"An unconventional approach to Jewish Law in its modern manifestations and how it responds to religious crises.
Author: Nathan Lopes Cardozo
"An unconventional approach to Jewish Law in its modern manifestations and how it responds to religious crises. Rebelling against the rabbinical establishment, the author takes it to task for failing to liberate Halacha from its state of stagnancy and confinement, and proposes how to recapture the invigorating spirit of Jewish Law"--
Author: Nathan Lopes CardozoPublish On: 2019-04-29
His Jewish Law as Rebellion perfectly embodies his own engagement with
tradition. It will inspire any who struggle with Judaism's most basic principles. ❯
JAMES KUGEL is Professor of Bible at Bar-Ilan University and Emeritus
Professor of ...
Author: Nathan Lopes Cardozo
Publisher: Urim Publications
Jewish Law as Rebellion is unconventional and controversial in its approach to the world of Jewish Law and its response to religious crises. The book delves into the contemporary application and development of halacha and pointedly protests many accepted methods and ideals, offering new solutions to existing halachic dilemmas. Rabbi Cardozo discusses hot topics such as same-sex marriage, conversion, and religion in the State of Israel and presents a critical analysis and explanation of the application of halacha.
The author has a fascination with God. His belief stems from an earlier study of science and logic concluding that a transcendent, infinite entity is the most probable cause of our existence. The same study convinced him that God is One, and that he should ignore polytheistic religions in his search for understanding. A study of the Quran revealed it to be a mixture of Jewish, Christian, and pagan beliefs, and thus unlikely to be an authentic depiction of God. A deeper study of Christian history, the contradictions and implausible narratives in the New Testament, and the Old Testament variances from the earlier Hebrew Scriptures, convinced him to walk away from the Christianity of his earlier years. All this he has written about in his previously published works. Now he had but one choice: to understand what Judaism has to say about God. For this he sought the opinions of earlier Jewish scholars - Maimonides, Rabbi Ibn Ezra, Hasdai Crescas, and others, and more modern commentators, Hirsch, Kook, and most especially Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo, in the title of whose book, "Jewish Law in Rebellion", he found a kindred spirit, echoing his own rebellion against religions in general. He considers religions to be too complacent, believing that they already know the God Whom the Jews describe as Ein Sof - the Infinite and Unknowable God. The author contends that cannot truly know God, agreeing with Maimonides that we can only describe God in terms of what He is not. Thus, his search continues, believing that God knows the fallibility of the mankind He created, and likely prefers that we seek without finding, rather than in turn, accept vicariously the perceptions of others who have not sought for themselves. Indoctrination has its dangers, whether in ideology, politics, or religion.
B. Levinson, "Calum M. Carmichael's Approach to the Laws of Deuteronomy",
Harvard Theological Review 83/3 (1990) 227-57. ... J. Van Seeters, "Law and the
Wilderness Rebellion Tradition: Exodus 32", Society of Biblical Literature
According to Professor Enker , Maimonides ' interpretation is part and parcel of
that bundle of strict evidentiary and procedural rules the court follows when "
acting as the enforcer of the Divine law – punishing someone for rebellion
against the ...
... the body that unites the world of Jewish law and ensures that “controversy will
not proliferate among Israel.” Hence members of the court do not have the
authority to forgive the rebellious elder for his actions. 2.2 The rebellious elder's
Author: Hanina Ben-Menahem
This book opens windows onto various aspects of Jewish legal culture. Rather than taking a structural approach, and attempting to circumscribe and define ‘every’ element of Jewish law, Windows onto Jewish Legal Culture takes a dynamic and holistic approach, describing diverse manifestations of Jewish legal culture, and its general mind-set, without seeking to fit them into a single structure. Jewish legal culture spans two millennia, and evolved in geographic centers that were often very distant from one another both geographically and socio-culturally. It encompasses the Talmud and talmudic literature, the law codes, the rulings of rabbinical courts, the responsa literature, decisions taken by communal leaders, study of the law in talmudic academies, the local study hall, and the home. But Jewish legal culture reaches well beyond legal and quasi-legal institutions; it addresses, and is reflected in, every aspect of daily life, from meals and attire to interpersonal and communal relations. Windows onto Jewish Legal Culture gives the reader a taste of the tremendous weight of Jewish legal culture within Jewish life. Among the facets of Jewish legal culture explored are two of its most salient distinguishing features, namely, toleration and even encouragement of controversy, and a preference for formalistic formulations. These features are widely misunderstood, and Jewish legal culture is often parodied as hair-splitting argument for the sake of argument. In explaining the epistemic imperatives that motivate Jewish legal culture, however, this book paints a very different picture. Situational constraints and empirical considerations are shown to provide vital input into legal determinations at every level, and the legal process is revealed to be attentive to context and sensitive to cultural concerns.
Grossman attributes this phenomenon to a significant legal change, the takkanah
("edict") of the moredet ("rebellious wife") developed by the Babylonian Geonim
during the early Islamic period. This major change in Jewish law allowed a ...
Author: Bernard S. Jackson
Category: Jewish law
Vols. 1-2 consist of proceedings of the 1st-2nd International Congress of the Jewish Law Association.
100 husband ' s inheritance rights , restriction of , 837 - 838 labor law and , 618 -
620 as literary legal source , 1038 – 1039 , 1083 ma ... laws regarding , 1009 -
1014 precedent and judgment in Jewish law , 982 - 983 role of , in Jewish legal
system , 1098 – 1100 suretyship law in , 1027n . ... of Scripture in , 1045 - 1046
asmakhta ( supportive interpretation ) and , 303 - 305 Bar Kokhba rebellion and ,
"This is the Numbers, or Bamidbar volume, fourth of five volues of the series Unlocking the Torah Text. The Unlocking the Torah Text series provides an in-depth journey into the Torah portion through a series of studies on each parsha. Each study opens with a brief summary of the narrative and then presents probing questions designed to strike to the core of the text. These questions are addressed through a review of traditional commentaries spanning the ages, combined with original approaches. Deep philosophical issues and perplexing textual questions are carefully examined and discussed in clear and incisive fashion. The actions and motivations of the patriarchs, matriarchs and other biblical figures are probed with an eye towards determining the lessons to be learned from the lives of these great personalities. Clear distinction is made between pshat (straightforward literal meaning) and Midrash (rabbinical exegesis) as both of these approaches to biblical text are carefully defined and applied. Finally, thought-provoking connections are raised between the eternal Torah narrative and critical issues of our time. Each study is thus constructed to encourage continued discussion and study of the Torah narrative."
A Brief Account of Biblical and Rabbinical Jurisprudence with a Special Note on Jewish Law and the State of Israel ... put to death to maintain law and order , 110
, 341 ; to repress rebellion , 341 ; subject to law , 46 , 118 , 339 ; Torah not fog ...
They crystallized as a rebellious group in the first century of the Common Era and
ultimately captured a majority of Jewish public opinion by the time of the rebellion
. An example of the Zealot interpretation of Jewish law may be seen in their ...
Author: Steven Bayme
Publisher: Ktav Pub Incorporated
Organized in 34 units, this volume is aimed at the general reader desiring a core course covering the main contours of Jewish history. Each unit is accompanied by textual readings, questions for discussion, and additional bibliography. The following chapters relate to antisemitism: The Church and the Jews [About the Early Church.] (115-125); Jewry and Islam (126-139); The Crusades and the Jews (164-175); Jews and Christian Spain (188-197); East European Jewry [Relates, also, to the Chmielnicki pogroms.] (223-232); Modern Anti-Semitism [In the 19th century.] (307-320); Reaction in Eastern Europe [On the extent and impact of the pogroms and the persecution of Jews in Russia between 1881-1914.] (321-331); The Holocaust [Discusses the Nazis, the victims, and the bystanders.] (383-403).
'Rebellion': that one word expresses the inmost nature of the movement in Jewry
which I examined in two pulpit addresses some weeks ago. It is a revolt against
the Jewish Law, the Jewish life, and the whole historic Jewish outlook. This is a ...
Hebrew University of Jerusalem , 1990 ) ; “ Get me'useh , ” Talmudic
Encyclopedia , V , coll . 698707 ( in ... On the historical development of the
treatment of the issue of divorce for a rebellious wife see Elon , Jewish Law (
above , note 5 ) , pp .
Author: Rabbinical Assembly. Committee on Jewish Law and StandardsPublish On: 1927
Committee on Jewish Law and Standards ... As we pointed out before , more and
more of the individuals involved do not wait , and public opinion indirectly
endorses their rebellion , a rebellion which is carried over to other areas of
Author: Rabbinical Assembly. Committee on Jewish Law and Standards
Like the ancient Jewish priest who knew the Jewish law and ritual and had
authority to interpret them , the teacher in Africa was expected to be
knowledgeable about the society , including its norms and values . The
relationship between ...
Author: Romanus Okey Muoneke
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Category: Literary Criticism
This book defines the role of the literary artist in terms of redemption. Arguing that the artist has a social responsibility in society, it explores Achebe's role as a writer as demonstrated in his novels. The book is as fascinating as it is challenging, and offers new insights into our understanding of Achebe's novels.
The men of the Sanhedrin responded to questions of Jewish law submitted by Jews throughout the land . ... The Jews Rebel King Herod o Aineist ehate Jews
worship their t the same time , Rome began to insist that Jews worship their
Author: Sondra Leiman
Publisher: Urj Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Uses narrative, maps, pictures, personal tales, and primary texts to explore Jewish history, from Jerusalem in the first century to modern-day Israel.
82 Domitian seems to have victimized proselytization and concealment of Jewish
identity , but at no point placed Judaism beyond the law , although a rabbinical
tradition exists that he was planning to do so . 83 What Trajan intended to do after
The rumor about Hadrian ' s plans provided a trigger for the smoldering Jewish rebellion . Rabbi Akiva proclaimed ... It became the source text for the
development of Jewish law through the ages and up to the present time .
However , as Islam ...
Author: Jo David
Publisher: Citadel Press
Provides an introduction to Jewish geneology, and discusses Internet searching, oral histories, documentation, the informational value of Jewish names, and related topics.