Rachel Rosenthal on Ruth and Peloni Almoni

Rachel Rosenthal delivers a lecture at the 2013 Limmud Conference, “It’s Not Right, But It’s OK: A Characterization of Wisdom and Halachah”, which examines the Book of Ruth and the mysterious figure “Peloni Almoni” (Bug-a-Lugs).

 

 

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Modern Biblical scholarship and traditional Jewish belief – James Kugel

Professor James Kugel (Harvard University) delivered one of the papers at the 2013 Limmud Conference, “Modern Biblical scholarship and traditional Jewish belief”.

Did Moses really write the Torah? Is there any archaeological evidence that the Exodus took place? Did the Israelites really conquer Canaan and settle there? Most biblical scholars in universities tend to answer all these questions with a ‘No.’ What then is a religious Jew to make of all this? A different way of approaching the question.