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Jewish law and contemporary issues

Author: J David Bleich; Arthur J Jacobson
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Organized as a series of authoritative discussions, this book presents the application of Jewish law - or Halakhah - to contemporary social and political issues. Beginning with the principle of divine revelation, it describes the contents and canons of interpretation of Jewish law. Though divinely received, the law must still be interpreted and "completed" by human minds, often leading to the conundrum of divergent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Bleich, J. David. Jewish Law and Contemporary Issues
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J David Bleich; Arthur J Jacobson
ISBN: 9780521765473 0521765471
OCLC Number: 902830919
Description: viii, 420 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The nature and structure of Jewish law --
Divorce --
Jewish law and the state's authority to punish crime --
The Sotheby sale --
Torture and the ticking bomb --
War --
Dead or alive? --
Rabbinic confidentiality --
Cloning --
A note on Halakhic sources.
Responsibility: J. David Bleich, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University ; Arthur J. Jacobson, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University.

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This book presents an authoritative introduction to Jewish law (Halakhah) for the general reader. Organized as a series of discussions, it describes the Jewish tradition's approach to questions of  Read more...

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