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The Oxford Handbook of Judaism and Economics

Edited by Aaron Levine

Volume 1, issue Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780195398625
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195398625.001.0001

Series: Oxford Handbooks

The Oxford Handbook of Judaism and Economics

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The Oxford Handbook of Judaism and Economics explores how Judaism as a religion and Jews as a people relate to the economic sphere of life in modern society as well as in the past. The volume approaches the subject from a variety of angles—the interaction of Judaism and economics encompasses many different dimensions and much of this interaction can be explored through the way in which Jewish law accommodates and even enhances commercial practice today and in past societies. The book first offers a brief overview of the nature and development of Jewish law as a legal system, then presents articles from a variety of angles and areas of expertise. The book offers contributions on economic theory in the Bible and in the Talmud; on the interaction between Jewish law, ethics, modern society, and public policy; then presents illuminating explorations of Judaism throughout economic history and the ways in which economics has influenced Jewish history.

Keywords: Jewish law; Biblical economics; Talmud and economics; Jewish ethics; modern society; public policy; economic history; Jewish history

Book.  720 pages. 

Subjects: Economics

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Introduction in The Oxford Handbook of Judaism and Economics

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The Right to Return: The Biblical Law of Theft in The Oxford Handbook of Judaism and Economics

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Risk and Incentives in the <i>Iska</i> Contract in The Oxford Handbook of Judaism and Economics

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Externalities and Public Goods in the Talmud in The Oxford Handbook of Judaism and Economics

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An Extended Talmudic Search Model in The Oxford Handbook of Judaism and Economics

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Optimal Precautions and the Law of Fire Damages in The Oxford Handbook of Judaism and Economics

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Valuation in Jewish Law in The Oxford Handbook of Judaism and Economics

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