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Here is a link to a recording. http://torahdownloads.com/shiur-18963.html


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Rashi on Deut. 17:11 "Even if they tell you your right hand is your left..." i.e. it makes no sense to you, nevertheless trust them and do what they say. see here for more. likewise in the Chovos Halevavos Gate 5 ch.5 Be careful that your steps not stray from the path of the forefathers and the path of the early ones towards a new path you have ...


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Briefly, it means that if a Chacham makes a halachic decision or offers advice or guidance, we implicitly trust him b/c he is a Chacham. We do not doubt what he says or question how or why he says it. We have faith that he is an extension of G-d's word. This article has an interesting explanation of the concept and reason of Emunat Chachamim: The ...


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"Part of the context of this question is that it is written that Jesus was called "Rabbi", yet Christian canon holds that Jesus was never married (a claim of which I am skeptical)." In response to this part of your inquiry, I can answer you that, by the time of Jesus, the title "rabbi" and correlates were not exclusively used in a formal manner as it is ...


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Shortly before the year 70, Jerusalem was surrounded by Roman troops. Raban Yochanan ben Zakai attempted to negotiate a surrender with the Romans. He recognized there was no realistic outcome in which Jewish self-rule remained over Jerusalem. He was opposed by Jewish religious terrorists known as the Sicarii (Latin for "dagger people") who wanted to force ...



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