Dialogue About Halachah Is Limited
Publication Date: January 1982
Publisher(s): Eugene Borowitz
Author(s): Charles S. Liebman
Series: Sh'ma, 13, 1982-1983.
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Orthodox Judaism; Pluralism; Conservative Judaism; Jewish Law (Halacha)
Responding to a paper by David Singer, the author argues that there can be no meaningful dialogue (in the sense of being willing to compromise) on the subject of halachah (Jewish law) between Conservative Jews (and members of liberal Jewish denominations in general) and Orthodox Jews, since the most basic conceptions of the nature of halachah are fundamentally and irrevocably at odds between these groups.