XLerate Course curriculum Year One:

  • Overview of Jewish Philosophy, particularly the 13 Principles of Judaism put forth by the Rambam and the major issues that branch out from them.
  • The Mesorah – the 40 generations from Moshe until Ravina and Rav Ashi
  • Overview of the laws of Shabbos: Avos, Toldos, and major principles
  • The 613 Mitzvos – the main Halachic issues contained within them and where they could be found in the Talmud Rambam and Shulchan Aruch
  • Overview of Seder Moed and the main principles alluded to in the Mishnayos.
  • Overview of Seder Nezikin and the main principles alluded to in the Mishnayos.

XLerate Course curriculum Year Two:

  • Overview of Seder Nashim and the main principles alluded to in the Mishnayos
  • Derech Hashem of the Ramchal with additions and embellishments from all his other books.
  • The Drashos – what they are and what their guidelines are.
  • Understanding the Talmud: The sources it is based on and the system of the dialectic.
  • The principles of the laws of Kashrus:
    • Basar B’cholov
    • Taaruvos
    • Hagalas Keilim
    • Chometz on Pesach
    • Kelalei Horaah – The system for arriving at a Halachic decision when there are varying opinions.

4 Hours a week 

2 years

Gain an internal “filing system” for all the Torah you will ever learn!

Get it straight and keep it retained

The XLerate program is a game-changing revolution in Jewish education.

The goal of this systematic, structured program is to provide 20 years’ worth of orientation (which is usually mostly absorbed by osmosis) in only 2 years of systematic, structured lessons!

  • This program will impart a view of the history of the Jewish people and the transmission of the Torah from Moshe until the present day.
  • The 613 Mitzvos and the main issues contained within them, including a “map” of where those issues and all their details could be found in the Talmud, Rambam, and Shulchan Aruch.
  • Orientation to all the issues discussed in the three orders of Mishna that are pertinent for us day in and day out, those being Moed, Nashim, and Nezikin.
  • The laws of Shabbos in a systematic way of knowing the main categories of forbidden activity known as “Avos” and their major derivatives known as the “Toldos” in a manner that one could immediately know whether something is an issue to ask a rabbi, or to look up.
  • Understanding the system of dialectic of the Talmud and the components that are the ingredients of the Talmud:
    • Mishna
    • Tosafta
    • The Drashos and their guidelines
    • The Midrashey Halacha
    • What the Talmud itself does.
  • A solid grounding in the tenants of our faith and in Jewish philosophy in general.

    All this and more.

The program will consist of six 40-minute lessons a week for 2 years.

Participants will be able to either enroll monthly ($18), or annually ($180) and even for the entire 2 years ($325).

The lectures are pre-recorded and released weekly, with opportunities for live learning with Rabbi Bechhofer also available.