Authority of a Secular Government in Israel
- Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner
- Jul 11, 2016
- 1 hr 0 min 29 sec
References: Bava Kamma: 113a, Shevuot: 35b, Sanhedrin: 49a, Moed Katan: 5a, Zevachim: 102a
Survey of the theories explaining why דינא דמלכותא is binding, and then a narrowing to three theories of how a secular Israeli government could have halachic standing: (1) As stand-ins for the king, (2) As police protecting society, (3) As the voice of the people.