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Vaccines, Scarcity and the Limits of Jewish Universalism The Parsha, ETC! with Rabbi Francis Nataf

The stupidity of some critics notwithstanding, there is an ethical issue about Israel stepping to the front of the vaccine line. Find out what it is, why Jews tend to love the whole world so much and its limits. — Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
  1. Vaccines, Scarcity and the Limits of Jewish Universalism
  2. Balfour, Maharal and the Oldest Rabbi Joke Ever
  3. Do You Speak Yosef or Yehudah?
  4. Was Kant More Ethical than the Avot?
  5. The Patriarch who Became an Ax-murderer


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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