Category Archives: Bein Hametzorim

“Elu v’elu’ are the words of the living God

(I had intended to write an entirely different essay on my interpretation of the sugyah in Sanhedrin dealing with the stubborn and rebellious son. But as I was scrambling to finish this article before Shavuot, I suddenly came up with … Continue reading

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Halakhic Innovation

I know this is a bit off-topic, but this article from today’s Haaretz is relevant to the general theme of my series on the evolution of the oral law. It raises a question we raised since our first class in … Continue reading

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The Three Weeks — Jews Just Don’t Wanna Have Fun (preface)

Dani Sanderson — \”Just Me & My Surfboard\” — What if there were no \’bein hametzorim\’? Introduction A religious act or observance is a juncture of law, custom and superstition. It’s also an expression of belief in a system that … Continue reading

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