The Jewish Polity: Jewish Political Organization from Biblical Times to the Present

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Indiana University Press, Jan 1, 1985 - Political Science - 303 pages
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Contents

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE JEWISH POLITICAL TRADITION
1
THE CLASSIC BIBLICAL EPOCHS
43
HaAvofThe Forefathers
45
Avdut Mi?rayimEgyptian Bondage
52
Adat Bnei Y1sraeThe Congregation of Israelites
58
Brit haMelukhahYhe Federal Monarchy
71
Malkhut YehudahThe Kingdom of Judah
82
THE SECOND COMMONWEALTH AND ITS AFTERMATH
93
Sanhedrin uNesiufThe Sanhedrin and the Patriarchate
121
THE GREAT DISPERSION
135
HaYeshivot veRashei haGolahThe Yeshivot and Exilarchs
137
Yeshivot veGeon1mYeshivot and Geonim
146
HaKehillotThe Kehillot
160
HaVaW1mFederations of Kehillot
178
MODERNITY AND THE RESTORATION
205
Medinah veAmState and People
258

Knesset haGedolahThe Great Assembly
95
Hever haYehudimThe Jewish Commonwealth
104

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About the author (1985)

Elazar is president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, and professor of political science and director of the Center for the Study of Federalism at Temple University.

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