The Thought of Manitou
Teacher Title Abstract
שיעורי טקסט Rav Uriel Eitam Introduction to the Teachings of Manitou Manitou (Rav Yehuda Leon Ashkenazi) lived through some of the most important events in modern Jewish history, shaping his philosophy of Torah on his journey from Algeria to France to Israel, across the 20th century.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Uriel Eitam Shiur #01: The Different Dimensions of Manitou’s Teachings Manitou's reading of Avraham's first journey to Canaan demonstrates the fundamentals of his unique philosophy.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Uriel Eitam Creation and the Intention Behind It Manitou understands the progress of the world from a distinctly Jewish viewpoint: an essential but temporary stage in the history of existence.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Uriel Eitam The Purpose of Creation — Earning the Right to Exist Manitou uses the philosophy of Ramchal to address the paradox of the world's creation by God as an imperfect enterprise, but he takes it further.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Uriel Eitam Creation as a Moral Act From the very beginning of the Torah, God expresses goodness through the act of Creation--but have we ever asked ourselves the simple question: Why?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Uriel Eitam The Moral Act What makes something moral from a Jewish viewpoint, and how does this contrast with Western culture?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Uriel Eitam The Conditions for Moral Accountability Does man's morality come from an innate sense of goodness, the divine imperative or perhaps both?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Uriel Eitam Freedom of Choice Does man's morality come from an innate sense of goodness, the divine imperative or perhaps both?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Uriel Eitam Biblical Narratives — Fresh vs. Retrospective Reading Manitou's revolutionary approach to the study of Tanakh challenges us to read with fresh eyes.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Uriel Eitam Applying the Concept of the Fresh Reading Manitou's revolutionary approach to the study of Tanakh challenges us to read with fresh eyes.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Uriel Eitam The Theory of Alternatives — Comparison with Seforno Manitou's approach to the biblical text echoes that of Rav Ovadya Seforno, but diverges from it.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Uriel Eitam The Theory of Alternatives — Comparison with the Shela Manitou's theory of alternatives draws inspiration from the writings of the Shela.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Uriel Eitam Kayin and Hevel The story of Kayin and Hevel drives humankind’s ongoing quest for harmony
שיעורי טקסט Rav Uriel Eitam The Fraternity Equation Manitou sides with those scholars who view human relations as the central axis of the Torah
שיעורי טקסט Rav Uriel Eitam The Marital Relationship in Light of the Fraternity Equation This shiur explores how the "fraternity equation" is reflected in the marital relationship.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Uriel Eitam Unifying Values and Traits We will now examine Avraham’s story and the realization of the concept of making room for the other.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Uriel Eitam The Unification of Values and Attributes – continued There is a need for balance among different values, and this is achieved in the Torah.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Uriel Eitam Sanctity We now approach the subject of sanctity in Manitou's teachings.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Uriel Eitam Sanctity of the Collective In this shiur, we will continue to explore Manitou’s conception of sanctity.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Uriel Eitam Sanctity and the Mitzvot In this shiur, we further explore Manitou’s perspective on the centrality of morality.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Uriel Eitam Moshe's Torah and Aharon's Torah We continue our discussion of the essential nature and significance of the mitzvot.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Uriel Eitam The Torah of the Father and the Torah of the Rav What is the distinction between the Torah of the father and the Torah of the Rav?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Uriel Eitam The Reason for the Subjugation in Egypt What was the reason for the subjugation of the Jewish People in Egypt?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Uriel Eitam The Reason for the Egyptian Exile (continued) For Manitou, the intent of the Torah is to recount the historiosophic story of the Jewish People.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Uriel Eitam The Forefathers' Tendencies as Reflected in their Descendants Manitou regards the historiosophic-identity approach as the key to analyzing Am Yisrael's problems.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Uriel Eitam Excessive "Chesed" in Am Yisrael The issue of excessive chesed comes up in different forms in Manitou's writings.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Uriel Eitam The Role of Exile and the Test of Redemption According to Manitou, the real test of exile is the choice to leave it.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Uriel Eitam Universalism vs. Cosmopolitanism Manitou draws a distinction between universalism and cosmopolitanism.