Thursday, November 03, 2005

Steinsaltz heads 'Sanhedrin'

Do they have jurisdiction on Americans?

Arutz Sheva:

Snce it was launched in Tiberius last year, the Court of 71 rabbis has strived to fulfill the halachic (Jewish legal) requirements for renewing authentic semicha (rabbinic ordination passed down from Moses) and for reestablishing the Great Court, which was disbanded 1,600 years ago. At Sundays conference, distinguished members of the Court, led by Rabbi Adin Even-Israel (Steinsaltz), presented a humble, yet exhilarating plan to widen the scope and acceptance of the Court to truly move toward becoming the restored Sanhedrin of old.
Along with the increasingly humble references to the current institution of a Court or Sanhedrin project came new high-caliber participants in the project. Rabbi Even-Israel (Shteinzaltz) publicly accepted the position of Nassi, President of the Sanhedrin, Rabbi Reem HaKohen head of the largest Hesder Yeshiva in Israel - delivered the first address of the morning and Kiryat Arba Chief Rabbi and Dayan (Rabbinical Court Judge) Dov Lior spoke both at the conference and later at the festive meal...
In his speech accepting the position of Nassi, Rabbi Even-Israel (Shteinzaltz) said that though the task of building the Sanhedrin will take some time, the ark that Noah built took 120 years to build. He expressed his opinion that the project should steer clear of political pronouncements a point that was challenged by Rabbi Yisrael Ariel of the Temple Institute, who said that publicly opposing the expulsion and supporting those Jews expelled from Gaza and northern Samaria could not be referred to as political. The diverging viewpoints gave those in attendance a glimpse of the manner in which Sanhedrin members disagree with one another, yet remain in the cohesive body to provide a complete prism encasing the spectrum of Jewish thought... Sanhedrin spokesman Prof. Hillel Weiss, speaking with Israel National TV (Click here to view - segment begins at 1:35 mark), said that the Sanhedrin seeks to gain the support of the Jewish Nation not through coercion or animosity, but through love, which will eventually culminate in a basic law being put forth in the Knesset restoring the Court to its proper authority...
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