Professional Development Resources: Israel

Information about the 16th Knesset Elections in English

Official 16th Knesset elections page Official Knesset site Likud Labor Shas Meretz Maven Portal election page The Jewish Perspective on Government and Elections: Sources,... Read more

Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik as Posek of Post-Modern Orthodoxy

This article originally appeared in Tradition Volume 29, 1994   In the circles of what is labelled “Modern Orthodoxy” or “Centrist Orthodoxy,” Rabbi Joseph... Read more

State and Religion

First appeared in Tradition Volume 12, No.3-4 (Winter/Spring 1972) A. General Principles (1) The state has no intrinsic value; only an instrumental value. This principle is common... Read more

Hallel on Yom Ha’atzmaut

Appeared in Tradition, Volume 3, No. 3 (Spring 1961)   In the Spring 1960 issue of TRADITION, Rabbi Meyer Karlin presents an excellent summary... Read more

The Torah of Israel and the State

THE TORAH OF ISRAEL AND THE STATE By: Yehuda Gershuni Rabbi Gershuni is a renowned rabbinic scholar and the author of numerous Halakhic studies.... Read more

Israel Independence Day and the Halakhah

Since the founding of the State of Israel in 1948, its Independence Day or Yom ha-Atzmaut has been celebrated in a variety of ways.... Read more

The Unique Kedushah of Yerushala’yim

The Unique Kedushah of Yerushala’yim By: David Derovan Jerusalem, 5761   NOTE: The sources for this article were culled from a Hebrew article by... Read more

Suggestions for connecting students to Israel

1. “Live Broadcast”: Have a (live) phone conversation between someone who lives in Yesha (Judea and Samaria/Yehuda V’shomron) and a group of students. This... Read more

Rabban Yochanan ben Zakkai Saves Torah

The three-year Roman siege of Yerushalayim portended doom for Jewish nationalism. The inhabitants of the Holy City were divided; some were wearied from the... Read more

Megillat Ha’atzmaut: Analysis and Comparative Analysis

[A full English translation of Megillat Haatzmaut follows this article. The numbers referred to in the article correspond with the numbered clauses of Megillat Haatzmaut]    ... Read more
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