In this class, given at the National Jewish Retreat, Rabbi Shmuel Kaplan reflects on the concept of materialism and consumerism in today’s world view. He compares the values of Torah and Judaism to that of the world at large. While modern society strives for vacation days and retirement, our tradition encourages a lifestyle in which one seeks to grow in their output over time. Rabbi Shmuel Kaplan explores the difference between what we want versus what may be best for our soul.

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National Jewish Retreat

Established in 2006, JLI's annual National Jewish Retreat has been dubbed "the Jewish event of the year," offering five days of luxury and learning and an unprecedented over 150 sessions with forty of the world's leading Jewish personalities. Participants get to mingle with renowned speakers, scholars, and authors as they enjoy first-class gourmet cuisine and 5-star accommodations in an immersive Jewish experience.

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