In the final installment of the Segulot, Simmanim, and Superstition series, Rabbi Yuter addresses the difficulties in distinguishing between permitted and forbidden folk rituals in Rabbinic law.
Category: Rabbinic Thought and Theology
This installment of Segulot, Simmanim, and Superstitions discusses approaches to dreams in Rabbinic thought.
This second installment of Segulot, Simmanim, and Superstitions covers potentially improper appeals to God, and Rabbinic uses of finding “Signs” in everyday life.
Rabbi Yuter’s Current Jewish Questions starts a new series discussing the roles of Segulot, Simmanim, and Superstitions in Jewish folk religion as compared to prohibitions of idolatry.
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.
The question of evil and divine justice has engaged and vexed theologians of all religions for centuries. In the class, Rabbi Yuter demonstrates the range of approaches in Rabbinic literature and offers his unique approach towards finding a resolution. (An update of the earlier post Talmudic Theodicy)
The song goes “Hashem is here, Hashem is there, Hashem is truly everywhere” but is he? Rabbi Yuter explores different possibilities from Rabbinic sources, and wonder if “Where is God?” is really the right question to ask.
In this installment of Rabbinic Thought and Theology, Rabbi Yuter explores some of the Rabbinic descriptions for Gehenom, commonly understood as “Hell”
Rabbi Yuter’s Rabbinic Thought and Theology series begins to examine the range of rabbinic opinions about Olam Haba / The World to Come.
Rabbi Yuter’s introduces his new series on Rabbinic Thought and Theology with a survey of Angels in rabbinic literature, and a discussion on the methodological approach of the class.