Study Jewish Texts
Halacha, from the Hebrew word for "walking" or "path," is the rabbinic interpretation of Jewish law.
Sages & Scholars
One of the greatest Jewish scholars of all time, he was both a traditionalist and an innovator.
The ultimate code of Jewish law.
A survey of some of the laws governing the slaughter of kosher animals for meat.
Together with the Mishnah, these texts make up what is known as Rabbinic Judaism.
How much do you know about Jewish law and its foundational texts?
Halacha is the "way" a Jew is directed to behave, encompassing civil, criminal and religious law.
A modern emphasis on peer-guided text study--an approach with ancient roots--reflects new social realities in the world of traditional Jewish learning.
A description of Judaism's primary book of Jewish legal theory.
Renowned scholar led non-Hasidic Jewish world into modernity.
An introduction to the works of the aharonim.
In the wake of emancipation, various strategies emerged to stem and possibly reverse the tide of modernism.
Some perspective for beginners
The Tosafists continued the conversation with their glosses on the text of the Talmud.
Over time the rabbis increased the wife's power in a marriage, yet maintained the absolute right of the husband to grant a divorce.