Rabbi Josh Yuter discusses religion, politics, media, and culture with his amazingly talented friends, peers, and colleagues.
11/24/2014 | Download File (38.93 MB) - right click to download
"The world in which we live no longer permits us to reply to every doubt, 'This is the law,' or 'The Torah says so.' Indeed, very seldom in Jewish history were such answers sufficient. Nor were they considered desirable in a faith where proper answers always depend upon the right questions and where even Moses is depicted as constantly seeking, but never obtaining, complete understanding." The Rabbinical Council of America recently released the archives of its journal "Tradition" to the public. For those interested in Modern Orthodox Judaism and the development, Tradition is an invaluable resource as a window into its intellectual history. With all the great articles to choose … Continue reading → The post Ep. 165 The Tradition of "Tradition" - Discussing the Archives with Rabbi Avraham Bronstein appeared first on YUTOPIA.
10/18/2014 | Download File (19.50 MB) - right click to download
???? ????? ???? ??????? ???????? ?????? ???????? ????? ????? ??????? For there is no one on earth who is righteous, who does only good does not sin - Ecclesiastes 7:20 In the wake of Yet Another Rabbinic Scandal, Rabbi Yuter examines the effect of a Rabbi's actions on his ability to be a source for teaching Torah. Current Jewish Questions - Flawed and Fallen Rabbis Sources (PDF) Current Jewish Questions 52 - Flawed and Fallen Rabbis The post Ep. 164 Current Jewish Questions 52 - Flawed and Fallen Rabbis appeared first on YUTOPIA.
7/30/2014 | Download File (13.16 MB) - right click to download
As Israel is engaged in yet another military operation, Rabbi Yuter examines to what extent Torah treats all lives as equals. Current Jewish Questions - Valuing Lives / Self Defense Sources (PDF) Current Jewish Questions - Valuing Lives / Self Defense The post Ep. 163 Current Jewish Questions 51 - Valuing Lives / Self Defense appeared first on YUTOPIA.
7/10/2014 | Download File (38.71 MB) - right click to download
On July 9th I delivered my final class at The Stanton St. Shul where I have been the rabbi for the past six years. Unfortunately, my attempts to record the video and audio both failed, so I re-recorded much of what was relevant in a preview of future "seasons" of podcasting. While I am disappointed that much of the emotion and personality from the original presentation may not have come though, part of me feels that it's only fitting to share full emotional range in the intimate setting comprised of the community which shared the very same experiences. The purpose of this class was primarily to explain my approach towards … Continue reading → The post Ep. 162 The Farewell Class / A Shiur on Shimush appeared first on YUTOPIA.
7/7/2014 | Download File (16.05 MB) - right click to download
The exciting conclusion to Rabbi Yuter's class series on Maimonides' Laws of Shabbat. Laws of Shabbat 22 - Review and Conclusion The post Ep. 161 Laws of Shabbat 22 - Review and Conclusion appeared first on YUTOPIA.