The twentieth-century biblical scholar Umberto Cassuto (1883-1951) had an interesting take on how the Urim and the Thummim – an element of the Hoshen Mishpat [Breastplate of Judgement] – worked. Levi considers the advantages and disadvantages of this mystifying priestly vestment.
Whether or not you have the pleasure and privilege of being physically present in our Beit Midrash, this is a golden opportunity to learn Torah with us. Join the Maggid of Melbourne, Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper, on his quest across centuries and over continents, as he sets out to understand the mysterious longing for the Hoshen Mishpat [Breastplate of Judgement]. How did this priestly vestment work, and why would sages pine for its return?
An enchanting adventure from the Bible, on to the Medieval Rabbis, and through to the beginning of the twentieth century. There is only one more thing to say: TO THE BEIT MIDRASH!
Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper – Pardes Faculty and A Shot of Torah Podcast Host
Adam Titcher – Executive Producer