Origins of Judaism

Has Judaism changed through history? While many of us know that Judaism has changed over time, our conversations around these changes are often fraught. Understanding how the divine and human have collided in co-creating Jewish history, ritual, and values, is a challenging and important opening to a conversation around where so much of what we love and hold dear comes from. 

Central Questions: 

  • Change and History: What was Judaism in its earliest days?
  • Origins and Endpoints: What can we learn from the ways Jews and Judaism have changed, and what can we learn from that which stayed the same?
  • Turning Back the Clock: What do our conversations around the beginnings of Judaism tell us about how we understand our own world?

EPISODES

In this episode of the 18Forty Podcast, we talk to an anonymous email sender about life upon the bridge between the truth of fact and the truth of feeling.
In this episode of the 18Forty Podcast, we talk to Professor Lawrence Schiffman about Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism.
In this episode of the 18Forty Podcast, we talk to Dr. Tova Ganzel about biblical Judaism, and the shift of rabbinic authority over time. 
In this episode of the 18Forty Podcast, we talk to Dr. Yonatan Adler about the intersection of halacha and archaeology.

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