If one looks into the Geonic codes and teshuvoth, they will find a simpler Judaism which is close to the Gemara. Every area of halakha is simpler and presents itself as functioning within human ...
If we are meant to understand from the Nazir that forbidding things which are really mutar in order to be "extra holy" is really not a positive thing (cf. y.Nedarim 9:1), then of what benefit are ...
Why is Judaism comprised of so many precise stringencies in comparison to other religions? Why is conversion to Judaism so strict and difficult?