22 07, 2013

Deuteronomy – The first “Oral Torah”

By |2013-07-22T05:28:47-07:00July 22nd, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                                                By Israel Drazin   Judaism today is not Torah Judaism, but rabbinic Judaism. Virtually all Torah laws, if not all of them, were modified by the rabbis to meet the needs of the time when the alterations were made.[1] These changes are called Torah shebalpe, Oral Torah. While they are innovations, they [...]

10 07, 2013

Devarim – Unusual Interpretation 44

By |2013-07-10T12:29:10-07:00July 10th, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                                            By Israel Drazin   (I changed the number of the Unusual Interpretations. The number 44 indicates that this is the 44th portion of the 54 biblical portions.)   We will look at some things in this discussion on the portion Devarim that make us realize that what we think we know may not be [...]