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Jewish Religious Law
A Progressive Perspective
John D. Rayner
224 pages, glossary, bibliog.
ISBN 978-1-57181-975-8 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (May 1998)
ISBN 978-1-57181-976-5 $29.95/£23.95 Pb Published (May 1998)
This is the first major work on the interrelationship between Liberal Judaism and Rabbinic Law (Halachah) ever to have been produced in Britain, and in Europe since the nineteenth century. It represents a plea for a positive yet forthrightly critical approach to Rabbinic Law in general aswell as to a variety of specific topics such as the language of prayer, the status of women, medical confidentiality, euthanasia, Jewish identity, contraception, divorce, and Jewish territorial rights in Palestine/Israel.
John D. Rayner (1924-2005) graduated from Emmanuel College, Cambridge and Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati. He was Emeritus Rabbi of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, London, Hon. Life-President of the Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues, and Lecturer in Liturgy at Leo Baeck College, London.
Subject: Jewish Studies
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