The Round Table is a Talking Torah feature where we discuss Torah ideas with respected teachers in our community. Each week we post discussions ranging from the weekly readings to topical discussions such as on the topic of Oral Torah. Very detailed and lively discussions. Recordings include Ira Michaelson, Rod Bryant, Yoel Halevi, Jodell Onstott, and others.
Today Yoel and I get caught up from many months not being able to record together. In today’s program we discuss Yom Mordechai and Yom Nicanor. Yom Mordechai is also known as Purim. We discuss the story of Esther and also what might or might not have happened. We also put the timeline of Esther in the timelines of Daniel and Ezra. We also trace Esther’s timeline in the kingdoms of Assyria and Babylon and Persia. We both hope that you enjoy today’s discussion.
Today Yoel and Jeff talk about Modern Judaism and the Judaisms that make up, Judaism. From the Neologs to the Ultra Orthodox. From the emancipation of the mind in the 1700’s to our current world. Join us for another very interesting discussion.
Today Jodell and I discuss the naming of Israel, the “Two Camps” and the return of Jacob to his home.
Today Jodell and I discuss the continuation of the Abrahamic covenant in the lives of Isaac and Jacob. And the first real “prophetic” text in the Torah.
Today Jodell and I discuss the “Akidah” aka “The Binding of Isaac”. What was it? How did Abraham benefit from it? And what was it not?
Today Yoel and Jeff bring the discussion into the modern era.. we are still several hundred years back in time from today, and the series is nearly complete. Lots of interesting discussion today.
Today Jodell and Jeff continue the discussion on the covenants of Abraham.
Today Jodell and Jeff discuss Abraham’s Covenants beginning with the first Covenant that involves a people and a place. And how God’s “Name” is to illicit “Trust” in our hearts.
Today we begin the pre-modern age of our current day Judaism. This is our first program in almost two months and the energy hasn’t been better. Join us in our newest discussion on what is the Oral Torah and Who is an Authority.
Today Jodell and I discuss the first part of the Abrahamic Covenant found in Gen 12-14. We also discuss Melki-Tzedek briefly since it was involved in the section of texts used in today’s discussion.