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The Weekly Torah Controversy

Nov 25, 2021

We explore the intense debate between Rabbi Seligman Ber Bamberger and Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch regarding Orthodox secession from the general Frankfurt Jewish community with contemporary implications.


Nov 18, 2021

This controversy surrounds Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’ post 9/11 book which proposes his interpretation of a Jewish worldview on how he views "the Other" and other Religions.


Nov 11, 2021

The Manhattan Eruv was one of the most prominent Halachic controversies in 20th century American life. This presentation explores historical highlights through the prism of Jewish law.


Nov 4, 2021

This week we explore the controversy regarding Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm zt”l’s speech at the RIETS centennial dinner regarding Torah learning and the cave of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.


Oct 28, 2021

This week’s episode explores the controversy surrounding Rav Kook’s remarks at the memorial for Theodore Herzl in Jaffa in 1904 with an appreciation of its subtle messaging.