Torah & Texts

Where Do Jewish Laws Come From?

Origins of Halacha: From the Torah to Today

Halacha means the way, or the path, and it’s what Judaism calls Jewish law. This video is an explainer that tells the basics of how laws evolved in Judaism and how they are interpreted today.

While everyone knows about the Bible, many don’t realize the many books that followed after it in Jewish tradition. These books and the Bible weave together to create the rules Jews follow to this day.

This project was made possible with generous support from The Koret Foundation, as part of its Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood.

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