Last Thursday the "Yerushalmi Institute" presented an evening of lectures devoted to the redeeming of captives. I cannot claim to be a Yerushalmi enthusiast, since I think that the only Yerushalmi tractate I ever learned was Sheqalim. However, I am a wannabe.
The evening was quite interesting and I regret that I did not take notes.
The first speaker was Rabbi David Bar Chaim:
here and here.
Next up was Professor Eliav Shochatman who mentioned a variety of sources dealing with the subject:
Rabbi Eliyahu Zini, the Rabbi of the Technion, was fascinating, showing the differences between the Bavli and the Yerushalmi when dealing with the same matters:
Last up was Rabbi Ratzon Arusi, who explained the issues from the eyes of a posek:
For me, this evening of "Torat Eretz Yisrael" was a breath of fresh air in the midst of the ongoing atmosphere of turmoil and incitement.