Rabbi Meir of Rothenburg and the Foundation of Jewish Political Thought.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource (276 p.).ISBN: 9781316448526.Subject(s): Rabbis - Germany - PhilosophyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Rabbi Meir of Rothenburg and the Foundation of Jewish Political ThoughtDDC classification: 181.06 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover -- Half-title -- Title page -- Copyright information -- Table of contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 Historical Background: R. Meir and His Teachers and Students -- 2 Politics as Private Interest -- 3 The Sacred Nature of the Political Sphere -- 4 Politics as an Extralegal Activity -- Appendix: R. Meir's Responsa Sources -- Bibliography -- Name Index -- Subject Index -- Framing the Discussion: Overview of the Literature -- Methodology: Identifying the Relevant Texts
Methodology: Halakhah and Agadah - Laws, Principles, and Ideology -- Overview of the Book -- The Jewish Communities of Germany and Northern France, 1000-1300 CE -- Development of Talmudic Exegesis in Germany and Northern France (1000-1300) -- Highlights of R. Meir's Biography -- R. Meir's Halakhic Approach -- Jewish Political Theory in Germany and Northern France (1000-1300) -- Community as Partnership -- Monetary Custom in Jewish Law -- Beyond Partnership: The Corporate Elements of the Community -- The Common Good -- Public Law -- Majority Rule
A Qualitative Division of the Community -- Agency and Representation -- The Theological Definition of Community -- The Ambiguity in R. Meir's Thought -- Theological Unity and Despotism -- Primary Sources -- Secondary Sources -- Political Theology in the Middle Ages -- Principles, Rules, and Ideology -- Introduction -- Dina de-malkhuta dina -- Property Rights, Consent, and Agreement in Talmudic Law -- The Right to Condition Contractual Agreements -- Custom Overrides Law -- Custom as a Condition Implied in Law -- Erroneous Custom
Restrictions on the Right to Private Enforcement -- Muhzaqim -- Agency -- Authoritative Leadership -- Moral Authority -- The Community as a Holy Congregation -- Migdar milta, bitul ha-tamid, and aguda ehat -- Theology of Unity -- The Concept of Aguda Ehat in Jewish-German Pietist Thought -- Israel -- The Importance of Community and Public Ritual in R. Meir's Writings -- Between the Political and the Theological: The Community as aguda ehat in the German Pietist School -- Hebrew -- English -- Hebrew -- English -- German
The Definition of Contract and Its Implications for the Definition of Community -- Introducing a Stipulation Contrary to a Scriptural Enactment -- Extraordinary Measures, Suspension of the Daily Service (Sacrifice), and One Bond -- Partnership
This book examines the political thought of Rabbi Meir of Rothenburg, the most important thirteenth century German Rabbi.
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