• Alan Brill


This chapter will give an overview of some of the texts from the Jewish legal literature, the halakhah, in the context of the material presented in the prior chapters. The Jewish legal perspective starts with the assumption that there are texts of the halakhah that favor Jews and considers gentiles as outside the normative system. In this status as outsiders, gentiles occupy a similar legal position as heretics and nonobservant Jews.


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