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Halakhah

  1. Overview
    1. Overview- Halakhah
  2. Primary sources and presentations
    1. Newman, Eugene. Life & Teachings of Isaiah Horowitz. London- G.J. Goerge & Co. Ltd., 1972. Research Notes- Page 29- Excerpt from the writings of Isaiah Horowtiz on how he studied under the Rabbi Solomon (supposedly of Lublin) before the marriage of the former and the recommendation Solomon gave Isaiah to “sanctify” himself with “food” and “conjugal relations” (before 1587 since Horowitz married that year). Pages 32-33- Text of the epitaph of Hayyah, the daughter of the Rabbi Abraham Maul of Vienna, the wife of Isaiah Horowitz (1619 or 1620). Pages 38-41- Text of the rabbinical contract between Isaiah Horowtiz and the Jewish community of Frankfurt-am-Main outlining his responsibilites, duties, salary, etc. (1606). Pages 50-60- Full text of a letter written by Rabbi Isaiah Horowitz to his children in Prague from his trip to the Holy Land.
    2. Samuel Aboab, Sefer Zikhronot, Bernard Cooperman, University of Maryland, USA.
    3. Ordering Early Modern Marriage, Elisheva Baumgarten, Bar Ilan University, Israel.
  3. Secondary sources
    1. Davis, Joseph. “The Reception of the Shulhan `Arukh and the Formation of Ashkenazic Jewish Identity.” AJS Review 26, no. 2 (2002)- 251-276.
    2. Fram, Edward. “Perception and Reception of Repentant Apostates in Medieval Ashkenaz and Premodern Poland.” AJS Review 21, no. 2 (1996)- 299-339.
    3. Fram, Edward. “Two Cases of Adultery and the Halakhic Decision-Making Process.” AJS Review 26, no. 2 (2002)- 277-300.
    4. Kaplan, Lawrence. “Rabbi Mordekhai Jaffe and the Evolution of Jewish Culture in Poland.” In Jewish Thought in the Sixteenth Century, edited by Bernard Cooperman, 124-146. Cambridge, MA- Harvard University Press, 1983.
  4. Images
    1. Tur, Orah Hayyim, Jacob ben Asher, Leiria- Samuel Dortas, 1495, Heb-53, Fol. 13r.
    2. Shehitot u-vedikot, Mantua, 1566, MS 8260, Title page.

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