The Economics Of The Mishnah

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The Economics Of The Mishnah

Author : Jacob Neusner
ISBN : 0226576558
Genre : Business & Economics
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In this compelling study, Jacob Neusner argues that economics is an active and generative ingredient of the system of the Mishnah. The Mishnah directly addresses such economic concerns as the value of work, agronomics, currency, commerce and the marketplace, and correct management of labor and of the household. In all its breadth, the Mishnah poses the question of the critical place occupied by the economy in society under God's rule. The Economics of the Mishnah is the first book to examine the place of economic theory generally in the Judaic system of the Mishnah. Jacob Neusner begins by surveying previous work on economics and Judaism, the best known being Werner Sombart's The Jews and Modern Capitalism. The mistaken notion that Jews have had a common economic history has outlived the demise of Sombart's argument, and it is a notion that Neusner overturns before discussing the Mishnaic economics. Only in Aristotle, Neusner argues, do we find an equal to the Mishnah's accomplishment in engaging economics in the service of a larger systemic statement. Neusner shows that the framers of the Mishnah imagined a distributive economy functioning through the Temple and priesthood, while also legislating for the action of markets. The economics of the Mishnah, then, is to some extent a mixed economy. The dominant, distributive element in this mixed economy, Neusner contends, derives from the belief that the Temple and its designated castes on earth exercise God's claim to the ownership of the holy land. He concludes by considering the implications of the derivation of the Mishnah's economics from the interests of the undercapitalized and overextended farmer.
Category: Business & Economics

Economic Analysis In Talmudic Literature

Author : Roman A. Ohrenstein
ISBN : 9789004174627
Genre : Religion
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This lucidly written study is unique in that there is no book extant by an economic historian that discusses Talmudic economics in the light of modern economics. Its major focus is on the intricate debates, statements and principles that were forged by the Talmudic Rabbis. This ancient storehouse of learning includes a wealth of economic knowledge of modern sophistication. The book taps these "economic treasures" by way of analytic inquiry. The authors, both economic historians and economists, through their study of the original dialectics in the Talmud, were able to discern a wide range of macro- and micro-economic ideas of major significance. These concepts when viewed from either a contemporary or a modern perspective, display an extraordinary degree of insight and sophistication. Indeed, sections of the Talmud and the reflections of subsequent commentators on those passages, embody a wealth of economic thought that was later to become significant in the reasoning of political economists, or of their professional academic successors.
Category: Religion

Ancient Judaism

Author : Jacob Neusner
ISBN : UOM:39015040654819
Genre : History
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Category: History

The Mishnah In Contemporary Perspective

Author : Alan Jeffery Avery-Peck
ISBN : UOM:39015063354859
Genre : History
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This second volume of a two-part project displays the best of contemporary Israeli, North American, and European scholarship on the Mishnah, revealing the intellectual vitality of scholarship in all three centers of learning. Because of the many viewpoints included here, it is the most representative selection of contemporary Mishnah-study available in any collection in a Western language.
Category: History

The Mishnah Social Perspectives

Author : Jacob Neusner
ISBN : 9789004294127
Genre : Reference
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The Mishnah provides a systematic basis for Jewish social order. The fundamental principles of its social theory are known to be coherent and harmonised. It is demonstrated here how its political and economic tenets recapitulate those of Aristotle. This publication has also been published in paperback, please click here for details.
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The Oxford Handbook Of Judaism And Economics

Author : Aaron Levine
ISBN : 9780195398625
Genre : Business & Economics
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Explores how Judaism as a religion and Jews as a people relate to the economic sphere of life in modern society as well as in the past.
Category: Business & Economics

The Talmud

Author : Jacob Neusner
ISBN : UVA:X002759267
Genre : Religion
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Category: Religion

This World

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ISBN : IND:30000010042905
Genre : Economics
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Category: Economics

The Rabbinic Utopia

Author : Jacob Neusner
ISBN : UOM:39015074282933
Genre : Religion
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This book expounds upon the Utopian vision of Rabbinic Judaism in its classical documents. Rabbinic Judaism carries forward, and itself forms, a massive Utopian enterprise, a design of an ideal condition for humanity. It carries forward the two matched Utopian projects of the Pentateuch_Eden, the Land of Israel_and on its own forms a system for an ideal social and metaphysical order. That is because the law of that Judaism set forth a plan for the construction of an ideal society in a perfect age. Over time, the Israelite community undertook to realize that plan in concrete ways: to build Utopia in the green and pleasant Land of Israel. So, normative Judaism assumes as its task to realize a Utopian vision. Its vision takes the form of law. Some of the law at the time of its presentation in the Mishnah in ca. 200 C.E. and successor documents of amplification could be realized. Some could not. But the whole of the law formed a statement of integrity. All the parts were essential to the system. By fulfilling the law, or Halakhah, the faithful Israelite would help realize in the here and now Utopia, an ideal world.
Category: Religion

Religion And Law

Author : Jacob Neusner
ISBN : UVA:X004048512
Genre : Religion
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Category: Religion

Pesahim

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105004433111
Genre : Talmud
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Category: Talmud