Blog Posts - Maimonides



Do You Give to the Ones Who Are Drunk?

Good friend Rivvy Neshama has written a book, Recipes For a Sacred Life: True Stories and a Few Miracles, that is the accumulation of a life’s gained wisdom. Panning through the grains of the sad red earth, we see the fool’s-gold sparkl...
by the sad red earth on Dec 23, 2013

Biblical Criticism for the Shomer Torah

The past few weeks have seen yet another controversy in the Jewish world over the merits of biblical criticism and depending on whom you read, the impetus for Yet Another Schism within the Jewish community. Given the frequency that biblical criticism...
by YUTOPIA on Jul 24, 2013

The Meaning of “Bashert” in Rabbinic Judaism and its Implications

Introduction 1 In colloquial Jewish vernacular, the description “bashert” essentially means “from God” or the consequence of divine intervention. When someone refers to an event as “bashert,” he is asserting that t...
by YUTOPIA on Jul 22, 2013

Mainomides' / Rambam's Haggadah

As a public service for those with shorter attention spans, here is the text of Maimonides' Haggadah, which you will notice is slightly abridged from our popular versions. Feel free to compare and extrapolate what does and does not appear in the diff...
by YUTOPIA on Mar 25, 2013

Mainomides’ / Rambam’s Haggadah

As a public service for those with shorter attention spans, here is the text of Maimonides’ Haggadah, which you will notice is slightly abridged from our popular versions. Feel free to compare and extrapolate what does and does not appear in th...
by YUTOPIA on Mar 25, 2013

Ep. 102 Halakhic Process 18 - Rambam Mamrim 3 (Zakein Mamre / Rebellious Elder)

Rabbi Yuter's series on the Halakhic Process concludes the section on Maimonides with a discussion on the Zakein Mamre / Rebellious Elder. Continue reading →The post Ep. 102 Halakhic Process 18 - Rambam Mamrim 3 (Zakein Mamre / Rebellious Elder...
by YUTOPIA on Mar 3, 2013

Ep. 102 Halakhic Process 18 – Rambam Mamrim 3 (Zakein Mamre / Rebellious Elder)

Rabbi Yuter's series on the Halakhic Process concludes the section on Maimonides with a discussion on the Zakein Mamre / Rebellious Elder. Continue reading →The post Ep. 102 Halakhic Process 18 – Rambam Mamrim 3 (Zakein Mamre / Rebellious...
by YUTOPIA on Mar 3, 2013

Ep. 96 Halakhic Process 16 - Rambam and Rabbinic Authority / Mamrim 1

Rabbi Josh Yuter's class on the Halakhic Process returns towards examining Maimonides' approach to rabbinic authority in greater detail. Continue reading →The post Ep. 96 Halakhic Process 16 - Rambam and Rabbinic Authority / Mamrim 1 appeared f...
by YUTOPIA on Jan 13, 2013

Ep. 96 Halakhic Process 16 – Rambam and Rabbinic Authority / Mamrim 1

Rabbi Josh Yuter's class on the Halakhic Process returns towards examining Maimonides' approach to rabbinic authority in greater detail. Continue reading →The post Ep. 96 Halakhic Process 16 – Rambam and Rabbinic Authority / Mamrim 1 appe...
by YUTOPIA on Jan 13, 2013

Ep. 96 Halakhic Process 16 – Rambam and Rabbinic Authority / Mamrim 1

Rabbi Josh Yuter's class on the Halakhic Process returns towards examining Maimonides' approach to rabbinic authority in greater detail.
by YUTOPIA on Jan 13, 2013

Ep. 93 Halakhic Process 14 – Rambam’s / Maimonides’ Approach To Jewish Law Part 2

Rabbi Josh Yuter’s halakhic process series moves to the post-Talmudic period with a discussion of Rambam’s / Maimonides’ approach to Jewish law and his own halakhic methodology. Continue reading →The post Ep. 93 Halakhic Process 14 – Ra...
by YUTOPIA on Dec 30, 2012

Ep. 92 Halakhic Process 13 - Rambam's / Maimonides' Approach To Jewish Law Part 1

Rabbi Josh Yuter's halakhic process series moves to the post-Talmudic period with a discussion of Rambam's / Maimonides' approach to Jewish law and his own halakhic methodology. Continue reading →The post Ep. 92 Halakhic Process 13 - Rambam's /...
by YUTOPIA on Dec 24, 2012

Ep. 92 Halakhic Process 13 – Rambam’s / Maimonides’ Approach To Jewish Law Part 1

Rabbi Josh Yuter's halakhic process series moves to the post-Talmudic period with a discussion of Rambam's / Maimonides' approach to Jewish law and his own halakhic methodology. Continue reading →The post Ep. 92 Halakhic Process 13 – Ramb...
by YUTOPIA on Dec 24, 2012

Rambam, Yeshiva Exemptions, and Intellectual Dishonesty

Rabbi Yuter finds a novel argument for why Israeli yeshiva students should be exempt from the draft, and exposes its duplicity.
by YUTOPIA on Mar 6, 2012


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