Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach (1910 – 1995) was one of the most significant and outstanding halakhic ruling authorities of the twentieth century. He served as the dean of “Kol Torah” Yeshiva in Jerusalem until his last days. Rabbi Auerbach refused to accept public positions, even rejecting the offer to serve as Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem. This book explores the “meta-halakhic” concepts of his rulings, exploring their foundations, and comparing them with other contemporary religious rulings. This investigation will utilize various models and disciplines from the realms of the philosophy of halakha, philosophy of law, ethics, bio-ethics, sociology and hermeneutics. While Rabbi Auerbach lived and operated within the framework of the halakhic world, his rulings express a keen awareness of contemporary influences, and of the evolving Jewish-Israeli society. He confronted those influences by shifting pendulously between two extremes: tradition versus modernization. This book examines Rabbi Auerbach's sources of halakhic rulings, meta-halakha, attitude towards modernity, ethics, bio-ethics, electricity and technology in halakha, etc. In addition to that, this book explores Rabbi Auerbach's approach towards the State of Israel and the non-religious person of our time, in his halakhic thought.
Danacode:   110-20194 ISBN:  978-965-226-390-2 Language:   Hebrew Pages:   300 Weight:   900 gr Dimensions:  17x24 cm Publication Date:   03/2013 Publisher:   Bar-Ilan University Press
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