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Israel at War

The Mitzvah of Redeeming Captives

A session in our series Torah for This Moment
Dr. Elana Stein Hain is the Rosh Beit Midrash and a senior research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where she serves as lead faculty and consults on the content of lay and professional programs. A widely well-regarded thinker and teacher, Elana is passionate about bringing rabbinic thought into conversation with contemporary life. To this end, she hosts TEXTing a bi-weekly podcast that considers issues relevant to Jewish life through the lens

This session with Elana Stein Hain was recorded on November 1, 2023, four weeks after the Hamas attacks of October 7. During this difficult time for the Jewish people, Torah has the ability to help us think about our values and our responsibilities.

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