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Old 09-19-2013, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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An unlikely group of Orthodox scholars has launched a website that gets to the heart of Jewish tenets.

http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life...ical-criticism

The Website:

TheTorah.com - A Historical and Contextual Approach-
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:33 PM
 
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The Orthodox would say God; most progressives, I think, would say humans with divine inspiration.
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Old 09-22-2013, 02:47 PM
 
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Fairly interesting article. But let's be clear. The fact that there are two Orthodox Jews who deny the divine origin of the Torah does not mean there's a movement within Orthodoxy that is seeking to do the same. On the contrary. I personally have never met a single Orthodox Jew who openly contradicts the Rambam's 8th and 9th fundamental principles of Jewish faith:

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“The eighth fundamental principle [of faith] is that the Torah came from God,” wrote Maimonides over 800 years ago in his classic exposition of the 13 tenets of Jewish belief. “We are to believe that the whole Torah was given us through Moses our teacher entirely from God.” In the next principle, he elaborated: “The ninth fundamental principle is the authenticity of the Torah, i.e., that this Torah was precisely transcribed from God and no one else.”
Truthfully, this type of "scholarship," which can be found all over the Athiest and main forums here at C-D, is little more than interesting reading to an Observant Jew, and no matter how strong the "scholarship" appears, it's not the slightest bit helpful in the life of a Jew who is seeking a close relationship with Hashem. There's a perfect Yiddish word to describe it: "shtuss."
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