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Collected Essays: v. 1

Haym Soloveitchik


This book reflects the author's lifelong interest in the history of halakhah. What stimulated change, and why? What happened when strong forces impinged on halakhic observance and communities had to adapt to new circumstances? The book opens with a brief description of the dramatis personae who figure throughout the essays: Rashi and the Tosafists. Further chapters discuss halakhic commentaries and their authors; usury, moneylending, and pawnbroking; Gentile wine; and the self-image of the Ashkenazic community. Throughout, the book shows that the line between adaptation and deviance is a fine ... More

Keywords: halakhah, halakhic commentaries, usury, moneylending, pawnbroking, Gentile wine, Ashkenazic community

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781904113973
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781904113973.001.0001


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Haym Soloveitchik, author

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