The article discusses various aspects of creativity in early Jewish law, including the fundamental tenets of the Jewish legal system, the relationship between the law and culture, and acculturation in 21st century communities. The author states that a cultural analysis will provide insight into how evolution in the Jewish law can ensure Jewish survival. She argues that halakhah, also known as Jewish religious law, has been formed by various Jewish and non-Jewish cultural developments.
Roberta R. Kwall,
Creativity and Cultural Influence in Early Jewish Law,
Notre Dame L. Rev.
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