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Balfour, Maharal and the Oldest Rabbi Joke Ever The Parsha, ETC! with Rabbi Francis Nataf

This episode is all about nuance and those who understood it. Whether in politics, in spirituality or in everyday life, we should not be asking who is right as much as how right is this one and how right is that one. Listen and find out why. (Sponsorship information at the end of the episode.) — Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
  1. Balfour, Maharal and the Oldest Rabbi Joke Ever
  2. Was Moshe a Postmodernist?
  3. Why You Can't Trust Yourself in Elul and What to do About it
  4. Can We Pray for Sports?
  5. Women Rabbis and the Daughters of Tzelofehad


David and Bathsheva IDavid and Bathsheva II 

Video – Why Jews Should Continue to Ignore the Bible Critics

Jewish Thought

The Need for Human Creativity in Judaism

Video – Who are you Calling a Hellenist? Models of Integration (For the source sheet, click here.)

Video – Thinking Jewishly: Israel, Jewish and Democratic

Video – Hegel, History and Rebbe Akiva – A New Take on Sefirat HaOmer 

Halachic Theory

Criteria and Parameters of Halachic Change – Mini Course (Winter 2009): Part IPart IIPart IIIPart IVPart VPart VI, Part VIIPart VIII


Video – Can We Pray?

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