Learning Tanakh with Rabbis Joshua Berman and Jeremy Wieder

Episode 5 April 20, 2021 00:55:43
Learning Tanakh with Rabbis Joshua Berman and Jeremy Wieder
The Koren Podcast
Learning Tanakh with Rabbis Joshua Berman and Jeremy Wieder

Apr 20 2021 | 00:55:43


Show Notes

We had the distinct privilege to sit down with two preeminent Tanakh scholars to discuss different approaches in the orthodox world to biblical criticism, Tanakh scholarship, and how our community tackles the questions that challenge our faith.

Rabbi Jeremy Wieder is the Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Professor of Talmud in the University's Mazer Yeshiva Program and is an Adjunct Professor of Bible in Yeshiva College. He was ordained by RIETS and holds a Ph.D. in Judaic Studies from New York University.

Rabbi Dr. Joshua Berman is a Professor of Bible at Bar-Ilan University and is well known for his views on the history of Jewish belief, and on biblical criticism. He is the author of Ani Maamin: Biblical Criticism, Historical Truth, and the Thirteen Principles of Faith published in 2020 by Maggid Books.

Rabbis Berman and Wieder were kind enough to let us sit in on their conversation which scratches the surface of this fascinating topic, we hope you enjoy.

Useful links:



Rabbi Berman's reflections on his Shabbat in Williamsburg among the Satmar hassidim who found his book: https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/a-satmar-rebbe-for-a-shabbos/

 I've Got A Question!

The Koren Podcast is hosted and produced by Aryeh Grossman and Alex Drucker with thanks to Rabbi Mark Glass. Editing by Alex Drucker. The Koren Podcast is the flagship show in the Koren Podcast Network. 

Other Episodes

Episode 9

June 20, 2021 00:41:35
Episode Cover

Talking Antisemitism with Rabbi Marvin Hier

This week we continue our conversation about Jew-hatred, anti-Jewish racism, and antisemitism. We were honored to be joined by Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and...



February 17, 2021 00:59:15
Episode Cover

Season 2 Premiere! We The People (of the book) - The Tanakh in America with Guest Host Rabbi Dr. Stu Halpern

We're back for season 2 of The Koren Podcast and what an episode we have in store!Although the First Amendment prohibits the state adoption...



September 14, 2020 00:35:51
Episode Cover

Inspiration for Rosh Hashana with Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

We were honored to speak with Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks for some inspiration ahead of Rosh Hashana. We discussed what he will be focusing...