Professional Development Resources: Jewish Law/Halakha

Alcohol and Drugs in Judaism, Chapters One and Two

The biblical and Rabbinical positions on the use and abuse of wine. Chapter 1. Chapter 2.   Read more

Tazriah-M’Tzorah: A Disease of the Soul

This article discusses two Sidrot that have sparked debate surrounding issues of symbolic purity and impurity. To read the article, click here. Read more

Parashat Ki Tetze: A Bird in the Hand

This article discusses the mitzvoth in Parashat Ki Tetze with a focus on the mitzvah of “sending away the mother-bird.” To read the article,... Read more

The Jewish Earth Day

This article explores the moral and ethical obligation of the Jewish people, to protect the Earth. To read the article, click here. Read more

The Shemonah Esrei Experience

A work compiled by Abe Katz that takes a look at the sources and structure of the Prayers in the Siddur.   Click here. Read more

Naso – A Bitter Experience (Discussion on Sota)

This article explores the topic of sota (the complex ritual concerning an alleged adulteress). To read the article, click here. Read more

A Reflection of Truth

Rabbi Dr. Benjamin Lau explores the topic of rabbinate and academe in the writings of Rabbi A.S Rosenthal on Violating the Sabbath to Save... Read more

Prayer as an Act of Chessed

This article presents a different way of viewing prayer. To read the article, click here. Read more

Guarding the Treasure and Guarding the Tongue – a response from Tamar Ross

A response from Tamar Ross to Aryeh Frimer’s review of her book ” Expanding the Palace of Torah: Orthodoxy and Feminism”. The response is... Read more

The Status of Women in Halakhic Judaism

THE STATUS OF WOMEN IN HALAKHIC JUDAISM By: Saul J. Berman This article originally appeared in Tradition, Volume 14:2 1973   INTRODUCTION The strident... Read more
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