A colonial attempt to reform the Jewish legal system.
Earlier this month, the man who killed eleven Jews in Pittsburgh in 2018 was sentenced to death. A rabbi and ethicist joins us to think about Jewish views of capital punishment.
Arbitrary royal decrees vs. the eternal law.
What makes this ancient Near Eastern law code different from all other ancient Near Eastern law codes?
An upcoming Supreme Court case could have profound effects on American religious communities. Does the nature of Jewish law offer a unique perspective on the question at hand?
In wake of the tragedy in Surfside, a distinguished theologian joins us to explain what Jewish tradition teaches about human suffering.
Protecting the victim and the poor.
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.
What the headline-making rabbinic showdown over online seders reveals about Jewish law and its limits.
Those with greater ability to help are called upon to bear greater risk.
“More desirable than gold . . . sweeter than honey.”
A 14th-century rabbinic debate on the purpose of the legal system.
One rabbi’s argument that civil law is rooted in human reason.