Category Archives: Marc B. Shapiro

Marc B. Shapiro Interview

Alan Brill writes: 11) How was it working for Professor Twersky as an advisor? As to how Twersky was as an advisor, I know that there are difficult stories from the decades before I was there, of students having to … Continue reading

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Free Speech & Jewish Law

From New Jersey Jewish News: Moderator Andrew Napolitano, a New Jersey Superior Court Judge from 1987 to 1995 and the current senior judicial analyst at Fox News Channel, kicked off a broad discussion of First Amendment controversies with a question … Continue reading

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The Agunah Problem, Part 1; Incarceration and Free Speech

Marc B. Shapiro blogs: As for the problem of women not being able to get a divorce because the man refuses, there are some important points that must be made which I don’t think everyone is aware of. Today, many … Continue reading

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Dr. Shapiro reveals eye-opening facts about how the rabbis and others changed Judaism

Israel Drazin writes on Amazon.com about Marc Shapiro’s new book: Since time began, since the more intelligent men and women realized they had ideas they could not share with others, yet they had to speak, they learnt to lie. Highly … Continue reading

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The Kuzari Argument

Marc B. Shapiro writes: I completely reject the Kuzari argument not only for logical reasons but because it can be used to “prove” the historicity of miracles in other religions, miracles that we are told were witnessed by many people… … Continue reading

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The Noble Lie

Marc B. Shapiro blogs: 1. Amichai Markowitz called my attention to a talmudic text that I overlooked. Nedarim 23b states: “The Tanna has intentionally obscured the law, in order that vows should not be lightly treated.” This relates to the … Continue reading

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Artscroll Prints The Censored Talmud

Marc B. Shapiro blogs July 29, 2015: ArtScroll is still worried about creating anti-Semitism and thus continues to print a censored Talmud. While I think everyone agrees that the ArtScroll Talmud translation is a masterpiece, opinions will obviously differ as … Continue reading

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Jewish Press Interviews Marc Shapiro

LINK: Your book is filled with examples of historical revisionism and omission. Let’s go through a number of them. First: Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach’s position on lashon hara between a husband and wife. He thought if someone is having a … Continue reading

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Censors For The Sake Of Heaven

Paul Shaviv reviews Marc Shapiro’s new book: “I just spent the recent holiday weekend reading this important and fascinating (if somewhat depressing) book from cover to cover. Marc Shapiro has given us another excellent work. With meticulous documentation he shows … Continue reading

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The Clash Between Orthodox Judaism’s Theory & Practice

Comments on Changing the Immutable: How Orthodox Judaism Rewrites its History by Marc B. Shapiro (Oxford – Portland, OR: The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2015). Bar Ilan professor Aryeh A. Frimer writes: But what I found particularly troubling with … Continue reading

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