Tag Archives: Judaism

Ep. 133 Current Jewish Questions 40 – Egalitarianism

Rabbi Josh Yuter presents his framework for understanding the controversial topic of Egalitarianism in Judaism, using Biblical and Rabbinic Laws to define the parameters of the Torah’s ethical imperatives.

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Current Jewish Questions 40 – Egalitarianism

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Ep. 112 Current Jewish Questions 30 – Privacy

Rabbi Yuter’s class series leaves for a summer hiatus with a discussion on Privacy in Judaism.

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Current Jewish Questions 30 – Privacy Sources

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Ep. 106 Current Jewish Questions 26 – Music in Judaism

In this podcast Rabbi Yuter explores sources discussing how music may empower or degrade authentic Jewish practice and spirituality. Includes bonus discussion on kol isha

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Current Jewish Questions 26 – Music in Judaism

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Ep. 97 Current Jewish Questions 20 – Abortion

After technical difficulties in recording the public class, Rabbi Yuter returns to his “studio” to explore halakhic approaches to Abortion.

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Current Jewish Questions – Abortion

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Ep. 94 Current Jewish Questions 19 – Gun Control

With the Sandy Hook tragedy reigniting the national debate on gun control, Rabbi Yuter discusses certain rabbinic sources relevant towards formulating a Jewish perspective.

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Current Jewish Questions – Gun Control Sources

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Ep. 78 Current Jewish Questions 11 – Art in Jewish Law

Rabbi Josh Yuter’s Current Jewish Questions returns with a discussion how various forms of art are impacted by Jewish law.

Current Jewish Questions – Art in Jewish Law

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Ep. 74 Rabbinic Thought and Theology 6 – Mazal

Everyone knows the exclamation “Mazal Tov!” but the definition and role of the “mazal” in rabbinic thought is itself presents a fascinating range of perspectives of how God’s world operates.

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Rabbinic Thought And Theology – Mazal

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Ep. 57 Current Jewish Questions 4 – The Superbowl

In honor of Superbowl Sunday, Rabbi Yuter tackles the question of Jews enjoying the Big Game.

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Current Jewish Questions 4 – Superbowl

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Economics and Social Justice in Jewish Law Class Series

In the Spring Semester of 2011 I had the honor of addressing the NYU Jewish Law Students Association for a weekly series covering Economics and Social Justice in Jewish Law. Below are the links to the specific lectures in the order given with audio and PDF source sheets available. As always, comments are welcome. If there is interest in me delivering any of these lectures or the entire series in person, please contact me directly.

  1. Free Market Ethics in Torah
  2. Halakhic Market Controls
  3. Halakhic Labor Laws
  4. Social Welfare Programs
  5. Taxes and Tzedakah (Charity)
  6. The Laws and Ethics of Universal Health Care in Torah
  7. Tikkun Olam
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Economics and Social Justice in Jewish Law Part 6: The Laws and Ethics of Universal Health Care in Torah

While the current iteration and recording of the Economics and Social Justice series is being delivered to the Jewish Law Students Association at NYU, I thought I gave a better presentation of the material in 2009. However, to complete the series, I’m reposting the audio along with the sources.

Enjoy!

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Economics and Social Justice in Judaism Part 6 – The Halakhot and Ethics of Universal Health Care in Torah

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