A Guide to the Complex: Contemporary Halakhic Debates by Shlomo M Brody

By Shlomo M Brody

Abortion, stem-cell learn, conversion criteria, lady rabbis, DNA checking out, animal cruelty, civil marriages in Israel. whereas today’s so much hot-button halakhic matters elicit robust evaluations on each side, few comprehend the halakhic origins in their perspectives, their old improvement or social implications. with no totally greedy the problems to hand, respectful discussion among conflicting reviews turns into impossible.

In A consultant to the advanced, Brody provides over one hundred thirty of the main provocative, debatable issues in Jewish legislation at the present time. The book’s concise, articulate essays, in line with the author’s renowned “Ask the Rabbi” column within the Jerusalem put up, cite resources and students from around the ideological spectrum for you to bring up appreciate for the range of voices of the halakhic discussion. This compendium of hugely appropriate essays provides a correct photograph of the felony, old, and sociological components which are basic to realizing halakhic debates.

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