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Sunday, March 6 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Halachic Creativity: Moroccan Thought, Maimonidean Thought and Beyond

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The present understanding of Halakha (Jewish Law) has been shaped by the phenomenon of "Ashkenormitivity", where the Ashkenazi Halakhic methodologies have been accepted as the norm. 

What happens when the focus turns to Halakhic ideas and positions from different parts of the world? Can the way in which Halakha has been conceptualized be maintained, or are the assumptions which are made specific to a particular Ashkenazi Jewish milieu?

The source material for this presentation will be based in the writings and ideas of Rav Yuval Cherlow, Rabbi Marc Angel, Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo, and others who push the distinction between Jewish philosophy and Jewish law. 

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Chaim Grafstein

I am currently a PhD Student in the Near and Middle Eastern Civilization Dept. at University of Toronto. I study Moroccan Jewish texts, Semitic languages, the Jewish legal tradition, and Sephardic studies. My current research centres on Moroccan Rabbinic figures in the 20th Cent... Read More →

Sunday March 6, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am EST