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Rabbi Francis Nataf: We only begin with the parsha and discuss what everybody is missing about the Torah, Judaism, Israel and the world at large.

Bad Bus Drivers, Risk and Faith The Parsha, ETC! with Rabbi Francis Nataf

It seems that the Torah wants us to be exposed to risk in certain contexts, such as with shemitah. How are we to deal with that – is there a middle road or should we try to find other avenues to God-awareness? I remain with the question but provide some possible guideposts along the way. — Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
  1. Bad Bus Drivers, Risk and Faith
  2. Is it a Symphony or is it Jazz?
  3. Groundhog Day, the Israeli Elections and Collective Punishment
  4. Is Machmir Always Better?
  5. Women's Day and the Voice of Sarah


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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