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The Jewish Law Annual Volume 16

1st Edition

Edited by Berachyahu Lifshitz


268 pages

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Volume 16 of The Jewish Law Annual adds to the growing list of articles on Jewish Law that have been published in volumes 1-15 of this series, providing English-speaking readers with scholarly material meeting the highest academic standards. The volume contains seven articles diverse in their scope and focus, encompassing legal, historic, textual, comparitive and conceptual analysis, as well as a chronicle of cases of interest, and a survey of recent literature. Three of the articles, one of which explores references to Genesis in (western) canon law, make up a special section on the book of Genesis. The other topics covered are: suicide as an act of atonement in Jewish law; early interpretations of the Bible and Talmud as reflecting medieval legal realia; Ashkenazic codifiers in Spain; and authority, custom and innovation in the seventeenth-century Italian halakhic encyclopedia, Pahad Yitzhak.

About the Editor

Berachyahu Lifshitz isa professor of law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Faculty of Law.

About the Series

Jewish Law Annual

The Jewish Law Annual provides English-speaking readers with scholarly articles presenting jurisprudential, historical, textual, and comparative analysis of issues in Jewish law. Diverse in scope and focus, the articles reflect familiarity with both the rabbinical literature in its source languages, and contemporary epistemologies, methodologies, and worldviews.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Jewish Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies