New Thoughts on Halakha

Halakha and Theater
Halakha and Theater

Hillel Mansfield •

45 min read

The surpising link with the world of Theater leads to various thoughts about Halakha and its place in our lives: what is included in the halakhic ritual? can halakha be a kind of a playful performance?

Rediscovering the Language of Halakhah
Rediscovering the Language of Halakhah

Zachary Truboff •

30 min read

Though we often fail to realize it, halakhah is a language that shapes the world of those who speak its words. Both Rav Shagar and Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik are sensitive to this but the difference in their approaches have radical implications for the way

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.

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.