks" that can immediately improve your relationship. These hacks shown to be rooted in deep Torah wisdom and uncovering their depth provides oomph and motivation for couples to work them. Approximate Length:  Lecture 30 - 40 minutes Target Audiences: Synagogues Dinners/Fundraisers Scholar…

Dating After Diapers

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In this informative presentation Rabbi Bloom gives couples a Torah based, practical approach to enhancing the marital bond after the blessing of children. This class can be presented as a lecture or in-depth text study. Approximate Length:  Text Study - 60 minutes Lecture - 30 minutes Target Audiences: Schools (Parent Night) Synagogues (Adult Ed.) Dinners/Fundraisers Scholar…

Doing V. Being

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In this fascinating presentation R. Bloom explores the difference between masculine and feminine energy in the macro (creation) and micro (marriage). This presentation combines kabbalah systems thought with the practical tools and understandings of modern communication and attachment theories. This class can be presented as a lecture or in-depth text study. Approximate Length:  Text Study…

Connection, Addiction and Intimacy

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In this presentation Rabbi Bloom explores the soul capacity of Daas, our ability to bond.  Using Torah sources and psychological research, he discusses how refining this essential soul function is crucial in one's growth and maturity and will determine everything from the nature of our passions to the health of our relationships. This class can be presented as a lecture of in-depth text study. Approximate…

Do This and Watch Your Marriage Improve

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In this presentation Rabbi Bloom identifies the Torah's primary goal for marriage and describes a common obstacle to achieving it. Finally, he offers specific practical tools to deal with this issue and immediately improving one's relationship. This presentation can be given as a lecture or as a text based, interactive workshop. Approximate Length:  Interactive Text Study - 60 minutes Lecture…

Your Bashert and Your Subconscious

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In this fascinating discussion, Rabbi Bloom explores the relationship between the Talmudic notion of a bashert ("soulmate") and the function of the subconscious in choosing our partners. This presentation can be given as a lecture or a text based study.  Target Audiences:  Synagogues (Adult Education) College Campus (Hillel/Chabad) Dinners/Fundraisers Scholar in Residence (Combined…

Destined for Each Other?

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Were you and your spouse destined for each other? Does it even matter? Let’s try and answer these questions with another: What makes a marriage work? “Love"? Sorry, incorrect. “Respect”? Closer, but still not there. "Good chemistry"? Maybe to get things rolling, but not to make it for the long haul. The only answer that has proven true time and time again is: Commitment. Commitment…