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Tannaitic Tradition as an Object of Rabbinic Reflection

Martin S. Jaffee

in Torah in the Mouth: Writing and Oral Tradition in Palestinian Judaism, 200 BCE - 400 CE

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140675
eISBN:
9780199834334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140672.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies the representations of the oral nature of rabbinic law (halakhah) and text‐interpretive tradition as found in the earliest extant rabbinic literary sources: the Mishnah and the ... More


Rationalizing the Commandments II: Rationalizing the Commandments II: The Soloveitchikian Method

Daniel Rynhold

in Two Models of Jewish Philosophy: Justifying One's Practices

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199274864
eISBN:
9780191602450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019927486X.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The apparently contrasting method of rationalization of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik is subjected to a detailed critical analysis. Following a summary of Soloveitchik’s general method of descriptive ... More


Problems with Principles

Daniel Rynhold

in Two Models of Jewish Philosophy: Justifying One's Practices

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199274864
eISBN:
9780191602450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019927486X.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Develops an anti-theory objection from uncodifiability, which questions the central assumption of the PoT theorist—that we can codify a practice in a set of principles—in order to argue that the PoT ... More


The Status of Christianity in Medieval European Halakhah

David Novak

in Jewish-Christian Dialogue: A Jewish Justification

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195072730
eISBN:
9780199853410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072730.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The status of Christianity in Medieval European Halakhah is discussed in this chapter. In politics, the Jewish community was related to the Christian states in which it was officially allowed to ... More


The Quest for the Jewish Jesus

David Novak

in Jewish-Christian Dialogue: A Jewish Justification

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195072730
eISBN:
9780199853410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072730.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter mainly discusses that the primacy of the Law in the Jewish relationship with God was unavoidably contrasted with the primacy of Christ in the Christian relationship with God. Christians ... More


Religious Zionism, Jewish Law, and the Morality of War: How Five Rabbis Confronted One of Modern Judaism's Greatest Challenges

Robert Eisen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190687090
eISBN:
9780190687120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687090.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

When the state of Israel was established in 1948, it was immediately thrust into war, and rabbis in the religious Zionist community were challenged with constructing a body of Jewish law to deal with ... More


Poverty and Charity in a Moroccan City: A Study of Jewish Communal Leadership in Meknes,1750–1912

Jessica Marglin

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/9780813036496.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This final chapter tackles the “culture of giving” and the ways Jews and Muslims coped with their less fortunate populations on one of Morocco's most traditional urban agglomerations. The case study ... More


Theology, Josephus, and Understandings of Ancient Judaism

Jonathan Klawans

in Josephus and the Theologies of Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199928613
eISBN:
9780199980567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928613.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reviews Josephus’s testimony regarding ancient Jewish theology and highlights issues raised in current scholarship, such as Josephus’s sources, biases, and historical veracity. This ... More


Torah, Tradition, and Innovation

Jonathan Klawans

in Josephus and the Theologies of Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199928613
eISBN:
9780199980567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928613.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter begins with a discussion of Josephus’s descriptions of disputes between Pharisees and Sadducees regarding the authority of scripture and tradition. Again, Josephus’s testimony is found ... More


Self-definition and halakhah

Simha Goldin and Jonathan Chipman

in Apostasy and Jewish identity in high Middle Ages Northern Europe: 'Are you still my brother?'

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719095771
eISBN:
9781781707852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095771.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The Jew who remained a Jew was obliged to define his attitude towards the Jew who converted to Christianity, and indeed this had to be done in many spheres. The halakhah had laid down in principle ... More


Attitudes towards women

Simha Goldin and Jonathan Chipman

in Apostasy and Jewish identity in high Middle Ages Northern Europe: 'Are you still my brother?'

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719095771
eISBN:
9781781707852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095771.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The attitude to women who convert to Christianity was different from the attitude described above, and extremely complex. There are almost no descriptions of women converting voluntarily. On the ... More


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