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Silencing as Killing – Why Trump and Biden Need to Study Parshat Noach Rabbi Francis Nataf

If God taught Adam about murder, why did He teach it again to Noach? Perhaps the problem with murder is not as intuitive as we might think. And what does that have to do with Walter Kaufmann’s observation that America would never elect a president that is serious about his religion?   — Send in a voice message:
  1. Silencing as Killing – Why Trump and Biden Need to Study Parshat Noach
  2. Was Moses a Success or a Failure? – Beta Podcast 15
  3. Why Jews Need to be Missionaries – Beta Podcast 14
  4. Have an Apple and a Glass of Wine – Beta Podcast 13
  5. Seeing God in Nehama Liebowitz’ British Hound Dogs – Beta Podcast 12


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 – 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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