The issue of the "eventfulness" of halakic
life can be profitably viewed through the prisms of many different theories such as performance theory or group dynamics.
In 1960, at the urging of Ben Gurion, the new Minister of Interior passed a regulation that allowed only those people who fulfilled the Halakic
definition to register as Jews.
Rather, Peter was beginning to accept the arguments of Paul's opponents that the Jewish Christians should not be eating with the gentile converts, even if they were observing minimal halakic
requirements for righteous gentiles, because it blurred the special status of the Jews.
Although individual articles on Eliezer Berkovits have appeared over the past forty years, this is the first collection of critical essays to appear in print on his halakic
, philosophical, and theological thought.
Eliezer Berkovits's theological and philosophical understanding of the nature and function of the halakic
system shaped his view of the status of women within Judaism and forced him to address their needs in the modern day.
1) This is especially the case when it comes to his halakic
Despite the decline of halakic
observance in America, immigrants continued to honor the Sabbath through special foods.
This is the genuine halakic
problem: "strict adherence to one law is in conflict with the strict adherence to another obligatory principle of Judaism.
27) So in reality, ethics, even halakic
ethics, cannot and should not be codified.
Although the religious Zionist leaders felt tension coming from their commitments to the Jewish tradition and what Kaye calls a "modern nationalist enterprise," the rabbis worked to allow the halakic
system to accommodate and legitimate the modern secular democracy that was being created.
Given this description of the project of religious Zionism by its own devotees, it is not surprising that modern scholarship also tends to portray religious Zionism as a site of the confrontation of two systems: modern, secular nationalism on the one hand, and traditional, halakic
Judaism on the other.
In December 2010, dozens of city rabbis signed a halakic
decree that prohibited renting apartments to Arabs, showing their support of Rabbi Eliyahu and putting the legal authorities in a difficult situation.