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Jewish jurisdiction
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1. Primacy of Jewish jurisdiction

Ever since antiquity, the administration of justice according to the tenets of Judaic law has been considered an essential component of Jewish religio-cultural practice (Judaism). Jewish jurisdiction and Jewish law are crucial to an understanding of Jewish history, since Jewish law covered all areas of l…

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Klein, Birgit E., “Jewish jurisdiction”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 21 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_021692>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124



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