The Jewish Political Tradition: Authority

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Michael Walzer, Menachem Lorberbaum, Noam J. Zohar, Yair Lorberbaum
Yale University Press, Dec 1, 2003 - History - 640 pages
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The contributors to this volume discuss the authority of God, the claims of kings, priests, prophets, rabbis, lay leaders and gentile rulers during the years of the exile, and issues of authority in the modern state of Israel.

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Glossary of Names
Glossary of Terms
List of Commentators
Index of Biblical and Rabbinic Sources

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About the author (2003)

Menachem Lorberbaum is Lecturer in Jewish Philosophy at Tel Aviv University and Research Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem. He is co-editor of The Jewish Political Tradition: Volume 1, Authority.

Noam Zohar is senior lecturer in the department of philosophy at Bar Ilan University. He is research fellows at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.

Yair Lorberbaum is a Professor in the Faculty of Law at Bar-Ilan University, where he lectures on the philosophy of law, Jewish law, and Jewish thought. He has been a guest lecturer at Yale University, Cardozo Law School, Princeton University, and NYU Law School, and he has served as the Gruss Professor of Talmudic Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Professor Lorberbaum's book The Image of God (Tselem Elohim): Halakhah and Aggadah (2004) was awarded the Goldstein-Goren Prize for the best book in Jewish thought for 2004 7.

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