Our guest this week is Rabbi Brigitte Rosenberg, Senior Rabbi of the United Hebrew congregation in St.Louis, MO. Rabbi Rosenberg, who has been at United Hebrew since 2004, received her BA in Religion and Culture from Boston University and her M.A.H.L and rabbinical ordination from...
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We are told that Pharaoh was punished harshly for enslaving the Israelites. But why does the Torah sanction slavery? And how am I supposed to respect the weaker strata of society — such as the converts, the sojourners, the widows and orphans — if I allow myself to enslave another...
January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pmIn his magnum opus on the history and development of Jewish civil law, "Ha-Mishpat Ha-Ivri" ("Jewish Law"), Israeli Supreme Court Justice Menachem Elon remarks that basing a viable modern legal system on Jewish Law is no easy task -- "it calls for great intellectual effort,...