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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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United States

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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

#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