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Maimonides on Exodus

Last year, we hosted a series of the Biblical Maimonides on the book of Exodus, by R. Alec Goldstein. Only the first post remains online. The series has been edited, updated and published in book format: link Rabbi Moses son of Maimon, known in Hebrew as Rambam and English as Maimonides (1135-1204), is one of the great luminaries of Judaism whose contributions ...

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Announcement: Survey on Political Views

If you are an American Orthodox Jew, please take this brief online survey on the political views of American Orthodox Jews: https://bit.ly/ortho-political-2020b. This survey is completely anonymous and is open to all persons age 18 or older. This survey is sponsored by and conducted by Nishma Research, an independent research firm that is run by Orthodox members of our community. Nishma is doing this ...

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Audio Roundup 2020:2

by Joel Rich My comment on a hilchot hochacha (laws of giving rebuke) shiur: imho an example of trying to codify something that is primarily mimetic. 100 shiurim can’t take the place of role models who demonstrate how to know when it will be accepted and how time and place define when to dig in your heels on what issues. ...

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Hashem’s Ethics Are Not Always Ours

by R. Gidon Rothstein Akedat Yitzhak, Sha’ar Twenty-Seven, Part 2 The Exceptionalism of Learning from Hashem Directly R. Arama returns to his original analogy of a human being as a tree. Trees root in the ground, and their branches extend from their trunks. Humans generally must rely on their intellects to understand the world around them, to evaluate their choices, ...

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Faith’s Middle Path

by R. Gil Student Title: Judaism Reclaimed: Philosophy and Theology in the Torah Author: Rabbi Shmuel Phillips Publisher: Mosaica Press Almost immediately upon publication, Rambam’s Moreh Nevuchim yielded contradictory interpretations. Some readers, including the book’s Hebrew translator R. Shmuel Ibn Tibbon, see in Moreh Nevuchim a subversive text, a book of radical philosophy hidden underneath a Torah mask. Others, including ...

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