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Author Fishbane, Simcha, author.

Title Beyond a code of Jewish law : Rabbi Avraham Danzig's Ḥayei Adam / Simcha Fishbane
Published Brookline, MA : Academic Studies Press, 2021
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Description 1 online resource
Series Judaism and Jewish lifes
Judaism and Jewish life.
Contents Preface and Acknowledgments -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Preambles: An Insight into Rabbi Avraham Danzig's Ḥayei Adam -- 3. Minhag in the Ḥayei Adam: The Case of Kitniyot on Passover -- 4. Esoteric Halakhah and the Ḥayei Adam -- 5. Rabbi Avraham Danzig's Polemic against Hasidism -- 6. The Democratization of Halakhah: The Ḥayei Adam and Musar -- 7. A New Role and Status: The Ḥayei Adam and the Mishnah Berurah -- 8. Jewish Pride in Rabbi Avraham Danzig's Ḥayei Adam as Instantiated in the Aleinu -- Appendix 1: The Life of the Man: The Life and Times of Avraham Danzig, by Dashiell Ferguson -- Appendix 2: Rabbinic Texts and Authors Referred to in This Volume -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary "The Ḥayei Adam, an abridged code of Jewish law, was written by Rabbi Avraham Danzig (1748-1820) and was first published in 1810. This code spread quickly throughout Europe, and the demand for it required a second publishing which the author printed in 1818. Beyond a Code of Jewish Law attempts to understand the implicit message of its author and discuss various approaches of its writer to both Judaism and Jewish law. While the Ḥayei Adam without any doubt unveils Rabbi Danzig to be a brilliant rabbinic scholar, with a comprehensive knowledge of Jewish law as well as a coherent and concise system of presentation, it also expresses his great concern for the Jewish community and each individual Jew. Aspects of this concern such as Hasidism, musar, kabbalah, are explored"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 20, 2022)
Subject Danzig, Abraham ben Jehiel Michal, 1748-1820.
Danzig, Abraham ben Jehiel Michal, 1748-1820. Ḥaye adam
Danzig, Abraham ben Jehiel Michal, 1748-1820.
Ḥaye adam (Danzig, Abraham ben Jehiel Michal)
Jewish law.
Judaism -- Customs and practices.
Rabbis -- Lithuania -- Vilnius -- Biography
Jewish law.
Judaism -- Customs and practices.
RELIGION / Judaism / Orthodox
Vilnius (Lithuania) -- Biography
Lithuania -- Vilnius.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
Author Container of (work): Ferguson, Dashiell. Life of the Man
LC no. 2021032171
ISBN 164469705X
Other Titles Life of the Man