1000 Years of Jewish History in Halakha
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Rav Aviad Tabory Shiur #01: The First Crusade May 1096 The Crusades forced many Jews to choose conversion or death, but the permissibility or obligation of martyrdom in Jewish tradition is far from clear. Is King Shaul a model, or an aberration? 1000 Years of Jewish History in Halakha
Rav Aviad Tabory Shiur #02: The Crusades May 1096 Part II: Berakha Recited on Martyrdom The Crusades set off centuries of anti-Jewish violence, raising the unspeakable question: should a Jew faced with death recite a blessing on martyrdom? 1000 Years of Jewish History in Halakha
Rav Aviad Tabory Shiur #03: The Crusades May 1096 Part III: Religious Practices Commemorating the Crusades The question of how to memorialize the martyrs of the Crusades proved to be complex, but it set the precedent for how to confront contemporary historical tragedy, particularly following the Holocaust. 1000 Years of Jewish History in Halakha
Rav Aviad Tabory Shiur #04: 17 June, 1242 The Burning of the Talmud The burning of the Talmud in medieval Paris is considered a monumental tragedy, but how are we supposed to treat sacred Jewish texts? 1000 Years of Jewish History in Halakha
Rav Aviad Tabory Shiur #05: Maharam of Rothenburg’s Attempt to Make Aliya 1286 The attempt of one medieval German rabbi to emigrate to the Land of Israel raises compelling halakhic issues about the status and sanctity of the Land. 1000 Years of Jewish History in Halakha
Rav Aviad Tabory Shiur #06: Maharam of Rothenburg’s Imprisonment 1286 The grim fate of Maharam of Rothenburg, who died in prison, raises historical and contemporary questions about the lengths to which the Jewish community should go to in order to save its kidnapped members. 1000 Years of Jewish History in Halakha
Rav Aviad Tabory Shiur #07: The Ramban’s Disputation (Disputation of Barcelona) July 20–24, 1263 What attitude should the Jewish community have towards Christianity? From the days of medieval disputations to the recent issue of interfaith relations, this has remained an issue of great halakhic importance. 1000 Years of Jewish History in Halakha