Defending the Human Spirit: Jewish Law's Vision for a Moral Society

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Feldheim Publishers, 2006 - Religion - 485 pages
Expanded from the Chief Rabbi of South Africa's doctoral thesis, Defending the Human Spirit explores the Torah's legal system compared to Western law. Using real court cases to demonstrate the similarities and differences between Judaism's view of defending the vulnerable and Western legal practice, Rabbi Goldstein places halacha as truly ahead of its time. Covering such diverse topics as political tyranny, oppression of women, crime, and poverty, Defending the Human Spirit is fascinating, informative and inspiring reading.
 

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Contents

Foreword
1
Political Power
31
Oppression of Women
151
Criminal Justice
221
Poverty and the Law
335
Afterword
463
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Warren Goldstein is the history department chair at the University of Hartford and the author of books including "Playing for Keeps" and "William Sloane Coffin: A Holy Impatience".

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