This book is an English translation of Albeck's important work, which first appeared in Hebrew in 1999, published by Bar-Ilan University Press.
The book’s interdisciplinary approach to merchant customs combines a scrutiny of the rabbinic literature, of ancient, medieval and modern legal systems, of lexicons and of other historical sources.
The studies assembled in this book discuss some of the fundamentals of Jewish law and its guiding principles. From these principles arise conclusions to other topics, including the special significance of the Ten Commandments, the nature of decision-makin
This book presents the reasons and purposes behind marriage and family law in the Talmud and the controversies regarding them, thereby providing the reader with an organized, systematic summary of the Talmudic laws on these subjects which have no apparent
The volume deals with two main areas: religious customs of Ashkenaz and Jewish leadership in Ashkenaz in medieval and early modern times. The articles on customs examine the history of customs in early Ashkenaz in particular, and the development of variou
The papers in this collection are divided into three groups according to the ways in which economic methods are applied. Part I uses the analytical tools of economics to enrich our understanding of’Jewish approaches to various activities and ’to’provide i
This book examines the foundations of Jewish Criminal Law. Part 1 deals with the structure of Jewish Criminal Law. Part 2 analyses those defenses to criminal liability that are fundamental to all systems, ignorance or mistake of law, self-defense, duress
These articles were written by a wide range of scholars in the fields of Jewish Law and the history of Halakhah, and deal with a variety of aspects of the judicial process in Jewish Law throughout different periods. Based on lectures delivered at a confer
This book deals with legal and social aspects of Ancient Near Eastern cultures, including biblical Eretz Israel. The author's approach is multidisciplinary and humanistic, focusing on texts as a key to understanding the lives of the people who lived in th
Conversion (giyyur), the way in which a gentile converts to the Jewish faith, has profound legal significance. This book is a comprehensive halakhic and legal research of conversion in Jewish law, and aims to reach a full understanding of its essence. The
The book deals with the halakhic and exegetical meanings underlying the halakhic Midrashim and shows how they enhance the understanding of the plain meaning of the Mishna. It also traces the development of halakhic concepts and their changes in Amoraic Li
This is the original Hebrew edition of the title Conversion: Halakhah and Practice (for details see entry for this title).
Explanation and analysis of the principles of the talmudic legal system which appear in the Talmud in a casuistic and incomplete manner. Reveals the inner logic and order underlying Talmudic discussions of the laws governing human social behavior.
A new study on the Jewish law of inheritance and wills. The book treats the development of wills and their various formularies, from the period of the Bible and Talmud until the present, with a critical edition of 70 documents from the Cairo Geniza.
A collection of studies on Jewish law and Halakhah dealing with essential aspects of the law regarding subjects such as debt obligation of inheritance, death penalty for Noahides, laws of matrimony, and with halakhic issues from an historical and philosop
A systematic explanation of the basic principles of talmudic criminal law and the theory according to which transgressors and transgressions of the law are judged. Purpose and intention, compulsion and mistake, inadvertence and recklessness, negligence an
An analysis of the principles and an explanation of the reasons behind talmudic private law, such as the status of gentile aliens and slaves, law of contract, agency, inheritance and wills, law and ethics and similar topics.
Miriam and Nehemia Aminoah Prize of the Histradrut Hapoel Hamizrahi, 1997 A collection of documents written in Lucena, southern Spain, at the beginning of the 11th century C.E., from Cairo Geniza fragments in the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Examination
A selection of articles presented to Emanuel Rackman, including essays on his personality and his contribution to the Jewish and academic communities. The articles reflect Prof. Rackman's main fields of interest: Jewish Philosophy, Jewish Law and Halakhah
This analysis of the attitude of Jewish law towards business competition is based on a rich selection of cases as documented in numerous halakhic writings. From the series ''Schnitzer Foundation for Studies in Economy and Society in Israel''.
This book sets out to analyse the working of the judiciary during the period of the Mishna and Talmud, revealing the functions of the judges, the basis of their authority, their courts and their place in the legislative process.
Explains principles underlying evidence in talmudic law and their influence on contemporary issues.
The eleven studies in this book cover a whole range of acute problems in current legislation and Jewish law today, including jurisprudence, laws of contract, family law and torts. Dr. Z. Warhaftig, recipient of the ''Israel Prize'', having been the chairm