Ethics in Israeli Society: The Non-Jew in Jewish Texts in light of Recent Controversies

Lecture Title: Ethics in Israeli Society: The Non-Jew in Jewish Texts in light of Recent Controversies


Lecturer
: Gilad Kariv & Ariel Picard

Lecture Sources

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1. Biblical Origins “Give Them No Quarter” – Deuteronomy 7:14

2. What is Included in the Prohibition of “Give Them No Quarter”?

2a. Maimonides, Mishne Torah, Laws Pertaining to Idolaters 10:1-7
  English here

2b. Comments of the Ra’avad

2c. Opinion of Rav Kook and Rav Hertzog

3. Are Todays Non-Jews Considered Idolators?

3a. Rabbi Menachem Ben Shlomo HaMeirir, “Beit HaVechira” Commentary on the Talmud, Bava Metzia 59a

3b. Rabbi Hayim David HaLevy
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3c. Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook, Letters of the Re’ayah, Letter 69, pg. 99

4. The Status of “Resident Alien”

4a. Numbers 16: 14-16

4b. Leviticus 19:33:34

4c. Exodus 20:9

4d. Exodus 23:9

4e. Babylonian Talmud Tractate Bava Metzia 59b  English here

4f. Mishna Gerim 3:1-4

4g. Nachmanides’ Additions to the Boot of Mitzvot, Mitzva 16

5. ????? ??? – The Rabbi’s Manifest in Hebrew

6. Kobi Nahsoni, Fifty Municipal Rabbis: Don’t Rent Flats to Arbas, Ynet, Dec. 7, 2010

Program: Rabbinic Leadership Initiative

Program Year: 2011

Program Theme: Foundations of the Ethical – Ethics of the Jewish Calendar

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