“Halakhah aims at creating an ideal society, but it must always be workable within a real society”
“Torah does not change. But in one sense, halakhah does change… Halakhah is the application of an unchanging Torah to a changing world. Halakhah changes so that the Torah should not change”
“The central underlying proposition of the halakhah is that it articulates, within the limits of human understanding, the will of God as set forth in the Torah.”
“Sa’adia Gaon.. stated that only halakhah, Jewish law, joined Jews together into a people. What then becomes of peoplehood once the majority of Jews worldwide – some 80 per cent… no longer see themselves as bound by halakhah?”
“Halakhah was inclusive as Judaism itself was inclusive”