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On what social issues were the rabbis ahead of their times?

R Ken Spiro has a wonderful book on this topic: Worldperfect, the Jewish impact on civilization (a similar book by a non-Jewish author is The gifts of the Jews: how a tribe of desert nomads changed ...
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On what social issues were the rabbis ahead of their times?

Chazal set up a publicly funded school system around the first century of the common era (Bava Basra 21:1). They strongly condemned any city that did not fund a school for its children (Eicha Rabba ...
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Is it permissible to have multiple kings at the same time

Ramban touches on a lot of the points you're raising. He has a lengthy piece in Bereishis 49:10 where he essentially says that only kings descended from Yehuda are permitted to rule. He explains away ...
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Is it permissible to have multiple kings at the same time

Here are some relevant points to that question. I would imagine a strict halachic ruling (if there is one) would take into account these elements. Yeravam was informed by Achiyah Hashiloni that part ...
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Respect the stranger?

See רבינו בחיי who explains that the Hebrew word for a stranger, "גר," is derived from "גרגיר," which refers to an isolated berry at the far end of a solitary branch, illustrating ...
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Is it permissible to have multiple kings at the same time

The deposed, penultimate king of Judah retained his title of king, even after he was replaced by another king and the kingdom fell. This means that you don't stop being a king by stopping from being a ...
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Halakha and practicality of a halachic state

I don't know if this directly answers the question (since I'm not clear on what the question is asking), but I find it remarkable that both Rabbi Shmuel Yaakov Weinberg and Rabbi Meir Kahane (debate ...
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