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The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Category: Halakhic Methodology

The Discourse of Halakhic Inclusiveness

Beit Din’s Presence in the Mikveh room for Conversion: A Case Study in Rav Ovadya Yosef’s Citation of Sources

Review of Equality Lost

Book Review: Be’einei Elohim Ve’Adam: Biblical Criticism and the Person of Faith

Tza’ar Ba’alei Chaim: A Case Study in Halakha and Values

A Torat Emet and a Torat Chaim

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on September 5, 2014

Ki Teitze is a parasha densely packed with mitzvot. Of course, just because there are all these laws does not mean that it is always clear what their parameters are or how they are to be implemented. Should determining this be done only through technical and formal rules, or do values and underlying principles play a role?…

Mitzvot and their Interpretation: The Role of Values and Narrative

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on September 12, 2011

Ki Teitze is a parsha densely packed with mitzvot. A new mitzvah appears almost every few verses, and sometimes even more frequently. It is, in a way, the parshat Mishpatim or the parshat Kedoshim of Devarim. Now, of course, just because there are all these laws does not mean that it is always clear what their parameters are or how they are to be implemented.…