An introduction to Torah by Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe. We will address many of the common questions that people have regarding Torah. We will begin with a traditional response to higher Bible critism and delve into the question of the authorship of the Torah. Next we will deconstruct and demystify the concepts of Oral Torah. Lastly, we will dive into the more than twenty reasons why Jews are obsessed with Torah study.
#42: Torah Study: Our National Pastime
For the Jewish people. Torah is not just a corpus of law, of an accounting of our past, or even the ancient heritage of our people. Torah and an obsession with Torah study have been the defining characteristics of our nation since its inception. Torah is what we stand for; it’s what we do; it’s […]
TORCH Fundraiser: A Conversation with our Board President, Dan Kullman
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#41: Immanent Proofs for the Divinity of the Torah + TORCH Fundraiser
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#40: The Case for the Divinity of Torah
The most important question we must ask is, “who wrote the Torah?” The consequences of this question are vast: If the Torah is divine, then its laws are obligatory and immutable; if the Torah is a hoax, then studying it and obeying its laws are ultimately a waste of time. If the Torah is legit, […]
#39: What is Kabbalah?
Kabbalah, the hidden, mystical parts of the Torah, is arguably the most misunderstood area of Torah. It is a subject rife with misconceptions and misinterpretations; it is also a subject that is bursting with charlatans seeking to take advantage of the gullible masses. In this sweeping episode, we try to understand what, exactly, Kabbalah is, […]
#38: What is Halacha?
With all the development and codification of Oral Torah that went into the Talmud, one areas was still incomplete: Halacha. Halacha refers to the practical application of Torah law, and despite the tremendous efforts invested in the Talmud in clarifying all the Torah laws, only an accomplished scholar would be able to extract the practical […]
Accessible for a non-Jew
This series of talks on everything on Torah is accessible for me who doesn’t know any Hebrew. Rabbi Wolbe is an engaging and clear speaker. He inserts important explanations when he pronounces things a certain way. He refers to books in the Bible and people in the Bible with their usual English pronunciation. Plus, the sound quality is great.