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Oral Torah

תורה שבעל פה, Torah sheba'al peh

Torat Emet: Finding Our Portion of True Torah

Prof. Rabbi

Rachel Adler

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Torat Emet: Six Criteria that Inform a True Torah

Dr. Rabbi

Marc D. Angel

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Torah Thoughts, Rabbinic Mind, and Academic Freedom

Prof.

Zev Garber

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Torah's Dynamic Truth

Judy Klitsner

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Torat Emet: Our People's Torah

Dr. Rabbi

Amy Eilberg

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The Cycle of Life and Torah: Accepting Our Mortality

Dr.

Moshe Lavee

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Theology, Not Biblical Studies

Dr.

Tova Ganzel

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Revelation and Authority: Author’s Response

Prof.

Benjamin D. Sommer

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Torat Emet: Moderating the Stark Truth of the Written Torah

Rabbi

David Bigman

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Trusting in the Process of Torah Mi-Sinai

Contemporary Jewish polemics use the term “Torah mi-Sinai” to mean a doctrinal belief in the Mosaic authorship of the Torah. The Sages, however, use the term differently, to claim that all of Torah, written and oral, including their very own words, come from Sinai. But is this claim meant to be taken literally?  

Rabbi

Yoseif Bloch

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Authority Needs Language

By erasing the boundaries between Written and Oral Torah, and removing any clear content from God’s revelation of law, Sommer undermines the concept of authoritative halakha that he wishes to refine.

Prof.

Sam Fleischacker

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In What Way Is Shavuot Zman Matan Torateinu?

Traditional and Academic Insights

Dr. Rabbi

Zev Farber

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Torat Emet: Ketzos Hachoshen “Truth and Torah in Human Hands”

Rabbi

Eric Grossman

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The Elusive Benefits of Objectionable and Outdated Texts

Tanakh as Beyond the Sum of Its Parts

Prof.

Tamar Ross

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