, halakhah, Judaiclaws, kelal uferaṭ
ukelal, heqqeš, qal wa-ḥomer.
The purpose of the workshop Philosophy and History of Talmudic Logic held on October 27, 2016,
in Krakow, Poland, was to examine the meaning of Talmudic hermeneutics in the contemporary
epistemology and logic. One of the main features of Judaism is that Jewish religious laws are not
dogmatic but based on specific legal reasoning. This reasoning was developed by the first Judaic
commentators of the Bible (Tann’ayim) for inferring Judaiclaws (halakah) from the Pentateuch.
Our workshop was aimed