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For the love of God and people : a philosophy of Jewish law

Author: Elliot N Dorff
Publisher: Philadelphia : The Jewish Publication Society, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The status of same-sex unions and the plight of the agunah (a woman who cannot obtain a divorce), are just two of a myriad of thorny questions Jewish legal experts grapple with today. How do the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elliot N Dorff
ISBN: 9780827608405 0827608403
OCLC Number: 156874678
Description: xx, 326 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Bringing the topic down to earth --
The body of Jewish law : how Jewish law resembles other legal systems --
The covenantal soul of Jewish law : how Jewish law is unique --
Motivations to live by Jewish law --
Continuity and change in Jewish law --
The relationship of Jewish law to morality and theology --
Jewish law and custom --
Comparisons to the right and the left --
Applications of my theory of Jewish law to specific cases.
Responsibility: Elliot N. Dorff.
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