Study the Torah with Academic Scholarship

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Academic Biblical Scholarship

Judaism Intellectually Alive: Scholarship and Rabbinate Intertwined

Prof. Rabbi

Pamela Barmash

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Theologically and Politically Inspired by the Bible

Prof.

Marvin A. Sweeney

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Tanakh and My Search for Jewish Identity

Prof.

Carl S. Ehrlich

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Adventure Awaits Those Willing to Study Bible Critically

Prof.

Nili Wazana

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Torah Thoughts, Rabbinic Mind, and Academic Freedom

Prof.

Zev Garber

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Theology, Not Biblical Studies

Dr.

Tova Ganzel

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Whose Torah Do We Celebrate on Shavuot?

Rabbi

David D. Steinberg

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The Vitality of Biblical Texts

The generative relationship between ancient texts and later interpretation can illuminate and revitalize the study of these texts, including the Bible.

Prof.

Hindy Najman

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Bible Scholarship in Orthodoxy

An Historical, Philosophical, and Pedagogical Perspective[1]

Rabbi

Eric Grossman

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In What Sense Did Orthodoxy Believe the Torah to be Divine?

Decades before Facebook, blogs, and the Internet, at a time Orthodoxy was trying to distinguish itself from the Conservative movement, ten Orthodox thinkers responded to the question of what the divine revelation of the Torah meant in Orthodox Judaism. Did they meet the challenge of Biblical Criticism?

Dr. Rabbi

Lawrence Grossman

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The Hebrew Slave: Exodus, Leviticus, and Deuteronomy

A classic example of source criticism applied to Torah legislation.

Dr. Rabbi

Zev Farber

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Why Now? Toward a Sociology of Knowledge Analysis of TheTorah.com

An analysis of why the approach taken by TheTorah.com has found such a large audience among the Orthodox at this time.

Prof.

Chaim I. Waxman

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Metempsychosis (Gilgul), Academic Study of Bible and the Meaning of Truth

Dr. Hacham

Isaac S. D. Sassoon

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A Bible Scholar's Simchat Torah

The Joy of Unraveling the Torah’s Mysteries

Prof.

Baruch J. Schwartz

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The Embarrassing Case of the Blasphemer: Did God Really Want Him Dead?

Dr.

Serge Frolov

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Biblical Authority: A Jewish Pluralistic View

Prof.

Marc Zvi Brettler

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How Can a Torah Commentary Be Source-Critical and Jewish?

Prof.

Baruch J. Schwartz

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The Diatessaron and Its Relevance to the Study of the Pentateuch

An introduction to the Diatessaron, and its significance to biblical studies, particularly the Documentary Hypothesis.

Dr.

Naomi Koltun-Fromm

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The Benefits of Studying Torah with Modern Biblical Scholarship

Project TABS Editors

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In the Footsteps of Leibowitz: Kasher, Levinger, Goldman and Schwartz

Prof.

Tamar Ross

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Torah MiSinai and Biblical Criticism: Rising to the Full Challenge

Dr. Rabbi

Jeremy Rosen

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Is Modern Critical Study a Jewish Way of Studying Torah?

The works of medieval exegetes such as Maimonides, Rashbam and Ibn Ezra demonstrate that Judaism has a long-standing tradition of studying the Torah critically.

Prof. Rabbi

Marty Lockshin

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Cracks in the Edifice: A Personal Reflection

Dr. Rabbi

Zev Farber

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Accepting the Torah through the Prism of Chaos Theory

Illustrating four aspects of Shavuot from critical and traditional perspectives

Dr. Rabbi

Jeremy Rosen

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Can Orthodox Education Survive Biblical Criticism?

Dr. Rabbi

Zev Farber

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Clergy for TheTorah.com

Many hundreds of rabbis and clergy use TheTorah.com as a resource. I am committed to help support it. Will you join me?

Rabbi

Ron Stern

A Campus Rabbi Comes to Terms with Biblical Criticism

After years of yeshiva education and even Orthodox semicha, encountering biblical criticism was a shock to my system. However, my initial fear and disorientation gave way to a new bottom-line understanding of Torah, and it has become part of the message that I use to inspire my students on campus.

Rabbi

Daniel Levine