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Against the Shulchan Aruch: The Critique of the Maharshal by Shlomo Brody

July 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Halakha, New Posts

Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo caused a small tempest of controversy in a recent essay calling for greater autonomous religiosity.  Without commenting on his larger and more radical thesis, his citation of the Maharshal and his critique of the codification of halakha was noteworthy, as R’ Cardozo became the latest of a long string of historical figures who asserted that codification [...]