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Halakhah - The Rabbinic Idea of Law (Hardcover): Chaim N. Saiman

Halakhah - The Rabbinic Idea of Law (Hardcover)

Chaim N. Saiman

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How the rabbis of the Talmud transformed everything into a legal question-and Jewish law into a way of thinking and talking about everything Though typically translated as "Jewish law," the term halakhah is not an easy match for what is usually thought of as law. This is because the rabbinic legal system has rarely wielded the political power to enforce its many detailed rules, nor has it ever been the law of any state. Even more idiosyncratically, the talmudic rabbis claim that the study of halakhah is a holy endeavor that brings a person closer to God-a claim no country makes of its law. In this panoramic book, Chaim Saiman traces how generations of rabbis have used concepts forged in talmudic disputation to do the work that other societies assign not only to philosophy, political theory, theology, and ethics but also to art, drama, and literature. In the multifaceted world of halakhah where everything is law, law is also everything, and even laws that serve no practical purpose can, when properly studied, provide surprising insights into timeless questions about the very nature of human existence. What does it mean for legal analysis to connect humans to God? Can spiritual teachings remain meaningful and at the same time rigidly codified? Can a modern state be governed by such law? Guiding readers across two millennia of richly illuminating perspectives, this book shows how halakhah is not just "law" but an entire way of thinking, being, and knowing.

General

Imprint: Princeton University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2018
First published: 2018
Authors: Chaim N. Saiman
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 29mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Trade binding
Pages: 320
ISBN-13: 978-0-691-15211-0
Categories: Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Philosophy of mind
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Jewish studies
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > General > Philosophy of religion > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Judaism > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian sacred works & liturgy > Sacred texts > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Theology > General
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Philosophy of mind
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Theology > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Judaism > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian sacred works & liturgy > Sacred texts > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > General > Philosophy of religion > General
LSN: 0-691-15211-X
Barcode: 9780691152110

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