Abarbanel's Torah Commentary: Rationalism, Creativity and Systematic Analysis in the Pursuit of Truth
JLE Oct - Dec 2013
Session 1: Introduction
October - December 2013
The Midrasha Simchat Beit HaShoeva 5774
Belovski Family, 22/09/13
(Also delivered as Sermon on Shabbat Chol HaMoed at GGS)
The Slippery Slope: Rules upon Rules
To be delivered at GGS after Minchah (6.45pm) , Shabbat Shuvah 5774
The Massacre of the Jews at York, 1190
From the GGS Website
In 1190, early in the reign of Richard I, fuelled by Crusade fervour and unpaid debts to Jewish money-lenders, anti-Jewish rioting broke out in York. The local Jewish community took refuge in the wooden keep of the royal castle on the night of Shabbat HaGadol. As matters worsened, Yom Tov of Joigny, a famous rabbi and their spiritual leader, advocated suicide rather than face the impending pogrom...
In this presentation, Rabbi Belovski will examine the background to the Clifford’s Tower massacre in Jewish, liturgical and historical sources, and consider its ramifications for English Jewry.
Rabbi Yishmael vs. Rabbi Akiva, based on sources in Professor A.J. Heschel’s work
LSJS April - May 2013