The "Shabbes Goy": A Study in Halakhic Flexibility

By Jacob Katz; Yoel Lerner | Go to book overview

Contents
PREFACEvii
Preface to the English Translationix
Introduction3
Talmudic Sources9
Halakhic Theory and Practice in Geonic Times19
Traveling by Sea and River in European Lands35
Household Needs in European Jewish Communities49
Problems Linked with Means of Livelihood69
The Economic Involvement of Polish Jewry87
Initial Industrialization Problems in Italy107
New Forms of Employment in Central Europe121
Sabbath Observers as a Minority133
Galicia: The Use of a Bill of Sale159
Nineteenth-Century Russian and Hungarian Jewry181
APPENDIX: "If a Person Dies on the First Day of a Festival . . ."217
SUMMARY: The Limits of Halakhic Flexibility227
INDEX243

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