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The Mitsvot: God-Given or Man-Made?

Louis Jacobs

in Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774587
eISBN:
9781800340305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774587.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter highlights the ethical precepts of Judaism that present less of a problem than the purely ritual precepts in which human beings can understand and to which they respond of their own ... More


Towards a Non-Fundamentalist Halakhah

Louis Jacobs

in Tree of Life: Diversity, Flexibility and Creativity in Jewish Law

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100394
eISBN:
9781800340299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100394.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the future of the halakhah. There are many religious Jews who see supreme value in the vocabulary of Jewish worship provided by the halakhah in all its ramifications. For this ... More


One People?: Tradition, Modernity and Jewish Unity

Jonathan Sacks

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774006
eISBN:
9781800340831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774006.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This is the first book-length study of the major problem confronting the Jewish future: the availability or otherwise of a way of mending the schisms between Reform and Orthodox Judaism, between ... More


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