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

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

Role of non-Jews in the synagogue

Lifecycle and conversion

Conversion to Judaism

Modesty in dress and speech

Non-fundamentalist Jewish concepts of צניעות, tzniut, modesty.

Women

Kol Isha: A Woman’s Voice

Women as rabbis

Women and the evolving halakhot on prayer

Niddah Mikveh and laws of family purity: An introduction

Niddah, Mikveh, and how the laws changed over time

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

 

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