Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Audio Shiur: Parshat Lech Lecha - Does Prayer and Study Prevent Attacks? The Line Between Action and Faith

Audio Shiur:
Parshat Lech Lecha - Does Prayer and Study Prevent Attacks? The Line Between Action and Faith


The attached video, currently making the rounds of Facebook, features Rav Uri Sharki, a well-known Religious Zionist rabbi, essentially ridiculing the idea that prayer and Torah study are the appropriate response to the current wave of terrorist attacks plaguing Israel. Instead, he suggests learning how to fight properly, and the Israeli government imposing its will on those who would do us harm. Is Rav Sharki correct? What is the role of faith in difficult times? In the shiur, we look at two episodes where Avram chose action over faith, and how different commentaries interpret and criticize Avram's actions.

Click here to navigate to the shiur on YUTorah.org.

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