JERUSALEM – December 2nd 2017
The Holocaust Responsa Database(www.responsa-holocaust.com) , one of its kind in the world, consists of a collection of halakhic questions and answers that were written during and after the Holocaust. After years of intensive research, The Netivei Ha-Halacha Research Institute found and assembled this priceless correspondence from thousands of scattered books and periodicals. From these responses, we learn about the harsh realities of life that the Jews experienced during the Holocaust, including many testimonies of the survivors.
The Head of Netivei Ha-Halacha Institute Rabi Itzhak Gutman said: “We are very excited to make this database accessible to the public. In an age of increasing Holocaust-denial, the preservation of this heritage is our generation’s imperative. We will continue expanding the database and expose this inconceivable information to the public, based on CDI Systems’ proven experience in similar projects”.
CDI Systems’ CEO Mr. Itzhak Levit said: “This project preserves for posterity the ways in which religious leaders and laymen grappled with their intense ethical, legal and human dilemmas during the Holocaust. Not by chance the Israel Education and Science Ministries and the Claims Committee recognized the educational and historical importance of this project and we are proud to be the company that was selected to lead this important project”.
About Netivei Ha-Halacha Institute
Netivei Ha-Halacha Institute is a Jewish studies (Torah) research Institute operating in Gush Etzion for the past 20 years. The Institute has undertaken to rescue the multitude of Holocaust Halachic Responsa from oblivion, making them available to the scholarly world and to the general public.
About CDI Systems
CDI Systems is a private high-tech company founded in 1992, headquartered in Jerusalem, Israel. CDI focuses on the development of a unique and innovative e-publishing platform – NetIS™, which has been successfully deployed in scores of solutions for the Internet, Intranet, Mobile devices & tables.
Deployments range from global giants such as Dun & Bradstreet, EDQM (The European Directory for the Quality of Medicines), The Bar Ilan Responsa Project, CIP, one of the largest publishers in China, traditional publishers shifting to e-publishing as well as STM, legal, think tanks magazines and market research companies.
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