The governance aspirations of a modern state demand a set of standards and conceptions tailored to its needs, just as the Halakah
(Jewish law) needs a way of conceiving of holy space and its demands and commands.
The second declared chat Halakah
(Jewish religious law) commands the killing of innocent Palestinian civilians if this helps to save Jews.
is a reasoned reflection on religious law, abstract in nature.
A book published by the Central Region Command of the Israeli Army, whose area includes the West Bank, contains the following declaration by the Command's Chief Chaplain: "When our forces come across civilians during a war or in hot pursuit or in a raid, so long as there is no certainty that those civilians are incapable of harming our forces, then according to Halakah
(Jewish law) they may and even should be killed .
Such religious ways of life as Halakah
in Judaism, Hodos in Christianity, Shariah in Islam, and Tao in Chinese religion are seen as pervading the lives of those who practice these religions and as having a powerful impact on the medical care decisions that they make.
Sander Gilman, in a keynote address, argues that the "core-periphery" model has had many versions, sometimes presenting halakah
as the sacred law, more recently the return to Israel as the sacred trek, or the Holocaust as the teleological event.
The three main branches of Judaism differ over interpretation of the Jewish law, or the halakah
There are, of course, numerous instances of the influence of cultural factors on the weakening and altering of halakhic norms throughout the vast corpus of Halakah