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Biblical Criticism

Archaeology and the Exodus - I am in touch with someone who is interested in Judaism, but wants to understand its validity from a historic and archeological perspective. He is very bright, a Ph.D. in mathematics. He made me a challenge that he... More
Baal Teshuva Under Attack - I recently became a baal teshuva and on my first trip back home, my friends and family started peppering me with questions: Why do I do this, and why do I do that? I'm really new to this, and I could not answer many of... More
Biblical Criticism - I have heard many arguments for a multiple authorship/editing of the Torah. Is there any reason to doubt the seemingly convincing conclusions of the secular university Bible scholars? Are there contemporary Biblical... More
Is the Torah Literal? - I am wondering how does one figure out what parts of the Bible are figurative, and what parts are actual events? From what I know, there are those who debate if such stories such as the world’s creation, Adam’s sin,... More
Sun Stands Still for Joshua - The Bible describes how the Israelites attained a major victory when the sun miraculously stood still at Gibeon – rising but not setting for a whole day. How can we believe such a thing happened, without any... More
Torah Source for Pi - I am a scientist and enjoy studying the Torah lessons found on But from a professional standpoint, I feel that scientific information is more accurate and reliable. Is that a valid perspective? More
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