There are many stories and laws presented in the Bible that are seemingly problematic. David and Bathsheba, slavery, charging interest, are but a few of the many biblical dilemmas that will be addressed . How does Judaism reconcile these seemingly controversial issues and dilemmas?
Using traditional sources as a guide, Rabbi Weil will tackle some of the most controversial and difficult issues presented in the Bible. His unique style is sure to keep you fascinated and engaged.
New lessons will be added regularly. If you have an interesting dilemma that you would like Rabbi Weil to address. Please email us at: email@example.com
Rabbi Steven Weil is the Senior Managing Director of the Orthodox Union. The son of German “Viehhaendler”, Rabbi Weil grew up on a cattle farm in Upstate New York. His love for learning began early, and as a teenager prevailed upon his parents to send him away to Yeshiva. He continued his education at Kerem B’Yavneh and Yeshiva University, concurrently completing his ordination at the Rabbeinu Yitzchak Elchanan Theological Seminary and a Master’s in Business Administration from NYU’s Stern School of Business. Rabbi Weil began his career teaching, and then began pulpit work; first at the Young Israel of Oak Park, Michigan and then at Beth Jacob Congregation in Beverly Hills, California. In both positions he significantly expanded the synagogue’s membership and programming and was involved in serving the needs of the greater community as well. In 2009 he became the chief executive officer of the Orthodox Union. Rabbi Weil is a master educator, popular teacher and lecturer, having delivered invocations for former President Bush, Governor Schwarzenegger as well as Speaker John Boehner and the House of Representatives among others. He has served internationally as scholar-in-residence on land and on sea, and is a passionate advocate for Israel and for Jewish education. Rabbi Weil resides in New Jersey with his wife and seven children.
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