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Author Cohen, Yitshak, author.

Title The Unique Judicial Vision of Rabbi Meir Simcha of Dvinsk : Selected Discourses in Meshekh Hokhmah and Or Sameah / Yitshak Cohen; Herbert Basser
Published Boston, MA : Academic Studies Press, [2016]


Description 1 online resource (188 p.)
Series Touro University Press
Contents Frontmatter -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: Midrashic Technique and Legal Creativity in the Meshekh Hokhmah -- Chapter 2: The Rabbinic Decisors and the Halakhic Material in Or Sameah -- Chapter 3: Metahalakhic Principles in R. Meir Simcha's Oeuvre -- Chapter 4: Rabbi Meir Simcha and His Attitude toward Gentiles -- Index -- Index of Sources
Summary This book analyzes the exceptional normative impact of R. Meir Simcha Hacohen's Biblical commentary, Meshekh Hokhmah, and his halakhic commentary, Or Sameah. It examines the reliance of the poskim on R. Meir Simcha's innovations and hermeneutic methods as well as their view of his interpretations that broadened or narrowed the scope of Maimonides' rulings. The book explores the broad-based judicial principles underlying R. Meir Simcha's legal decisions and approach to Jewish law. It further examines how his legal creativity was impacted by metahalakhic principles that guided him in addressing changing historical and social realities. The book also considers R. Meir Simcha's unique attitudes toward gentiles. His approach attests to his innovativeness and his halakhic moderation, as he tried to rule as leniently as possible on matters concerning non-Jews. In this book, R. Meir Simcha is shown to be a truly influential rabbi whose contributions will long be a source of study and discussion
Notes In English
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 06. Apr 2020)
SUBJECT Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204 -- Congresses
Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. fast (OCoLC)fst00029218
Subject Jewish philosophy -- Congresses
RELIGION / Judaism / General.
Jewish philosophy.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Basser, Herbert, editor.
Gotlieb, Meshulam
ISBN 1618114905