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Jewish Law : History, Sources, Principles (4 volume set) by Menachem Elon
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Studio: Jewish Publication Society of America
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.25" Width: 9" Height: 7.75" Weight: 12.35 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2003
Publisher Jewish Publication Society of America
ISBN 0827603894 ISBN13 9780827603899
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A Magnum Opus in English on Jewish Law Oct 1, 2001
Menachem Elon's work on Jewish Law is exceptional. The work provides the most comprehensive discussion of Jewish law in English that I have ever seen. This work was recommended by a law school professor many years ago. I never cease going back to it. The discussions regarding each of the major legal sources along with their relevant commentaries is invaluable for learning what one should "know" to be conversant in this topic. The footnotes are also excellent and provide quick references to relevant passages in the original sources. This is not light reading and needs to approached when one is fresh. Given that, if one has a desire to get an overview of the history and inner workings of Jewish law, there is no better source of which I can think to recommend.