Jan 27, 2022
In this episode we look at the Jewish Educational system in Amsterdam in the times of Spinoza. The Yeshiva had a system of six grades from the age of seven until twenty one. How does this correspond to modern educational systems?
We also examine the issue of did Spinoza remember his birth mother, who died when he was...
Jan 20, 2022
This episode is dedicated in honor of Yeshiva Torat Shraga.
In this episode we look at the deep compilations of Spinoza’s family. Spinoza’s mother died when he was six years old, and his father remarried when he was eight years old. Who was Spinoza’s step mother? What was her background? Is there any reason to...
Jan 12, 2022
This episode is dedicated
לעילוי נשמת חיה בת אלכסנדר
On the occasion of her Yahrzeit
In this episode we look at how one should Halachically classify the different types of suicide. Is there any time that suicide is allowed? Was Adam Cherniakow, head of the Warsaw Judenradt allowed to...
Jan 6, 2022
In this episode we look at the conclusion of Uriel de Costa’s life. After writing his books against Judaism and religion, De Costa eventually attempted to rejoin the Jewish Community. The community demanded that he agree to being publicly lashed. Why was such a severe punishment done by the community? What effect did...