For the Love of God and People: A Philosophy of Jewish Law by Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff

By Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff

each new release of Jews in each denomination of Judaism unearths itself dealing with advanced felony questions. The prestige of same-sex unions and the plight of the agunah (a lady who can't receive a divorce), are only of a myriad of thorny questions Jewish felony specialists grapple with this day. those will not be esoteric difficulties yet concerns with a profound effect at the day-by-day happiness of numerous humans. How do the rabbis who draft responses to those questions succeed in their conclusions? What informs their judgements and their method of Jewish legislation? Acclaimed author and felony professional Elliot Dorff addresses those and different questions during this clever, available consultant to the philosophy at the back of Jewish legislation. In his view, Jewish legislation is an expression of the affection we have now for God and for our fellow people. This subject permeates his dialogue of significant points of the legislations. for instance, what motivates glossy Jews to persist with Jewish legislation? How does Jewish legislations strike the stability among continuity and alter? On what grounds and below what conditions do people have the authority to interpret or perhaps switch God’s legislation? Dorff additionally deals a scientific comparability of Jewish legislation and U.S. legislations, in keeping with his path in this topic at UCLA university of legislations. no matter if you're a attorney or just drawn to the philosophy at the back of fresh rabbinic judgements, this can be a publication that might deepen your realizing of the Jewish felony method and its function within the sleek world.

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