Why Do We Need Both Oral and Written Law?

A video for Parashat Re'eh.

Commentary on Parashat Re'eh, Deuteronomy 11:26 - 16:17

Why do the laws from the Rabbis end up looking so different than biblical laws? And even more so — what does law have to do with God and spirituality? What is the point of the legalism inherent in our religion? The video below argues that thought without action can wither away, and that law is about finding spirituality in the mundane.

 

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