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An introduction to Torah by Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe. We will address many of the common questions that people have regarding Torah. We will begin with a traditional response to higher Bible critism and delve into the question of the authorship of the Torah. Next we will deconstruct and demystify the concepts of Oral Torah. Lastly, we will dive into the more than twenty reasons why Jews are obsessed with Torah study.

An introduction to Torah by Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe. We will address many of the common questions that people have regarding Torah. We will begin with a traditional response to higher Bible critism and delve into the question of the authorship of the Torah. Next we will deconstruct and demystify the concepts of Oral Torah. Lastly, we will dive into the more than twenty reasons why Jews are obsessed with Torah study.
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An introduction to Torah by Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe. We will address many of the common questions that people have regarding Torah. We will begin with a traditional response to higher Bible critism and delve into the question of the authorship of the Torah. Next we will deconstruct and demystify the concepts of Oral Torah. Lastly, we will dive into the more than twenty reasons why Jews are obsessed with Torah study.

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English


Episodes

#11: Lost in Transmission: What Happens When Errors Occur in Oral Torah

1/4/2017
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The Jewish nation is entrusted with the task of preserving and perpetuating the Torah mistake-free. We have previously seen the vast ordinances in place to prevent errors. Yet humans are fallible and mistakes happen. What happens if/when things go awry? Contact: Website: RabbiWolbe.com; Twitter: @RabbiWolbe; Facebook: Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe; Email: rabbiwolbe@gmail.com. Podcasts Links iOS: This Jewish […]

Duration:01:16:12

#10: Codifying the Oral Torah

12/28/2016
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At the end of the second century of the common era a fateful decision was made to commit the Jewish Law, known as Mishna, to writing. What prompted this dramatic change? What are the unique methodologies employed in this project? Contact: Website: RabbiWolbe.com; Twitter: @RabbiWolbe; Facebook: Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe; Email: rabbiwolbe@gmail.com.

Duration:01:01:16

#9: Clear and Convincing Evidence to the Error-Free Transmission of the Oral Torah

12/22/2016
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The integrity of Jewish law, and by extension the dream of a great Jewish destiny, hinged upon the accurate transmission of an enormous body of law orally for 1400 years. Indeed, a fundamental principle of Jewish faith is that the same Torah given to Moses has been passed down to us mistake-free. How is the transmission of […]

Duration:01:03:39

#8: Why Moses Didn’t Simply Write Down the Oral Torah?

12/15/2016
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For nearly a millennia and a half, the entire corpus of Oral Torah was transmitted orally from generation to generation; parents to their children and teachers to their students. Moreover, a fierce prohibition was established to prevent its writing and codification in a finalized canonized format. What are the benefits for maintaining it in that […]

Duration:01:05:14

#7: Introduction to Oral Torah

12/8/2016
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What are the four components of Oral Torah? What are the four elements of the Oral Torah that are not sourced in the Written Torah? What are some of the classical pieces of evidence proving the existence of the Oral Torah? This is the place to begin if you want to understand Oral Torah. —— […]

Duration:00:54:26

#6: Incontrovertible Evidence to the Divinity of the Torah

11/30/2016
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We explore the intricate interrelationship between written and oral Torah and determine that the creation of such a labyrinthine tapestry is beyond the capacity to man. ——– This podcast was recorded live at the TORCH Centre in Houston, TX. Please visit torchweb.org for program details and to make a donation. If you enjoy this podcast please subscribe […]

Duration:00:35:12

#5: An Unprecedented Eternal Nation

11/22/2016
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We explore some predictions in the Torah that have come true and ponder how a human author could have known the future. ——– This podcast was recorded live at the TORCH Centre in Houston, TX. Please visit torchweb.org for program details and to make a donation. If you enjoy this podcast please subscribe and check out my […]

Duration:00:41:13

#4: The Cognitive Dissonance to the Veracity of the Torah and why Sinai Denial is on Shakier Intellectual Grounds than Holocaust Denial

11/2/2016
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We face internal resistance to the notion of a God-given Torah because that can create a divide between our beliefs and behaviors. How do we respond to the tumult caused by this revelation? ——- This podcast was recorded live at the TORCH Centre in Houston, TX. Please visit torcweb.org for program details and to make a […]

Duration:00:39:59

#3: Implications of the Authorship of the Torah

10/29/2016
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Why it matters who wrote the Torah. ——- This podcast was recorded live at the TORCH Centre in Houston, TX. Please visit torcweb.org for program details and to make a donation. If you enjoy this podcast please subscribe and check out my other podcasts: This Jewish Life – long form deep dives into critical Torah topics and The […]

Duration:00:41:44

#2: The Fallacy of the Bible Critics

10/15/2016
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We continue our dissection of the various options regarding the authorship of the Torah. ——- This podcast was recorded live at the TORCH Centre in Houston, TX. Please visit torcweb.org for program details and to make a donation. If you enjoy this podcast please subscribe and check out my other podcasts: This Jewish Life – long form […]

Duration:00:41:08

#1: Who Wrote the Torah

10/6/2016
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The authorship of the Torah is a highly consequential matter to clarify. If it is – as Jews have traditionally believed – the word of God, then it holds eternal absolute value for all. If it is not the word of God then it is no different than any other ancient document. What are the positions […]

Duration:00:45:16