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THE JEWISH PHILOSOPHY PODCAST

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Here at the Jewish Philosophy Podcast we aim to bring you fascinating insights into the world of Jewish Philosophy through a series of interviews with contempory Jewish philosophers and authors. Jewish Philosophy series coming soon...

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ABOUT HOST

Benjamin Zemmel

The JPP is hosted by Benjamin Zemmel who has spent almost six years in Talmudic College (Yeshiva) and Kollel and is currently working towards Rabbinic Ordination (Semicha). He has also completed an MA in the philosophy of religion and ethics and is currently studying a part-time PgCert in epistemology and the history of science and religion at the University of Edinburgh. 

 To contact Benjamin please email jewishphilosophypodcast@gmail.com or benzem@me.com.

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PODCASTS ON THE JPP

JEWISH BIOETHICS

Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz 

In this podcast, Rabbi Dr. Tatz gives an introduction to the relationship between Jewish and secular bioethics. 

NEGATIVE THEOLOGY AND WITTGENSTEIN

Rabbi Dr. Samuel Lebens

In this podcast Rabbi Dr. Lebens explains how different ways of reading Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus can help us understand an important paradox that seems to be at play in Maimonides’ negative theology.

THE GARDEN OF EDEN, THE TEST AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR HUMANITY

Rabbi Mordechai Goodman

In this podcast Rabbi Goodman gives an  introduction to one of the most important works in Jewish Philosophy, The Way of God, by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto. An in depth outline of the background and purpose of the work is discussed as well as a few examples of the subjects that it deals with.

MAIMONIDES & ARISTOTLE

Rabbi Daniel Rowe

In this podcast, Rabbi Daniel Rowe discusses to what extent Aristotelian thought influenced Maimonides. 

The Problem of Evil and Jewish Philosophy

Rabbi Dr. Harris

In this podcast, Rabbi Dr. Harris explains the various classical and contemporary solutions to the problem of evil and how these ideas can be found in traditional Jewish sources such as the book of Job (Iyov) and the Talmud. Rabbi Dr. Harris pays particular attention to the more recent notion of 'Skeptical theism Theism' which is the thesis that we should be skeptical about our ability to understand why there is so much evil and suffering in the world.  

Approaching God in Jewish Philosophy

Rabbi Shmuel Phillips

In this podcast, Rabbi Phillips author of 'Judaism Reclaimed', discusses the different ways of approaching God in Jewish philosophy. Rabbi Phillips focuses on Rav Hirsch's criticism of Maimonides' intellectual approach to God.

Evidence and Belief in God 

Rabbi Dr. Aaron Segal

In this podcast, Rabbi Dr. Aaron Segal discusses whether arguments and evidence for God's existence are necessary in order to hold belief in God rationally.

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PHILOSOPHERS, EDUCATORS AND AUTHORS ON THE PODCAST

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RABBI DR. SAMUEL LEBENS

Rabbi Dr. Samuel Lebens is a research fellow in the philosophy department at the University of Haifa, and a dynamic Jewish educator. He holds a PhD in philosophy from Birkbeck College (University of London), and held post-doctoral positions at the University of Notre Dame and Rutgers. His thesis was a defense of Bertrand Russell's theory of assertion. He is also an ordained Orthodox Rabbi, having studied at various Israeli Rabbinical schools (Yeshivat Hakotel, Yeshivat Hamivtar, and Yeshivat Har Etzion).

Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz 

In this podcast, Rabbi Dr. Tatz gives an introduction to the relationship between Jewish and secular bioethics. 

NEGATIVE THEOLOGY AND WITTGENSTEIN

Rabbi Dr. Samuel Lebens

In this podcast Rabbi Dr. Lebens explains how different ways of reading Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus can help us understand an important paradox that seems to be at play in Maimonides’ negative theology.

THE GARDEN OF EDEN, THE TEST AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR HUMANITY

Rabbi Mordechai Goodman

In this podcast Rabbi Goodman gives an  introduction to one of the most important works in Jewish Philosophy, The Way of God, by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto. An in depth outline of the background and purpose of the work is discussed as well as a few examples of the subjects that it deals with.

MAIMONIDES & ARISTOTLE

Rabbi Daniel Rowe

In this podcast, Rabbi Daniel Rowe discusses to what extent Aristotelian thought influenced Maimonides. 

The Problem of Evil and Jewish Philosophy

Rabbi Dr. Harris

In this podcast, Rabbi Dr. Harris explains the various classical and contemporary solutions to the problem of evil and how these ideas can be found in traditional Jewish sources such as the book of Job (Iyov) and the Talmud. Rabbi Dr. Harris pays particular attention to the more recent notion of 'Skeptical theism Theism' which is the thesis that we should be skeptical about our ability to understand why there is so much evil and suffering in the world.  

JEWISH BIOETHICS

Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz 

In this podcast, Rabbi Dr. Tatz gives an introduction to the relationship between Jewish and secular bioethics. 

NEGATIVE THEOLOGY AND WITTGENSTEIN

Rabbi Dr. Samuel Lebens

In this podcast Rabbi Dr. Lebens explains how different ways of reading Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus can help us understand an important paradox that seems to be at play in Maimonides’ negative theology.

THE GARDEN OF EDEN, THE TEST AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR HUMANITY

Rabbi Mordechai Goodman

In this podcast Rabbi Goodman gives an  introduction to one of the most important works in Jewish Philosophy, The Way of God, by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto. An in depth outline of the background and purpose of the work is discussed as well as a few examples of the subjects that it deals with.

MAIMONIDES & ARISTOTLE

Rabbi Daniel Rowe

In this podcast, Rabbi Daniel Rowe discusses to what extent Aristotelian thought influenced Maimonides. 

The Problem of Evil and Jewish Philosophy

Rabbi Dr. Harris

In this podcast, Rabbi Dr. Harris explains the various classical and contemporary solutions to the problem of evil and how these ideas can be found in traditional Jewish sources such as the book of Job (Iyov) and the Talmud. Rabbi Dr. Harris pays particular attention to the more recent notion of 'Skeptical theism Theism' which is the thesis that we should be skeptical about our ability to understand why there is so much evil and suffering in the world.  

PODCASTS ON THE JPP

JEWISH BIOETHICS

Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz 

In this podcast, Rabbi Dr. Tatz gives an introduction to the relationship between Jewish and secular bioethics. 

NEGATIVE THEOLOGY AND WITTGENSTEIN

Rabbi Dr. Samuel Lebens

In this podcast Rabbi Dr. Lebens explains how different ways of reading Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus can help us understand an important paradox that seems to be at play in Maimonides’ negative theology.

THE GARDEN OF EDEN, THE TEST AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR HUMANITY

Rabbi Mordechai Goodman

In this podcast Rabbi Goodman gives an  introduction to one of the most important works in Jewish Philosophy, The Way of God, by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto. An in depth outline of the background and purpose of the work is discussed as well as a few examples of the subjects that it deals with.

MAIMONIDES & ARISTOTLE

Rabbi Daniel Rowe

In this podcast, Rabbi Daniel Rowe discusses to what extent Aristotelian thought influenced Maimonides. 

The Problem of Evil and Jewish Philosophy

Rabbi Dr. Harris

In this podcast, Rabbi Dr. Harris explains the various classical and contemporary solutions to the problem of evil and how these ideas can be found in traditional Jewish sources such as the book of Job (Iyov) and the Talmud. Rabbi Dr. Harris pays particular attention to the more recent notion of 'Skeptical theism Theism' which is the thesis that we should be skeptical about our ability to understand why there is so much evil and suffering in the world.  

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