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Bibil Identifier bibil:247894
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Dispute for the Sake of Heaven
Title (English, ) Legal Pluralism in the Talmud
Author Hidary, Richard
Series Brown Judaic Studies (Volume: 353)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 46218
Place 296Tal
Publishing house Brown University
Place Providence
ISBN 978-1-903675-91-9
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages 441 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract This book explores how the rabbis of the Talmud thought about and dealt with pluralism in Jewish law. The rabbis remembered the terrible consequences of Second Temple sectarianism and strove for unity and even uniformity of practice; they also had thousands of legal disputes and were not always willing to compromise. This volume analyzes dozens of Talmudic passages dealing with the balance between peace within the community on the one hand and the need for each rabbi to follow his vision of truth on the other. The Talmud Yerushalmi and the Talmud Bavli present two significantly different models for dealing with such legal pluralism based on their respective cultural and political contexts within the Roman and Sasanian Empires.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Literature : Talmud (Babli and Yerushalmi)
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