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Jewish History Uncensored

Aug 11, 2022

In this episode we take a more deeper look at the issues that Spinoza raised about authorship in Tanach. 

How would this fit into Jewish History? What basic flaw does this have from the broader picture of Jewish History?  

 We also look at the crisis of Emuna which has clearly existed for at least one hundred years. In...


Aug 3, 2022

In this episode we look at how we react to Tisha B’Av. How are we supposed to react to the Churban? Is there anything constructive and positive to do about this? Is going up to Har haBayis a proper response? What should our attitude be towards Har haBayis? What would the ideal policy be for the State of Israel about...


Jul 28, 2022

In this episode we take a closer look at Spinoza’s claims about the Ibn Ezra. What was the Ibn Ezra’s attitude to Chazal? How does the Ibn Ezra demonstrate the existence and substantialness of the Oral Torah. How does this relate to Spinoza’s theories about the Torah? What was Spinoza’s theory about authorship...


Jul 21, 2022

In this episode we look at some of Spinoza’s key questions on the authenticity of Tanach. How original were his questions? How much before Spinoza should we assume that these questions were being raised? Do Chazal deal with any of these questions? How should this affect how we view these style questions? We also look...


Jul 14, 2022

In this episode we take a closer look at one of Spinoza’s most fundamental mistakes. Spinoza criticized Tanach because he wasn’t able to apply Euclidean style logic to the narrative of Tanach. This however is a deep philosophical error. There is an area of Tanach that has mathematical style rules. However most of...