Halakhic Responses to Israeli History
מרצה Title תקציר סידרה
Rav Aviad Tabory Shiur #01: 14 May 1948 Declaring a State: To Dare to Declare In our inaugural shiur, we consider the fateful decision to declare a Jewish state in the Land of Israel on 5 Iyar, 5708 (1948). Why was this move so significant? How do we account for the desire to celebrate national miracles while safeguarding religious traditions like Shabbat? Halakhic Responses to Israeli History
Rav Aviad Tabory Shiur #02: 10 September 1952 Reparations from Germany The 1952 reparations agreement between the young State of Israel and the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) was a controversial idea--not only among politicians, but among halakhic authorities as well. When are such payments appropriate, if at all? Halakhic Responses to Israeli History
Rav Aviad Tabory Shiur #03: 27 October, 1958 Who is a Jew? In the early years of the State of Israel, the question of Jewish identity became a hot-button issue. What are the halakhic sources which were used to address this subject, and why is it still relevant today? Halakhic Responses to Israeli History
Rav Aviad Tabory Shiur #04: 23 May, 1960 “We have Eichmann” — The Trial and Execution of Adolf Eichmann The capture of Adolf Eichmann in the early 60s challenged the young State of Israel to face hard questions about mass murder, war crimes and the use of the death penalty. Halakhic Responses to Israeli History
Rav Aviad Tabory Shiur #05: 7 June, 1967 “Har Ha-bayit Be-yadeinu”: The Six-Day War and Reunification of Yerushalayim The Six-Day War led to the immortal declaration: "The Temple Mount is in our hands!" However, Israeli control over the site of the Temple raises many halakhic questions, and the Poskim have argued over how to approach our holiest sites. Halakhic Responses to Israeli History
Rav Aviad Tabory Shiur #06: 18 May, 1965 “Our Man in Damascus” Eli Cohen, Israel’s Greatest Spy The Six-Day War led to the immortal declaration: "The Temple Mount is in our hands!" However, Israeli control over the site of the Temple raises many halakhic questions, and the Poskim have argued over how to approach our holiest sites. Halakhic Responses to Israeli History