In a continuing study of what it means to say that “the Torah is written by God,” a discussion of the famous Talmudic story which teaches that Jews do not listen to voices from heaven to understand the Torah. Taught by Rabbi Mark S. Golub.
The dramatic account of what it was like for the Children of Israel to stand at “Sinai” to hear the voice of God, and how the rabbis explain the ways in which each person “heard” God that day. A JBS original series with Rabbi Mark S. Golub.
Does God ever make a mistake? How does the Jewish Tradition understand the notion of God acting in history? Through Rabbinic interpretation of the story of Noah , these questions are addressed. Taught by Rabbi Mark S. Golub.
In an ongoing study of what it means to be a “Jew” by reading the Exodus Story, Rabbi Mark S. Golub discusses the Tenth Plague, the m’zuzah, and the rabbinic notion of a Jew?s “choosing” to be part of the Jewish People. A Shalom TV original series.
When something like the earthquake in Haiti occurs, does the Jewish Tradition hold God responsible in any way? Does human suffering challenge the existence of God? Join Rabbi Mark S. Golub for a Jewish perspective on this episode of “Jewish 101.”
Human sexuality in the Jewish tradition is reviewed in an ongoing study of the story of the Garden of Eden, including the rabbinic view of female sexuality, birth control, and the day most appropriate for sexual relations. Taught by Rabbi Mark S. Golub.
Learn about the Five Books of Moses and the relationship between the Torah and the Jewish Bible. Is there an American equivalent to the Torah? Why do Jews never call their Bible “The Old Testament?” Rabbi Mark S. Golub hosts “Jewish 101.”
Learn the Jewish tradition’s definition of “What it means to be a Jew” through a midrash [rabbinic commentary] to a well-known verse from the Book of Ruth. “Jewish 101” is an original JBS series hosted by Rabbi Mark S. Golub.
For children, the Mama Doni Band sings “Shabbat Shaboom” and “It’s a Challah-day”–part of their concert performed at the Museum for Jewish Heritage in New York City, produced by Doni Zasloff Thomas
Learn about the Holy Ark and early Israelite history in a Talmud lesson entitled “What Happened to the Treasures of the Temple?” A JBS “Dimensions of the Daf” episode with Rabbi Mordechai Becher.