Organized as a series of authoritative discussions, this book
presents the application of Jewish law - or Halakhah - to
contemporary social and political issues. Beginning with the
principle of divine revelation, it describes the contents and
canons of interpretation of Jewish law. Though divinely received,
the law must still be interpreted and 'completed' by human minds,
often leading to the conundrum of divergent but equally authentic
interpretations. Examining topics from divorce to war and from
rabbinic confidentiality to cloning, this book carefully delineates
the issues presented in each case, showing the various positions
taken by rabbinic scholars, clarifying areas of divergence, and
analyzing reasons for disagreement. Written by widely recognized
scholars of both Jewish and secular law, this book will be an
invaluable source for all who seek authoritative guidance in
understanding traditional Jewish law and practice.
Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
|Country of origin:
J. David Bleich
• Arthur J. Jacobson
||Electronic book text
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