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Haym Soloveitchik

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781904113980

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781904113980.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.3) Introduction
Source:
(p.iii) Collected Essays Volume II
Author(s):

Haym Soloveitchik

Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781904113980.003.0001

FOR SOME FIFTEEN YEARS, from about 1985 to 2000, I was occupied with putting out the halakhic writings of my father and grandfather. During this period a great deal of scholarly writing appeared about eleventh-century Ashkenaz with which I found myself in disagreement, both substantively and methodologically. I did not wish to publish criticisms until I had placed on the shelves examples of how I believed the history of halakhah should be written. (My Hebrew book on pawnbroking was, as I wrote in the first volume of this series,...

Keywords:   halakhic writings, early Ashkenaz, early Ashkenaz literature, halakhah, halakhic positions, German scholars, setam yeinam, usury

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