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The Jewish Funeral

Author : Shmuel Rubenstein
ISBN : LCCN:84101350
Genre : Jewish funeral rites and ceremonies
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Category: Jewish funeral rites and ceremonies

Law And Custom In Hasidism

Author : Aaron Wertheim
ISBN : 0881254010
Genre : Religion
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Despite their importance, works of Hasidism tend to ignore the innovative halakhic aspect of the early hasidic movement. Rabbi Wertheim's book is unique for its emphasis on hasidic practices, Hasidism on the ground, so to speak. From changes in dress to prayers, the establishment of a relationship with the rebbe, and its observance of holidays, the author provides not only detailed and carefully footnoted information, but provides an historical perspective which allows the reader to understand these innovations in context.
Category: Religion

Marriage Divorce And The Abandoned Wife In Jewish Law

Author : Michael J. Broyde
ISBN : 0881256781
Genre : Religion
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One of the most vexing problems to confront American Orthodox Jewry is the case of the agunah--a wife abandoned by a husband who refuses to give her a Jewish divorce. This work seeks to explain the agunah problem in the United States. It argues that the agunah problem in contemporary America is part of a more general dispute in classical Jewish law as to when marriage should end. American no-fault divorce law adds a level of complexity, and is both part of the problem and part of the solution. The author concludes that preemption agreements can successfully address the agunah problem in the United States since they provide a way for couples to create an image of marriage and divorce by which they can agree to live.
Category: Religion

A Living Tree

Author : Elliot N. Dorff
ISBN : 0887064590
Genre : Religion
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This book examines biblical and rabbinic law as a coherent, continuing legal tradition. It explains the relationship between religion and law and the interaction between law and morality. Abundant selections from primary Jewish sources, many newly translated, enable the reader to address the tradition directly as a living body of law with emphasis on the concerns that are primary for lawyers, legislators, and judges. Through an in-depth examination of personal injury law and marriage and divorce law, the book explores jurisprudential issues important for any legal system and displays the primary characteristics of Jewish law. A Living Tree will be of special interest to students of law and to Jews curious about the legal dimensions of their tradition. The authors provide sufficient explanations of the sources and their significance to make it unnecessary for the reader to have a background in either Jewish studies or law.
Category: Religion

Jewish Faqs

Author : Rabbi Daniel Kohn
ISBN : 9781441576330
Genre : Religion
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Many people turn to the Internet when they have questions about anythingincluding Judaism. Spiritual searchers today are no different. The profusion of Web sites, online forums, and e-mail discussion groups devoted to Judaism provides ample testimony to the need and desire for nearly instantaneous access to spiritual information and guidance. In our modern technologyfocused society today, America Onlines Ask a Rabbi service was an instant hit the moment it was introduced over a decade ago. As an original volunteer for this service for eight years, Rabbi Kohn answered over 1,300 questions about every imaginable Jewish topic ranging from anti-Semitism, sex, God, Jewish holidays, death, Kabbalah, Kashrut, prayer, spirituality, and much more. Rabbi Kohns answers are short and concise, answering the questions directly often with humor but always with feeling. Jewish FAQs is a selection of nearly 300 of the best, most interesting, and informative questions and answers similar to a Web sites Jewish FAQ (frequently asked questions). A FAQ is a file containing the essential questions and answers to help users find and understand a Web site. Jewish FAQs is similar because it provides a basic introduction to anything and everything related to Jewish life all in one place. So if you have a question about Judaism, whether youre young or old, Internet savvy or a dyed-in-the-wool print-and-paper reader, chances are, youll find the answer here in Jewish FAQs.
Category: Religion

Paul And The Jewish Law

Author : Peter J. Tomson
ISBN : 9023224906
Genre : Religion
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While interest in Paul's relationship to Judaism has been growing recently, this study adds an important aspect by comparing Paul's practical instruction with the ancient halakha or Jewish traditional law. First Corinthians is found to be a source of prime importance, and surprisingly, halakha appears to be basic to Paul's instruction for non-Jewish Christians. The book includes thorough discussion of hermeneutic and methodological implications, always viewed in relation to the history of Pauline and Judaic study. Attention is also being paid to the setting within Hellenistic culture. Finally, conclusions are drawn about the texture of Paul's thought and these are applied to two 'theological' passages decisive for his place in Judaism. Historical and theological implications are vast, both regarding Paul's relationship to Judaism, his attitude towards Jesus and his Apostles, and the meaning of his teaching concerning justification and the Law.
Category: Religion

Understanding Jewish Holidays And Customs

Author : Sol Scharfstein
ISBN : 0881256269
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A historical and contemporary overview of customs and ceremonies as practiced by Jews from Biblical times to the present, discussing the changes that have taken place through the centuries.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Jewish Law Annual

Author : Berachyahu Lifshitz
ISBN : 9781136013768
Genre : Law
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Volume 20 of The Jewish Law Annual features six detailed studies. The first three articles consider questions which fall under the rubric of halakhic methodology. The final three articles address substantive questions regarding privacy, cohabitation and medical triage. All three ‘methodological’ articles discuss creative interpretation of legal sources. Two (Cohen and Gilat) consider the positive and forward-thinking aspects of such halakhic creativity. The third (Radzyner) examines tendentious invocation of new halakhic arguments to advance an extraneous interest. Cohen explores positive creativity and surveys the innovative midrashic exegeses of R. Meir Simha Hakohen of Dvinsk, demonstrating his willingness to base rulings intended for implementation on such exegesis. Gilat examines exegetical creativity as to the laws of capital offenses. Midrashic argumentation enables the rabbinical authorities to set aside the literal sense of the harsh biblical laws, and implement more suitable penological policies. On the other hand, Radzyner’s article on tendentious innovation focuses on a situation where novel arguments were advanced in the context of a power struggle, namely, Israeli rabbinical court efforts to preserve jurisdiction. Two articles discuss contemporary dilemmas. Spira & Wainberg consider the hypothetical scenario of triage of an HIV vaccine, analyzing both the talmudic sources for resolving issues related to allocating scarce resources, and recent responsa. Warburg discusses the status of civil marriage and cohabitation vis-à-vis payment of spousal maintenance: can rabbinical courts order such payment? Schreiber’s article addresses the question of whether privacy is a core value in talmudic law: does it indeed uphold a ‘right to privacy,’ as recent scholars have claimed? The volume concludes with a review of Yuval Sinai’s Application of Jewish Law in the Israeli Courts (Hebrew).
Category: Law

Luke And The Law

Author : S. G. Wilson
ISBN : 0521020573
Genre : Religion
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The author examines the theme of law in Luke's Gospel, a rarely discussed topic.
Category: Religion

Private Law In The International Arena

Author : Jurgen Basedow
ISBN : 9067041246
Genre : Law
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Private Law in the International Arena analyzes a wide variety of effects that cross-border activities have on the operation of private law, ranging from corporate and insolvency law to labor law, property law, the law of obligations, family law, European law and lex mercatoria. Civil procedure aspects, in national courts and arbitration proceedings, are also explored. This book provides a unique source of insights into the problems encountered and their possible solutions. All contributions have been written in honor of an eminent Private International Law scholar, Prof. Dr Kurt Siehr.
Category: Law

Dictionary Of Jewish Terms

Author : Ronald L. Eisenberg
ISBN : 9781589797291
Genre : Religion
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The vocabulary of Judaism includes religious terms, customs, Hebrew, Aramaic and Yiddish terms, terms related to American Jewish life and the State of Israel. All are represented in this new guide, with easy to read explanation and cross-references.
Category: Religion

Essential Judaism

Author : George Robinson
ISBN : 1439117527
Genre : Religion
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What happens at a synagogue service? What are the rules for keeping kosher? How do I light the Hanukah candles? What is in the Hebrew Bible? What do the Jewish holidays signify? What should I be teaching my children about being Jewish? A landmark reference, here is an indispensable one-volume guide to the religious traditions, everyday practices, philosophical beliefs, and historical foundations of Judaism -- everything you need to know about being Jewish. In Essential Judaism, George Robinson has created the accessible compendium that he sought when he rediscovered his Jewish roots as an adult. Robinson illuminates the Jewish life cycle at every stage, and lays out many fascinating aspects of Judaism -- the Kabbalah, Jewish mysticism, the evolution of Hasidism, and much more -- while keeping a firm focus on the different paths to living a good Jewish life in today's world.
Category: Religion

Jewish Law Annual 1981

Author : Bernard S. (Bernard Stuart) Jackson
ISBN : 9004065040
Genre : Divorce (Jewish law)
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Category: Divorce (Jewish law)

The Laws And Customs Of Pesach

Author : Rabbi Yaakov Goldstein
ISBN : 1986413675
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Shehechiyanu Vekiyimanu Vehigiyanu Lizman Hazeh! For so long the English speaking public has awaited a Sefer on one of the most cherished and law filled Holiday's, the Holiday of Pesach. So many people thirst for background information on the Chametz prohibition. The abundance of details; laws, customs, Chumros/stringencies can be quite overwhelming. People want to know what's required from the letter of the law versus what's a Minhag or optional stringency? People want to regain the love and enthusiasm for what can be a burdening Holiday. People ask: How do I properly clean my house for Chametz? Must I clean and search for even a crumb of Chametz? How does Mechiras Chametz work, and what is obligatory upon me if I do so? How do I know what medicines I can take? Do I really need a Kosher for Pesach mouthwash, perfume or cosmetics? How do I properly Kosher my Kitchen? What foods can we eat during Pesach, and what are all the Chabad Chumros. What are the difference between the various Matzos sold on market and which should I purchase? What about Gebrochts? How severe is it and can I really not eat Matzah with avocado? All this and so much more in a 400 page reader friendly Pesach digest that is all about you-the Pesach consumer. The Sefer provides the highest caliber of information in both scholarship and organization, that will simplify and clarify all your Pesach questions and rejuvenate your Pesach love and security that yes, you are doing the right thing! Turn your Pesach today into a physical and spiritual rejuvenation where the Chametz is truly discarded as required by G-d's will and we can then also focus on discarding the spiritual Chametz and reuniting with G-d! A must have for every Jewish and Chassidic Home! -400 pages -All laws and customs that you need to know! -Full chapters on Chabad customs and Chumros, How to clean for Pesach according to Halacha! How to buy Matzos! And so much more! -Clearly written and organized! -Reader friendly! -Index!