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.
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/
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