Laws of Government: Preserving life and honouring political agreements

Posted by Levi Cooper on March 22, 2020
Topics: The Maggid of Melbourne, Laws of Government

Laws of Government 9: Preserving life and honouring political agreements

Can we claim that in life-threatening situations, cases that would be considered pikuah nefesh, political agreements can be set aside? Or perhaps, even in such cases, political promises should be honoured?

Subscribe to the Hasidic Lore Newsletter

As Israel strives to form a new government, elected leaders jockey for position, and the people pine for stability – Levi Cooper explores aspects of government from the perspective of Jewish
Law. A timely new podcast series with the Maggid of Melbourne. TO THE BEIT MIDRASH!

Rabbi Levi Cooper – Pardes Faculty and A Shot of Torah Podcast Host
Adam Titcher – Executive Producer

About Levi Cooper

Levi teaches Bible, Hasidut, Maimonides and Midrash at Pardes. Originally from Australia, Levi holds an LL.B., LL.M. and Ph.D. from the Law Faculty of Bar-Ilan University, and is a member of the Israel Bar Association. He is currently an adjunct professor in the Law Faculty of Bar-Ilan University and post-doctoral fellow in the Law Faculty of Tel Aviv University. Click here to read more. You can find books written by Levi by clicking here

Keep Learning