SOCRATES (469-399 B.C.E.), the great Greek philosopher and mentor of Plato, was in the habit of asking disconcerting questions. To this day, persistent questioning…Read More
2000 Years later, the Jews are still here, How? One Answer can be found on the Arch of Titus.Watch
Rabbi Elie Weinstock of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun gives a “Crash Course on the fundamental idea of Prayer”.Watch
Years after I left Cambridge I found myself watching a television documentary about the great Egyptian temples. They had been built some three thousand three hundred years ago by the pharaoh assumed by most scholars to be the ruler at the time of the Exodus: Rameses II. Lovingly, the camera took us…Read More
Miracles—the word itself is hazy. Just what is a miracle? A world-shocking event such as the parting of the Red Sea at the time of the Exodus? Or the constant human act of breathing? Neither of these two phenomena can truly be explained, but one of them is a familiar, ongoing occurrence while the other is an exotic, one-time happening. Let’s talk about these two types of miracles and see whether miracles have really ceased…Read More
The greatest empires have been wiped off the map of history. How have the Jews survived?
Mark Twain ponders this question in Concerning the Jews.
Rabbi Yosef Y. Jacobson answers by finding the one common denominator that has existed for over 3300 years of Jewish history.
In this two part brilliant lecture, Rabbi Dr. Immanuel Schochet challenges the misleading techniques of recent Christian missionary movements. He defines the difference between religious faith and credulity, and describes the history of the Christian agenda to convert Jews. With his sharp logic and frank approach, he exposes the fundamental fallacy of their arguments. He dissects passages from the Bible often quoted by Christian missionaries and exposes the fallacy of their interpretations. He tells the story of the Jewish victims of missionary groups and sharply condemns the immorality of missionaries preying on ignorant Jews. Finally, he encourages the Jewish community to invest time and energy into reaching out to these spiritually starved Jews.Watch
Rabbi Kaplan takes a hard look at Christianity’s roots. Although everyone agrees that Christianity has Jewish origins, controversies still abound. Who was Jesus, and is he mentioned in Jewish sources? Do 2000-year-old Talmudic commentaries agree with conclusions drawn by modern historians? Most importantly, how does it make a difference to you as a Jew, and can history repeat itself? Join Rabbi Mendel Kaplan for this fascinating tour into a rarely discussed subject in history.Watch
Dr. Lisa Aiken outlines the Question: If G-d knows what we are thinking and feeling, why is prayer necessary?Watch
Radio Host, Michael Medved discusses the Question: Why have Jews survived throughout all these years?Watch
Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks explains the central question in Judaism, “Why do Bad Things Happen to Good People?”Watch
Why are there still Jews around, after all every nation in the world has tried to destroy us, either physically or spiritually?Watch
Rabbi Eliezer Sneiderman discusses the reasons why Jews don’t accept Jesus as the Messiah.Watch
Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet explains Mark Twain’s remark on the Jews.Watch
Rabbi Dr. Yitzchak Breitowitz discusses prayer and why it is an integral part of Jewish belief.Watch