A Restatement of Rabbinic Civil Law, Volume 11
Long accepted as the standard code of Jewish law and practice, the Shulhan Aruch was written by Joseph Karo in 1565. This eleventh and final volume of A Restatement of Rabbinic Civil Law by Rabbi Emanuel Quint represents a monumental and unprecedented achievement in the scholarship of rabbinic jurisprudence. In this restatement, Rabbi Quint brings fresh insight, modern research methodology, and succinct explication to Hoshen haMishpat, one of the four sections of the Shulhan Aruch. A Restatement of Rabbinic Civil Law opens the brilliant halachic work of the Shulhan Aruch to the wider audience it deserves: to the educated lay person and advanced scholar alike. The result is a comprehensive, well-organized body of rabbinic jurisprudence, available to the English reader for the first time. Volume XI is an index and cumulative table of contents of all ten volumes and serves as a guide to enable the reader and researcher to find any and all topics contained in the first ten volumes of the Restatement of Rabbinic Civil Law.Rabbi Quint, the cofounder of the Jerusalem Institute of Jewish Law (with Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz), an institute dedicated to the study and dissemination of Jewish civil law, brings his professional expertise to bear on the vastarray of Jewish legal processes, procedures, and practices encoded here. The reader maybe surprised and challenged in the discovery that such a meticulous legal - yet not overly religious - system fits under the category of Jewish law. In his unique position as ordained rabbi, successful lawyer, and distinguished Talmudic scholar, Rabbi Quint illuminates Judaism not only as a religion, but also a cultureand community. A Restatement of Rabbinic Civil Law provides the author's own commentary and also incorporates the four centuries ofscholarship since the Shulhan Aruch was written, including commentaries and responsa literature. Ample footnotes help to guide thereader every step of the way.If the Shulhan Aruch can be said to be thedistilled essence of Jewish law, then A Restatement of Rabbinic Civil Law triumphsas a major judicial-literary landmark of its own.
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