Tag Archives: halacha

Chaos or order?

(Ninth in a series summarizing the book Halachic Man) Having a sense of order in life makes life make sense. I know of someone who lost a child, and a friend took it upon herself to come by every day … Continue reading

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Creative process

(Eighth in a series summarizing the book Halachic Man – Part Two: The power of creativity) The process of innovation that comes out of Torah study extends to the practical realm. Interpretation is not just an intellectual and theoretical exercise. … Continue reading

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Halacha and logotherapy

(Seventh in a series summarizing the book Halachic Man) The Jewish halachic perspective begins by visualizing an ideal reality – how a perfect world looks from God’s perspective. Jewish law, or halacha consists of the hammered-out details instructing human beings … Continue reading

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Integrated by halacha

(Fifth in a series summarizing the book Halachic Man) In the next section of the book Halachic Man the unifying theme seems to be that halacha integrates halachic man. The split personality that plagues human-kind is absent. There is no … Continue reading

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The ideal and the real world

(Second in a series summarizing the book Halachic Man) The philosopher reveals the rules of existence while the religious man sees the mystery beyond the rules. These dichotomous stances are actually interwoven into existence. The more that is revealed of … Continue reading

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Religious, philosopher or halachic man?

(First in a series summarizing the book Halachic Man) Halachic Man is an important essay written by Rabbi Josef Dov Soloveitchik that I read a great many years ago. I am coming back to it now because I sense it … Continue reading

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