The "Shabbes Goy" : A Study in Halakhic Flexibility (Paperback)

Author: Katz, Jacob

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From the Babylonian period to the twentieth century, strictly observant Jews have depended on a non-Jew, or "shabbes goy" to perform work that was forbidden on the Sabbath. The author traces the role of the "shabbes goy" through the centuries. Katz affords the "shabbes goy" the central role in this fascinating case study on the larger question of the adapatability of halakhah to the ever-changing circumstances of life.


Publisher Univ of Nebraska Pr
Mfg Part# 9780827604131
SKU 30191550
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0827604130
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 0.75T
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0264
Publisher Jewish Publication Society of America
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