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Why You Can't Trust Yourself in Elul and What to do About it The Parsha, ETC! with Rabbi Francis Nataf

It is normal to be subjective, but when it comes to making decisions, it is wise to minimize it. While we can do that reasonably well in that department when it comes to others, it is much harder when it comes to ourselves. Here are a few strategies in how to compensate for that. — Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
  1. Why You Can't Trust Yourself in Elul and What to do About it
  2. Can We Pray for Sports?
  3. Was Moshe a Postmodernist?
  4. Women Rabbis and the Daughters of Tzelofehad
  5. Bulls and Bears, Evolution and Why R. Yehoshua Preferred Shortcuts


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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