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Halacha (Torah law)

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Halacha (Torah law): (lit. “the pathway”); (a) the body of Jewish law; (b) a single law
After the Jewish people were victorious in their war against the Midianites, Elazar the high priest taught them the laws of “kosherizing” food utensils taken from the spoils of the enemy. The reason for this immersion is to bring the vessel into the holy ...
A Collection of Laws Pertaining to Guarding Llife & Health
The Torah considers one responsible for safeguarding one's own as well as others' health and wellbeing. Presented here is a partial collection of laws pertaining to guarding the life and health of oneself and others.
Learn about the ancient cities in Israel where killers and priests rubbed shoulders
The cities of refuge were only for those who killed accidentally, not knowing the consequences of their actions.
Isn't encouragement of vengeance precisely what the City of Refuge system does? Doesn't the American system do a better job of dealing with such a sad episode, discouraging vigilante justice?
The laws governing the annulment of vows distinguishes between an arus ('betrothed") and a baal ("husband"). On a deeper level, these laws describe two modes of spiritual life
“The court is obligated to straighten the roads to the cities of refuge, to repair them and broaden them . . . ‘Refuge, Refuge’ was written at all crossroads, so that the murderers should recognize the way and turn there . . .”
I had been a seeker for many years by the time I knocked on the door of Lubavitch House...
Which is more important--Torah precepts or ethical concepts? It is a well-meaning but misguided question
Now this is very strange. Here is a man who, though not a murderer, is not entirely innocent of having caused the loss of a person's life. Opposite him stands the High Priest of Israel, noble, aristocratic and, arguably, the holiest Jew alive. Do we reall...
I have always been intrigued by the traditional way in which diamond merchants seal a deal. They shake hands and say “Mazel and Brocha” (“good fortune and blessing”). Once those few words have been said, the deal is done and it has all the power of a lega...
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