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The Boldness of an Halakhist free pdf This book analyses the writings of Rabbi Yechiel Mechel Halevi Epstein (1829-1908), author of the Arukh Hashulkhan, a bold and unusual approach to Jewish law. Based primarily on the original text of Rabbi Epstein's legal codes and homilies, this work covers topics such as women, modernity, customs, and secular studies. It analyses the rabbi's approach to Jewish law and Jewish life, designed to promote the spiritual welfare of Jews under the pressures of growing secularisation and russification. Although based upon the principles of the traditional judicial process, the rabbi's rulings demonstrate a profound understanding of the contemporary social and historical reality facing the Jews of Russia at the turn of the century.

About Simcha Fishbane

Simcha Fishbane (Ph.D. - Concordia University, Montreal, Canada 1998) is Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Executive Assistant to the President of Touro College. Dr. Fishbane's books include Deviancy in Early Rabbinic Literature (Brill, 2007), Jewish Studies in Violence, edited by and introduced by Simcha Fishbane (UPA, 2006), Voodoo or Judaism, The Ritual of Kapparot: People Medicine and Magic in Jewish and Slavic Cultural Tradition (Moscow, 2007).

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Author : Simcha Fishbane
Publisher : Academic Studies Press
Data Published : 01 February 2008
ISBN : 1934843032
EAN : 9781934843031
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 208 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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