Professional Development Resources: Jewish Law/Halakha

Women and Judaism: Challenges of modernity

It seems to be common knowledge that the challenges of modernity for Judaism arise from two factors of contemporary life: ease of communication, and... Read more

Homosexuality in Orthodox Judaism

To read the article (originally submitted in 2002), which includes 19 biblical sources click here. Read more

Halakhah as a Ground for Creating a Shared Spiritual Language- A Rejoinder

This article originally appeared in Tradition, Summer 1976.   This article refers to the article “Halakhah as a Ground for Creating a Shared Spiritual... Read more

Elu Va-Elu Divre Elokim Hayyim: Halakhic Pluralism and Theories of Controversy

ELU VA-ELU DIVRE ELOKIM HAYYIM: HALAKHIC PLURALISM AND THEORIES OF CONTROVERSY By: Michael Rosensweig This article originally appeared in TRADITION 26:3, 1992.   I.... Read more

The Sabbath in the Space Age

THE SABBATH IN THE SPACE AGE Azriel Rosenfeld This article originally appeared in Tradition Summer 1964   Introduction The Jewish religious law (Halakhah) relating... Read more

Responsa: Man in Space

This article is a Hebrew responsa that deals with the Halakhic implications of a man in space. בס”ד יום רביעי כ”א מר”ח תשס”ב ירושלים... Read more

When Must Soldiers Disobey Direct Orders? A Biblical, Talmudic, Midrashic Analysis of An All Too Contemporary Question

Background: A news article appearing in The New York Times on Sunday, February 10, 2002, dealt with the petition of some Israeli reservists protesting... Read more

Hallel on Yom Ha’atzmaut

Appeared in Tradition, Volume 3, No. 3 (Spring 1961)   In the Spring 1960 issue of TRADITION, Rabbi Meyer Karlin presents an excellent summary... Read more

Israel Independence Day and the Halakhah

Since the founding of the State of Israel in 1948, its Independence Day or Yom ha-Atzmaut has been celebrated in a variety of ways.... Read more

The Halakha and Its Relationship to Social Reality

This article originally appeared in Tradition 13:4, 1973. INTRODUCTION The Halakhah is often depicted as a monolithic cohesive structure a massive pillar of solid... Read more
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