Development and Discontinuity in Jewish Law

Development and Discontinuity in Jewish Law

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Sandberg (rabbinics, Gratz College), ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, analyzes two divergent paths that Jewish law took as it proceeded from classical to medieval rabbinic sources in regard to such mitzvot (commandments/ good deed) as obeying Prophets, preserving trees, and corporeal punishment. Tables summarize the continuity/discontinuity development process of halakhic rulings on each mitzvah discussed. Indexed by biblical and rabbinic reference as well as subject. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, ORBabylonian Talmud: Baba Kaiiima 91B The Gemara defines what exactly constitutes a aquot;fruitaquot; tree: ... Rav said: A palm tree which produces a kavTM of fruit must not be cut down. A objection was raised (from Mishnah Shevia#39;it 4:10): aquot;How muchanbsp;...

Title:Development and Discontinuity in Jewish Law
Author:Ruth N. Sandberg
Publisher:University Press of America - 2001-01-01


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