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Author Broyde, Michael J., author.

Title The codification of Jewish law : and an introduction to the jurisprudence of the Mishna Berura / Michael J. Broyde and Ira Bedzow.

Publication Info. Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2014.


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Description 1 online resource (viii, 387 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Contents I. General methodology of codification of Jewish law -- II. History of codification -- III. Introduction to Rabbi Israel Meir Kagan and the Mishna Berura -- IV. Mishna Berura's philosophy of Jewish law -- V. Mishna Berura's jurisprudence -- VI. The Mishna Berura's technique of legal interpretation -- VII. The Mishna Berura's use of key terms -- VIII. Examples of the Mishna Berura's methodology -- IX. Alternative views of the Mishna Berura's methodology -- X. Conclusion -- Two hundred fifty illustrative examples from the Mishna Berura -- Appendix A.A summary index of the examples -- Appendix B.A brief note on the history of Halakha -- Appendix C. Biography of selected rabbis mentioned in Mishna Berura -- Appendix D.A brief note on the names of Jewish books.
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Summary The Mishna Berura is, without a doubt, Rabbi Israel Meir Kagan's greatest and most complex contribution to the canon of Orthodox Jewish Law; it is a singular work that synthesizes Jewish traditions, laws, and mores into a practical halakhic guide to daily religious life. For all of his traditionalism, Rabbi Kagan was an iconoclast, and the Mishna Berura broke from many of the traditional approaches of deciding halakhic directives. Instead, he favored studying, engaging, and asserting decisions in a nuanced, almost natural approach to how ethical people should live their daily lives consistent with Jewish law. Today, the Mishna Berura has gained widespread recognition and is considered authoritative by essentially all of contemporary Orthodox Jewry, a measure of greatness that few works of Halakha have attained. Michael J. Broyde and Ira Bedzow here investigate this seminal text and explore its background and decision-making process.
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Language English.
Subject Israel Meir, ha-Kohen, 1838-1933. Mishnah berurah.
Mishnah berurah (Israel Meir, ha-Kohen) (OCoLC)fst01371125
Jewish law -- Codification.
Jewish studies
RELIGION -- Judaism -- General.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Bedzow, Ira, author.
Other Form: Print version: Broyde, Michael J. Codification of Jewish law 9781618112781 (OCoLC)829744655
ISBN 9781618112798 (electronic bk.)
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