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.
Rabbi Yuter’s class series leaves for a summer hiatus with a discussion on Privacy 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
After technical difficulties in recording the public class, Rabbi Yuter returns to his “studio” to explore halakhic approaches to Abortion.
Update 10/08/2017: Revised source sheet is available here
With the Sandy Hook tragedy reigniting the national debate on gun control, Rabbi Yuter discusses certain rabbinic sources relevant towards formulating a Jewish perspective.
Rabbi Josh Yuter’s Current Jewish Questions returns with a discussion how various forms of art are impacted by Jewish law.
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.
In honor of Superbowl Sunday, Rabbi Yuter tackles the question of Jews enjoying the Big Game.
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.
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.