Adult Education Spring Class with Marc Ashley (2024)

“’You Shall Not Add Anything’: Did Torah Begin and End at Sinai?” (Zoom)

Sundays at 10:00 am, April 28, May 5 & May 19, 2024

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Please enjoy Marc Ashley’s 25th annual adult education class Spring 2024! Marc addressed the development of Jewish tradition within a classical framework that claims to be fully comprehensive tracing back to the original revelation at Mount Sinai. The Torah explicitly prohibits additions or alterations to the original revelation: “You shall not add anything to what I command you or take anything away from it!” (Deut. 4:2).  Indeed, the Talmudic rabbis generally considered the divine Torah to be perfect, all-encompassing and permanently valid. Even God could not amend the original revelation! So how has Judaism justified its own historical development in the face of those threshold limitations?