I just came across the following dialogue (in this post):
Source for that assertion? – IsraelReader
Not an assertion. See YouTube: Christianity vs. Atheism: Rabbi Tovia Singer Explores the Consequences of Both Belief Systems. –
So you admit that you have no source in Jewish canon to support that statement. YouTube videos don't really count for me as an original source. – IsraelRead
I was a bit disturbed by this statement, because as long as the rabbi in the video clip is qualified to be quoted, what is the difference if he communicated his statement via book or via video clip?
My question is, is there a reason not to quote a youtube video, and more broadly, is it ok to quote a statement made by a rabbi, even if it does not appear in a scholarly work?