Thursday, December 31, 2009

Announcements #132: Final Brovender and Gold Shiur on Pidyon Shevuyim

Join Rabbi Chaim Brovender and Ambassador Dore Gold for the final shiur on Pidyon Shevuyim

This Sunday, January 3rd marks the concluding shiur of the free, three-part series on the mitzva Pidyon Shevuyim: Redemption of the Captives at WebYeshiva. Join Rabbi Chaim Brovender and Ambassador Dore Gold in a LIVE, ONLINE discussion about this mitzva and its impact on current Israeli politics.
Maimonides writes in the Mishneh Torah that the mitzva of pidyon shevuyim takes precedence even over supporting the poor or clothing them (Hilchot Matanot Aniyim 8:10). The Shulchan Aruch also states that, "every moment that one delays in freeing captives, in cases where it is possible to expedite their freedom, is considered to be tantamount to murder" (Yoreh Deah 252:3). The current struggle in Israel for the release of Gilad Schalit, captured by Palestinians in Gaza three-and-a-half years ago, is based on this mitzva.

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