Halakhah

Emotional subjectivity in Jewish law and ethics.

Josh Yuter
June 12 2020 12:01AM

Halakhah and the trolley problem.

Shmuel Reichman
June 9 2020 12:01AM

The author of our May essay on the Zoom seder joins us to talk about his ideas and the debate surrounding them.

June 4 2020 1:07AM

“How God spoke is a mystery. That God spoke is of the utmost significance.”

Norman Lamm
June 1 2020 12:01AM

From Ashkenazi and Sephardi to strict and lenient.

May 28 2020 12:01AM

The Zoom-seder ruling was intended to ease human suffering, but it was also, in effect, a maneuver for influence within the Sephardi rabbinate and a bid to resist historical forgetfulness.

May 26 2020 12:01AM

How the Zoom-seder debate opens up on questions of virtual reality.

May 21 2020 12:01AM

With some help from the great rabbis of England.

Pinchas Roth
May 18 2020 12:01AM

Lenient rulings in response to new situations are not necessary if unfortunate accommodations, they are instead a testament to the strength and durability of Judaism.

May 18 2020 12:01AM

Some families prefer the connection it offers. But an online seder seems like an acknowledgement of generational failure, a stopgap measure to keep nostalgic religious affiliation afloat.

May 11 2020 12:25AM

What the headline-making rabbinic showdown over online seders reveals about Jewish law and its limits.

May 4 2020 12:01AM

Those with greater ability to help are called upon to bear greater risk.

April 2 2020 12:01AM

“Keep your feet inside your house.”

Jeremy Brown
March 25 2020 12:01AM

Clean your houses, wash your hands, don’t eat pickles—and avoid crowds.

March 24 2020 12:01AM