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Development and Discontinuity in Jewish Law

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Overview

In Development and Discontinuity in Jewish Law, Ruth Sandberg analyzes ten biblical commandments and their interpretations in classical and medieval rabbinic sources. These texts reveal that the process of Jewish law is one of both development and discontinuity, in which biblical law can be enlarged upon and expanded, or conversely, be contracted, restricted, or even eliminated entirely. By presenting specific examples from Jewish law and tracing their process from the ancient biblical text to their codification in the sixteenth-century, Sandberg gives the reader an opportunity to see firsthand how Jewish legal texts actually operate and relate to one another.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761821663
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Pages: 282
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Ruth N. Sandberg is Leonard and Ethel Landau Associate Professor of Rabbinics, Gratz College, Melrose Park, Pennsylvania.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Mitzvah of Obeying a Prophet Chapter 3 The Mitzvah of Not Removing a Landmark Chapter 4 The Mitzvah of Preserving Trees Chapter 5 The Mitzvah of Executing a Rebellious Son Chapter 6 The Mitzvah of Proper Attire Chapter 7 The Mitzvah of Dismissal from the Nest Chapter 8 The Mitzvah of the Parapet Chapter 9 The Mitzvah of Military Deferment for a Bridegroom Chapter 10 The Mitzvah of Not Muzzling an Ox Chapter 11 The Mitzvah of Corporal Punishment for Causing an Indignity Chapter 12 Conclusion Chapter 13 Notes Chapter 14 Bibliography Chapter 15 Index of Biblical and Rabbinic References Chapter 16 Index of Subjects
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