Monday, August 31, 2015

The Historical-Contextual Beit Midrash a new group that I started on Facebook a few weeks ago. We have over 350 members already, and we've had some interesting posts and discussions already on the length of a Parsa (Parasang), where is Beit Chortan in Syria, did Jewish men shave in Talmudic times, the climate of ancient Eretz Yisrael, kriya in mourning being a lesser version of tearing of the skin in ancient cultures, Hashem's "subcontracting" of his powers to angels, and the Talmudic perspective on figures like Alexander the Great and the emperor Titus.

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