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The myth of the cultural Jew : culture and law in Jewish tradition

Author/Creator:
Kwall, Roberta Rosenthal Author
Publication:
New York : Oxford University Press, 2015.
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Book
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Other Title:
myth of the cultural Jew
Subjects:
Jewish law -- Philosophy.
Judaism -- Doctrines.
Jews -- Identity.
Culture and law.
Language:
English
Summary:
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.
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on January 14, 2015).
ISBN:
0-19-023809-7
0-19-022658-7