Consensus in Jewish History

By David Biale

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), October 2003

The author analyzes consensus, or the lack thereof, in Jewish history among rabbinic authorities on various issues. He argues that consensus was much rarer and harder to come by than we generally believe and even the consensus that did exist was often born of conflict.

Topic: Decision Making, Halakha, History, Jewish Law, Rabbinate, Jewish Text, Authority

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.34/no.604

Page Number(s): 4-5

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Biale, David. Consensus in Jewish History. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). October 2003: 4-5. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7044


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