Now that I am no longer associated with any institution I can give shiurim on topics that interest me.
This is a shiur on Rambam's 8th principle and the concept of Torah from Sinai. Is the Torah that we have in our Shuls/chumashim identical with the one that Moshe Rabbeinu gave the Children of Israel 3300 years ago? (answer = 'no')
Is Torah from Sinai a valid concept even if the Torah is not the same as the one we got from Sinai (answer = 'yes')
Did Rambam really mean that the Torah we have today is the same as the one Moshe gave us? (According to the Ashkenazi 'Ani Maamin' and Abarbanel - 'yes' according to Rambam and everyone else 'no')
And should we try to correct out Sifrei Torah to match the Talmud/Rishonim/Aleppo Codex? (machlokes, but probably 'no')
The shiur is quite long (1:30). But I think it is also very interesting. And if you disagree I would be happy to hear from you. (As Rabbi Yochanan said to his Talmidim after the death of Reish Lakish when Rabbi Elazer was agreeing with everything he said).
Here is the shiur
Or if you prefer to download it here is the link:
Torah from Sinai (right click and 'save as')
and here are the source sheets to go with it
Download Source Sheets
A few apologies:
I forgot the date of the Aleppo Codex and the Leningrad Codex.
And I was recording the shiur on my phone, so a couple of times my phone rang, and you get a few seconds of Eurythmics along with the shiur.