In this groundbreaking book, Rabbi Aviad Tabory addresses major halakhic issues that have confronted the State of Israel since its inception. With clarity and scholarship, he delves into actual historical events and examines the rabbinic rulings surrounding them: from the
loss of the Dakar submarine to peace with Egypt, from the capture of Adolf Eichmann to the disengagement from Gush Katif. The chapters of this book pay tribute to the great rabbis who, with broad knowledge and deep insight, apply classic halakhic concepts under novel circumstances and reveal previously hidden dimensions in ancient texts. Collectively, the fascinating cases examined in this book attest to the continuing need for thoughtful and faithful halakhic responses to the dramatic events taking place in the Jewish homeland.