Jul 12, 2020
The Process of Pesak Halacha 33: The Limits of Shaat HaDechak: The Case of Kevod HaBeriyot, by Rav Jonathan Ziring
What is the nature of the dispensation of "human dignity"? What can its limits teach us about the nature of halachic reasoning?
Jul 5, 2020
The Process of Pesak Halacha 32: Monetary Loss as a Model of Shaat HaDechak, by Rav Jonathan Ziring
How do poskim weigh objective and subjective "pressure"? How broad of a perspective can poskim take when determining what counts as an extenuating circumstance?
Jun 29, 2020
The Process of Pesak Halacha 31: Principles that Affect the Legislation and Adjudication of Halacha: The Case of Monetary Loss, by Rav Jonathan Ziring
How do monetary concerns affect the way law is formulated and how existing law in interpreted.
Jun 23, 2020
The Process of Pesak Halacha 30: Chillul Hashem as a Factor in Pesak and Halachic Policy, by Rav Jonathan Ziring
How does the concern for Chillul Hashem generate both halachic policy and shape halachic decision making itself? How does this play out both in lenient and stringent directions?
Jun 15, 2020
The Process of Pesak Halacha 29: Theoretical or Practical Pesak - Which is Better? by Rav Jonathan Ziring
Which kind of halachic analysis is more trustworthy? That offered without the pressure of a practical question, or that offered in response to a real issue?