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Why Does Judaism Need the Written Law and Oral Law?

The Difference Between Written Law And Oral Law

Rabbi Fohrman tackles a difficult and controversial question: Why do the oral laws from the rabbis end up looking so different than the written Biblical laws? And even more so – what does law have to do with God and spirituality? What is the point of the legalism inherent in our religion? In this video, Rabbi Fohrman argues that thought without action can wither away, and that law is about finding spirituality in the mundane.

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Rabbi David Fohrman

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