Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Torah is ours


The Torah is ours, given to us to study and to apply. Therefore, rulings of Jewish law are determined through an established process of study and adjudication, and cannot be imposed by special intuition or even prophetic revelation:

"Permissive and prohibitive rulings are not for Elijah the Prophet to issue; as it is written (Devarim 30:12), 'The Torah is not in Heaven.'"

(Rashi to Shabbat 108a)

Have a great day,

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