jewish law

Women's hair covering and Judaism: What to do in the modern world

Several developments over the last half century should be noted when discussing women’s hair covering in modernity.

By NECHAMA GOLDMAN BARASH
10/12/2022

Finding a Jewish answer to the gun problem - opinion

This article is not primarily concerned with government gun policies but with the moral issues that arise from the point of view of Jewish law, tradition and ethics.

Artificial insemination: Who is the mother according to Jewish law?

Most Jewish medical ethicists have taken a generally positive attitude toward assisted reproductive tech, even as they impose restrictions on its use.

By SHLOMO BRODY
26/11/2022

Why is covering a married woman's hair part of Jewish modesty laws?

How did the concept that a married woman’s hair is ervah become a dominant part of the halachic discourse?

By NECHAMA GOLDMAN BARASH
05/11/2022

Israel needs new burial solutions - what does Judaism say?

In recent years, several activists looking to solve Israel's burial crisis have suggested restoring a method commonly used during the Second Temple period: likut atzamot.

By SHLOMO M. BRODY
22/10/2022

Future of Jewish religious freedom hangs in balance in EU -opinion

Regarding Jewish religious freedom, tolerance of belief and speech is not enough.

By SHIMON COHEN
15/10/2022

What does Jewish law say about uterine transplants?

While uterine transplants might be able to overcome legal obstacles, it remains critical to carefully consider its ethical and societal implications.

By SHLOMO M. BRODY
09/07/2022

Roe v. Wade, abortion and religious values - explainer

Here are six issues which are being implicitly addressed within the rancorous public debate about abortion.

By MOSHE TARAGIN
09/07/2022

Roe v. Wade: Overturning would be unconscionable infringement on religious freedom - opinion

Taking away choices about pregnancy undermines central values of Jewish law: bringing to bear competing Torah values, and owning the complexity of one’s reality.

By DOV LINZER/JTA , SARA HURWITZ/JTA
19/05/2022

Agunah Day as the aftermath of war

While Jewish law bends over backwards to resolve this human tragedy, by wisely loosening the strictures of proof of death ordinarily demanded by Jewish law.

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