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Sunday, January 31 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Integral Halachah: A New Approach to an Old Process

Since the publication of the Shulchan Aruch in the 16th century, halachists have relied more on proof texts and less on experience. As a result, rabbis speak mostly to the already committed while. for most, halachah is irrelevant and/or oppressive.

Come and learn a new/old approach to the halachic process, a path which connects the smallest details of our lives to the revelation of our collective purpose in the Sinai desert and the vision of a redeemed world toward which we aim. We’ll look at the halachic process prior to modernity and into our current, paradigm-shifting reality We will then apply what Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi called the Psycho-Halachic process (now called Integral Halachah) to one current issue as we strive to remain both “backwards compatible” and present to this moment.

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Daniel Siegel

Daniel was the first person to receive semichah from Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (in 1974). He cofounded Or Shalom along with R. Hanna Tiferet, served as the Hillel Director in Vancouver, as Jewish Chaplain at Dartmouth College, and Rabbinic Director of ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish... Read More →

Sunday January 31, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
Room D