By courtesy of Yitzchak M. Feuerstein & Jüdisches Museum Hohenems
Professor Reuven Firestone lecturing
“ From Militancy to Quietism and Back Again. Many people have peculiar impression about Judaism and war: “Jews don`t fight” is one. Another is: “The God of the Jews is a violent and vengeful God (as opposed to the “God of love” of the Christians), and that God demands bloody wars.” The truth is more complicated than either of these impressions. In fact, Judaism began as a very militant religion. Jews were considered prized mercenaries during the Second Temple period and occupied garrisons for the Persian emperor in Egypt(1) and elsewhere. But Judaism changed radically in late Antiquity and is going through another radical change in the modern period. Why the Changes, and how can a religion alter its position on such a basic issue of war and violence? These are issues that we will study in this session…”
Complete lecture (video footage ) –> HERE <- Videoaufzeichnung des Vortrags
“..as we read the dvar Torah of Rabbi Gail Diamondto Parashat Ki Teitzei, we are reminded that sex slavery and human trafficking are tragedies that persist across the centuries, from biblical times to modern day Israel. What is being done to combat these atrocious abuses of human rights? ..”
Welches Gebet würden Sie nach der Geburt eines nichtjüdischen Enkelkindes sprechen? Mit welchen Worten würden Sie sich an Gott nach einem Schwangerschaftsabbruch, einer Scheidung oder einem Konkurs wenden?