halakhah

Rachel Adler

How Adler uses feminist ideas to challenge Jewish law.

Yizkor: The Unending Conversation

Yizkor is part of an ongoing conversation with the dead, but what we don't realize is that we constantly converse with the dead in daily life.

Kaddish Initiates Aveilut

After burial Jewish law requires the mourner to turn from despair in the face of death to the affirmation of life.

Introduction to Halacha, the Jewish Legal Tradition

Halacha, from the Hebrew word for "walking" or "path," is the rabbinic interpretation of Jewish law.

Jewish Customs Versus Laws

Minhagim have become incorporated into daily practice, like law.

The Shulchan Aruch

The ultimate code of Jewish law.

Halacha: The Laws of Jewish Life

Halacha is the "way" a Jew is directed to behave, encompassing civil, criminal and religious law.