In December 2015, T’ruah organized Jewish communities and individuals to study this text over Shabbat, as a response to incitement against activists in Israel. It is a talk given by Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Har Etzion and a major figure in the Orthodox movement, in the wake of
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination in 1995. The English summary comes from one of Rav Lichtenstein’s students at the yeshiva. The full, original Hebrew follows.
The text remains as relevant today as it was when the talk was first given or when T’ruah first made it available to our network.