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Donniel Hartman’s latest column – Paucity of ideas threatens Judaism and Israel – is now available in Hebrew on Donniel’s own blog.

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The annual Tikkun Leil Shavuot lectures at Shalom Hartman Institute are one of the year’s most anticipated events.
This year’s theme is, “Ethics, Judaism and War,” and features lectures in English and Hebrew from Hartman Institute faculty on issues both classic and contemporary.

Shavuot evening, Thursday, 28 May, 2009

22.30-23.45 Rabbi Prof. David Hartman: The Role of the Other in Situations of War and Civic Life in the Jewish Tradition
2.30-3.30 Dov Weiss: “Moshe’s Protest against Divine War: The Case of Sihon.”

00:00-01:00 הרב ד”ר דניאל הרטמן: מוסר מלחמה במסורת היהודית ובמקורות ישראל

01:15-02:15 פרופ’ אבי שגיא, האלוף ישי בר: “והיה מחניך קדוש”: טוהר הנשק ומשמעותו במסמך רוח צה”ל

02:30-03:30 ד”ר אורית קמיר: מוסר כבוד האדם במלחמה

חג שבועות ביום – יום שישי ו’ סיון, 29 במאי, 2009

16:00-17:00 ביטי רואי: כוח, תפילה ומלחמה בתורת ר’ נחמן מברסלב
17:15-18:15 פרופ’ אבי שגיא: מוסר במלחמה

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תיקון ליל שבועות
המוסר, היהדות והמלחמה

Ethics, Judaism and War is the theme of this year’s Tikkun Leil Shavuot – evening of learning – at Shalom Hartman Institute.  Speakers are scheduled to include Rabbi Prof. David Hartman, Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman, and others. Details on the program as soon as all speakers and topics are confirmed.

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Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi tells us how and why to make Torah study relevant and useful in our lives today in this great essay:

We must strive to establish the Torah for ourselves, our families and our communities as a vital, dynamic text – as relevant to our lives today as it was 2,000 years ago. We must become fully engaged in Torah study, appreciating its power to guide us through our daily existence, inform our understanding of the world around us, challenge our beliefs and preconceived notions and inspire us to always achieve more. It is only once we allow Torah to enter our lives and to permeate every aspect of our being that we may someday come to exclaim – with the Psalmist, “Oh how I love your law, it is my meditation all the day.”

Read her entire essay here.

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Professor Moshe Halbertal, Senior Fellow at Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem, Israel, talks about Rabbinic interpretations of the revelation of Torah at Mount Sinai to the Institute’s Lay Leadership Program, June 27, 2008

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