Halakhah: Jewish Law
In size and scope, as well as organization and literary style, Moses Maimonides' Mishneh Torah ranks among the greatest and most innovative Jewish legal texts of all time. In the more than 800 years since its composition, the Mishneh Torah remains matchless in its lucidity and breadth.Read more
What Is It?
Halakhah is a system of legal interpretation and application of the Bible.
Answers to practical--and sometimes theoretical--questions of Jewish law.
Maimonides deliberately omitted sources and did not reference his predecessors.
The first halakhic code.
The earliest exchange of halakhic questions and answers.
Maimonides' halakhic magnum opus.
The ultimate code of Jewish law.
The writings of the "Hafetz Hayyim," Rabbi Israel Meir Kagan.
The writings of Rabbi Yehiel Mekhel Epstein.
The writings of Solomon Ganzfried.
Author of a legal code for the Jews of medieval North Africa and Spain.
Medieval lawyer and mystic.
Moses Isserles' gloss on the Shulhan Arukh offers halakhic options for Ashkenazic Jews.
Renowned scholar lead non-Hasidic Jewish world into modernity.
"The Great One of the Generation" for Modern Orthodoxy.
Orthodox leaders responded to modernity by producing legal works on a variety of topics, in a variety of genres.
An attempt to make halakhah relevant and meaningful in a changing world.
Reform Judaism is more halakhic than you think.
A survey of the great post-Shulhan Arukh legal authorities.
By Moshe Zemer