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Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999$
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Ezra Mendelsohn

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780195134681

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.001.0001

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David Golinkin (ed.), Sheelot uteshuvot ma'aneh Levi/The Responsa of Professor Louis Ginzberg. New York: The Jewish Theological Seminary, 1996. 126 pp. (Hebrew); 352 pp. (English).

David Golinkin (ed.), Sheelot uteshuvot ma'aneh Levi/The Responsa of Professor Louis Ginzberg. New York: The Jewish Theological Seminary, 1996. 126 pp. (Hebrew); 352 pp. (English).

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David Golinkin (ed.), Sheelot uteshuvot ma'aneh Levi/The Responsa of Professor Louis Ginzberg. New York: The Jewish Theological Seminary, 1996. 126 pp. (Hebrew); 352 pp. (English).
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Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999
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Avraham Slater

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.003.0035

A review of the book, Sheelot uteshuvot ma'aneh Levi/The Responsa of Professor Louis Ginzberg by David Golinkin (ed.) is presented. In this book, Rabbi David Golinkin attempts to fill in the lacuna in published Conservative responsa by acquainting us with the dominant halakhic leader of the period, Louis (Levi) Ginzberg (1873–1953). It is interesting to note that, aside from Ginzberg's students, most people are unaware of his role as a rabbinic arbiter (posek); though he was a widely acknowledged scholar in Talmud, Ginzberg is far better known for his studies in midrash and for his Legends of the Jews. Here, however, we have a rich collection of Ginzberg's responsa, some of them — as befitting the unique milieu of American Conservative Judaism — on topics heretofore unknown in the classic halakhic literature.

Keywords:   Ginzberg, Conservative response, halakhic leader, halakhic literature

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