Windows onto Jewish Legal Culture: Fourteen Exploratory Essays

Hanina Ben-Menahem, Arye Edrei, Neil S. Hecht

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Jewish legal culture spans two millennia, and evolved in geographic centers that were often very distant from one another both geographically and socio-culturally. It encompasses the Talmud and talmudic literature, the law codes, the rulings of rabbinical courts, the responsa literature, extra-judicial decisions taken by judges and communal leaders, study of the law in talmudic academies, the local study hall, and the home. But Jewish legal culture reaches well beyond legal and quasi-legal institutions; it addresses, and is reflected in, every aspect of daily life, from meals and attire to interpersonal and communal relations. The book gives the reader a taste of the tremendous weight of Jewish legal culture within Jewish life.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon; New York
Number of pages699
ISBN (Electronic)0203133765, 0415359783, 0415359783 (hardback volume 1), 0415500494, 0415500494 (set), 0415782511, 0415782511 (hardback volume 2), 1136479988, 1283889811, 9780415359788, 9780415359788 (hardback volume 1), 9780415500494, 9780415500494 (set), 9780415782517, 9780415782517 (hardback volume 2)
ISBN (Print)9780415500494
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NamePublication / Institute of Jewish Law, Boston University School of Law
Volumeno. 35-36

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences

ULI publications

  • uli
  • Bible -- Law
  • Biblical law
  • Civil law (Jewish law)
  • Halacha
  • Halakha
  • Hebrew law
  • Jewish law
  • Jews -- Law -- Jewish law
  • Law in the Bible
  • Law, Hebrew
  • Law, Jewish
  • Law, Mosaic
  • Mishpat Ivri
  • Mishpaṭ ha-ʻIvri
  • Mosaic law
  • Torah law


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