Jewish law

Waiting Between Eating Meat and Dairy

Why some Jews wait six hours, while others wait one or three.

Judaism and Policing

Though the Torah commands the appointment of "officers" to uphold the law, Jewish tradition does not recognize crime as a legal category.

‘Do Not Stand By the Blood of Your Neighbor’

This Torah injunction is understood to require individuals to do everything in their power to avoid bloodshed.

Jacob Ben Asher, the Ba’al Haturim

The author of the Arba'ah Turim set the stage for Joseph Caro's Shulchan Aruch.