Halakhah

Intro

What is halakhah (“Jewish law”?)

Why do Jews observe halakhah?

What makes Judaism “Jewish?” The oral law

Levels of Jewish law

Rabbinic legislation: takkanot and gezeirot

Sephardic and Mizrachi views of Halakhah

 

Methodology of halakhah

Levels of Jewish law

Rabbinic legislation: takkanot and gezeirot

Thou Shall Not Forbid: The nature of Jewish law, by Haim Ovadia

Should we follow the Shulkhan Arukh as authoritative?

Uprooting a law from the Torah or Talmud

Article from the Encyclopedia Judaica

 

Kashrut

We have many articles on kashrut here.

 

Shabbat

Our articles on Shabbat are here.

Conservative Shabbat driving teshuvah reexamined

Recreational sports and exercise on Shabbat

 

Holidays

Our articles on holidays are here.

 

Synagogue

Mechitzah

Role of non-Jews in the synagogue

Building alliances based on mutual respect

 

Interfaith relations

Interfaith prayer services

 

Lifecycle, conversion, personal status

Conversion to Judaism

Can you get an online conversion to Judaism?

Mikveh Can Solve Conversion Problem

Simchat Bat, welcoming daughters

Marriage and intermarriage

Environmental sustainability at Bat and Bar Mitzvahs

Mamzer (“bastardry”)

Mourning and bereavement in Judaism

 

Liturgy/tefila

TBA

 

Modesty in dress and speech

Modesty, tzniut

 

Women

Kol Isha: A Woman’s Voice

Women as rabbis

Women and prayer: an attempt to dispel some fallacies

Women in a minyan

The truth about agunot and annulment in Jewish law

 

Niddah and mikavot

Niddah Mikveh and laws of family purity: An introduction

Niddah, Mikveh, and how the laws changed over time

When is it safe to use a communal mikvah?

Mikvah alternatives during an emergency situation

 

Sexuality

Homosexuality

 

Bioethics/Medical ethics

Opioids, pain control and suicide

No religious exemptions for state-mandated immunizations

 

Special topics

Gambling

Annulment of marriage

Solutions to the mamzer (illegitimate child) issue

How We Decide Jewish Law: Committee on Jewish Law and Standards

Non-Jews in Jewish law today

 

Shulchan Aruch Choshen Mishpat
Publisher: Morasha LeHanchil

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