Law and Governance- Torts, Acquisition, Justice and Judges
Volume 4 – ‘Law and Governance’ Includes: Torts, Acquisition, Justice and Judges
The Mishneh Torah collection by Maimonides is a summary of the oral Torah, it contains 14 books (hence the nickname “HaYad HaHazaka”).
This book is the fourth quarter Mishne Torah. It is for those who want to know the foundations of law and governance as written by the greatest arbiter of Jewish law, The Great Eagle.
In this volume Maimonides deals with the order of law and governance. and it includes:
It starts by explaining the legal obligation of making sure you don’t harm others in The Book of Torts, managing your property in The Book of Acquisition, and and managing your personal monetary issues in The Book of Justice.
The collection closes by explaining the two founding institutions of the Jewish People: The Sanhedrin and Kingship, in The Book of Judges.
The days of the messiah and their meaning sign off the book as it started
“Therefore, the Jews will be great sages and know the hidden matters, grasping the knowledge of their Creator according to the full extent of human potential, as stated: ‘The world will be filled with the knowledge of God as the waters cover the ocean bed'”.
Example Pages from the Book
Books from This Category:
The Book of Torts
The book deals with the the rules of torts in Jewish law, and with the responsibility of people over there bodies and possessions.
The Book of Acquisitions
The book deals with the ways of acquisition in Jewish law, collection of property and communication with neighbors.
The Book of Civil Justice
The book deals with financial arrangements that don’t work out well.
The Book of Judges
The book deals with the entirety of the peoples life, the Sanhedrin and kingship.
Way of Life –
The Knowledge Love Times
Home and Land –
Women Holiness Vows Seeds
Temple and Purity –
Service The Offerings Purity