A special international conference in Israel held by "Yad Rabbi Herzog" brought together rabbis, educators and professional representatives this past week to discuss Jewish law in our times.
The questions ranged from "what price can be paid for captive soldier Gilad Shalit?" to matters of spirituality, commercial law, hi tech, plant genetics, agricultural issues, and the use of technology on the Sabbath.
The convention brought together 60 leading lecturers including rabbis, rabbinical court judges, physicians, agronomists, economists and more. Three organizations organized the conference: the Chief Rabbinate, Yad Harav Herzog, and the WZO Dept. of Religious Affairs and Diaspora.