Jewish Philosophy: Jewish Law and Political Thought

Rabbi Mordechai Becher

Rabbi Mordechai Becher, originally from Australia, is senior lecturer of the Gateways Organization and an instructor at Yeshiva University.  He received his semicha from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem and holds an MA in Medieval Jewish History from the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Yeshiva University, where he is currently a doctoral candidate.  He taught at Ohr Somayach and Neve Yerushalayim in Jerusalem for 15 years, and served in the Israel Defence Forces.  Rabbi Becher has answered thousands of questions on AsktheRabbi.org and presents a Talmud class, Dimensions of the Daf, on cable TV with the Jewish Broadcasting Service. Rabbi Becher’s latest book, Gateway to Judaism, published by Artscroll, is in its ninth printing. He has taught in the USA, Canada, England, Israel, South Africa, Australia and Russia, and has conducted tours in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Israel and India. Sample Titles The Written And Oral Laws Introduction to the Written Law Introduction to the Oral Law The Bible as History (You’ve Seen the Movie, Now Read the Book!) Unearthing Ancient Mysteries: Archaeology and the Bible. Why Not Write It All Down? The Oral Law: Tradition or Invention? (Accuracy of the Oral Tradition)* Criticizing the Critics: Analysis and Response to Biblical Criticism Who Cares What Happened to the Ox? or Why Study Gemara? Do I Have To Take That Literally? Midrash, Metaphor and Meaning.* The Hidden Dimension: Mystical Aspects of the Talmud. Rabbinic Laws; Customs, and Jewish Practice. A Page of Talmud: Content, History, Development and Mystery Prophecy, Sinai and Jewish Law. The Seven Noachide Laws. “An Eye For An Eye”: What Does it Really Mean? Torah Study and the Pursuit of a Livelihood. Science and the Torah: Some Common Ground. What Is Kabbalah?* History, Concepts and Power of Kabbalah Probability, Statistics and Minority Rights: An Analysis of a Mishnah. A Mistaken Court: An Analysis of a Mishnah. Marriage by Proxy and Personal Responsibility: Talmudic Analysis Benefit and Loss: Talmudic Analysis How to...

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