July 9th, 2006

Tosfos

The Donkey's Mouth: Miracles and the Natural Order

I gave a d'var torah at seudah shlishit this week in memory of my great-uncle Joseph Ezra Wisan, the man whose initials proclaimed his religion. Actually, he wasn't religious, but he was a professor of American history and international relations at City College of New York duirng its heyday as the Poor Man's Harvard, chairing the History department for 20 years.

You can find the d'var torah on my website.

It's about miracles as part of the natural order, and how various philosophical commentators resolved that apparent contradiction.