The Halakhah: Between Israel and God, Part B

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BRILL, 2000 - Religion - 482 pages
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The Halakhah embodies the complete Jewish Law, and contains commandments and guidelines for day-to-day living. The original commandments given by God to the Jewish people were enhanced by rabbis to offer a detailed framework to guide the lives of all Jews.
In this complete, all-encompassing encyclopaedia of the Halakhah, the various laws are classified in such a way that a systematic and coherent structure is obtained. Each entry of the Halakhah is presented in a logical fashion. Where applicable, the original biblical wording is given, extended with literal abstracts from the Torah. Next, problems and questions that may arise from that law are stated and any additional information given. Finally, each entry gives comprehensive explanations and recommendations as to how these laws are to be observed in daily life where to be and where not to be, what to do and what not to do, what to say and what not to say.
The Halakhah, or standard Jewish Law, combines the Mishnah (about 200 CE), the Tosefta (about 300 CE), and the two Talmuds (about 400, 600 CE for the Land of Israel and Babylon, respectively). Volumes I and II contain entries pertaining to the Jewish people in relationship to God. Volume III explains how the Jewish people can restore and maintain their society in accordance with the Torah as it is explained by the rabbis. In Volumes IV and V of this study, we take up the life of the Jewish household in their encounter with God. The Encyclopaedic account therefore moves from regulating relationships between Israel and God to establishing stable and equitable relationships among Israelites and finally to actually living the Halakhah.
  

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Contents

Contents of Volumes I IIIV xi
xlix
The Problematics of the Topic Sheqalim 502
li
Indexes 577
lv
1 Tractate Zebahim
1
Tractate Baba Mesia
52
E The Status as to Uncleanness of Specific
56
a Garment
66
B Leather Objects
68
HeaveOffering
243
The Problematics of the Topic Terumot
254
Tractate Hallah
261
TRACTATE HAGIGAH
268
Tractate Qiddushin
270
B The SinOffering
276
The Rules of Cultic Uncleanness
279
The Problematics of the Topic Hagigah
287

Tractate Kilayim
71
Commingled Domain so that
82
Neglecting the Erub for a Courtyard
88
Tractate Shebitt
91
The Problematics of the Topic Erubin
97
Religious Principles of Shabbat and Erubin
104
Tractate Baba Batra
110
Tractate Menahot
115
B Not Infringing upon the Property Rights
117
Tractate Maaserot
142
Effecting
146
Its Sides its Apertures
152
Dividing the Tent or House Dividing
164
Special MealOfferings
172
TRACTATE SANHEDRIN
173
Tractate Terumot
177
Susceptibility of Objects in
178
Tractate Moed Qatan
185
Preface xvii
194
Tractate Besah
199
Tractates Tamid and Yoma
207
Tractate Makkot
210
Limbs on the Altar
214
Introduction 1
220
B Clearing the Ashes from the Altar
225
Tractate Shebuot
235
TRACTATE BEKHOROT
295
B Further Rules of Slaughtering
313
Tractate Abodah Zarah
321
Permitted in Commerce
330
Religious Principles of Bekhorot
339
Tractate Bikkurim
344
Tractate Nedarim
351
B Sacrilege Is Defined by the One
357
Tractate Peah
365
Tractate Temurah
370
B The Supererogatory SinOffering
384
Formal Appendix
390
Poormans Tithe
401
Tractate Megillah
407
Tractate Taanit 551
410
Religious Principles of Peah
413
The Laws of Synagogue Property and Liturgy
417
Tractate Sotah
426
Tractate Rosh Hashanah
438
VOLUME IK CONTENTS
449
Indexes
467
The Consequence of the Levirate Marriage 531
468
Preparing a Writ of Divorce
476
The Impaired Writ of Divorce
492
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About the author (2000)

Jacob Neusner, Ph.D., Columbia University, is Distinguished Research Professor of Religious Studies at the University of South Florida in Tampa, and Professor of Religion at Bard College, Annandale-Hudson, N.Y. He has published more than 725 books and is Editor of "South Florida Studies in the History of Judaism, USF Texts and Studies," and other monograph series at Scholars Press.