An explanation of the various halachic underpinnings of the Sanhedrin, including:
What are the roles and responsibilities of the Sanhedrin?
What exactly is semicha, and why is it such a central factor in the creation of the Sanhedrin?
What attempts have been made in the last hundreds of years to reconvene a Sanhedrin and reestablish semicha?
The most basic quesion in religious-Zionism, is how can we religious Jews support & even selebrate on Yom HaAtzma'ut, a non-religious Jewish State? True, it's a lot closer than anything else around, and today, Israel is clearly the Torah Center of Judaism, and aside from the holiness and mitzva of Eretz Yisrael, what should our relationship be towards Medinat Yisrael? The Rambam already presents a precedent where we celebrate 200 years of sovereignty on Chanuka, even though admitting the Macccabean dynasy was problematic religiously (they were Kohanim & also for most of the 200 years not that religious, hellinists etc.). The she'ur concisely explains in 5 points, why a Jewish State is so important, even if it's not as religious as we like.