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Truth

Faith and the concept of Torat Emet

Text and Context: Torah and Historical Truth

Historical-critical and text-critical approaches to the Torah have a strong precedent in classical rabbinic literature. Yet Orthodox Jewish communities today pointedly resist these methods. It is time that critical thinking about the Torah be embraced within our educational systems.

Dr.

Barry Levy

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Torat Emet: Finding Our Portion of True Torah

Prof. Rabbi

Rachel Adler

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Torat Emet: Arousing the Truth with Malachi and the Piacezner Rebbe

Dr.

Aviva Gottlieb Zornberg

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Torat Emet: A Challenge Not a Given

Dr. Rabbi

David Frankel

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Two Theories of Truth: Correspondence and Pragmatic

Prof. Rabbi

Lawrence A. Hoffman

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A Stronger Faith Encourages a Loftier and Deeper Truth

Dr. Rabbi

Yehuda Brandes

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Abraham, Smasher of Idols, and the Question of the Torah's Historicity

Does the Torah’s Abraham really need the historical Abraham in order to claim an important role in Jewish religious consciousness or should the Torah be seen as the story of God and not as a historical account reported by God.

Dr. Rabbi

Amit Kula

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Torat Emet: Empirical Truth vs. Religious Truth

Prof.

Baruch J. Schwartz

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Seven Defenses Against Biblical Criticism

Understanding the Other Side

Dr. Rabbi

Lawrence Grossman

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Torat Emet: Truth Must Be Ascertainable

Dr. Hacham

Isaac S. D. Sassoon

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A Cognitive Confession (Vidui) for Yom Kippur

Seeking truth and thinking critically are spiritual endeavors that, like mitzvot and other deeds, require reflection and self-correction.

David Bar-Cohn

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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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Torat Emet: Subjective Dimensions of Truth

Prof. Rabbi

Daniel Sperber

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Torat Emet: Affirming the Torah as Authoritative and Authentic

Prof.

Adele Berlin

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Who Wrote the Torah According to the Torah?

Jewish and Christian tradition ascribes authorship of the Pentateuch to Moses in the 13th century B.C.E. Is this what the Pentateuch itself implies about who wrote it and when?

Prof.

Christopher A. Rollston

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

Rabbi

Eric Grossman

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