Wednesday, 7 January 2015
Not in Heaven: The Nature and Function of Halakha,
Eliezer Berkovits, Ktav, 1983, page 3
Starting the chapter, "The Nature and Function of Halakha", Berkovits draws an outline:
The Torah is all-inclusive. It comprehends the entire life of the Jewish people. Halakha, therefore, has to interpret the intention of the Torah for all the areas of Jewish existence, the spiritual, the ethical, the economic, the socio-practical. It also has to define the functions and powers of the teaching and implementing authority envisaged by the Torah.
I think that probably covers everything :-)