Understanding Jewish Law:
· Provides critically important contextual information for any course or seminar in Jewishlaw
· Identifies Jewish law fundamental assumptions, including an individual's responsibilities to and forothers
· Presents a clear, concise overview not only of Jewish law's institutions, but also of the hierarchies of its literary and human authorities
· Differentiates between Jewish law's biblical and non-biblical precepts, explaining their distinct practical and theoretical consequences
· Focuses on the processes through which Jewish law unfolds and the roles played by individual autonomy
· Compares and analyzes the interrelationships between Jewish and secular law in several key areas, including legal ethics, bankruptcy law, and alternative disputeresolution
· Through nine appendices, offers a wealth of material designed to enable students to comprehend Jewish law literature and to engage in Jewish law research. Among many other things, these appendices: (1) Prepare students for the various ways in which Hebrew and Biblical Aramaic words are transliterated; (2) Direct students to a treasury of essential resources, including English translations of primary Jewish law literature that are available, many of which for free on the internet; (3) Describe pertinent English journals, databases and books.
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Book Description LexisNexis, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111422490203
Book Description LEXISNEXIS, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 308 pages. 9.40x6.40x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1422490203