OU Women's Alit Top

Authority of a Secular Government in Israel

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Jul 11, 2016
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Venue: YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov

References: Bava Kamma: 113a Shevuot: 35b Sanhedrin: 49a Moed Katan: 5a Zevachim: 102a 

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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.

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