Why might we keep halakha?
These videos are of the third lecture in the series held on 7th February 2016
Q & A Session
Whatever our theological perspective, Jewish life has been largely shaped by some form of adherence to the halakha, to Jewish observance. What sort of shape might such a commitment take in today’s world, and how can it be justified? What are the psychological risks and benefits of adherence to an ancient form of ritual living? Once these foundations are in place, we can start to think about how halakha can evolve dynamically in time. Should it be viewed as timeless and unchanging, or might it interact with history in a theologically constructive way? Put differently, was revelation a one time event, something from a distant epoch, or might it be a continuous and ongoing phenomenon.