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Jews, laws concerning
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1. Definition and scope

A general distinction is drawn between Judaic law (the legal norms based on the Halacha; i.e. law within the Jewish community) and laws concerning Jews, which comprises the norms that are intended to regulate relations between Jews and their non-Jewish (Christian, Muslim) environment. Both bodies of law might refer to one another: laws concerning Jews were influenced by halachic rules, and such laws might in turn be …

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Battenberg, Friedrich, “Jews, laws concerning”, 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 22 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_021662>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124



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