All this is not in the least to detract from the commitment made by Chaim Hirschensohn to Rabbinic texts or the Halakhah
Reform Judaism versus Orthodox Judaism, in the formation of discrepant attitudes towards halakhah
, its divinity, and the necessity of adherence to it (Meyer, 1995), I deem it necessary to clarify, to a limited measure, the notion of halakhah
and its status in Judaism.
Although it is halakhically forbidden to expose oneself to danger, halakhah
permits risking a modicum of danger for personal benefit.
The argumentation in the book is in fact radically asymmetric, as most of it is devoted to illustrating the role of culture in halakhic decision making, rather than the role of halakhah
in Jewish culture.
In this collection of essays written over some 40 years, Soloveitchik (Yeshiva U., New York) expounds on the dynamic nature of halakhah
Ziemba defended this transformation as grounded in halakhah
, Jewish law.iS At a meeting of the remnant of the leadership of Warsaw Jewry on January 14, 1943--only months before the rebellion--Ziemba spoke out as a staunch advocate of armed resistance.
But the halakhah
(law) is according to the House of Hillel." The text shows that all sides in discussions and arguments for the sake of heaven speak with the words of God.
"Step by step we will impose the Torah laws on the citizens of Israel and make Halakhah
(Jewish law) the law that governs the nation," he added.
Kosher simply means "fit" or "proper"; kosher meat is meat from an animal that is sanctioned by halakhah
(Jewish law) and subsequently slaughtered according to that same law.
By the very nature of the Talmudic literature and in particular the Babylonian Talmud, historical details are presented only incidentally, the text concentrating mainly on legal rulings (halakhah
) and didactic theological material (aggadah), which was intended to draw the people to the study of Torah.
The thesis of this essay argues that Jewish law, known as halakhah
, has maintained its viability throughout the ages in much the same way.
Analyzing halakhic texts provides insights into the past and present regulation of sexuality under Halakhah
. (1) This Article argues that halakhic conceptions of sexuality in Jewish texts, which promote the expression of heterosexual desire through marriage, form the basis of modern strategic readings of sacred texts that disenfranchise women in the process of divorce and reject homosexuality as a permissible sexual identity.
its approach to Halakhah
from the other Judaisms: Reform and
--Analogy- and Category- criticism (23-26; 40-43; 43-46; 57; 62-63; 71-76; 97-101; 119-127), are described in the context of Halakhah
as the operations of, respectively [a] "taxonomy inquiry into category-formations of the law and the comparison and contrast thereof" (23), and [b] "finding the correct analogy for the identification of the governing rule" (26).
They do not believe that the whole of Halakhah
, or Jewish Law, was laid out in the Torah, the first five books of the Hebrew Bible.