"I'm still not sure I understand your disagreement with the video. Nobody is arguing against tradition in toto. Tradition is a necessary adjunct to the written Torah, that tells us *how* various Torah commands can be implemented.
The question here (and in the video) is whether there was an authoritative, 'God-breathed' tradition for tying/wearing them, that God gave to the Israelites at Mt. Sainai. More broadly, the question is not only whether there is a body of Oral Teaching that was given at Mt. Sainai, but that was also passed down, without error, or change, from teacher to student, up until the codification of the Talmud -- as many Orthodox today hold.So what precisely are the claims in that video? Here they are:
My question is, do you agree with this notion? Do you believe that God gave Moses 2 Torah's on Mt. Sainai -- a written, and an Oral Torah, as Orthodox Judaism teaches -- and that this Oral Torah was passed down from teacher to student over the years, in an unbroken chain of succession? (since that's really the focus of the video here)"
CLAIM 1: No traditions whatsoever were given to Moses.
"In Exodus 34:27, God commands Moses: 'Write these words, for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.' No other law is mentioned. No 'Oral Law', or of tradition, unwritten that was supposedly transferred by word-of-mouth. But the Sages tried to force us to think that the 'Oral Law' was indeed included."
"...we should mention, that wise men traditions and commandments are occasionally mentioned in the Old Testament, but always in a negative way."
"God is expressing His anger with the people of Israel, because they follow commandments made by man, exactly as it is happening today with the 'Oral Law', that the rabbis invented, so they can have the power and the control over all of you."
"After the destruction of the second Temple...[the rabbis] had to invent a new Torah (Law) all together. And so they did. They called the new law they invented the 'Oral Law.'...."
'Oral Law' is a myth, invented by the rabbis, in order to give themselves the power and the control."