Jewish Law in Medieval Jewish Preaching

Saperstein, Marc (2018) Jewish Law in Medieval Jewish Preaching. In: Verbum e ius: predicazione e sistemi giuridici nell'Occidente medievale = preaching and legal frameworks in the Middle Ages. Reti Medievali E-Book (32). Firenze University Press, Firenze, pp. 131-140. ISBN 978-88-6453-809-9

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Jewish preaching is integrally bound to aggadah — the non-legal components of classical rabbinic literature — rather than halakhah, Jewish law. Nevertheless, the extant texts of medieval Jewish sermons contain abundant evidence of legal material in its broader sense, regulating all aspects of Jewish life including both the realm of ritual (prayer, kashrut, observance of the Sabbath) and topics of civil law (vows, obligations to the poor, lending money on interest). Examples are taken from sermons delivered at Toledo in 1281 (Todros ben Joseph Abulafia), early fifteenth-century Saragossa (Zerahiah Halevi), early fifteenth-century Byzantine Jewish sermons, and in Spain on the eve of the 1492 Expulsion (Isaac Aboab).

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Nella Parte I: La predicazione e la legge fra tarda antichità e riforme: Cristianesimo, Ebraismo, Islam = Preaching and Law between late Antiquity and Reforms (Christianity, Judaism, Islam).
Uncontrolled Keywords: Middle Ages, 13th-15th Century, Law and Religion, Spain, Byzantine World, Aggadah, Confraternity, Halakhah, Kashrut (Dietary Laws), Neder (vow), Rebuke, Responsum, Tsedakah (Charity), Talmud, Torah, Yom Kippur, Preaching, Sermon, Law, Todros ben Joseph Abulafia, Zerahiah Halevi, Isaac Aboab
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
Depositing User: dr Vincenzo De Luise
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2019 13:35
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2019 13:35


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