Halachah and History: Separate Realms
Publication Date: September 1983
Author(s): Louis Jacobs
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Jewish Law (Halacha); Orthodox Judaism; Values; History
Coverage: United States
The author argues that modern critical investigation of halachah (Jewish law) is not in itself incompatible with devotion to halachah. He explores the roles of academics and rabbis in discussions of halachah and suggests that the possibility of change might be an integral part of the halachic tradition. In Sh'ma: a Journal of Jewish Responsibility vol.13, no.258.