Halachah and History: Separate Realms

By Louis Jacobs

Eugene Borowitz, September 30, 1983

The author argues that modern critical investigation of halachah (Jewish law) is not in itself incompatible with devotion to halachah. He explores the roles of academics and rabbis in discussions of halachah and suggests that the possibility of change might be an integral part of the halachic tradition.

Topic: Halakha, History, Jewish Law, Tradition, Change, Values

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Borowitz, Eugene B.

Volume/Issue: Vol.13/no.258

Page Number(s): 141-142

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Jacobs, Louis. Halachah and History: Separate Realms. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Eugene Borowitz. 30 September 1983: 141-142. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=10340


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