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Disability in Jewish Law

Disability in Jewish Law Author Tzvi C. Marx
ISBN-10 9781134468416
Release 2003-08-29
Pages 272
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In recent decades, record numbers of Jews are taking a newfound interest in their legal heritage - the Bible and the Talmud, the law codes and the rabbinical responsa literature. In the course of this encounter, they may be interested in how these sources relate to the issue of disability, and the degree to which halakhic attitudes to disability are in harmony with contemporary sensibilities. For example, can the blind or those in wheelchairs serve as prayer leaders? Need the mentally incompetent observe any ritual law? Is institutionalization in a special-education facility where Jewish dietary laws are not observed permitted if it will enhance a child's functioning? And how are we to interpret teachings that seem inconsonant with current sensibilities? Disability in Jewish Law answers the pressing need for insight into the position of Jewish law with respect to the rights and status of those with physical and mental impairments, and the corresponding duties of the non-disabled.

Halakha and Handicap

Halakha and Handicap Author Tzvi Marx
ISBN-10 UOM:39015042571839
Release 1993
Pages 953
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Halakha and Handicap has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Halakha and Handicap also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Halakha and Handicap book for free.

Imagining the Other and Constructing Israelite Identity in the Early Second Temple Period

Imagining the Other and Constructing Israelite Identity in the Early Second Temple Period Author Ehud Ben Zvi
ISBN-10 9780567655349
Release 2015-01-29
Pages 288
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This volume sheds light on how particular constructions of the 'Other' contributed to an ongoing process of defining what 'Israel' or an 'Israelite' was, or was supposed to be in literature taken to be authoritative in the late Persian and Early Hellenistic periods. It asks, who is an insider and who an outsider? Are boundaries permeable? Are there different ideas expressed within individual books? What about constructions of the (partial) 'Other' from inside, e.g., women, people whose body did not fit social constructions of normalness? It includes chapters dealing with theoretical issues and case studies, and addresses similar issues from the perspective of groups in the late Second Temple period so as to shed light on processes of continuity and discontinuity on these matters. Preliminary forms of five of the contributions were presented in Thessaloniki in 2011 in the research programme, 'Production and Reception of Authoritative Books in the Persian and Hellenistic Period,' at the Annual Meeting of European Association of Biblical Studies (EABS).

Disability in Judaism Christianity and Islam

Disability in Judaism  Christianity  and Islam Author Darla Schumm
ISBN-10 9780230339491
Release 2011-10-24
Pages 246
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This edited collection of essays examines how religions of the world represent, understand, theologize, theorize and respond to disability and chronic illness. Contributors employ a variety of methodological approaches including ethnography, historical, cultural, or textual analysis, personal narrative, and theological/philosophical investigation.

The Holocaust and Halakhah

The Holocaust and Halakhah Author Irving J. Rosenbaum
ISBN-10 9781609844806
Release 2010-01-03
Pages 176
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The Holocaust and Halakhah is a study of the determined efforts of the Jews of Europe to conform to the patterns and norms of Halakhic Judaism during the Holocaust period. It is based in large part on rabbinic responsa written in Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Lithuania from the beginning of the Nazi regime in 1933, until the liberation of the concentration camps in 1945. Included are rabbinic rulings from the ghettos, labor camps, and death camps of the Holocaust. These responsa treat such subjects as the justifiability of suicide, murder, and abortion under the conditions obtaining at the time. They also discuss the observance of Passover, Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah, and even Purim in the ghetto of Kovno and the Auschwitz death camp. Indeed, the range of subjects covered is as broad as the spectrum of the Halakhah itself. Moreover, the factual circumstances out of which each question arose are cited, and a summary of the legal arguments leading to the decision in the responsa are included. Holocaust and Halakhah also incorporates eyewitness and documentary material concerning the obdurate and heroic Jewish adherence to the study of Torah and the practice of mitzvot during the Holocaust.

Fixing God s Torah

Fixing God s Torah Author B. Barry Levy
ISBN-10 9780195141139
Release 2001
Pages 237
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The Hebrew text of the Torah has never been finalized down to the last letter, yet Jewish law requires that Torah scrolls read publicly in the synagogue be error-free. This book offers an in-depth study of how rabbinic leaders of the past two millennia have dealt with questions about the text's accuracy.

Defending the Human Spirit

Defending the Human Spirit Author Warren Goldstein
ISBN-10 158330732X
Release 2006
Pages 485
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Expanded from the Chief Rabbi of South Africa's doctoral thesis, Defending the Human Spirit explores the Torah's legal system compared to Western law. Using real court cases to demonstrate the similarities and differences between Judaism's view of defending the vulnerable and Western legal practice, Rabbi Goldstein places halacha as truly ahead of its time. Covering such diverse topics as political tyranny, oppression of women, crime, and poverty, Defending the Human Spirit is fascinating, informative and inspiring reading.

The Myth of the Cultural Jew

The Myth of the Cultural Jew Author Roberta Rosenthal Kwall
ISBN-10 9780195373707
Release 2015
Pages 315
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A myth exists that Jews can embrace the cultural components of Judaism without appreciating the legal aspects of the Jewish tradition. This myth suggests that law and culture are independent of one another. In reality, however, much of Jewish culture has a basis in Jewish law. Similarly, Jewish law produces Jewish culture. Roberta Rosenthal Kwall develops and applies a cultural analysis paradigm to the Jewish tradition that departs from the understanding of Jewish law solely as the embodiment of Divine command.

Disability in Antiquity

Disability in Antiquity Author Christian Laes
ISBN-10 9781317231530
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 490
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This volume is a major contribution to the field of disability history in the ancient world. Contributions from leading international scholars examine deformity and disability from a variety of historical, sociological and theoretical perspectives, as represented in various media. The volume is not confined to a narrow view of ‘antiquity’ but includes a large number of pieces on ancient western Asia that provide a broad and comparative view of the topic and enable scholars to see this important topic in the round. Disability in Antiquity is the first multidisciplinary volume to truly map out and explore the topic of disability in the ancient world and create new avenues of thought and research.

Judaism and Disability

Judaism and Disability Author Judith Z. Abrams
ISBN-10 1563680688
Release 1998
Pages 236
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"Judaism and Disability delves into all of the ancient texts and their explications, including the Tanach, the Hebrew acronym for the Jewish Bible, the Mishnah, considered the foundation of rabbinic literature, and the Bavli, the Babylonian Talmud. Instead of imposing a contemporary consciousness upon these archaic works, this carefully researched book presents their viewpoints as written, in an effort to understand why they expressed the sensibilities that they did."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

On the Margins of a Minority

On the Margins of a Minority Author Ephraim Shoham-Steiner
ISBN-10 9780814339329
Release 2014-06-01
Pages 288
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In medieval Europe, the much larger Christian population regarded Jews as their inferiors, but how did both Christians and Jews feel about those who were marginalized within the Ashkenazi Jewish community? In On the Margins of a Minority: Leprosy, Madness, and Disability among the Jews of Medieval Europe, author Ephraim Shoham-Steiner explores the life and plight of three of these groups. Shoham-Steiner draws on a wide variety of late-tenth- to fifteenth-century material from both internal (Jewish) as well as external (non-Jewish) sources to reconstruct social attitudes toward these “others,” including lepers, madmen, and the physically impaired. Shoham-Steiner considers how the outsiders were treated by their respective communities, while also maintaining a delicate balance with the surrounding non-Jewish community. On the Margins of a Minority is structured in three pairs of chapters addressing each of these three marginal groups. The first pair deals with the moral attitude toward leprosy and its sufferers; the second with the manifestations of madness and its causes as seen by medieval men and women, and the effect these signs had on the treatment of the insane; the third with impaired and disabled individuals, including those with limited mobility, manual dysfunction, deafness, and blindness. Shoham-Steiner also addresses questions of the religious meaning of impairment in light of religious conceptions of the ideal body. He concludes with a bibliography of sources and studies that informed the research, including useful midrashic, exegetical, homiletic, ethical, and guidance literature, and texts from responsa and halakhic rulings. Understanding and exploring attitudes toward groups and individuals considered “other” by mainstream society provides us with information about marginalized groups, as well as the inner social mechanisms at work in a larger society. On the Margins of a Minority will appeal to scholars of Jewish medieval history as well as readers interested in the growing field of disability studies.

Maimonides and the Merchants

Maimonides and the Merchants Author Mark R. Cohen
ISBN-10 9780812249149
Release 2017-06-13
Pages 248
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In Maimonides and the Merchants, Mark R. Cohen reveals the extent of pragmatic revisions to the halakha, or body of Jewish law, introduced by Moses Maimonides in his Mishneh Torah, the comprehensive legal code he compiled in the late twelfth century.

Citizenship Faith Feminism

Citizenship  Faith    Feminism Author Jan Lynn Feldman
ISBN-10 9781611680119
Release 2011
Pages 235
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The first book to examine religious feminist activists in Israel, the U.S., and Kuwait

Jewish Law as Rebellion

Jewish Law as Rebellion Author Nathan Lopes Cardozo
ISBN-10 9655242765
Release 2018
Pages 456
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"An unconventional approach to Jewish Law in its modern manifestations and how it responds to religious crises. Rebelling against the rabbinical establishment, the author takes it to task for failing to liberate Halacha from its state of stagnancy and confinement, and proposes how to recapture the invigorating spirit of Jewish Law"--

Case Studies in Jewish Business Ethics

Case Studies in Jewish Business Ethics Author Aaron Levine
ISBN-10 0881256641
Release 2000
Pages 419
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Many people think of business as a game of strategy, and argue that whatever works for business success is acceptable, even if it involves cheating, deceptions, and other improprieties. Jewish business law rejects this approach. Using specific case studies, this book analyzes the strategies that are impermissible, discussing deceptive advertising, negative advertising, pressure tactics in sales, insider trading, price matching, worker evaluations, termination policy, and many others. An excellent adult education volume.

Music Disability and Society

Music  Disability  and Society Author Alex Lubet
ISBN-10 9781439900277
Release 2011
Pages 199
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Musical talent in Western culture is regarded as an extraordinary combination of technical proficiency and interpretative sensitivity. In Music, Disability, and Society, Alex Lubet challenges the rigid view of technical skill and writes about music in relation to disability studies. He addresses the ways in which people with disabilities are denied the opportunity to participate in music. Elaborating on the theory of "social confluence," Lubet provides a variety of encounters between disability and music to observe radical transformations of identity. Considering hand-injured and one-handed pianists; the impairments of jazz luminaries Django Reinhardt, Horace Parlan, and "Little" Jimmy Scott; and the "Blind Orchestra" of Cairo, he shows how the cultural world of classical music contrasts sharply with that of jazz and how musicality itself is regarded a disability in some religious contexts. Music, Disability, and Society also explains how language difference can become a disability for Asian students in American schools of music, limiting their education and careers. Lubet offers pungent criticism of the biases in music education and the music profession, going so far as to say that culture disables some performers by adhering to rigid notions of what a musician must look like, how music must be played, who may play it, and what (if any) is the legitimate place of music in society. In Music, Disability, and Society, he convincingly argues that where music is concerned, disability is a matter of culture, not physical impairment.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women Author Cheris Kramarae
ISBN-10 9781135963156
Release 2004-04-16
Pages 2050
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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.