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  Halakha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Halakha (Hebrew: הלכה; also transliterated as Halakhah, Halacha, Halakhot and Halachah) is the collective corpus of Jewish religious law, including biblical law (the 613 mitzvot) and later talmudic and rabbinic law as well as customs and traditions.
Halakha constitutes the practical application of the 613 mitzvot ("commandments") (singular: mitzvah) in the Torah, (the five books of Moses, the "Written Law") as developed through discussion and debate in the classical rabbinic literature, especially the Mishnah and the Talmud (the "Oral law") and codified in the Shulkhan Arukh (the Jewish "Code of Law".)
To the Orthodox Jew, Halakha is a guide, God's Law, governing the structure of daily life from the moment he or she wakes up to the moment he goes to sleep.
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 Halakha
Halakha, also halakhah, halacha and halachah is a Hebrew word, commonly used to refer to the collective corpus of Jewish law, custom and tradition.
Halakha is based on the commandments in the Torah (five books of Moses) as viewed through the discussions and debates contained in the classical rabbinic literature, especially the Mishnah and the Talmud.
If the laws in Jewish law codes are not the word of God per se, they are nonetheless derived from the literal word of God in the Torah, using a set of rules also revealed by God to Moses on Mount Siani, and have been derived with the utmost accuracy and care.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ha/Halacha.html   (2915 words)

  
 Jewish Law - Articles ("The Use of Cryopreserved Sperm and Pre-embryos In Contemporary Jewish Law and Ethics")
In general, Halakha welcomes the use of these cryopreserved materials to the extent that they are used within the context of a traditional marriage or as the only alternative to procreation within an anticipated marriage.
Halakha accepts the position increasingly adopted in secular society that the genetic father is not considered the legal father of a child born from sperm inseminated or a pre-embryo implanted after the donor has died.
Halakha accepts the position increasingly adopted in secular society that the genetic father is not considered the legal father of a child born from sperm inseminated or a pre-embryo or semen implanted after the donor has died.
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 Halakha - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Halakha (Hebrew: הלכה;; also transliterated as Halakhah, Halacha, Halakhot and Halachah) is the collective corpus of Jewish religious law, including biblical law (the 613 mitzvot) and later talmudic and rabbinic law as well as customs and traditions.
The name Halakha derives from the Hebrew halach הלך meaning "going" or the "[correct] way"; thus a literal translation does not yield "law", rather "the way to go." The term Halakha may refer to a single rule, to the literary corpus of rabbinic legal texts, as well as to the overall system of religious law.
The Halakha is a comprehensive guide to numerous aspects of human life, both corporeal and spiritual.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Halakha   (4738 words)

  
 Halakha - TheBestLinks.com - Halacha, Aristotle, Christianity, Cracow, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Halakha (הלכה in Hebrew or Halakhah, Halacha, Halachah) is commonly used to refer to the collective corpus of Jewish law, custom and tradition regulating all aspects of behavior.
The Halakha dictates everything the traditional Jew does from the moment he or she wakes up to the moment they go to sleep.
The Halakha is first and foremost a legislative body of intricate laws, combined with customs, many of them passed down over the centuries, and an assortment of ingrained behaviors, relayed to successive generations from the moment a child begins to speak.
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 Mishnah Berurah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mishnah Berurah (Hebrew: "Clarified Teaching") is a work of halakha (Jewish law) by Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan, better known as The Chofetz Chaim (Poland, 1838 - 1933).
It is a gloss to Orach Chayim, the first section of the Shulkhan Arukh (laws of prayer, synagogue, shabbat and holidays), summarizing the opinions of the Acharonim (post-Medieval rabbinic authorities) on that work.
It is widely used as a reference and is accepted as authoritative by Lithuanian Ashkenazi Jews, as well as by many other Orthodox Jews, particularly those closely associated with haredi yeshivas.
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The Movement believes that halakha is a dynamic, evolving system, shaped through constant wrestling with changing circumstances in time and place, and responsive to developments in moral and ideological positions.
The Torah and halakha are the heritage of all Jews, regardless of gender.
Halakha, in its very essence, is dynamic and evolving; its principles take into consideration the changing circumstances in each generation.
www.masorti.org /about/principles.html   (612 words)

  
 Add new comment | The Shalom Center
The movement as a whole has not clarified what all this means about its basic stance toward halakha, and toward the practice of a life-path that may seem contradictory to halakha as we have known it.
Halakha is a stultifying system of rules that almost inevitably squash spiritual growth.
No matter whatever other areas of halakha we may dismiss, we must continue to embrace rabbinic halakha about the personal status of Jews, so as to be able to hold the Jewish people together as a unity of diverse streams.
www.shalomctr.org /comment/reply/166   (859 words)

  
 JTSFuture Blog » Ethically Driven Halakha: The Future of the Conservative Movement
Rightwing Judaism is focused on halakha and leftwing on aggada.
During freshman orientation, an all-day seminar should be held in which faculty explain to new students how Conservative halakha and aggada operate in theory, and how the theory was applied recently, in exemplary fashion, to the question of women’s equality of ritual opportunity.
Such a presentation would establish the framework for all discussions of halakha and aggada that follow in the student’s five or six years in rabbinical school.
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 Halakha and the Intn'l Dateline
According to this view, the only area affected by the Halakha Dateline being different from the International Dateline is that between 145 West and 180, for at 180 the rest of the world changes its date and everything is equalized.
As the rabbi explains to the king, Israel is the center of the "inhabited" hemisphere, there being a quarter of the earth or six hours to its east and a quarter of the earth or six hours to its west.
According to him, the Halakha Dateline took into account the unity of the contiguous land mass Israel is a part of; it is not the 90 degrees that is critical but the end of the land mass at Jerusalem's latitude.
www.judaic.org /halakhot/dateline.htm   (2563 words)

  
 RT Spring 2002   Reconstructing Halakha
The process of reconstructing halakha could begin with a democratically created responsa commission or similar body of the Reconstructionist movement, which could, on a case-by-case basis in response to questions from rabbis or lay members, issue pronouncements that would make up, over time, our understanding of halakha.
Such a reconstructed halakha might well emphasize the traditional distinction between those rules of Jewish law that pertain to obligations that are beyn adam la’havero (between or among people) and those rules that pertain to obligations that are beyn adam la’Makom (between a person and God).
In formulating Reconstructionist halakha, giving attention even to matters of purely private ritual practice might be desirable, not for the purpose of regulating behavior but for the purpose of providing the individual with a communally-determined set of guidelines with regard to such practice.
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Halakha is full of random rules and stringencies which hardly any Jews bother to follow and the lack of fulfillment of which hardly seem to be grounds for dismissal from rabbinical school.
And if the object is truly to avoid transgressing the halakha, the homosexual option would be preferable to heterosexual sex in the absence of observing the laws of family purity.
Its very absurdity, however, illustrates, that it is not merely halakha that compels the rulings and the advice given by Roth and the Committee in their respective rulings and responsa.
www.keshetjts.org /sources/brodsky.doc   (7799 words)

  
 Religion - Halakha: Jewish Rabbinic Law - Jewish Reference: People, Places, and All Things Jewish
Halakha (הלכה or Halakhah, Halacha, Halachah) is the collective corpus of Jewish rabbinic law, custom and tradition.
The Halakha is a comprehensive guide to numerous aspects of human life, corporeal and spiritual.
In addition, a special principle of Halakha (dina d'malchuta dina) recognizes that non-Jewish laws and non-Jewish legal jurisdiction are binding on Jewish citizens, especially for many areas of commercial, civil and criminal law.
www.jewishreference.com /religion-halakha.html   (4254 words)

  
 The Problem of the Patrilineal or
This stems from the position of Samaritan halakha, in contrast to the Rabbinic Halakha, that lineage (yihus) is determined by the patrilineal descent.
The woman may be the offspring of a Jewish mother and a gentile, since Rabbinical halakha applies the principle of matrilineal descent and is thus considered Jewish, but according to Samaritan halakha’s patrilineal approach, she is considered a gentile.
The position of Karaite halakha is that the Jewish lineage of an offspring of mixed marriages, namely inter-marriages between Karaites and non-Jews, is determined by the father’s lineage.
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 Kabbala and Halacha
I have yet to hear anyone say, for example, that the Rashba is expected to follow in the footsteps of his teacher, the Ramban, and therefore we do not count the opinion of the Rashba as being separate from the opinions of the Ramban.
Your reference to the siddur of Harav Shalom Messas is inconclusive as we generally do not decide Halakha based upon what is written in siddurim, as the laws found in siddurim are not necessarily presented for pesaq purposes.
Yet when it comes to Halakha and hochmat hanigleh they are on the same playing field as Maran and all of our other great gedolim.
www.mesora.org /kabbalaandhalacha.html   (1766 words)

  
 books about: halakha (storytellers conservative commonwealth)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
However, if allowed to speak for itself, the Halakha exhibits profound generosity, flexibility, grandeur, elegance, symmetry and an explicitly pronounced liberalism.
Jewish Traditions in Early Christian Literature: Halakha in the Letters of the Apostle to the Gentiles: Paul...
If you are interested in the origins of Jewish and Christian iconography, or in the way in which early Christians like Origen and Eusebius understood Jewish histories, then you will enjoy reading this richly illustrated book.
www.very-clever.com /books/halakha   (940 words)

  
 Feminism and Jewish Tradition
If a halakha is a specifically Jewish process for at arriving at a specifically Jewish praxis, rooted in Jewish stories and the experiences of Jewish communities then a halakha is an integral component not merely of Orthodoxy, but of any kind of Judaism.
When I say a halakha is a praxis I mean it is a coherent system for acting on the committments we infer from our stories.
A halakha that is able to address the problems feminists raise, will be adequate to other problems distinctive to modernity and post modernity.
www.stthomas.edu /jpc/essay_pages/feminism_tradition.htm   (5086 words)

  
 Young Israel of Toco Hills - Programs & Events - Youth
In contrast, halakha, typically thought of as the legal side of Judaism, is largely directed towards the intellect.
Indeed, the study of the halakha in the rabbinic period and beyond became the supreme religious duty.
Using both the filter of kabbalah and halakha, we will examine a number of different texts, ranging from Talmudic sources to the rationalistic writings of the Rambam to classical kabbalistic texts such as the Zohar, Sefer ha-Emunot by Shem Tov b.
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 Zionism - Jewish people's right to Israel :: View topic - The hijacking of the halakha
Jewish tradition speaks of an end to this direct connection, which is called "the end of prophecy," at the beginning of the Second Temple period, and since this rupture, we have had no choice but to try to understand God's will on our own.
Of course, there can be a halakhic aspect to the question of giving up part of Eretz Israel, but it is absolutely not solely halakhic in nature and the halakha itself recognizes that in many cases, a purely halakhic discussion cannot lead to a decision.
The halakha is the basis of the connection between the Jew who is commanded and God who commands, and it has always been the factor that united all the Jews in all their diasporas.
www.zionismontheweb.org /boards/viewtopic.php?p=241   (839 words)

  
 Velveteen Rabbi: Braided halakha
Halakha, she says, is what Jews have instead of monastic living.
Judaism is meant to be lived in the world, not in seclusion, and navigating the tension between worldly priorities and religious priorities is an important part of the path.(This comes from her first post on the subject, halakha is your friend.
On the one hand, I understand the argument that sometimes the point of halakha is the discipline.
velveteenrabbi.blogs.com /blog/2005/06/braided_halakha.html   (1530 words)

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