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

Dr. Ariel Picard is a Research Fellow at Shalom Hartman Institute. He previously served as the Director of the Kogod Research Center for Contemporary Jewish Thought and the Educational Director of the Institute’s Be’eri program. Ariel has a PhD in philosophy from Bar-Ilan University and conducts research in contemporary Jewish law. He was ordained as a rabbi by the Israeli Chief Rabbinate and formerly served as the rabbi of Kibbutz Shluchot. Ariel has published widely

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

: 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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