Lesson Four: In the Wake of Expulsion
Renewal of The Sanhedrin – Active Messianism vs Passive Messianism
In the wake of Spanish expulsion came a proposal to reinstate the Sanhedrin, in an effort to herald the messianic era. The idea catapulted the Jewish world into a frenzy: some with jubilation, others with uproar and outrage. Can we force the Divine hand to hasten the redemption? Should we? And what about recent attempts at renewing the Sanhedrin?
This video was produced for Lesson 4 of Great Debates in Jewish History, a course by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute.