Sunday, June 3, 2012

Conversion In Israel and In The Diaspora

Over the years there have been a few poskim who see the establishment of The State of Israel and subsequent Zionist achievements as a "game changer" in terms of how we understand halacha - at least on some level.

Rav Chaim David Halevi comes to mind in terms of his Piskei Halacha related to saying Nachem in 9 Av after the Six Day War and on the Halachot of redeeming Israeli soldiers held in captivity.

Rav Unterman's Psak related to Police work on Shabbat in The State of Israel is another example.

More on all of these at another time.

For now, I want to call your attention to an amazing psak from Rabbi Shlomo Goren.

Follow this link to learn how the Establishment of the State of Israel
Rabbi Shlomo Goren
on how Israel changes the notion of Kabbalat HaMitzvot. I have also included a few pages from a wonderful new book by David Ellenson and Daniel Gordis (I highly Recommend it) called Pledges of Allegiance: Conversion, Law, and Policymaking in Nineteenth - Twentieth -Century Orthodox Responsa.

Seeing Halacha this way is one of the clearest ways to show that Halacha is a living entity and that it can respond to changing historical circumstances.


Anonymous said...

Thanks all on your interesting and also useful opinions so far.
Much foods intended for imagined. Some inciteful suggestions and also opinions all
about. I can not point out that Certainly with everything
that you simply say but when some accept your legitamecy
of one's publish I'd possibly be not aware to the awareness.
Here is my homepage - Astma

Anonymous said...

Fantastic publish, Do you don’t imagination if I take
advantage of this content included in my e book review.
Feel free to surf my web-site

Anonymous said...

You truly ensure it is search quite simple using your demonstration, however I am
obtaining the following subject to get actually another thing that we come to feel I'd hardly ever comprehend. Seems like too sophisticated and intensive for me. I’m taking a look frontward in your up coming web site, We'll try to purchase the suspend
of computer!
Stop by my web blog ... Online Auto Insurance

Anonymous said...

I am going to you essentially, I do believe! Would probably the following become likely to give you your
web blog interpreted straight to French? Uk is usually my own minute vocabulary.
My web site - Criminal Background

Anonymous said...

@Janet : I was wanting to send you a contact but I can’t realize its on the
site. Could you be sure to get in touch?
Feel free to visit my website ... Genital Wart Cream

Anonymous said...

Good day! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I genuinely enjoy reading through your blog posts.
Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same subjects?
Thanks a lot!

Feel free to visit my website Garland Sasha

Anonymous said...

Hello just wanted to give you a quick heads
up. The words in your article seem to be running
off the screen in Opera. I'm not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with web browser compatibility but I thought I'd post to
let you know. The layout look great though! Hope you get the issue solved soon.

Look at my blog post :: white robes

Anonymous said...

smokeless cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, best electronic cigarettes, ecigs, electronic cigarette brands, ecig