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or halacha
[Heb.,=law], in Judaism, the body of law regulating all aspects of life, including religious ritual, familial and personal status, civil relations, criminal law, and relations with non-Jews.
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Abstract and expository modes in Halakhah parallel concrete, narrative ones in Aggadah, but "the respective exercises of category-criticism of the Halakhah and of the Aggadah correspond" (id.
Before concluding a discussion of judicial advocacy in the halakhah, it is important to point out that there is no contradiction between one of the methods of appointing judges in monetary cases described in the Talmud and the general ban on judicial advocacy in Jewish law.
What is more, there are reasonable grounds to doubt the broad acceptance in first-century halakhah of the particular Tannaitic exception for High Priests and Nazirites in the case of the `abandoned corpse', even if the general principle of burying the unattended dead as an act of kindness is clearly attested at least since the book of Tobit.
Herring, Jewish Ethics and Halakhah for Our Time: Sources and Commentary (New York: Ktav Publishing House, Inc.
Adler is a non-Orthodox Jew who decisively rejects the notion that the definition and practice of halakhah belong to Orthodoxy.
The relationship between the Noahide laws and positive post-Sinaitic halakhah is a complex issue.
Within the Jewish community, the most secularist elements saw this shift as the end of the authority of halakhah in toto.
The earliest appearance of the non-viable eighth-month infant in halakhah is in the Talmud, in association with the Torah verse, "And on the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised" (LEVITICUS 12:3).
It is, however, the very essence of the halakhah to be responsive to such a strain, and by its resolution to bring about an even richer realization of the Torah itself.
Worship, Ritual and Halakhah: Priests and Levites in the Bible and Jewish Life, Dietary Laws, and medieval and modern Halakhah.
Rabbis were supposed to teach and interpret halakhah when asked but otherwise to stay out of public view and away from the congregational decision-making process.
Exercising reason in the service of faith, Maimonides rationalized what previously had been a heterogeneous mass of material by systematically leveraging halakhah into Aristotelian categories.