Sunday, August 12, 2018

The Truths of Halakhah (1)

Listen to this morning's class, "The Truths of Halakhah (1)," here. Follow along with the sources here.

For further research:

a) Regarding the concept of "elu va-elu divre elokim hayim":

1) Read R. Aharon Lichtenstein's "Torat Hesed and Torat Emet" here.

2) Read R. Michael Rosensweig's "Elu Va-Elu Divrei Elokim Hayyim: Halakhic Pluralism and Theories of Controversy" here.

3) Read Prof. Avi Sagi's "Both are the Words of the Living God: A Typological Analysis of Halakhic Pluralism" here.

b) Regarding Mishneh Torah as "art":

1) Read Prof. Haym Soloveitchik's "Mishneh Torah: Polemic and Art" here.

2) Read R. Asher Benzion Buchman's "Mishneh Torah: Science and Art" here.

3) Read David Gillis's brief analysis of this matter in the introduction to his Reading Maimonides' Mishneh Torah here.