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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


Religious Law and Change The Medieval Ashkenazic Example

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/9781904113973.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reflects on the author's essay, written in 1982, which sums up their views consequent on their researches in usury, martyrdom, yein nesekh, and the laws regulating Jewish–Gentile ... 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


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