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Engaging with a Difficult Halakha: May One Show Affection Toward their Children in Shul?

September 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Halakha, Jewish Culture, Prayer

Engaging with A Difficult Halakha:  May One Show Affection Toward their Children in Shul? by Nathaniel Helfgot Introduction 1. Much, if not most, of the halakhic lifestyle that many of us practice on a regular basis, especially in the relative comfort of our western-world middle class existence is pleasant, enjoyable and often fills our life with meaning and purpose. There [...]

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, [...]

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