2004 Attempt To Revive The Sanhedrin
The 2004 attempt to re-establish the Sanhedrin was an attempt to set up a revived national rabbinical court of Jewish law in Israel which began in October 2004. The organization heading this attempt refers to itself as the nascent Sanhedrin or developing Sanhedrin, and regards itself as a provisional body awaiting integration into the Israeli government as both a supreme court and an upper house of the Knesset, while the Israeli secular press regards it as an illegitimate fundamentalist organization of rabbis. The organization, which is composed of over 70 rabbis (similar to the composition of the original Sanhedrin), claims to enjoy recognition and support from the entire religious Jewish community in Israel, and has stirred debate in both religious and secularist circles.
Read more about 2004 Attempt To Revive The Sanhedrin: Precedents, The Election Process and Selection of Rav Halberstam, The Formation of A Placeholder Sanhedrin, The Acceptance of Office of Nasi By Rabbi Steinsaltz, The Current Sanhedrin's View of Government, The Current Attempted Sanhedrin's Actions, Controversy
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