Talmudic Ethics: How an Ancient Value System Informs Modern Practice (53:30)
Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz (138)
Israel's Identity Crisis (53:49)
This fascinating lecture places Israel at the crossroads of politics and our inner struggle with Jewish identity. Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh discusses the most important spiritual battle to be fought in this generation. He presents a compelling political model for the state of Israel and practical steps we can take to make that a reality.
Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh (31)
From the Front Lines 08/05/14 (2:04)
Chayel el Chayal provides a warm and welcoming family for the young Jewish men and women who come to Israel from around the world with the goal of serving in the IDF; risking their own lives to protect the lives of the Jewish nation
Series: Chayal El Chayal
Shmuel Michelle (1)
Every Jew a .22? The Talmudic Take on Gun Control (55:43)
Back in the days of swords and spears the Talmud discussed regulations that seem to provide precedent for modern-day gun control. Today, the debate rages afresh. Join this lecture for an intriguing look at how ancient Talmudic law is more relevant today than ever before.
Rabbi Dr. Michael Broyde (28)
American Judaism's Contemporary Scoreboard (41:51)
Do bagels and baseball go together? What about Shabbat and sports? Professor Jeffrey Gurock pioneered the use of athletics as a metaphor for interpreting the Jewish American story. This lecture invites us to explore the issues of Jewish integration through the lens of sports and to understand the challenges of religious survival in modern-day America.
Dr. Jeffrey Gurock (2)
Not a Monarchy, Not a Democracy (8:50)
Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin (40)
Saluting our Soldiers (19:57)
The Palestine Mandate (10:40)
Series: This Week in Jewish History
Dr. Henry Abramson (90)
The Rebbe's Blessing for Purim (4:01)
Chaplain Jacob Goldstein (6)
Is it a Mitzvah to Serve in the IDF? (38:58)
Rabbi Moishe Denberg (1)
The Value of Diversity (3:54)
Rabbi Aryeh Weinstein (80)
The Legal Case for Israel (46:05)
What is international law and how does the history of Israel reflect it? Professor Eugene Kontorovich gives a clear explanation of which legal bodies have the power to influence the borders of countries, and more importantly, which do not. This fascinating video gives a different perspective on the boundaries of Israel.
Professor Eugene Kontorovich (2)
The Two Commitments in My Life (36:55)
Yom Kippur 1973. Israel finds itself attacked in the north by Syria and in the south by Egypt. The Avrutsky family sends their two sons off to battle; Doron to the south and Eran to the north. Doron returns, but Eran bleeds to death in his tank in the Golan Heights. Doron vows never to leave a wounded soldier behind
Mr. Doron Almog (2)
Kidnapped! Bringing Our Soldiers Home (44:31)
This lecture was deliverd on August 18, 2010, Rabbi David Eliezrie discusses the various opinions regarding the halachic obligation or prohibition regarding the ransom of captives. .
Series: Judaism Decoded Lesson 3
Rabbi David Eliezrie (48)
Israel and the Jews: A Historic Overview (49:51)
“Know its past to ensure its future.” It is imperative that we understand our people’s traditional connection to our homeland in order to better understand the political struggles of today. An historical and biblical perspective on Israel, as a response to those who seek to delegitimize our connection to the Holy Land.
Mr. Bradley Gordon (3)
The Deligitimization Effort (33:20)
“Know its past to ensure its future.” It is imper