Heresy and Salvation
An Exploration of Elisha ben Abuya

Dena Weiss, David Silber, Dov Linzer, Sara Hurwitz, Jason Rubenstein, Mordecai Schwartz

What does it mean when a great Jewish leader loses his faith? Elisha ben Abuya is the Talmud's most famous apostate, as well as renowned sage and teacher. These classes were recorded for the Community Beit Midrash kickoff event, 2014. Featured are: Mechon Hadar's Dena Weiss and R. Jason Rubenstein; Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School's R. Dov Linzer; Yeshivat Maharat's R. Sara Hurwitz; and the Drisha Institute's R. David Silber; and JTS's Mordecai Schwartz.

Heresy and Salvation: Panel Discussion
(audio/mpeg, 51.02MB)
Outside Looking In: Elisha ben Abuya and the Anxiety of Change
(audio/mpeg, 20.89MB)

Acher and Phineas Gage: When is Teshuvah Impossible?
(audio/mpeg, 45.37MB)
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