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  1. Can We Pray for Sports?
  2. Was Moshe a Postmodernist?
  3. Women Rabbis and the Daughters of Tzelofehad
  4. Bulls and Bears, Evolution and Why R. Yehoshua Preferred Shortcuts
  5. Dissent, Orthoprax and Red Lines – A Conversation with Rabbi Dr. Gidon Rothstein


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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