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Episode 137: Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law, with Chaim Saiman

December 1st, 2018  •  52 mins 57 secs  •  Download (36.4 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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My guest is Chaim Saiman. His newest book is "Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law." What does it mean for legal analysis to connect humans to God? Can spiritual teachings remain meaningful and at the same time rigidly codified? Can a modern state be governed by such law? Guiding readers across two millennia of richly illuminating perspectives, this book shows how halakhah is not just “law” but an entire way of thinking, being, and knowing.