Ethan Tucker's Halakhic Essays
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Halakhah and Community
Parashat VeZot HaBerakhah
Ethan Tucker
Halakhah and Values
Parashat Ha'azinu
Ethan Tucker
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?
Parashat VaYelekh
Ethan Tucker
Sanctity of Space, Part 2
Parashat Nitzavim
Ethan Tucker
Sanctity of Space, Part 1
Parashat Ki Tavo
Ethan Tucker
Moral Revolution or Complex Application?
Parashat Ki Teitztei
Ethan Tucker
What is a Jew? Part 7
Parashat Shoftim
Ethan Tucker
What is a Jew? Part 6
Parashat Re'eih
Ethan Tucker
What is a Jew? Part 5
Parashat Eikev
Ethan Tucker
Ethical Norms as the Foundation of Torah
Parashat VaEtchanan
Ethan Tucker
Gender and Judging
Parashat Devarim
Ethan Tucker
Between Real and Ideal
Parashat Mattot-Mas'ei
Ethan Tucker
Equality Without Adjuncts?
Parashat Pinchas
Ethan Tucker
Jews, Gentiles, Impurity, and Humanity, Part 1
Parashat Chukkat
Ethan Tucker
When Love Meets Condescension, Part 2
Parashat Korach
Ethan Tucker
When Love Meets Condescension, Part 1
Parashat Shelach
Ethan Tucker
Musical Instruments on Shabbat and Yom Tov
Parashat BeHa'alotekha
Ethan Tucker
Gender and the Priestly Blessing
Parashat Naso
Ethan Tucker
Gender and the Kehunah
Parashat Bemidbar
Ethan Tucker
Is Judaism a Team or Individual Sport? Part 2
Parashat Bechukotai
Ethan Tucker
Is Judaism a Team or Individual Sport? Part 1
Parashat Behar
Ethan Tucker
Kohanim and Death
Parashat Emor
Ethan Tucker
Niddah, Part 4
Parashat Kedoshim
Ethan Tucker
Niddah, Part 3
Parashat Acharei Mot
Ethan Tucker
Niddah, Part 2
Parashat Metzora
Ethan Tucker
Niddah, Part 1
Parashat Tazria
Ethan Tucker
Pluralism, Integrity, and Community, Part 3
Parashat Shemini
Ethan Tucker
Pluralism, Integrity, and Community, Part 2
Parashat Tzav
Ethan Tucker
Pluralism, Integrity, and Community, Part 1
Parashat VaYikra
Ethan Tucker
Gentiles, Jews, and Shabbat, Part 2
Parashat Pekudei
Ethan Tucker
Gentiles, Jews, and Shabbat, Part 1
Parashat VaYakhel
Ethan Tucker
Benefiting from Others' Violations of Shabbat
Parashat Ki Tissa
Ethan Tucker
Witnessing and Communal Boundaries, Part 3
Parashat Tetzaveh
Ethan Tucker
Witnessing and Communal Boundaries, Part 2
Parashat Terumah
Ethan Tucker
Witnessing and Communal Boundaries, Part 1
Parashat Mishpatim
Ethan Tucker
Shamor and Zakhor
Parashat Yitro
Ethan Tucker
Can't Touch This
Parashat BeShallach
Ethan Tucker
Commemoration or Reenactment?
Parashat Bo
Ethan Tucker
When Mitzvot Get in the Way of Political Power
Parashat Mikeitz
Ethan Tucker
What is a Jew? Part 4
Parashat VaYeishev
Ethan Tucker
What is a Jew? Part 3
Parashat VaYishlach
Ethan Tucker
What is a Jew? Part 2
Parashat VaYeitzei
Ethan Tucker
What is a Jew? Part 1
Parashat Toldot
Ethan Tucker
Redeeming the Akeidah, Halakhah and Ourselves
Parashat VaYera
Ethan Tucker
Liturgical Change and Its Limits
Parashat Lekh Lekha
Ethan Tucker
Praying in Languages Other Than Hebrew
Parashat Noach
Ethan Tucker
Category Shifts in Jewish Law and Practice
Parashat Bereishit
Ethan Tucker
Immersion, Presence, and Gender
A Tale of Female Conversion
Ethan Tucker
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Curated by: Ethan Tucker

Ethan Tucker this year has shared a weekly essay exploring various topics in Jewish law and values. These essays jump off the weekly Torah reading and tackle a range of issues in areas such as gender, sexuality, Jewish identity, food practices, and Shabbat in the modern world. Much of this writing will be a distillation of thinking and teaching he has done over the past decade. These essays are part of the expanding work of Mechon Hadar's Center for Jewish Law and Values.

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Want to catch up on the essays on a previous parashah? The complete archive—to listen to and to read—is to the left of this panel.

Archive

Browse Mechon Hadar's weekly divrei Torah archive by parashah:

Bereishit Shemot VaYikra
Noah Va'Era Tzav
Lekh Lekha Bo Shemini
VaYera BeShallah Tazria
Hayyei Sarah Yitro Metzora
Toldot Mishpatim Tazria-Metzora
VaYeitzei Terumah Acharei Mot
VaYishlah Tetzaveh Kedoshim
VaYeshev Ki Tissa Acharei Mot-Kedoshim
Miketz VaYak'hel Emor
VaYigash Pekudei BeHar
VaYehi VaYak'hel-Pekudei BeChukotai
    BeHar-BeChukotai

 

BeMidbar Devarim
Naso Va'Ethanan
BeHa'alotekha Eikev
Shelah Re'eih
Korah Shoftim
Hukkat Ki Teitzei
Balak Ki Tavo
Hukkat-Balak Nitzavim
Pinhas VaYelekh
Matot Nitzavim-VaYelekh
Mas'ei Ha'azinu
Matot-Mas'ei V'Zot HaBerakhah
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