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Jewish Moral Thought and Practical Wisdom

Jonathan Jacobs

in Law, Reason, and Morality in Medieval Jewish Philosophy: Sadia Gaon, Bahya ibn Pakuda, and Moses Maimonides

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199542833
eISBN:
9780191594359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542833.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the main points of comparison and contrast between Jewish thought and the practical wisdom approach to ethics, with Aristotle's conception of it as the guiding example. The ... More


Heschel, Hasidism, and Halakha

Samuel Dresner

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823221158
eISBN:
9780823236749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823221158.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Born in Warsaw, Abraham Heschel earned a doctorate in philosophy at the University of Berlin, and taught in Berlin and Frankfurt. After being deported by the Nazis to Poland in 1938, ... More


Philosophy and Law: Shaping Judaism for the Modern World

Michah Gottlieb

in Faith and Freedom: Moses Mendelssohn's Theological-Political Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195398946
eISBN:
9780199894499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398946.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores Mendelssohn's political theory and philosophy of Judaism. Mendelssohn's stance on central tenets of Judaism such as Jewish election, the authority of halakha, and the nature of ... More


Natural Law in Judaism: A Reconsideration 1

Tamar Rudavsky

in Reason, Religion, and Natural Law: From Plato to Spinoza

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199767175
eISBN:
9780199979592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199767175.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores whether we can locate a natural law theory in medieval Jewish philosophy. This chapter focuses primarily upon law in the works of Moses Maimonides but also consider predecessors ... More


The Jewish Law of War: The Turn to International Law and Ethics

Suzanne Last Stone

in Just Wars, Holy Wars, and Jihads: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Encounters and Exchanges

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199755042
eISBN:
9780199950508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755042.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes three strands in contemporary Jewish thinking on war: The collectivists view Israel as a collective entity entitled to wage war and not merely a bundle of individuals bound by ... More


Religious War in the Works of Maimonides: An Idea and Its Transit across the Medieval Mediterranean

George R. Wilkes

in Just Wars, Holy Wars, and Jihads: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Encounters and Exchanges

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199755042
eISBN:
9780199950508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755042.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Maimonides’ notion of religious war was idiosyncratic within the rabbinic tradition. His views were rejected or ignored by many of his most ardent followers. Nevertheless, his treatment of the laws ... More


Introduction

MICHAEL M. LASKIER and YAACOV LEV

in The Convergence of Judaism and Islam: Religious, Scientific, and Cultural Dimensions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036496
eISBN:
9780813041810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036496.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This first chapter defines the methodological concept of “convergence,” analyzes the fundamentals of Judeo-Muslim coexistence from the days of the Prophet Muhammad until the early modern period, and ... More


Halakha

Samuel H. Dresner

in Heschel, Hasidism, and Halakha

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823221158
eISBN:
9780823236749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823221158.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter illustrates how Heschel confronted the central issue of Jewish observance. Noting that Judaism and Jewish people will survive only if the authority of religious ... More


A Politics and Poetics of Diaspora: Heine's “Hebräische Melodien”

Bluma Goldstein

in Diasporas and Exiles: Varieties of Jewish Identity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228641
eISBN:
9780520926899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228641.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

During the first half of the nineteenth century, Central European Jews struggled both to free themselves from the constrictions of the halakha and to become fully integrated citizens. The golden age ... More


Halakha and Morality in Religious Zionism after the Six-Day War

Ehud Luz

in Wrestling with an Angel: Power, Morality, and Jewish Identity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092936
eISBN:
9780300129298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092936.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the change in halakha and morality in Zionism after the Six-Day War. It suggests that the most conspicuous change in the moral outlook of religious Zionism after the Six-Day War ... More


Responsa

Shira Weiss

in Joseph Albo on Free Choice: Exegetical Innovation in Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190684426
eISBN:
9780190684457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190684426.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Free choice figures prominently, in fact decisively, in Albo’s only surviving halakhic responsum. His responsum, concerning the permissibility of allowing a qatlanit, a woman whose previous two ... More


Circumvention and Violation of Halakha

Jonathan Garb

in The Chosen Will Become Herds: Studies in Twentieth-Century Kabbalah

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123944
eISBN:
9780300155044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123944.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the relationship between kabbalisctic (mystic rituals, customs, and techniques) literature and halakhic (system of daily rituals and customs) literature. It wants to see if ... More


Law Without Nation? The Ongoing Jewish Discussion

suzanne last stone

in Law without Nations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804771696
eISBN:
9780804777223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804771696.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter offers a conceptual history of Halakha, the elaborate body of Jewish law adumbrated in the wake of the destruction of the Second Temple. In contrast to the usual depiction of halakha ... More


Nahmanides on Law, Land, and Otherness

Joseph E. David

in The Gift of the Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199959808
eISBN:
9780199366408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959808.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the legal theology of the thirteenth-century kabbalist and jurist Nahmanides, and proposes a new perspective about his conceptual and theological sources. It argues that, beside ... More


Maimonides on Holiness

Menachem Kellner

in Holiness in Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198796497
eISBN:
9780191837760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796497.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Two views of the nature of holiness are outlined in this chapter. According to one, which we may call ontological or essentialist, holy places, persons, times, and objects are ontologically distinct ... More


Conflicting Visions of Political Space

Suzanne Last Stone

in Mapping the Legal Boundaries of Belonging: Religion and Multiculturalism from Israel to Canada

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199383009
eISBN:
9780190203603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199383009.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers the “liberal art of separation” and the challenges encountered when faced with Jewish law. Engaging with Ferrari’s proposition that the secular state is not culturally neutral ... More


Introduction: Microsoft in Bnei Brak

Neil Weinstock Netanel and David Nimmer

in From Maimonides to Microsoft: The Jewish Law of Copyright Since the Birth of Print

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780195371994
eISBN:
9780190456658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371994.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

In 1999, Microsoft tried to attack rampant duplication of computer programs in the State of Israel. In addition to suing in official Israeli courts, Microsoft petitioned an ultra-Orthodox rabbinic ... More


Rabbinic Reprinting Bans: Ktav Dat

Neil Weinstock Netanel and David Nimmer

in From Maimonides to Microsoft: The Jewish Law of Copyright Since the Birth of Print

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780195371994
eISBN:
9780190456658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371994.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

In 1518, Hebrew grammarian Eliyahu Ha-Levi Bakhur received a papal privilege giving him the exclusive entitlement to print three books of Hebrew grammar. Yet he simultaneously petitioned Rome rabbis ... More


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