Halacha


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Talmudic literature that deals with law and with the interpretation of the laws on the Hebrew Scriptures

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The cornerstone for this interpretation of Halacha is provided in Leviticus 20:13, which prohibits "men lying with men as though with a woman.
Is it indeed so that authentic halacha is free of meaningful practical considerations?
This compromise declaration was not acceptable to the ministers from Mafdal, who demanded that the said children be registered in keeping with Halacha in cases that were doubtful according to rabbinical rulings.
As one rabbi, Alfred Cohen, editor of the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society, noted:
The civil law of the state trumped halacha for Jews and Canon Law for Catholics.
Yediot Ahronot wrote about Rabbi Yitzhak Ginsburg, who wrote a book praising Baruch Goldstein, the perpetrator of the massacre at the Ibrahimi Mosque, and Rabbis Yitzhak Shapira and Yosef Elitzur who co-authored the book Torat Ha'Melech, which asserts that the killing of innocent goyim women and children is permitted in wartime under Halacha, the Jewish religious law.
This status quo has been in place for the past 43 years and accords with mainstream Jewish Halacha.
According to a ruling by the Rabbinical Council of America's Va'ad Halacha (Committee of Jewish Law) "notably absent .
Somewhat similar to the arguments of Savigny and Gierke is the argument of a Jewish spontaneous order within the Jewish textual tradition and elaborated on in Jewish thought and halacha.
For many OCD sufferers, a clear psak from a respected rav on matters of halacha is not always a sufficient deterrent for their overwhelming compulsions because of their obsession with perfection in the performance of a mitzvah and their nagging doubts that they've correctly fulfilled their obligations.
In Judaism, the Halacha requires that certain conditions are met with respect to many aspects of life," says Holzer.
The Guide is to the Mishneh Torah as aggada is to halacha.