A Restatement of Rabbinic Civil Law


Author: Emanuel B. Quint
Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd
ISBN: 9789652293220
Category: Law
Page: 456
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Long accepted as the standard code of Jewish law and practice, the Shulhan Aruch was written by Rabbi Joseph Karo in 1565. Now, in an unprecedented restatement of Hoshen haMishpat, one of the four sections of the Shulhan Aruch, Rabbi Emanuel Quint brings fresh insight, modern scholarship, and succinct explication to this brilliant halachic work that will fascinate the educated layperson and advanced scholar alike. With this effort, Rabbi Quint fills the long-felt need to make this material more accessible. A Restatement of Rabbinic Civil Law: Volume IX - Laws of the Paid Bailee; Laws of the Lessee; Laws Regarding Labor; Laws Regarding Borrowed Objects; Laws Regarding Stealing; Laws Regarding Robbery; Laws of Abiding by the Laws of the Land, continues to open the Shulhan Aruch to the wider audience it deserves. Rabbi Quint, the co-founder of the Jerusalem Institute of Jewish Law, an institute dedicated to the study and dissemination of Jewish civil law, brings his professional expertise to bear on the vast array of Jewish legal processes, procedures and practices encoded here. The reader may be surprised to discover that such a meticulous legal--yet not overly religious--system fits under the category of Jewish law. And yet it does, clearly illustrating that Judaism is not only a religion, but also a culture and community. Beyond a translation, A Restatement of Rabbinic Civil Law provides the author's own commentary and also incorporates the four centuries of scholarship since the Shulhan Aruch was written, including commentaries and responsa literature. Ample footnotes help guide the reader every step of the way. The result is a comprehensive, well-organized body of rabbinic jurisprudence available to the English reader for the first time. If the Shulhan Aruch can be said to be the distilled essence of Jewish law, then A Restatement of Rabbinic Civil Law triumphs as a major judicial-literary landmark of its own.

A Restatement of Rabbinic Civil Law: Laws of the paid bailee, laws of the lessee, laws regarding labor, laws regarding borrowing of objects, laws regarding stealing, laws regarding robbery


Author: Emanuel B. Quint
Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd
ISBN: 9789652293220
Category: Law
Page: 456
View: 6352

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Long accepted as the standard code of Jewish law and practice, the Shulhan Aruch was written by Rabbi Joseph Karo in 1565. Now, in an unprecedented restatement of Hoshen haMishpat, one of the four sections of the Shulhan Aruch, Rabbi Emanuel Quint brings fresh insight, modern scholarship, and succinct explication to this brilliant halachic work that will fascinate the educated layperson and advanced scholar alike. With this effort, Rabbi Quint fills the long-felt need to make this material more accessible. A Restatement of Rabbinic Civil Law: Volume IX ? Laws of the Paid Bailee; Laws of the Lessee; Laws Regarding Labor; Laws Regarding Borrowed Objects; Laws Regarding Stealing; Laws Regarding Robbery; Laws of Abiding by the Laws of the Land, continues to open the Shulhan Aruch to the wider audience it deserves. Rabbi Quint, the co-founder of the Jerusalem Institute of Jewish Law, an institute dedicated to the study and dissemination of Jewish civil law, brings his professional expertise to bear on the vast array of Jewish legal processes, procedures and practices encoded here. The reader may be surprised to discover that such a meticulous legal?yet not overly religious?system fits under the category of Jewish law. And yet it does, clearly illustrating that Judaism is not only a religion, but also a culture and community. Beyond a translation, A Restatement of Rabbinic Civil Law provides the author?s own commentary and also incorporates the four centuries of scholarship since the Shulhan Aruch was written, including commentaries and responsa literature. Ample footnotes help guide the reader every step of the way. The result is a comprehensive, well-organized body of rabbinic jurisprudence available to the English reader for the first time. If the Shulhan Aruch can be said to be the distilled essence of Jewish law, then A Restatement of Rabbinic Civil Law triumphs as a major judicial-literary landmark of its own.

Rabbinic Authority, Volume 2

The Vision and the Reality, Beit Din Decisions in English
Author: A. Yehuda Warburg
Publisher: Urim Publications
ISBN: 965524282X
Category: Religion
Page: 384
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Volume 2 of the only English books on rabbinic authority In this second volume of Rabbinic Authority, Rabbi Warburg presents new rabbinical court arbitration decisions in English. He is the first rabbinic arbitrator to publish piskei din (decisions) on cases in Jewish civil law. It is important that those who service the institution of a beit din (a Jewish court) know the inner dynamics and reasoning of those who issue rulings. This volume focuses on a number of topics, such as the halakhic identity of an investment broker, the propriety of a civil will, contemporary issues relating to domestic violence, and the role of a rabbinical advocate in the beit din process.

Jews and Power


Author: Ruth R. Wisse
Publisher: Schocken
ISBN: 0307533131
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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Part of the Jewish Encounter series Taking in everything from the Kingdom of David to the Oslo Accords, Ruth Wisse offers a radical new way to think about the Jewish relationship to power. Traditional Jews believed that upholding the covenant with God constituted a treaty with the most powerful force in the universe; this later transformed itself into a belief that, unburdened by a military, Jews could pursue their religious mission on a purely moral plain. Wisse, an eminent professor of comparative literature at Harvard, demonstrates how Jewish political weakness both increased Jewish vulnerability to scapegoating and violence, and unwittingly goaded power-seeking nations to cast Jews as perpetual targets. Although she sees hope in the State of Israel, Wisse questions the way the strategies of the Diaspora continue to drive the Jewish state, echoing Abba Eban's observation that Israel was the only nation to win a war and then sue for peace. And then she draws a persuasive parallel to the United States today, as it struggles to figure out how a liberal democracy can face off against enemies who view Western morality as weakness. This deeply provocative book is sure to stir debate both inside and outside the Jewish world. Wisse's narrative offers a compelling argument that is rich with history and bristling with contemporary urgency. From the Hardcover edition.

AJL Newsletter


Author: Association of Jewish Libraries
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Jewish libraries
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