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Topics in Jewish Law and Thought: Rabbi Barry Gelman

Jewish Views on the Nature of Humanity

1. Rabbi Soloveitchik and the Maharal on the nature of humanity.  Audio / Video

2. Rebbe Nachman and Rav Kook on the nature of humanity. Audio / Video


 Oct. 7th and Jewish Law

1. Rallies and Protests   Audio / Video

2. Prisoner / Hostage Exchange Audio / Video



1. Praying too slowly

2, Forbidden Prayer I 

3. Forbidden Prayer II

4. Praying for Luxury


Murder in The Bible

1. The Invention of Murder Audio / Video

2. Moshe In Egypt Audio

3. Religious Murder Audio / Video

Jewish Law and Moral Society

1. Doing Business With Unethical Companies. Audio / Video

2. Judaism and Political Power. Audio / Video

3. Poverty, Hunger and Homelessness.  Audio / Video



1. "In the future all of the holidays will be nullified, except for Purim..." What?!!  Audio / Video


Making Sense of Maggid. Why is Arami Oved Avi the Centerpiece of the Haggadah?

1. Rabbi Soloveitchik on Arami Oven Avi, gratitude and Eretz Yisrael. Audio / Video

2. Rabbi Yitzchak Hutner on Arami Ovend Avi as repentance  and identity development. Audio / Video





Siege Warfare and Minimizing Collateral Damage: “Forewarning” and “Roof-Knocking” in Jerusalem and Lebanon: Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Brody

Sieges are one of the oldest and common forms of warfare, including many examples in Tanakh. They can also cause great suffering, as claimed now by some of Israel’s critics. What’s the controversy about? We’ll explore the important halakhic limitations applied to sieges and what Jews might have learned from our horrific experiences in ancient wars. Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Brody is executive director of Ematai, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people navigate their healthcare journey with Jewish wisdom. Rabbi Brody also recently published a book: Ethics of Our Fighters. A Jewish View on War and Morality.


Audio Only


Brothers Crying Out From The Ground: Judy Klitsner

The biblical origins of our divided society.

Mon, May 27 2024 19 Iyyar 5784