Conscience or Commandment?

By Leonard Fein

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), September 2004

The author presents several ways of relating to commandments without necessarily believing that all of them are entirely binding. Is it any more praiseworthy to do good acts because one believes God has commanded them rather than because one's conscience compels one to act in that way?

Topic: Halakha, Ritual, Jewish Law, Faith, Renewal and Renaissance, Belief

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.35/no.613

Page Number(s): 1-2

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Fein, Leonard. Conscience or Commandment?. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). September 2004: 1-2.


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