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Hebrew In Israel | Shavuot: An Historical Perspective – Learn Torah

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Yoel continues the discussion of Shavuot (Feast of Weeks) by expounding on the debate over counting the Omer.  Learn about the factors in the language, history and social structure surrounding this debate.  

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Hebrew In Israel | Oral Torah Part 3 – Learn Torah

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Join us in this series from TalkingTorah.org, as Yoel and Jeff Gilbert explore the history and usage of the Oral Torah.  In Part 3 we go in depth into the canonization of the Tanakh, and specifically the issues with the Document Hypothesis.

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Hebrew In Israel | Holiness – Learn Torah

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Sit in on another segment from our weekly Hebrew Bible class as Yoel expounds on the concept of Holiness.

  • What is holiness in the realm of man versus the realm of God?
  • Can Holiness Be Felt?
  • Are things still holy if the presence of God has left?
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Hebrew In Israel | Is The Chicken Kosher? – Learn Torah

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“Is The Chicken Kosher” is a look into what we know about the consumption of the fowl in history.  Does it appear in the Tanakh?  When did people start eating it?  Who were they?  Where did the chicken come from and does it appear in the list of forbidden birds?  And in overall, how do we determine what is clean and unclean in a list of names which can change in meaning through time?

Hebrew In Israel | Meat and Milk – Learn Torah

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Recorded with Jono Vandor at Truth2U.org.

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Hebrew In Israel | Kosher Creatures and Other Creepy Crawlies – Learn Torah

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Recorded with Jono Vandor at Truth2U.org.

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Hebrew In Israel | Shavuot – Feast of Weeks – Learn Torah

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Yoel explains the p’shat (simple) meaning of the verses on Shavout (The Feast of Weeks) in this specially recorded private class.

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Hebrew In Israel | Kosher – Blood and Fat – Learn Torah

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Recorded by Jono Vandor of Truth2U.org.

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Hebrew In Israel | Oral Torah Part 2 – Learn Torah

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Join us in this series from TalkingTorah.org, as Yoel and Jeff Gilbert explore the history and usage of the Oral Torah.  This week in Part 2, hear about the “beautiful mess” in the second temple period and the levels of disharmony that prevailed during the prophet Jeremiah’s time until the Hasmonian period.

Hebrew In Israel | Oral Torah Part 1 – Learn Torah

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Join us in this series from TalkingTorah.org, as Yoel and Jeff Gilbert explore the history and usage of the Oral Torah.  In this first episode, entitled “The Oral Torah, Truth and Tradition”, we discuss the history of Jerusalem around the time of the Jerusalem Talmud, differences between it and the Babylonian Talmud, the complexity of defining oral law, basic categories of oral law, the differences between the development of Torah law vs. other ANE law codes, what Israel understood that no other nation did, community customs, judging those who keep the oral torah, and what is in “God’s tefillin”?

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