Thursday, October 6, 2011

How Many Halachot In The Shulchan Aruch Are Specifically About Teshuvah?

Correct answer: Zero. There is no special halacha dedicated to teshuvah in the Shulchan Aruch. Maimondes on the other hand has a whole section "Hilchot Teshuvah".

Harav Zevin in "Hamoadim Be'halacha" says it nicely:

"מרובה מידת האגדה של התשובה ממידת ההלכה"

"Greater is the volume of Aggada (legend) about Teshuvah, then the volume of halacha."

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