Before the movement of modern Zionism , the question of the return of Jews from the diaspora to the land of Israel was discussed in rabbinic literature. This course (no Hebrew is required)proposes a presentation and discussion of biblical, rabbinic, medieval and modern texts on whether Jews have an obligation to settle in Eretz Yisrael
Ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 1986
Rabbi Stephen Berkowitz has served Liberal, Reform, and Massorti congregations in the USA and in Europe. He is currently visiting rabbi of : the UJLS Liberal synagogue in Strasbourg , Bet Shalom (Barcelona) and the Javura Reformista de Madrid. He resides in Paris.