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Origins and Development of Jewish Law: A Top-Down View

Roberta Rosenthal Kwall

in The Myth of the Cultural Jew: Culture and Law in Jewish Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195373707
eISBN:
9780190226589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373707.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Comparative Law

Chapter 2 focuses on the development of Jewish law from the standpoint of both Divine Revelation and the actions of the post-Biblical sages during the Talmudic era. It explores Revelation in the ... More


Maimonides and Eretz Yisrael: Halakhic, Philosophic, and Historical Perspectives

Isadore Twersky

in Perspectives on Maimonides: Philosophical and Historical Studies

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100714
eISBN:
9781800340404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100714.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes Maimonides’ attitude and attachment to Eretz Yisrael. The difficulty of a discussion concerning Maimonides and Eretz Yisrael is threefold: the complexity of the man and the ... More


Debating Patriarchy: The Hindu Code Bill Controversy in India (1941–1956)

Chitra Sinha

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078944
eISBN:
9780199081479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078944.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The book explores a significant episode of Indian social history, the Hindu Code Bill controversy that stirred the Indian social consciousness in the mid-twentieth century. Revisiting the ... More


Samaritan Halakhah

Michael Corinaldi

in An Introduction to the History and Sources of Jewish Law

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262626
eISBN:
9780191682360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262626.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The name Shomronim or ‘Samaritans’ was initially used to refer to the inhabitants of the province called Samaria. Shomronim, the origin of the sect's name, supposedly refers to a group of Samarian ... More


Concepts of Scripture among the Jews of the Medieval Islamic World

Meira Polliack

in Jewish Concepts of Scripture: A Comparative Introduction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740620
eISBN:
9780814724798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740620.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter illustrates how the Judaeo-Arabic Karaite exegetes brought about a transition toward a new type of understanding. This understanding embraces the in-depth analysis of the Bible's ... More


Revival of the Bible

Chaim I. Waxman

in Social Change and Halakhic Evolution in American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764845
eISBN:
9781800343450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764845.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on changes within American Orthodoxy concerning interpretations of Orthodox Jewish beliefs. It discusses American Orthodoxy that was united in its allegiance to the credo of ... More


Time Heals All Regimes: Temporality, Somali Oral Law, and the Illegality of African Dictatorships

Peter Leman

in Singing the Law: Oral Jurisprudence and the Crisis of Colonial Modernity in East African Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621136
eISBN:
9781800341227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621136.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter three examines the emergence of dictatorships in post-independence Africa. In his dictatorship-trilogy (1979-1983), Nuruddin Farah provides a fictional account of the state of emergency that ... More


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