A 14th-century rabbinic debate on the purpose of the legal system.
One rabbi’s argument that civil law is rooted in human reason.
Conferring an air of legality on the murder of Naboth.
Did ancient rabbis get their idea of divine law from the ancient Greeks?
There is, and one strain of it needs to be reclaimed—especially in the aftermath of Gaza.
Logical maneuvers in Tractate Pesahim are a reminder that studying Talmud yields not just knowledge of the law but training for the mind.