The wayward and rebellious son - בן סורר ומורה
The Torah is often used to highlight various ethical values while its many ethically problematic commandments are ignored or explained away. Is there a way to treat the Torah as a moral authority while honestly confronting the ethical issues it raises?
The law of the ben sorer umoreh poses a number of problems. Like the rabbis, Josephus interprets the law, but his conclusions are quite different.