John Selden, Brexit, and the need for national laws.
A reply to my respondents.
Orthodox rabbis need to stop worrying about 200-year-old battles with “Reformers” and allow Jewish law to develop organically, as it always did in the past.
There have been two moments in the last 150 years when the assumptions behind Jewish law seemed poised to change. Nothing happened. Is today different?
Why Jewish law is more a set of guidelines than of rules.
The Jewish Legal Tradition and Its Discontents
Why did John Selden, the most learned man in England, choose to study the Talmud when imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1629? To. . .