Traditionally, the fabric of Jewish observance is composed of 613 mitzvot and many many more granular instructions. To some of us, these small details are a core piece of what it means for us to serve God, while for others of us these details seem like both an abstraction and a distraction. Does God really care about ounces and inches?! Is it possible to integrate a detail-oriented language of halakhic practice which an approach that is equally—or even more—concerned with broad ethical principals and the goals of spiritual attunement?

Recorded at the Rabbinic Yeshiva Intensive, in March 2024.