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Can Halakhic Texts Talk History?

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: v. 1

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113973
eISBN:
9781800341104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113973.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies the author's essay which examines halakhic texts to explore the views of Early Ashkenaz on the doctrine of yein nesekh. The Talmud had imposed a severe ban on drinking and ... More


Jew and Gentile: Halakhic Concretizations

Byron L. Sherwin

in Mystical Theology and Social Dissent: The Life and Works of Judah Loew of Prague

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100516
eISBN:
9781800340886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100516.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies Judah Loew's views concerning the Jewish people and its relationship to other peoples. It analyzes the application of his theoretical considerations to two concrete problems in ... More


Halakhah, Taboo, and the Origin of Jewish Moneylending in Germany

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: v. 1

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113973
eISBN:
9781800341104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113973.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents the author's essay on the relationship between the ban on benefiting in any manner from yein nesekh and the fateful Jewish involvement in moneylending. Jewish law strictly ... More


Collected Essays: v. 1

Haym Soloveitchik

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113973
eISBN:
9781800341104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113973.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book reflects the author's lifelong interest in the history of halakhah. What stimulated change, and why? What happened when strong forces impinged on halakhic observance and communities had to ... More


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