Interested in learning some halakha (Jewish law) in English? Check out some of Maggid Books’ collection of English language halakha books! We have even more options available in Hebrew on our website.
by: Rabbi David Brofsky
This compendium of Jewish law outlines the themes and underlying concepts of the halakhot of the Jewish holidays including; relevant debates of Talmud, Rishonim, and Aharonim alongside opinions of contemporary leaders such as Rav Lichtenstein and Rav Soloveitchik.
by: Rabbi David Brofsky
This book integrates halakhic, conceptual, philosophical, and historical analysis as it presents the laws of mourning. The author traces the halakha through the early and later commentaries, including relevant debates among the posekim regarding contemporary applications. The author’s ability to clarify even the most complicated halakhic problems in a coherent and user-friendly fashion makes this book a valuable addition to any library.
Edited by: Rahel Berkovitz
The Hilkhot Nashim series presents an in-depth review of laws relating to women in Jewish ritual life. Tracing the development of responses on a given topic – from Talmudic to Geonic to medieval to modern – each chapter reproduces all relevant halakhic sources in both Hebrew and English. The sources are contextualized and clarified, their language closely parsed, their effects on subsequent posekim explained. This guided exploration of the halakhic process exposes readers to the rich tapestry of Jewish legal literature, its concerns and considerations, and the full complexity of the issues it braves. This first volume is devoted to questions of women in the synagogue: Kaddish, Birkat Hagomel, and Megillah.
by: Rabbi Zev Farber
Halakha cannot be studied in a vacuum, but must be analyzed in light of its historical, political, scientific, and ethical context. Dedicated to the major halakhic questions of our time, Halakhic Realities brings together rabbis, philosophers, scientists, and other professionals to explore the intersections of Jewish law and reality from several angles and multiple points of view.
by: Rabbi Gersion Appel
Responding to a need for our generation, The Concise Code of Jewish Law is a modern and up-to-date work of halachah lema’aseh, presented in a concise and user-friendly format. The main text is an adaptation of classic sources of halachah, loosely following the order of the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, supplemented by notes which explore issues in greater depth and address a wide variety of contemporary applications.