Monthly Archives: August 2014

From the First World War to Operation Protective Edge – The Value of Life in Jewish Thought

During the Oslo process of the mid-1990s, as the Rabin government faced furious opposition from the religious right, Rav Ovadia Yosef, the greatest Jewish legal authority of the generation, was asked for his opinion regarding the halachic permissibility of giving … Continue reading

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The Destruction of the Temple, The Holocaust, and Historical Suffering – a shiur for Tisha B’Av,

How are we to respond to an event which is so catastrophic that many people still alive give up the will to live? How can Jewish life continue when everything that has been recognised as Jewish life  now lies in … Continue reading

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