An Introduction to the History and Sources of Jewish Law by N. S. Hecht

An Introduction to the History and Sources of Jewish Law

EditorN. S. Hecht, B. S. Jackson, S. M. Passamaneck

Paperback | April 30, 1999

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Jewish law has a history stretching from the early period to the modern State of Israel, encompassing the Talmud, Geonic and later codifications, the Spanish Golden Age, medieval and modern response, the Holocaust and modern reforms. Fifteen distinct periods are separately studied in thisvolume, each one by a leading specialist, and the emphasis throughout is on the development of the institutions and sources of the law, providing teachers with the essential background material from which a variety of sources, from many different perspectives, may be taught. Most chapters arewritten to a common plan, with treatment of the political background of the period and the nature of Jewish judicial autonomy, the character (literary and legal) of the sources, the legal practice of the period, its principal authorities, and examples of characteristic features of the substantivelaw (especially in family law).

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B. S. Jackson is at Liverpool University.
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Title:An Introduction to the History and Sources of Jewish LawFormat:PaperbackDimensions:484 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.06 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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`This volume should find its place in introductory classes on Jewish law.'Shofar