Picture2.jpgEscape From Sobibor 
A  Conversation with Philip Bialowitz 
Rabbi David Eliezrie interviews one 
of the last survivors of the breakout 
from the Nazi Concentration Camp 

israel soloder.jpgRedeeming Captives 
Should Israel exchange thousands of terrorists for Gilad Shalit ? 
 An exploration of classic Jewish sources on this crucial question. 
Listen to the lecture. 
Download the Readings for the Lecture 

soldier praying cropped.jpgIsrael Democracy or Theocracy 
Is Israel a Jewish or Democratic State ? A Jewish State or a State of Jews? 
From the inception of Zionism the role of religion has a been an issue of great debate. This two part series explores the important questions. The first lesson focuses on the conflicts between Zionism and relgious Jews in the early twentieth century and the after Israeli independance. The second lesson deals with the questions on the agenda today, the Western Wall, Conversion Law, the role of the religious parties, the Supreme Court and more. 
Lectures given in January of 2011 
Lesson One     Readings for Lesson One 
Lesson Two     Readings for Lesson Two