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An Introduction to the History and Sources of Jewish Law

N. S. Hecht, B. S. Jackson, S. M. Passamaneck, Daniela Piattelli, and Alfredo Rabello


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 this volume, 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 of the chapters are writte ... More

Keywords: Jewish law, Israel, Talmud, Geonic codification, Golden Age, medieval era, Holocaust, judicial autonomy, legal practice, literary character

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198262626
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262626.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

N. S. Hecht, editor

B. S. Jackson, editor
Liverpool University

S. M. Passamaneck, editor
Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles