9781611639568 (alkaline paper) 1611639565 (alkaline paper) 9781594603495 (e-ISBN)
Understanding series (New York, N.Y.)
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Fundamental Jewish law assumptions Responsibility for others Categories of Jewish law rules Human and institutional authorities Jewish law literature Supplemental sources of Jewish law Extraordinary sources of law : the example of capital punishment Perspectives on the unfolding of Jewish law The development of Jewish law Personal autonomy and Da'at Torah Illustrative examples of Jewish law innovations Importance of life Jewish and secular debtor-creditor and bankruptcy law Professional ethics and Jewish law : lawyering Alternative dispute resolution and Jewish law Methodology : studying Talmud and reaching halakhic conclusions Selected comparisons and contrasts between Jewish law and American law Appendix 1. Glossary Appendix 2. Selected list of Post-Talmudic Jewish law scholars and scholarship Appendix 3. Transliterations Appendix 4. Internet resources on Jewish law Appendix 5. Jewish law resources (non-internet) for study of the Mishnah, Talmuds, Mishneh Torah and Shulhan Arukh Appendix 6. Selected bibliography of books and journals in English Appendix 7. Brief outline of the development of Jewish law literature Appendix 8. A brief chart of Jewish legal and national history Appendix 9. Jewish scripture.