• August 17, 2022
  • 19 5782, Av
  • פרשת וארא

Responsa on the Holocaust Part 2

Responsa on the Holocaust Part 2

This class will reveiw the topic of Yehareg ve’al ya’avor – giving one’s life for another – as discussed in the Gemara in Masechet Sanedrin, and then study different historical cases that arose with regard to this topic up until the Holocaust.

October 22, 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Responsa on the Holocaust Part 2: Lesson 1
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October 29, 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Responsa on the Holocaust Part 2: Lesson 2
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This Shiur discussed the issue of whether one is allowed to write RK (Roman Catholic) on his passport to avoid being caught, within the greater question of whether one may say, or alude to the fact he believes in Avoda Zara to save himself.

November 5, 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Responsa on the Holocaust Part 2: Lesson 3
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In this shiur we discussed the issue if one can deny being Jewish to save himself and the ideas around it.

November 12, 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Responsa on the Holocaust Part 2: Lesson 4
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This shiur discussed hiding children by goyim to save them from the Nazis

November 19, 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Responsa on the Holocaust Part 2: Lesson 5
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We discuss the atonement needed for converting during the holocaust

November 26, 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Responsa on the Holocaust Part 2: Lesson 6
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Continuation to last week

December 3, 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Responsa on the Holocaust Part 2: Lesson 7
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Post holocaust , questions arouse reagrding children who’s age was not known.Are they Bar/Bat Mitzva? Can the boys put on tefilin?

December 10, 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Responsa on the Holocaust Part 2: Lesson 8
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In the Kovno Ghetto, 1942, the question was asked if electric lights could be used for Shabbos candles. The shiur also elaborates on the question of using electric lights for Chanuka candles and Havdala.

December 24, 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Responsa on the Holocaust Part 2: Lesson 9
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Rabbi Yehoshua Geller received Smicha from Rav Mordechai Elefant zt"l and the ITRI Yeshiva, where he was a Talmid for many years. He served as the Rosh Beit Medrash of the English Speakers' Program at the Jerusalem College of Technology/Machon Lev, Rabbi Geller has also taught at Yeshivat Yam HaTalmud and Yeshivat Hamivtar. Rabbi Geller holds an M.A. in Hebrew Studies.