Eli Friedman

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Eli Friedman

Eli friedman made Aliyah from Woodmere to Tel Mond when he was 11. He served for three years in the IDF, as a commander in the 'Meitar' Special Forces Unit, as an adviser in the Halakhic department of the Military Rabbinate. He studied in Yeshivot 'Ma'ale Gilboa' and 'Siach Yitzchak', and is currently pursuing his S'micha at the Halakha program in Yeshivat 'Machanayim' and a bachelor's degree in philosophy at Hebrew University.

Halakha After Wittgenstein: Halakhic Meaning As Everyday Use, part 1
Halakha After Wittgenstein: Halakhic Meaning As Everyday Use, part 1

Eli Friedman •

25 min read

Wittgenstein's philsophy of language shows that meaning stems from an actual life form, from the way people use words in evedreyday life, and not from abstract definitions. His insights provide a unique point of view on the nature of Halakha.

Halakha After Wittgenstein: Halakhic Meaning As Everyday Use, part 2
Halakha After Wittgenstein: Halakhic Meaning As Everyday Use, part 2

Eli Friedman •

40 min read

Thinking about Halakha as a language in the way Wittgenstein describes it, points at the way Halakha is embedded in Jewish everyday life.