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xviii, 263 pages ;23 cm
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xxxviii, 260 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Theological-political treatise / Benedict de Spinoza
  • Selections from the writings of Moses Mendelssohn and an associated text
  • Posthumous writings / Abraham Geiger
  • Selections from the writings of Samson Raphael Hirsch
  • "Judicial evidence according to mosaic Talmudic law" / Zacharias Frankel
  • History of the Jews / Heinrich Graetz
  • Selections from the writings of Hermann Cohen
  • "The legal system of Jewish law" / Menachem Elon
  • Selections from the writings of Robert Cover
  • Selections from the writings of Eliyahu of Vilna and associated texts
  • The soul of life / Ḥayyim of Volozhin
  • Selections from the writings of Shneur Zalman of Liady
  • Guide of the perplexed of the age / Naḥman Krochmal
  • Light of Israel / Yisrael (Lipkin) Salanter
  • Novellae and clarifications on Maimonides / Ḥayyim Soloveitchik
  • Novellae on tractates Bava Kamma, Bava Metzia, and Bava Batra / Shimon Shkop
  • Selections from the writings of Yisrael Meir Kagan and associated texts
  • Selections from the Writings of Joseph B. Soloveitchik
  • Selections from the writings of Moshe Sofer and associated texts
  • Selections from the writings of Akiva Yosef Schlesinger and an associated text
  • Fourth generation / Moshe Shemuel Glasner
  • "The philosophical foundations of Jewish and of modern law" / Isaac Breuer
  • Selections from the writings of Avraham Yeshayahu Karelitz
  • Epistles of Moshe / Moshe Feinstein
  • Selections from the writings of Yoel Teitelbaum and associated texts
  • Selections from the writings of Abraham Isaac Kook
  • Uziel's rulings / Ben-Zion Meir Hai Uziel
  • "Is a Torah constitution possible?" / Shlomo Goren
  • Constitution and law in a Jewish state according to the Torah / Isaac Halevi Herzog
  • "The religious significance of the state of Israel" / Yeshayahu Leibowitz
  • Not in heaven : the nature and function of Halakhah / Eliezer Berkovits
  • Pillar of the right / Shaul Yisraeli
  • Laws of the state / Eliezer Waldenberg
  • "Regarding women's recital of the blessing over the lulav and other time-bound positive commandments" / Ovadiah Yosef
  • Engendering Judaism : an inclusive theology and ethics / Rachel Adler
  • Expanding the palace of Torah : orthodoxy and feminism / Tamar Ross
  • Feminism encounters traditional Judaism : resistance and accommodation / Tova Hartman
  • "Toward a gender critical approach to the philosophy of Jewish law (Halakhah)" / Ronit Irshai.
Contemporary arguments about Jewish law uniquely reflect both the story of Jewish modernity and a crucial premise of modern conceptions of law generally: the claim of autonomy for the intellectual subject and practical sphere of the law. Yet for all the interest in and importance of Jewish legal theory, there is no single volume that addresses it simultaneously in its historical and conceptual contexts, as well as in the context of modern legal theory more broadly defined. Jewish Legal Theories collects representative modern Jewish writings on law and provides short commentaries and annotations on these writings that situate them within Jewish thought and history, as well as within modern legal theory. The topics addressed by these documents include Jewish legal theory from the modern nation state to its adumbration in the forms of Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Judaism in the German-Jewish context; the development of Jewish legal philosophy in Eastern Europe beginning in the eighteenth century; Ultra-Orthodox views of Jewish law premised on the rejection of the modern nation-state; the role of Jewish law in Israel; and contemporary feminist legal theory.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781584657439 20180702
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Book
250 pages ; 32 cm
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2 volumes ; 25 cm
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xi, 424 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Can we even speak of "Judaism and law"? / Christine Hayes
  • Law in biblical Israel / Chaya Halberstam
  • Law in Jewish society of the second temple period / Seth Schwartz
  • Law in classical rabbinic Judaism / Christine Hayes
  • Approaches to foreign law in biblical Israel and classical Judaism through the medieval period / Beth Berkowitz, Barnard College
  • Law in medieval Judaism / Warren Zev Harvey
  • From enlightenment to emancipation / Verena Kasper-Marienberg
  • Enlightenment conceptions of Judaism and law / Eliyahu Stern
  • Rethinking Halakhah in modern Eastern Europe : mysticism, antinomianism, positivism / Menachem Lorberbaum
  • Antinomianism and its responses : 19th century / David Ellenson
  • New developments in modern Jewish thought : from theology to law and ack again / Yonatan Brafman
  • Judaism, Jewish law in pre-state Palestine / Amihai Radzyner
  • Judaism, Jewish law and the Jewish state in Israel / Arye Edrei
  • What does it mean for a state to be Jewish? / Daphne Barak Erez
  • Fault lines / Patricia J. Woods.
"[This book] explores the Jewish conception of law as an essential component of the divine-human relationship from biblical to modern times, as well as resistance to this conceptualization. It also traces the political, social, intellectual, and cultural circumstances that spawned competing Jewish approaches to its own 'divine' law and the 'non-divine' law of others, including that of the modern, secular state of Israel. Part I focuses on the emergence and development of law as an essential element of religious expression in biblical Israel and classical Judaism through the medieval period. Part II considers the ramifications for the law arising from political emancipation and the invention of Judaism as a 'religion' in the modern period. Finally, Part III traces the historical and ideological processes leading to the current configuration of religion and state in modern Israel, analysing specific conflicts between religious law and state law."-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
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xi, 424 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: can we even speak of "Judaism and law"? / Christine Hayes
  • Law in biblical Israel / Chaya Halberstam
  • Law in Jewish society of the second temple period / Seth Schwartz
  • Law in classical rabbinic Judaism / Christine Hayes
  • Approaches to secular law in biblical Israel and classical Judaism through the medieval period / Beth Berkowitz
  • Law in medieval Judaism / Warren Zev Harvey
  • From Enlightenment to emancipation / Verena Kasper-Marienberg
  • Enlightenment conceptions of Judaism and law / Eliyahu Stern
  • Rethinking Halakhah in modern Eastern Europe : mysticism, antinomianism, positivism / Menachem Lorberbaum
  • Antinomianism and its responses in the nineteenth century / David Ellenson
  • New developments in modern Jewish thought : from theology to law and back again / Yonatan Y. Brafman
  • Judaism and Jewish law in pre-state Palestine / Amihai Radzyner
  • Judaism, Jewish law and the Jewish state in Israel / Arye Edrei
  • What does it mean for a state to be Jewish? / Daphne Barak-Erez
  • Fault lines / Patricia J. Woods.
Green Library
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180 pages ; 24 cm
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Orach chaim : daily, sabbath, and holiday laws
  • Yoreh deah: laws of kashrut, idolatry, loan interest, nidda, vows, honoring ones's parents and the elderly, charity, circumcision of sons, conversion, sacred writings, agrarian living, mourning
  • Even haezer : procreation, permitted and forbidden marriage partners, celebrating weddings, marital obligations and rights, divorce, levirate marriage and release, raped or seduced child
  • Choshen mishpat : rabbinic courts, loans, oppressing/cheating/overpricing, gifts causa mortis, objects lost and found, inheritance, paying monies owed
  • Conclusion.
"While the topic of conversion in Judaism has been extensively covered, no one has explored the particular laws related to after conversion. [This book] explores many topics and questions that revolve around the life of a Jewish convert. Such topics include the place of a convert in a Jewish community according to Jewish law, the treatment of a convert in respect to acceptance and discrimination, and providing affirmative incentives to converts."-- Back cover.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xiii, 106 pages ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Beginnings2. Saying, Writing, Doing3. Shared Spacetime: Community4. The IneffableEpilogue. Parting ways.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319688305 20180213
In a work that casts philosophical and theological reflections against a backdrop of personal experience, Leon Wiener Dow offers a learned discourse that elucidates the telos of Jewish law and the philosophical-theological commitments that animate it. To the reader gazing upon the halakha from the outside, this book offers a glimpse of its central, orienting concepts. To the reader who lives amidst the rigor of halakha, this book bestows an insightful glance at the law's orienting ethos and higher aspirations that often remain opaque.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319688305 20180213
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xiii, 106 pages ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Beginnings2. Saying, Writing, Doing3. Shared Spacetime: Community4. The IneffableEpilogue. Parting ways.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319688305 20180213
In a work that casts philosophical and theological reflections against a backdrop of personal experience, Leon Wiener Dow offers a learned discourse that elucidates the telos of Jewish law and the philosophical-theological commitments that animate it. To the reader gazing upon the halakha from the outside, this book offers a glimpse of its central, orienting concepts. To the reader who lives amidst the rigor of halakha, this book bestows an insightful glance at the law's orienting ethos and higher aspirations that often remain opaque.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319688305 20180213
Green Library
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xvii, 489 pages ; 23 cm.
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xii, 212 pages ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Regulating marital relations between spouses by consent-- 2. 'Freedom of contract' in Jewish family law - the differences between the Babylonian and Palestinian Talmuds-- 3. Is there really no conditional marriage?-- 4. Temporary marriage - a possible solution to the problem of the Agunah?-- 5. Towards establishing Halakhic parenthood by agreement?-- Index-- Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107163409 20180213
Traditional Jewish family law has persevered for hundreds of years and rules covering marriage, the raising of children, and divorce are well established; yet pressures from modern society are causing long held views to be re-examined. The Jewish Family: Between Family Law and Contract Law examines the tenets of Jewish family law in the light of new attitudes concerning the role of women, assisted reproduction technologies, and prenuptial agreements. It explores, through interdisciplinary research combining the legal aspects of family law and contract law, how the Jewish family can cope with both old and modern obstacles and challenges. Focusing on the nexus of Jewish family law and contract law to propose how 'freedom of contract' can be part of how family law can be interpreted, The Jewish Family will appeal to practitioners, activists, academic researchers, and laymen readers who are interested in the fields of law, theology, and social science.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107163409 20180213
Green Library
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xii, 212 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Regulating marital relations between spouses by consent
  • "Freedom of contract" in Jewish family law : the differences between the Babylonian and Palestinian Talmuds
  • Is there really no conditional marriage?
  • Temporary marriage : a possible solution to the problem of the agunah?
  • Towards establishing halakhic parenthood by agreement?
  • Epilogue.
Traditional Jewish family law has persevered for hundreds of years and rules covering marriage, the raising of children, and divorce are well established; yet pressures from modern society are causing long held views to be re-examined. The Jewish Family: Between Family Law and Contract Law examines the tenets of Jewish family law in the light of new attitudes concerning the role of women, assisted reproduction technologies, and prenuptial agreements. It explores, through interdisciplinary research combining the legal aspects of family law and contract law, how the Jewish family can cope with both old and modern obstacles and challenges. Focusing on the nexus of Jewish family law and contract law to propose how 'freedom of contract' can be part of how family law can be interpreted, The Jewish Family will appeal to practitioners, activists, academic researchers, and laymen readers who are interested in the fields of law, theology, and social science.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107163409 20180219
Law Library (Crown)
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42 pages ; 23 cm.
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xv, 255 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Preface
  • About the Jewish Law Caucus
  • Introduction
  • General works on Jewish law
  • Subject-specific works on Jewish law.
"Jewish law courses, scholarship, and collections have been increasing in frequency and size in American law schools for several decades. Today many law schools house institutes and centers for the study of Jewish law. This bibliography documents the history and content of the Jewish law scholarship that is at the foundation of these institutes. Entries come mostly from American law reviews, but some articles published in other countries, mainly Britain, Canada, and Israel, are also included. The articles and annotations are arranged under 37 topics, in chronological order. A small glossary at the end provides definitions of terms that are commonly addressed in the annotations, and is followed by an author index."-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
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xv, 255 pages ; 23 cm.
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2 volumes ; 25 cm
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xv, 243 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • The biblical, traditional, and historical backdrop
  • Biblical injunctions
  • From community regulation to big business
  • Governmental intervention and involvement
  • The limits of law in regulating religious rules
  • Bans on shechitah
  • The problem with statutory regulation
  • Kashrus and the courts
  • Perceptions, politics, and filthy lucre
  • "Something ain't kosher here"
  • Kosher certification agencies
  • Law and politics in the cutthroat business
  • Kosher meat scandals in America and abroad
  • Oddities and excesses.
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24, 962, 17 pages ; 28 cm
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24, 962, 17 pages ; 28 cm
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xiv, 242 pages ; 25 cm
  • Introduction
  • Legal essentialism
  • Hierarchy and exclusivity
  • Time and space
  • Obligation and authority
  • Intent and responsibility
  • Retribution and control
  • Shifting from theory to practice
  • Association and admission
  • Covenant and initiation
  • Officers and leaders
  • Reproof and mediation
  • Punishment and exclusion
  • Conclusion.
This book offers a novel approach for the study of law in the Judean Desert Scrolls, using the prism of legal theory. Following a couple of decades of scholarly consensus withdrawing from the "Essene hypothesis, " it proposes to revive the term, and suggests employing it for the sectarian movement as a whole, while considering the group that lived in Qumran as the Yahad. It further proposes a new suggestion for the emergence of the Yahad, based on the roles of the Examiner and the Instructor in the two major legal codes, the Damascus Document and the Community Rule. The understanding of Essene law is divided into concepts and practices, in order to emphasize the discrepancy between creed, rhetoric, and practices. The abstract exploration of notions such as time, space, obligation, intention, and retribution, is then compared against the realities of social practices, including admission, initiation, covenant, leadership, reproof, and punishment. The legal analysis yields several new suggestions for the study of the scrolls: first, Amihay proposes to rename the two strands of thought of Jewish law, formerly referred to as "nominalism" and "realism, " with the terms "legal essentialism" and "legal formalism." The two laws of admission in the Community Rule are distinguished as two different laws, one of an association for a group as a whole, the other as an admission of an individual. The law of reproof is proven to be an independent legal procedure, rather than a preliminary stage of prosecution. The methodological division in this study of thought and practice provides a nuanced approach for the study of law in general, and religious law in particular.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190631017 20170206
Law Library (Crown)