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Machloket (Torah Debate)

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Machloket (Torah Debate): (lit. "debate" or "dispute"); in Torah, a dispute between two differing opinions on a legal interpretation
Understanding the origin of disputes in Jewish law and how they evolved, and the process by which they’re resolved.
When division becomes a virtue
Our Sages declare that Korach and his followers are the symbol of divisiveness that "will not ultimately endure"; whereas the dissenting views of Hillel and Shamai represent a virtuous difference of opinion "that will ultimately endure". But why would arg...
The Jewish obsession with arguments
How can we rely on these rabbis if they can’t even agree with one another?
Since the disputes that arise between Torah scholars are the product of the limitations and imperfections of the human mind, why is it said that “any dispute that is for the sake of Heaven is destined to endure?” The meaning of the statement, “These and t...
Resolving matters of halachic dispute
Is the Torah’s process for determining halachah an attempt to arrive at the one true answer, or are there multiple truths?
There are so many differences of opinion as to what happened and what it means--how can they all be right?
The Sages tell us that the Giving of the Torah took into account the diversity among those who were receiving it. The Torah was given with the potential to be explained in 600,000 different ways, for each of the 600,000 different souls...
Why are there two Talmuds? And why is the "Babylonian Talmud" considered more authoritative than the "Jerusalem Talmud"?
Differing customs reflect the multiplicity of ways of relating to G‑d that characterize our people.
For truth to be upheld, it is fundamental that human beings do not live in intellectual isolation, only hearing views that reinforce their own...
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