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- DescriptionThis book examines biblical and rabbinic law as a coherent, continuing legal tradition. It explains the relationship between religion and law and the interaction between law and morality. Abundant selections from primary Jewish sources, many newly translated, enable the reader to address the tradition directly as a living body of law with emphasis on the concerns that are primary for lawyers, legislators, and judges. Through an in-depth examination of personal injury law and marriage and divorce law, the book explores jurisprudential issues important for any legal system and displays the primary characteristics of Jewish law. A Living Tree will be of special interest to students of law and to Jews curious about the legal dimensions of their tradition. The authors provide sufficient explanations of the sources and their significance to make it unnecessary for the reader to have a background in either Jewish studies or law.
- Author BiographyElliot N. Dorff is Provost and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Judaism. Arthur Rosett is Professor of Law at the University of California at Los Angeles.
- Author(s)Arthur Rossett,Elliot N. Dorff
- PublisherState University of New York Press
- Date of Publication15/12/1987
- SubjectNon-Christian Religions
- Place of PublicationAlbany, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintState University of New York Press
- Content Note, black & white illustrations
- Weight699 g
- Width152 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine35 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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