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The Pluralistic Halakhah : Legal Innovations in the Late Second Commonwealth and Rabbinic Periods - Paul Heger

The Pluralistic Halakhah

Legal Innovations in the Late Second Commonwealth and Rabbinic Periods

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This study examines the pluralism of the Halakhah in the pre-70 period which stands in contrast to the fixed Halakhah of later periods. The Temple's destruction provoked, for political motives, the initiation of this significant shift, which protracted itself, in developmental stages, for a longer period. The transition from the Tannaitic to the Amoraic era was a consequential turning point on the extended path from flexibility to rigidity in Jewish law. The theological foundation of the rabbinic halakhic system, the Sages' extensive authority of scriptural interpretation and the relationship of ethics and law in their decisions are substantiated by a meticulous analysis of abundant rabbinic citations to reveal their ideological background.

Introductionp. 1
The Tension Between Tradition and Interpretationp. 43
Characteristics of Rabbinic Decision-Makingp. 94
Is there a System in Rabbinic Decision-Making?p. 175
The Development of the Halakhic System Pre- and Post-Destructionp. 242
Conclusionp. 335
Who Were Beit Hillel and Beit Shammai?p. 355
Bibliographyp. 385
Subject Indexp. 399
Citations Indexp. 415
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ISBN: 9783110176360
ISBN-10: 311017636X
Series: Studia Judaica
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 439
Published: 1st November 2002
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 16.15  x 2.77
Weight (kg): 0.74