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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 Transliteration
The "Real World" and the Codified Law
Popular Practice and Legal Interpretation
The Role of Equity
Considerations of Public Policy
Conclusions from Part 1
The Middle Way
The Place of the Master
"Grant That One Should Not Add to It"
"The Law is in Accordance with the Later Authorities"
Conclusions from Part 2
Works Cited: Primary Sources
Works Cited: Secondary Sources
List of Cases
Index of Responsa
Index of Legal Issues
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ISBN: 9780761827078 ISBN-10: 0761827072 Series: Studies in Judaism Audience:
Number Of Pages: 362 Published: 30th December 2003 Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.0
Weight (kg): 0.46