In this class, we will address the skeptic: What evidence is there that the Oral Torah was given by God at Sinai? Perhaps it is the brilliant product of the Talmudic Rabbis? After all, if God intended for the Torah to be observed in any specific way, why didn’t He just tell us so Himself in the Torah? Once we have investigated the necessity for, as well as the advantages of, the Oral Torah, we will then turn to a potential serious disadvantage: accidental and/or deliberate distortion of the material.