Professional Development Resources: Jewish Law/Halakha

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

The Mitzvah of "Hakhel"

Prepared by: Rabbi Jay Goldmintz Edited by: Dr. Moshe Sokolow Sources דברים לא:ט-יג משנה סוטה ז:ה בבלי סוטה לב ע”ב ספרי דברים יז:יח ספר... Read more

Gemara Instruction in Yeshiva High Schools

This Hebrew article discusses the fundamental role that Gemara plays in Yeshiva high schools, and explores the most effective ways of teaching this crucial... Read more

Imitate the Ramban, not the Professors

An interview with Shalom Carmy This interview with Rabbi Shalom Carmy appeared in Hamevaser Vol. 38 No. 1, and is reprinted with permission.   Asher Friedman: Our... Read more