Israel-Related Issues

The existence of the State of Israel has created new issues for modern Rabbis to grapple with. Here are just a few of them:

  1. Shemita Part 1 – Foundations

  2. Shemita Part 2 – Historical Background

  3. Shemita Part 3 – Heter Mechira

  4. Shemita Part 4 – Otzer Beit Din

  5. Shemita Part 5 – Shemita in the Kitchen

  6. Using Electricity on Shabbat in Israel

  7. Tearing Kriya in Yehuda and Yerushalayim

  8. Kedushat Ha’Aretz

  9. Land for Peace (2021) – Part 2

  10. Land for Peace (2021) – Part 1

  11. Israel, Zionism and Redemption – Part 3: Zionism without Geula in the thought of Rav Soloveitchik

  12. Israel, Zionism and Redemption – Part 2: Teshuva and Geula

  13. Israel, Zionism and Redemption – Part 1: Kibbutz Galuyot – The Ingathering of the Exiles

  14. Women in the IDF – Part 2

  15. Women in the IDF – Part 1

  16. Medinat Yisrael – Redemption, Confusion and Mashiach Ben Yosef

  17. Is There a Mitzva to Live in Eretz Yisrael?

  18. The Historical Controversies of Shmita

  19. Terumot and Maaserot

  20. Land For Peace (2015)

  21. Going Up To Temple Mount – single shiur:

    – abridged source sheet:

  22. Going Up to Temple Mount – extended 2-part shiur:

    Part 1: Part 2:

  23. Yerushalayim – A Tale of Two Cities

The longer version of this shiur was given at the OU Center in May 2017, in anticipation of the 50th Anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem.

This shorter shiur was given to the Emunah Women of Jerusalem in anticipation of Yom Yerushalyim 2012, to mark the 45th Anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem.