Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Nishma-Parshah: Shavuot

Take a look at what's on
for Shavuot

Yitro Vs. Ruth
http://nishma-parshah.blogspot.ca/2016/06/yitro-vs-ruth.html

Naaseh v'Nishma 2 - The D'var Torah
http://nishma-parshah.blogspot.ca/2016/06/naaseh-vnishma-2-dvar-torah.html

Choosing to be Chosen - Rabbi Steven Saks
http://nishma-parshah.blogspot.ca/2016/06/choosing-to-be-chosen-rabbi-steven-saks.html


RBH Shavuot Videos on Koshertube on Youtube

We invite you to check out these video shiurim on Shavuot from Rabbi Hecht.
Chag Same'ach


Ruth - Committed to God and Mother of Moshiach
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBW_Z0pSoF8&list=PL2DN7T35t8Tnv9IshWOqyiP1rCOppyMlk&index=12

Kabbalat HaTorah - Part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ni4LnHVIfZM&index=175&list=PL2DN7T35t8Tnv9IshWOqyiP1rCOppyMlk

Kabbalat HaTorah - Part 2 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBllKgXL3_8&index=55&list=PL2DN7T35t8Tnv9IshWOqyiP1rCOppyMlk

Revelational Ethics and Natural Ethics?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLBMUlzFbkQ&index=67&list=PL2DN7T35t8Tnv9IshWOqyiP1rCOppyMlk

God Offers The Torah To Other Nations First?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsuuRqdQweg&list=PL2DN7T35t8Tnv9IshWOqyiP1rCOppyMlk&index=63


How Did Sinai Change Ethics - Or Did It?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejqgQ-97NTU&list=PL2DN7T35t8Tnv9IshWOqyiP1rCOppyMlk&index=99

Kabbalat HaTorah (A Mountain Over Their Head)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwNFU9IKDGg&index=45&list=PL2DN7T35t8Tnv9IshWOqyiP1rCOppyMlk 

Kabbalat HaTorah - The Relationship of Torah
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK3KZ67GAt0&list=PL2DN7T35t8Tnv9IshWOqyiP1rCOppyMlk&index=58

Passages with Nishma's Rabbi Hecht in discussion with Rabbi Eliezer Breitowitz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03fr7OCRT8U&list=PL2DN7T35t8Tnv9IshWOqyiP1rCOppyMlk&index=73

Passages with Nishma's Rabbi Hecht in discussion with Prof. Oona Ajsenstat and Dr. Michael Kigel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BU0WratwPA&index=62&list=PL2DN7T35t8Tnv9IshWOqyiP1rCOppyMlk

Monday, 14 May 2018

Nishma Policy - Jewish Identity: The Tension of Definition, Unity and Choice

NISHMA: Policy is devoted to analyzing policy issues within the world of Torah.

I have just uploaded the latest post, entitled Jewish Identity: The Tension of Definition, Unity and Choice which continues our investigation of the nature of Jewish identity.

I invite you to take a look...and comment.

Rabbi Ben Hecht

Monday, 7 May 2018

Franklin Roosevelt’s ‘M Project,’ America’s Answer to the ‘Jewish Question’

From RRW

As World War II's horrors became more apparent, FDR secretly asked his government to launch the M Project, to study the possible resettlement of millions of European refugees in Africa and South America. His goal: for Jews to be 'spread thin all over the world.'

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Halachah and Modern Plumbing

From RRW
See R. Ari Zivotofsky, “Halacha and Modern Plumbing” in Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society XXIX, Spring 1995: 

https://web.stevens.edu/golem/llevine/areivim/halacha_modern_plumbing.pdf