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Studies in the Judicial Methodology of Rabbi David ibn Abi Zimra : Studies in Judaism - Samuel Morell

Studies in the Judicial Methodology of Rabbi David ibn Abi Zimra

Studies in Judaism

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This work investigates Rabbi David ibn Abi Zimra (Radbaz), a leading 16th century rabbinic authority who assumed the role of rendering 'just' decisions, which were occasionally at the expense of conventional law. The author explores Radbaz's decision-making in terms of his insight into the broader purposes of codified law, sensitivity, and overall rationality.

Rules of Transliterationp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
The "Real World" and the Codified Lawp. 11
Popular Practice and Legal Interpretationp. 87
The Role of Equityp. 107
Considerations of Public Policyp. 129
Sevarap. 145
Conclusions from Part 1p. 169
The Middle Wayp. 177
The Place of the Masterp. 211
"Grant That One Should Not Add to It"p. 245
Qim Lip. 273
"The Law is in Accordance with the Later Authorities"p. 291
Conclusions from Part 2p. 303
Biographiesp. 309
Works Cited: Primary Sourcesp. 319
Works Cited: Secondary Sourcesp. 325
List of Casesp. 331
Index of Responsap. 333
Index of Legal Issuesp. 337
General Indexp. 343
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ISBN: 9780761827078
ISBN-10: 0761827072
Series: Studies in Judaism
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 362
Published: 30th December 2003
Publisher: University Press of America
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.45