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.
Shalom, Today Jodell and I discuss Prayer. And the Idea of “The Personal God” verses “The Corporate God” of Israel. Does God answer Prayer today? Does God care about the prayers of His people? Why are Prayers unanswered?
Today Jodell and Jeff discuss the first major interaction between God and humanity with Noah. What makes up the Noahic Covenants and what are our responsibility within them.
This is our first recording with Jodell Onstott. During this recording we lay out a series of discussions that we are beginning that will cover the Covenants that God has made with Humanity. And during the discussions demonstrate the Light which is our duty, is the Covenant.
Today’s recording has a problem with my microphone. I have removed most of my interactions to limit the distraction. Today Yoel and I discuss the time following the formulation of the Babylonian Talmud. We discuss several of the main players during this timeframe. Yoel’s accent might make some of the names hard to understand, but I think the recording is clean enough to understand who is being referenced in order to do some additional searches on your own. As always.. we hope that you enjoy and benefit from these recordings.
Today we begin the discussion on the time after the writing of the Talmud. There was a time of great arguments about the writing of the Oral Traditions. And with the number of “false teachings” today, their fears were well founded. As we discuss in today’s podcast.
Today we discuss the Jerusalem and the Babylonian Talmuds. What makes them unique and why?
Today Yoel and I discuss a number of questions that have been piling up during our Oral Torah discussions. We also spend some time discussing the pressures that Yoel, in particular, has been facing concerning our project. We hope that you benefit from this and all of our discussions. Shalom
Today Yoel opens up the explanation of the Talmud within the practices of Judaism.
Today Yoel explains the Mishna. This is just the first part of the Mishna discussion and has a lot of detail that will need to be carefully listened to in order to understand. What was it’s purpose and how are we to use it.
Today we continue in the discussion of the Oral Torah. Today’s discussion spends a lot of time on the Ezrah/Nehemia period and the formation of the Halacha that became the fertile ground from which Rabbinic Judaism was formed.