Monthly Archives: December 2012
JP 5 – Not in Heaven 2 JP 5 sources – Not in Heaven Supplement Was God’s stated preference for R’ Eliezer’s position merely a test? If so, how would the Rabbis know when a ‘bat kol’ is reliable and … Continue reading
JP 4 – Not in Heaven lo bashamayim sources What role does direct Divine Intervention play in Jewish Law? If the halachah should be X, and a voice from God says it’s Y, who do we follow? What right did … Continue reading
JP 3 – Dinah What happened to Dinah in the Bible; was she raped, or was the relationship consensual? Can the disagreeing commentaries all be truth? If the relationship was consensual, why did Shimon and Levi react so violently? If … Continue reading
JP 2 – Elu vElu 2 Are minority opinions in halacha bereft of truth, less truthful than majority opinions, or equally truthful as majority opinions? In this class, we explore numerous different opinions on the subject over the pas millennium.
JP 1 – Elu vElu Why do we study minority opinions which are not followed under Jewish law? Are minority opinions ‘truth’? Can there be more than one truth regarding a matter of law? Regarding interpretation of a biblical verse? … Continue reading