Rabbi Hammer Responsum
״זה ספר תולדות האדם: היחס ללא יהודים ביהדות המסורתית״
עיון בתשובתו של הרב ראובן המר
Rabbi Reuven Hammer: how we are to relate to non-Jews in Jewish law.
Just a few weeks ago, Rabbi Yosef Elitzur, co-author of Torat HaMelech, a “halachic” book that explained why it is sometimes permissible to kill non-Jews, was arrested and charged with incitement toward violence. The arrest has reignited interest in the question of how Jewish law instructs us to relate to non-Jews in the 21st century, as Jewish tradition includes many positive as well as negative statements about non-Jews.
This study session will look at the thought process behind Rabbi Reuven Hammer’s 2016 responsum questioning how we are to relate to non-Jews in Jewish law.
1. The full text of the responsum: https://www.rabbinicalassembly.org/sites/default/files/public/halakhah/teshuvot/2011-2020/hammer-non-jews-law-lore.pdf
2. Click here to download the study