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Shulhan Arukh

The fifth question on everyone’s mind.

Chaim Saiman
April 1 2015 12:01AM

The custom of swinging a chicken over one’s head on the eve of Yom Kippur, slaughtering it, and giving it to a poor family was. . .

Shlomo Brody
Oct. 3 2014 12:01AM

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.

David Golinkin
Dec. 22 2013 8:47PM

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?

Chaim Saiman
Dec. 15 2013 2:14PM

Why Jewish law is more a set of guidelines than of rules.

Gil Student
Dec. 8 2013 9:18PM

The Jewish Legal Tradition and Its Discontents

Dec. 1 2013 10:24PM

The codification of Jewish law, argued Eliezer Berkovits, was a price that had to be paid for Jewish survival in exile; but it has turned. . .

Aharon E. Wexler
June 21 2013 12:00AM