Walking the Line - Halakha and Modern Orthodoxy

July 20, 2020 01:16:36
Walking the Line - Halakha and Modern Orthodoxy
The Koren Podcast
Walking the Line - Halakha and Modern Orthodoxy

Jul 20 2020 | 01:16:36

/

Show Notes

In this week's episode, we explore some of the unique challenges Modern Orthodox Jews face in trying to balance a commitment to halakha while engaging in the modern world.

We are joined by Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Brody and Rabbanit Laurie Novick who share their wisdom and insight in this fascinating discussion on how to find that balance, what some of the difficulties are, and what the future of Modern Orthodox halakhic observance looks like.

Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Brody is the founding director of the Tikvah Overseas Students Institute. A columnist for The Jerusalem Post since 2007, Brody previously served for a decade as a senior instructor at Yeshivat Hakotel and as a junior research fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute. Brody’s writings focus on making Jewish texts accessible to broader audiences while applying them to contemporary social and ethical dilemmas. His work has appeared in Mosaic, First Things, The Federalist, Tablet, Tzohar, The Forward, Hakirah, and other popular publications, and has been cited in Israeli Supreme Court decisions. His first book, A Guide to the Complex: Contemporary Halakhic Debates (Maggid Books), received a 2014 National Jewish Book Award. A summa cum laude graduate of Harvard College, he received rabbinic ordination from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate, an MA in Jewish philosophy at the Hebrew University, and his Ph.D. from Bar Ilan University Law School, where he continues to serve as a post-doctoral fellow.  Originally from Houston, Texas, Rabbi Brody now lives in Modi’in with his wife Rocky and five children.

Rabbanit Laurie Novick is Director and Head Writer of Deracheha: Women and Mitzvot. Deracheha is an initiative of Yeshivat Har Etzion's Israel Koschitzky Virtual Beit Midrash and the Stella K. Abraham Beit Midrash For Women – Migdal Oz. She has worked as a senior responder on Nishmat’s Health and Halacha website, www.yoatzot.org, since 2002, and taught at Nishmat for many years. Rabbanit Novick is also a member of a pilot cohort of Yoatzot Halacha who received advanced training in fertility issues and Halakha. She has degrees in Bible, Jewish Education, and Talmud and has also done additional graduate work in Counseling.

Get 10% off A Guide to the Complex: Contemporary Halakhic Debates and the rest of your order at www.korenpub.com with code PODCAST at checkout

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or join our email newsletter at www.korenpub.com.

You can email us at [email protected]

Useful links:
The Tikvah Fund: https://tikvahfund.org/overseas/
Jewish Law Live: https://www.youtube.com/jewishlawlive
Jerusalem Post - Ask the Rabbi: https://bit.ly/2DXQzim
Deracheha: Women and MItzvot: https://www.deracheha.org/
Nishmat Yoatzot Halacha: https://www.yoatzot.org/home

Other Episodes

Episode

September 07, 2020 01:02:05
Episode Cover

Remembering Rav Steinsaltz zt"l

Just over a month ago, we lost our dear friend and teacher Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz.  I impact that Rav Steinsaltz had on the...

Listen

Episode

March 13, 2022 00:35:39
Episode Cover

The Ukrainian Refugee Crisis with Zak Jeffay

Far be it from us to offer explanations or analysis of the current conflict in Ukraine but the wave of refugees and displaced persons...

Listen

Episode 12

July 19, 2022 00:45:01
Episode Cover

Kosher Fertility with Dr. Bat-Sheva Maslow, MD

The first mitzva in the Torah is to be fruitful and multiply but to some people, this is easier said than done. There are...

Listen