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 we begin the process of winding down the Oral Torah series. Over the next several episodes, Yoel will bring out some of the more current practices and changes that have occurred within the practice of Oral Torah.
Today Jodell and Jeff discuss the Tower of Babel and how it fits within the timeline of the story of God with men as found in Genesis. We also discuss the introduction of Ivri/Eber, the first “Hebrew” and how Ivri became a household name for 4 thousands years. We hope that you enjoy this discussion.
Today Yoel and I discuss the recent ruling of the Sanhedrin of our day in the New Moon sighting by two witnesses. We also discuss the next session of the Oral Torah series.
Today Jodell and Jeff discuss the idea of using the texts to determine a need to leave christianity but not continuing that process when choosing what to do next.
Today Yoel and Jeff discuss the Gaonite period of writings. During this recording Yoel presents volumes of information concerning the 600-1200ce period where most of the writings of modern Judaism were “produced”. This recording is filled to the rim with information on this period.
Today Jodell and Jeff discuss the reality of the Noahide dogma. How it is basically selling you short of a proper relationship. Hence the term… if you want it, put a ring on it.
Today Yoel and Jeff talk about authority. Where is this described and to whom is it given? Part 16 of the Oral Torah series.
Today Jodell and I discuss the textual positions concerning the “Noahide” (or Benei Noach) and the promise told them by Judaism that they “have a place in the Olam Haba”. Jodell and I dig into the texts that surround the “Laws of Noah” and what, if any, information is found that would lend any support to the claim within Judaism that the Benei Noach will have a place in the “resurrection” promised for the Olam Haba.
Shalom folks. Today Jodell and I continue our discussion on Prayer. We also include the ideas of Natural verses National blessings and cursings and how they affect “blessings and cursings” today.
Today Yoel and I discuss the period between the Talmud and the Geionite. In particular we discuss the Karaite answer to the Rabbinic position.