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Fixing God's Torah

B. Barry Levy

in Fixing God's Torah: The Accuracy of the Hebrew Bible Text in Jewish Law

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780195141139
eISBN:
9780199834945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019514113X.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The chapter is presented in two main parts. The first discusses the problem of whether or not it is possible to find or establish a letter‐perfect Torah text. The second looks at the subjection of ... More


David Golinkin (ed.), Sheelot uteshuvot ma'aneh Levi/The Responsa of Professor Louis Ginzberg. New York: The Jewish Theological Seminary, 1996. 126 pp. (Hebrew); 352 pp. (English).

Avraham Slater

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195134681
eISBN:
9780199848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.003.0035
Subject:
History, History of Religion

A review of the book, Sheelot uteshuvot ma'aneh Levi/The Responsa of Professor Louis Ginzberg by David Golinkin (ed.) is presented. In this book, Rabbi David Golinkin attempts to fill in the lacuna ... 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


The Ashkenazi Élite at the Beginning of the Modern Era: Manuscript versus Printed Book

Elchanan Reiner

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 10: Jews in Early Modern Poland

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774310
eISBN:
9781800340671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774310.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter evaluates the effect of printing on the Ashkenazi cultural élite. The shift from script to print in the sixteenth century heralded a reshaping of Ashkenazi literary models. The chapter ... More


Halakhah and Aggadah

Louis Jacobs

in Tree of Life: Diversity, Flexibility and Creativity in Jewish Law

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100394
eISBN:
9781800340299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100394.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the halakhah — the legal side of Judaism — and its relationship with aggadah (the non-legal content of the Talmud). A superficial glance at the ... More


Halakhic Responses to Social Change: General Principles

Louis Jacobs

in Tree of Life: Diversity, Flexibility and Creativity in Jewish Law

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100394
eISBN:
9781800340299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100394.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explains that the halakhic literature contains many instances of legal theory being used not only for the purpose of determining the law but also to justify contemporary practice where ... More


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