By Shlomo M Brody

Abortion, stem-cell learn, conversion criteria, girl rabbis, DNA trying out, animal cruelty, civil marriages in Israel. whereas today’s such a lot hot-button halakhic concerns elicit powerful critiques on either side, few comprehend the halakhic origins in their perspectives, their ancient improvement or social implications. with out totally greedy the problems to hand, respectful discussion among conflicting critiques turns into impossible.

In A consultant to the advanced, Brody offers over one hundred thirty of the main provocative, debatable themes in Jewish legislation at the present time. The book’s concise, articulate essays, according to the author’s renowned “Ask the Rabbi” column within the Jerusalem submit, cite assets and students from around the ideological spectrum on the way to raise admire for the range of voices of the halakhic discussion. This compendium of hugely appropriate essays provides a correct photo of the felony, ancient, and sociological components which are basic to knowing halakhic debates.

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