What Happens in Heaven? Study. Of What? Jewish Law.

“In heaven there will be no law,” an American legal giant once wrote. For Jews, it’s exactly the opposite.

From the cover of Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law by Chaim Saiman. Princeton University Press.

From the cover of Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law by Chaim Saiman. Princeton University Press.

Observation
Sept. 13 2018
About the author

Chaim Saiman is the chair in Jewish law at the Charles Widger School of Law at Villanova University and the author of Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law (Princeton 2018).


What happens in heaven? The question has caught the attention of everyone from ancient theologians to modern New Yorker cartoonists. If it continues to fascinate, that is because it touches on other timeless questions. What is perfection? What are the secrets of the universe? What explains who we are and why we are here?

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