Following the precedent set last year, my sermon for the Shabbat before Purim was delivered in rhyming couplets. I’m also pleased to report this one was equally well received.
Category: Sermons, Lectures, and Divrei Torah
Rabbi Yuter’s Politics of Exclusion series continues with an exploration of Hatam Sofer surprisingly nuanced approach to Judaism’s perceived threats.
Rabbi Yuter discusses the passage in B. Megillah 15a-b regarding the rabbinic heretic Elisha Ben Avukah aka “Acher” and his relationship with R. Meir, focusing on the particularly Babylonian influence of the narrative.
Rabbi Yuter’s Politics of Exclusion class continues with the Nodeh Beyehuda and R. Yaakov Emden responding to the rationalism of the late 1700’s. Includes reference to Alice’s Restaurant.
Rabbi Josh Yuter delivers a class of his classic 2004 post Drinking on Purim
Rabbi Yuter discusses Chaham Tzvi Responsa no. 38, featuring a conflict between an established Spanish/Portuguese synagogue and members crossing over to the newer Ashkenazi synagogues.
In this installment of his “Politics of Exclusion” series, Rabbi Yuter tackles the highly controversial and publicized arguments of Rabbi Dr. David Berger against the messianic elements in Chabad Lubavitch.
Rabbi Yuter’s Who’s Who in the Talmud returns with a first look at the Tanna Rabbi Meir.