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The Literary Character of the Shulchan Aruch: Does Talking During Prayers Render One Ineligible for Warfare?

September 10, 2009 by  
Filed under Halakha, Philosophy, Prayer

The Literary Character of the Shulchan Aruch: Does Talking During Prayers Render One Ineligible for Warfare? by Jack Bieler Literary Flourishes in the Shulchan Aruch In addition to codifying in succinct fashion a broad range of the laws that comprise the traditional corpus of Jewish law, R. Yosef Karo’s Shulchan Aruch can also be viewed as a literary and spiritual work, [...]

Have Halakha Handbooks Changed Pesikat Halakha? Laws We Don’t Teach in Public

September 7, 2009 by  
Filed under Halakha, Talmud

Have Halakha Handbooks Changed Pesikat Halakha?   The Case of Halakha Ve-Ein Morin Ken Be-Rabim by Shlomo Brody Introduction:  The Proliferation of Halakha Handbooks One of the most important developments in halakha over the past couple of decades is the proliferation of halakha handbooks.  Following the model of Shemirat Shabbat Kehilchata, dozens of books, in many languages, [...]

Rav Soloveitchik’s Tradition Articles

September 4, 2009 by  
Filed under Tradition

  A couple of years ago, Tradition dedicated several months to scanning our entire achives into PDF formats and placing them on the web. Subscribers receive unlimited access to the 50+ years of archives with their subscriptions, while non-subscribers may purchase single article downloads for $2.00.  (Don’t forget our special subscription offer) Some of the [...]

Individual and Communal Quests for Holiness: Kollelim, Modern Orthodoxy, and Intellectual Elitism

September 2, 2009 by  
Filed under Jewish Culture, Philosophy

By Aryeh Klapper Aspiring Saints? Judaism has a natural antipathy to exceptional religious ambition. Law by its nature, Maimonides explains in the Guide (3:34), aims for the good of the majority rather than of the exceptional, and thus the centrality of Halakhah in Judaism is a major challenge to many of the religiously gifted. Halakhah [...]

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