Trade Sanctions in Politics, Law, and Jewish Ethics (1:04:31)
Learn the details of what sanctioning a country entails, and specifically the situation with the sanctions on Iran, North Korea, and Russia. Also, what does Jewish law have to say about this?.
Ms. Inna Tsimerman (1)
Talmud and the Travel Ban (55:57)
Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe looks at the concept of a travel ban from the Jewish perspective. Is it comparable to the selfish and greedy people of Sedom who refused to share the wealth and oppurtunities they had with others? Or is it an appropiate security precaution in line with the Talmud's take on responding to a threat to human life and one's borders?.
Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe (67)
We Received the Torah but Did We Get It? (1:07:52)
As a divine writ, the Torah contains more than just surface meaning. Like layers of an onion, an infinitely more so, the bed of the Torah sea is forever deepening. Take this chance to delve into each letter, word, and phrase, deciphering the hidden messages between the lines. This lecture took place at the 12th annual National Jewish Retreat
Rabbi Manis Friedman (178)
How the Talmud Relates to Our Lives (27:50)
What is the Talmud? Why do we need the oral tradition and law? Aren’t the five books of Moses enough?.
Rabbi Abba Perelmuter (58)
Gender Selection Through IVF (2005) (1:04:34)
There are three basic reasons for gender selection when conducting In Vitro Fertilization. In this video, we analyze the different methodologies involved. The Halachic and ethical ramifications of IVF and gender selection - as well as the definition of the Torah commandment to "Be fruitful and multiply" - are addressed, citing sources from the Talmud and Jewish law
Dr. Adena K. Berkowitz (1)
The Ethics of Urban Privacy In A Modern Society (55:39)
Is it ethical to use a covert nanny cam to protect your children? Are you obligated to share sensitive information about your friend with his or her potential employer or spouse? Are you allowed to read information embedded in an electronic file that the sender didn't intend for you to see? How will you decide? This session p