A Tree of Life

Diversity, Flexibility, and Creativity in Jewish Law (Second Edition)

By Louis Jacobs

The central thesis of A Tree of Life, now revised and expanded, is that social, economic, theological and even political factors have always played a part in framing Jewish law. Through discussion of historical and contemporary halakhic responses to a wide range of issues, Louis Jacobs shows how the halakhic system has demonstrated its potential for vitality, creativity and sensitivity.

344 pages

Publication Date: 9/1/2000
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781874774488