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Friday, February 13 • 8:45pm - 10:00pm
Halacha: Science or Art?

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In this session, explore the rabbinic decision making process, particularly the subtle interplay between the jurisprudential dimension of halachah (Jewish Law) and hashkafah (the broader worldview of the rabbinic jurist) and the degree to which halachah may be ‘flexible’. This presentation is also intended to illustrate the practical significance for the lay person who has to consult a rabbinic expert.


Chaim Rapoport

Chaim Rapoport, a prolific author and scholar of Jewish law, has served as head of the Leeds Kollel, rabbi for the Birmingham Central Synagogue and Head of the Birmingham Rabbinic Board, and Rabbi to the Ilford Synagogue, Beehive Lane. In 1998 he was appointed as member of the Chief... Read More →

Friday February 13, 2015 8:45pm - 10:00pm EST

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