In each generation, the author repeatedly stresses, the decisors of that era have the right and responsibility to rule on Jewish law vis-à-vis the specific needs of their communities.
We will focus on the third offense, the ir nidahat, or an entire city that shows disloyalty to God and is condemned to total annihilation.
"To our sorrow, the plague is intensifying and we need heavenly mercy," wrote Lau.
The Bible’s stories are God’s way of transmitting great ideas through words, images and terms we can understand.
The entrance to the Land of Israel was replete with wars, and this week we read about the war fought against the five kings of Midian.
Sapir's certification comes in the wake of a landmark ruling by Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit that the government must give equal recognition to women's Torah studies and men's Torah studies.
The breakdown of authority and the rejection of commitment in post-modern times are posing an unprecedented challenge to the continuity of Jewish tradition.
The Rabbi wrote important halachic rulings on a range of topics including organ donation, surrogate parenthood, birth control, family purity, army service, among others.
Noting the “unprecedented time” brought on by the virus, the movement’s Jewish law authorities voted Wednesday to allow livestreaming with a number of caveats.
‘Ramadan Nights from Jerusalem’ carves out a space for Muslim culture.